20 Wellington Road Residencies

We are now inviting applications for the 2014 Residency Programme. Please submit your application by 31st July 2013 on the form available to download here.

About the Residency Programme

20 Wellington Road is a renovated Victorian icehouse overlooking Shoreham Harbour. The building provides offices and studios for the company as well studio spaces for artists, scientists and theorists working in related fields. Blast Theory's goal is to create an interdisciplinary community of international significance.

The Residency Programme is initiated and run by artists. It aims to provide a space for residents to research and develop new work in a supportive and collaborative environment.


Expressions of interest are invited from individuals working in the following fields:

• Pervasive and location based gaming and interactive media

• The use of mobile and portable devices in cultural and artistic practice

• Games design and theory

• Interdisciplinary and live art practice

Applicants should demonstrate achievement in their respective fields and should be able to demonstrate how a residency period at Blast Theory will assist the development of their research and practice.

About the studio and 20 Wellington Road

Residencies are available for a minimum period of 4 weeks and maximum of 12 weeks. The studio is 3.7m long and 3.3m wide. A small bedsit is provided which is suitable for one person or a couple sharing. Residents have use of a communal shower-room, kitchen, outdoor terrace and a bicycle.

Please nominate your selected period from the dates below and we will endeavour to schedule applicants first choices.

March (actual dates 03/03/14 - 30/03/14)

August (actual dates 04/08/14 - 31/08/14)

April (actual dates 31/03/14 - 27/04/14)

September (actual dates 01/09/14 - 28/09/14)

May (actual dates 04/05/14 - 01/06/14)

October (actual dates 06/10/14 - 02/11/14)

June (actual dates 02/06/14 - 29/06/14)

November (actual dates 03/11/14 - 30/11/14)

July (actual dates 30/06/14 - 27/07/14)


20 Wellington Road is located in Portslade, overlooking Shoreham Harbour in Brighton, United Kingdom. It is easily accessible by car, bus and train and has free on-street parking nearby. Gatwick airport is 40 minutes by train. London is 1 hour by train.

Blast Theory support and mentoring

The Residency Programme is aimed at people working in similar fields of research and practice to Blast Theory. We are interested in residents who will engage with the work of Blast Theory. This can either be at an informal level or more formally as a research residency.

Blast Theory encourages debate and exchange with residents. The company is happy to provide mentoring and advice and to provide insights into the company’s history, practice, research & development activities, working methods and artistic structure.  


Residents are able to present work in progress to Blast Theory and invited guests. Showings can be tailored and focused on individual needs and in the past this has included running game tests, works in progress, talks and installations. Residents are required to write a report and summary of their residency, which may be published on Blast Theory’s website.


The Residency Programme is managed by Blast Theory who undertakes the upkeep and maintenance of the building. We ask that residents pay a nominal fee of £100 per week to cover these maintenance costs. Blast Theory runs a bursary scheme that may be available to residents to offset the maintenance cost. If you wish to apply for a bursary please outline your reason on the application. We have a limitied abount of bursaries every year and priority will be given to full time artists on low income.