News/March 2022

This opportunity has now been taken.


We are supporting the excellent work of Contacts For Ukrainians by offering a temporary residency opportunity to artists currently trying to escape the conflict in Ukraine. This opportunity is available immediately until 20th May 2022.

The residency is based in Blast Theory’s studio in Brighton and we can offer living accommodation for one (or two people sharing a bed), a working space, limited equipment and supplies and use of the communal bathrooms, kitchen and living areas.

At this time we are unable to offer financial support for relocation and living expenses or support with visa applications.

We are able to send a letter of support or invitation confirming your residency details which should assist with travelling into the UK.

Applicants must be aged 18+.

We are expecting a high volume of applications. Please only submit an application if you are currently at serious risk.

This support has been organised through Contacts For Ukrainians. If you are an organisation or individual in a position to support this initiative, you can view their call for support below:

Residencies and Retreats for Arts Workers from Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

We in the arts and cultural sector are organising support for our Ukrainian colleagues, displaced by the war.

We are looking for arts organisations, cultural centres, media labs, universities and concerned individuals who can help us build an emergency residency network for artists, art workers, curators, art students and their families who are fleeing Ukraine.

The network will bring together organisations and individuals who can provide accommodation, a place to work, and a stipend. Residencies can provide artists and arts workers a place of sanctuary, care and meaning.

In addition to the excellent work that humanitarian organisations are undertaking in providing transport from borders, food supplies, access to medical treatment, and psychological support, we call on networks in the arts and cultural sector for help.

If you have a residency programme that can support those leaving Ukraine, please let us know.

If you have safe accommodation, a workplace, and the ability to pay a modest stipend, please let us know.

We are artists, curators, arts workers, researchers, and teachers. We don’t have a lot of money and resources. But we have each other, and we have our networks of friendship and kinship. These can be used to create small acts of care for our colleagues now.

If you think you can help by offering a residency, please let us know.