Open Call

OVADA Summer Residency 2023


No Funding
Oxford, United Kingdom


This opportunity is open to contemporary visual artists, curators, writers and researchers demonstrating a serious commitment to their practice. This is a chance for artists to work independently or collaboratively in an alternative space. Priority will be given to creative practitioners who do not currently have a studio/production space and to those who can maximise usage of the space during the residency period. The residency will provide time and space for research, experimentation, reflection, dialogue and creative risk-taking. It is important to note that there is no prescribed outcome for this residency. Participants can choose to present their work during an open studio day supported by OVADA if it will benefit them, however public presentation is not a necessity. The opportunity is solely focused on the development of the participant’s practice rather than a completed artwork.

Number of Participants

Up to 10 artists, curators, writers and researchers at any stage in their career will be selected to take part to share our warehouse space and develop practices individually and together in the heart of Oxford, UK


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023


  • £10.00 application fee
  • £250.00 program fee (one-time)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Installation Space, Library, Shared Studio


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Forum, Group Dinners, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Professional Development, Publication, Round Tables, Self-Directed, Work Exchange


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality


No languages listed

Program Description

>Cost: 250 >Dates: 01/08/2023-31/08/2023 >Artists without studio space or with a clear idea of how to maximise usage of the space will be given priority. >Promotion via OVADA’s website and social media provided upon request >Studio space provided based on needs in warehouse >Communal kitchen >Wi-Fi included >Materials not provided >Accommodation not provided >Carpark for loading and unloading only, however parking may be arranged with prior notice for disabled access. >Bike rack available >Minimum 25 hours studio time per week The warehouse space will be loosely divided into areas based on needs. Please note that these are open workspaces in view of other residency artists and building-users. We anticipate that artists will exchange their knowledge and experiences with each other and meet OVADA’s studio artists/team in order to make new contacts. It is hoped that this process may lead to lasting collaborations.

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