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 Andre Guedes, Sketches for Pleasure Gardens, Gasworks Gallery, 2011. Performance still.

 Mauro Guzmán, Linda Bler: Possessed Artist, Performance at Gasworks Open Studio Weekend, 2011

  Yashas Shetty, Expanded Microscope Workshop, Gasworks, July 2012

Call for applications for Gasworks’ first ‘event’ focused residency

Open to any non-UK based artist

Application process now closed.

This summer, Gasworks presents a new programme, aiming to support the development of art practices with temporal, social or performative focus.

The programme merges the process and product of art making, offering a space for exploration and encouraging experimenting with contemporary forms of live art practices.

In the centre of Situation | Event are Gasworks’ first performance based residencies, chosen through an open call from over 270 submissions.
These artists will work at Gasworks over varying periods of time, ranging from one week two months. Their working processes will be made visible to the public through a series of
interventions, socially engaged projects, performances or other event-based activities.
In addition, Situation | Event brings together further live projects and events from both UK and international artists.

The Call

This new residency at Gasworks aims to support the development of art practices that might not normally thrive within existing residency models.

Applicants were invited to propose a series of exploratory works with public outcomes. We were looking for experimental practices, innovative and experimental approaches to contemporary performance, and proposals that question contemporary understandings of these terms.

With this new model, the residency can be less studio-based with process instead taking precedent, in the form of a series of 'events' or public outcomes, illustrating stages of work-in-progress. The resulting works could take the form of interventions, community or socially engaged projects, performances, workshops, ephemeral works, happenings, lectures, presentations, theatrical productions or other event-based activities.


The residency is open to non-UK based contemporary visual artists, including those with curatorial practices, working in any medium.

Applicants working in pairs or small groups may apply, but please note that the residency provision covers the costs and space for one artist to undertake the residency, so any extra financial support required will need to be secured by the applicants themselves.

Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.

Before applying, please read the Information and Guidelines for application, downloadable here.

Selection Process

The artist will be selected on the basis of the application. One artist will be invited by the selection panel, which is constituted of: Rowan Geddis (Residencies Programmer, Gasworks). Katie Orr (Participation Coordinator, Gasworks) Bridget Crone (Indepenendent Curator), Barbara Rodriguez Muñoz (Indepenendent Curator) and Tai Shani (Gasworks Artist)

The decision will be announced in late March-early April 2013.

Applications should be emailed to:

Residencies Assistant, Gasworks

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Residencies Programmer
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

Important dates

Deadline for applications: Monday 4 March 2013
Announcement of selected artist: End of March 2013
Residency dates: 1 June - 1 September 2013