Residencies

ArtHouse Jersey residencies are an opportunity for visiting artists to take space and time to develop their practice, meet local artists or to make new work.

Although COVID-19 presents us with challenging times, we are still accepting application forms for residencies that we hope can occur in the future at a time when it is safe to do so.

Our residencies are generally held at the Greve de Lecq Barracks on Jersey’s picturesque North Coast. The historic property has been recently renovated in partnership with National Trust for Jersey and includes apartments for visiting artists, flexible studio space and offices for the ArtHouse Jersey team. We welcome artists of all disciplines to use the site as a place to develop new projects and pieces of work.

Download our residences brochure to find out more. 

Criteria for obtaining a residency

We proactively offer residencies to artists and companies whose work we are aware of but are also open to people approaching us too as long as applicants meet the following assessment criteria:
  • Does the artist/company have a provable track record of making work that has been presented to an audience in some way? Is their commitment to their craft clear?
  • Do they have a clear outline of what they are wishing to achieve? Do we have a good sense of what they will be working on?
  • Do we have the space and facilities to be able to support the activity being proposed?
  • Is there a wider plan for how the work will be taken forward? Are we confident that this is viable? Might there be a further role for ArtHouse Jersey?
  • Does the project present potential new connections for ArtHouse Jersey?

Past & Current Visiting Artists

Kate Davies

Kate Davies is a novelist, screenwriter and children’s author from London. Her first novel, In at the Deep End, was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and has been optioned for television.

Kate’s residency was supposed to go ahead at the end of March 2020, but due to COVID-19, this will now be postponed and we look forward to welcoming Kate later in the year. While here, Kate will be working on her second novel, which explores identity, parenthood and the ethics of donor conception.

Olly Gully

Olly Gully is a London-based playwright, originally from the Isle of Wight. His debut play Sea Words – developed as part of the Soho Theatre Young Company Writer’s Lab 18/19, and supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation – received its first performance at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2019, as part of the Plays Without Decor programme, directed by Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning director Bethany Pitts. Olly’s March residency will now be postponed – we look forward to welcoming him later in the year. While with ArtHouse Jersey, he will be developing a new full-length play called ‘King Boz’, telling the story of a career politician who gambles her own mother for a shot at power.

We particularly welcome proposals that engage directly with Jersey as a place or could open up outreach opportunities for our artists, students and wider community, but this is not always essential.

Generally, we are only able to offer the accommodation, though very occasionally we may be able to assist with other costs if the project is completely aligned with our programme aspirations.

We ask that all projects worked on during a residency appropriately acknowledge the support of ArtHouse Jersey in all future documentation and publicity. We profile each residency on our website and social media.

Application forms can be downloaded here. Please e-mail our Operations Manager, Emma Oxenham, on emma@arts.je, if you have any questions about our residency programme or wish to discuss a proposal.