Britten Pears Arts is pleased to announce a new residency for 2022, in partnership with The Art Station. We are inviting applications for a 4-week funded studio residency which includes accommodation and will be based between The Art Station studios in Saxmundham, Suffolk and Britten Pears Arts close by in Snape, Suffolk.

Please read the information below to find out more, full details on how to apply can be found at the bottom of this page.

Duration: 4 weeks

Fee: £1600 plus £200 for material costs

Key Dates

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 September

Applicants notified: Monday 26 September

Residency begins: Monday 7 November

End of residency / showcase of work: Friday 2nd December

The Art Station, Saxmundham

Who is it for?

The Art Station / Britten Pears Arts Residency 2022 aims to provide an artist/creative with the space, time and equipment to experiment and explore new avenues of their creative practice. In order to benefit most from the residency, we are particularly looking for an artist/creative working with sound and/or moving image – or with the intention to develop their practice in these areas.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from those who identify as from marginalised backgrounds based on any protected characteristic including age, racialisation, gender identity or sexuality, disability or long term health condition, pregnancy, maternity or marital status, religion or belief, and class background or class identity.

What does it offer?

The residency offers space to develop your own practice over four weeks with mentoring and support from both Britten Pears Arts and The Art Station. You will be working in The Art Station’s large project space with good natural light, power, heating, and plenty of floor space.

Britten Pears Arts will provide accommodation for the artist during the residency period, along with a space to use for 2 days each week at Britten Pears (located in Snape, a 10 minute drive from The Art Station in Saxmundham). Use of technical equipment will also be provided where possible.

The final week of the residency will include an opportunity to engage with an audience via any of the following: a work in progress exhibition, workshop sessions, a talk or other appropriate interaction which would be promoted and supported by The Art Station and Britten Pears Arts.

How To Apply

Please send an email to with 500 words max (word doc or pdf) on how you would use the residency, and why it would be beneficial to your practice. Please also send a bio/CV (max 2 pages) along with images or links to work. Attachments should not exceed 10MB total.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 16 September.

Please email with any questions.

Applicants will be notified either way on or before Monday 26 September.