Residencies for National and International Artists 2020, HOP Projects CT20


Open Call: Contra-Culture Artist Residency

HOP Project’s International Artist Residency provides an open, supportive and stimulating environment to national and international creative practitioners across all art forms to realise a project, undertake research, develop and expand their practice in Folkestone.

The residency, normally completed between one month to three months, will focus on production, experimentation, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. Staying at HOP Projects, participants will become part of a thriving artistic community with an active exhibition and event program, easily and swiftly becoming well-acquainted with creative professionals working at the cutting edge of cultural productions.

Residents will be provided with high quality live/work accommodation centrally located within the Creative Quarter in Folkestone, with access to the public-facing project space at HOP Projects HQ. Through the residency HOP hopes that artists can use the time to explore new paths within their practice through engaging with Folkestone’s thriving contemporary art scene.  

Selected artists will work towards an outcome of their work during or concluding their stay, either as a solo show, public talk, performance, publication and film. ‘Contra Culture’ will be the main focus of our 2020’s arts programme, and successful candidates whose work responds to the theme would benefit from our on-going research with the potential to be part of a group show developed by the HOP Projects team.

The documentation of this process is essential and will become an important contribution towards HOP Projects’ archive, to be made available to future residents.

Application deadline: October 15th, 2019

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