Bon Volks Artist Residency

When : 2019
Where : UK
Application Deadline : 15 May 2019
Application Fee : 15 bp
Stipend : 250bp for material

In 2019, Margate will be hosting a number of cultural events, including the Turner Prize and the Margate Now Festival, which will be programming exhibitions and events across the town.

To coincide with these events, Bon Volks will be awarding Residencies to two visual artists.

Each Residency Award consists of:

  • Two free studios at Bon Volks, Margate
  • Free accommodation in the town
  • Opportunity to exhibit, perform or create public events in the Bon Volks Project Space
  • £250.00 of materials, courtesy of CassArt

Duration of each Residency:

Between 4 and 6 weeks, dependant on needs of applicant. The dates of which to be determined after the award of the residency.

Who we are looking for:

We welcome applications from individuals who would like to propose a specific project for the duration of the residency or those who would like to use the time to develop existing work for an exhibition or event.

We encourage practitioners of all types to apply. To date, our Residency Studios have been used by a variety of practitioners - as a writing space, planning space or making space.

For images of the archive please visit

The Project Space is offered free to each successful residency, but it is not critical that it be used as a part of the application.

We recommend that applicants who intend to use the Project Space as part of their application, study the floor-plan in the link below

All we require from each applicant is that they give one public talk or event at some point in the duration of their residency.

The award is for a single artist. Those who collaborate and wish to apply as a pair - we can not provide accommodation for more than one individual, but would be happy to support a funding bid to provide accommodation for the second applicant.

How to apply

Please apply by emailing the following:

An overview of your practice (up to 500 words)
Your proposal for use of the residency ( up to 1000 words)
Proposed duration of project
Up to 10 images
How you found out about the Residency
Applications should not exceed 10MB in size


Each application requires a fee of £15.00.

As a non-profit organisation, this fee contributes to the administration and running of the residency programme, in concurrence with our fundraising and funding support.

Once paid, please email your application to, with the subject line 'Artist Residency 2019'