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Contact: spudWORKS, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6BA.  Call: 01590 682260

 SPUD is a registered Charity Number: 1160358 

Self Funded Studio Residencies

Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park in the UK, the studio provides a dedicated live-work space for self-funded residencies of between one to four weeks. It is open to visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, makers and designers in need of a concentrated period of time to develop their ideas.

The studio is approximately 23 square metres (247 sq ft) with heating and electricity and its own entrance offering access 7 days per week.  The studio has a fold-out sofa bed, desk and storage with a shared toilet and wash-up facilities. Artists also have access to a basic kitchen, shower and other facilities in the main building during office hours (8:00am – 10:00pm). Visitors will need to bring their own duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases and personal towels. Duvets and pillows are provided.

The cost of the space for a self-funded residency is £125 per week payable in advance plus a one-off £50 administration fee.

There may be opportunities to show work resulting from the residency in the gallery at spudWORKS.

Applicants should demonstrate: 


  • A commitment to an on-going contemporary art/creative practice. 

  • An engagement with the wider contemporary art/creative context or community.

  • A clear vision for the development of their work. 

  • How a residency at spudWORKS will benefit their practice. 

We understand the need for people to concentrate on developing and delivering their own work but we hope resident artists will be open to opportunities offered the broader creative activities and community at spudWORKS e.g. networking events, workshops, exhibitions, collaborations. If you would like to engage with a wider public during your residency and are willing to offer a talk or workshop during your stay at the studio we would be happy to work with you to arrange this. 




spudWORKS is pleased to receive proposals and applications for self-funded residencies from artists working in a range of media and at any stage of their careers. 



Selection procedure:


  • All applications are considered on the quality of the work, commitment to development and potential engagement with the creative environment at spudWORKS and the surrounding area. 


  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.



spudWORKS, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6BA

Tel. 01590 682260


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