Studios: Call for Applications, Deadline: 5 September 2023

Applications are invited for Shared and Solo Studios at ESW, from artists working within contemporary sculpture practice.
Several studios will become available over the next 8 months.

Applications are welcomed from all including from artists who are under-represented at ESW.

Please visit for full details of eligibility and selection.

Studio Holder Benefits: 24 hour access, free access to bookable shared workspaces including specialist workshops (machine costs, consumables and kiln firings are charged), Wi-Fi, tailored artist opportunities.

Facilities include: Dedicated Metal, Wood, Casting, Plaster and Ceramics Workshops plus covered outdoor Bays for stone carving and other processes.

As Members, Studio Holders also have access to ESW’s Research Space for documentation / testing work, and ESW runs regular metal casting opportunities in aluminium, bronze and iron.

Studio and Membership Costs:

Shared Studio: £112.00 per month per studio holder, plus Membership (£5.00 / £4.00 per month)
Solo Studio: £159.00 per month plus Membership (£5.00 / £4.00 per month)

Selection: Panel led by Laura Simpson, ESW Director.

Studio visit slots: We’ve arranged two dates to view studios, facilities and spaces at ESW – book here –

Tuesday 8 August, 3.00pm – Studio Visit 1     Saturday 19 August, 12.00pm – Studio visit 2

If you are attending one of the visit slots, please arrive at the start time to the main entrance on Hawthornvale where a member of staff will meet the group and take you around the building, as well as being available for answering questions.

To Apply: Email and, with one single pdf which includes this completed form (Studio Application Form), your CV and up to 8 images of your work. If you want to additionally share video or audio, please provide a link (with password if needed). Max. duration 5 minutes. Max. total email attachment is 10MB. Please title your pdf: “FirstNameLastName_StudioAppYear.pdf”.

If you would benefit from submitting the application in a different format, please contact us.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, including people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector, or under-represented at ESW including:
  • Black, Asian and People of colour 
  • People with disabilities, including people with mental health issues or long-term health conditions or chronic illness or learning disabilities. 
  • LGBTQIA+  
  • People from lower socio-economic backgrounds