Semi – professional artists, largely based in the UK, who can demonstrate an emerging trajectory, and / or are within 5 years or completing post graduate studies. There is no age limit for applicants.

An artist can apply individually, in collaboration with another artist / artists, or as part of a formal collective.

The residency involves one to two weeks on a canal boat on the Grand Union Canal during the first two weeks of July 2017, with the support of the boating hire company and the MK Marina. A volunteer helmsman will be available to steer the boat if necessary. The artist(s) must be available to occupy the boat for at least 7 of the 14 days that the boat is hired for.

A workshop style studio space, or a clean space is available at the marina / other canal side buildings by arrangement.

Yes, as long as your practice is largely based in the UK, and you are eligible to work in the UK.

Yes, if your practice is largely based in the UK and you are eligible to work in the UK.

No, if your practice is largely based abroad.

Yes, as long as your studies are complete before the residency begins (July 2017).

The artist will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • The quality and potential of artists’ work
  • The development impact that the opportunity will have on the artist’s practice
  • The ability of the artist to successfully engage with and work with integrity amongst communities with different perspectives, including those associated with MK Marina, MK Gallery and canal side residents.

We may be able to contribute towards travel costs, and will assess the circumstances of shortlisted applicants on a case by case basis.

Interviews will take places and the Canal & River Trust head offices, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, directly above the railway station MK91BB. Up to 8 Artists / collectives will be interviewed.

Images: check that each of your image files are 500kb or less and that they are the accepted file types (either JPG, TIFF, or PNG.)

CV and Statement: check that your CV and statement are either Microsoft Word docs, RTF files or similar, or that they are pdf’s, and that they have the appropriate suffix, i.e.: .doc, .docx, pdf, .txt, or .rtf.

If you still encounter problems, please contact Lisa Meaney on 07984626380

You will receive an email notification confirming that we have received your application.

If your application has not been successful we will notify you week beginning 19th June, by email. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give feedback with regards to why you were not successful.

Help & Support

Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions.

For all enquiries please contact the project manager, Lisa Meaney

Tel: 07984626380

07984626380(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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