Artcore offers fully and semi-funded Artist Residencies throughout the year. These are awarded following an open call and application process, and are aimed at contemporary artists and makers at all stages of their careers. Artist-residents are given the time, space, freedom and financial and mentoring support to create new work and focus on their artistic development.

Each year we host thematic Residencies for six emerging artists in the East Midlands, providing them with a studio space, a bursary and curatorial support to help them develop professionally and artistically. We also offer Residencies for established UK and International artists and select a group of arts graduates from the region each year, helping them to make the leap from art school/University to becoming successful professional artists through an intensive residency project and professional development programme.

Some of our opportunities are International, in the past we have taken UK artists to India in a Residency that included Indian artists as well. This allowed for a meaningful exchange of ideas between the two. In 2022 we began working with artists and galleries in Derby’s twin city, Osnabruck in Germany. In May 2023, we organised a Residency for 2 UK artists in Osnabruck in association with a local gallery in Osnabruck.