Studio Applications

Artist Studios: How to apply for a studio

All interested artists are strongly encouraged to make a visit to see the studios and to meet us informally prior to making an application.

To arrange a visit or to apply for a studio space at Cambridge Artworks, please contact the Applications Team or call 01223 309393 to leave a message.

Before contacting us please download and read the Application Notes on the links bellow.

 Application Procedure

  • Artists will be required to submit the following:
  • Application fee of £10 (payable to Cambridge Artworks Ltd)
  • A completed application form (downloaded from this website).
  • A brief artist statement about your practice (approx 300 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae (including qualifications, awards, exhibitions and commissions.)
  • Visual documentation of your work in the form of 10 – 12 images, digital and printed formats. Images should be listed separately with the following details included: Title; Medium; Date; Dimensions (in cm).
  • Two references (personal and professional).

The Applications Team will consider the following criteria:

  • The quality of the work.
  • Practice demonstrating commitment, evidence of genuine critical investigation and innovative artistic exploration.
  • A willingness to contribute to the running of Cambridge Artworks co-operative as well as being an active member at meetings and events.
  • An interest in contributing to discussions, and sharing ideas from artistic practice and/or academic inquiry.
  • Your need for a studio; how your work will benefit from being part of the Cambridge Artworks co-operative.

The Selection Process

  • Applications are reviewed every 4 months in order to determine the applicant’s suitability for a studio space. The deadlines for receiving applications are: 1st March, 1st June, 1st September, and 1st December.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified and application material returned as soon as possible.
  • Successful applicants will be placed on a shortlist in order of suitability, according to the selection criteria and spaces available.
  • Suitable candidates will be invited for an informal meeting prior to offer of a studio space.
  • Successful applicants not initially offered a space will be held on file for consideration at the next selection meeting.
  • Meanwhile, should a space become available, artists on the waiting list will be contacted to see if they still require a studio space.
  • At the next selection meeting, all successful applicants will be reconsidered for available spaces.
  • On taking up a studio, all artists are required to submit an artist’s statement (approx. 250 words) and at least two images for inclusion on our website.

Application materials should be sent to:

Applications Team
Cambridge Artworks Ltd
5 Green’s Road

Before making an application please download and read the following files.

Frequently Asked Questions                Application notes                         Application Form

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