Mini Artist Residency – All artists, muscians and creatives, Skipton Watch this Space


‘Watch This Space’ (WTS) is part of Skipton Heritage Action Zone’s cultural activity, in partnership with Great Place Lakes and Dales.

WTS is about looking at spaces (any spaces) differently and asking how they might be used to support, encourage, and build the creative and cultural sector in Skipton.

Previously this project has included artists collaborating in a holiday cottage, aerial rehearsals in a rural barn, poetry on café windows and digital art workshops in a co-working space, plus more.

Pocket (sized) Artist Residency

WTS has a series of public-facing venues lined up to host mini (pocket-sized) artist residencies. The idea being creativity will happen in ‘pockets’ across the town, generating interest, curiosity, fun and excitement.

Each residency will last 3 days, during which time the artist, musician, writer, or designer will create work in response to what they see, hear, and feel in the space. Each venue is different and has different needs and space available. In some venues, it may be possible to create something with a level of permanence (i.e. directly onto a wall or window) in others, the creation could be in the moment, only experienced by the people there at that precise time. Example venues include a co-working space, a cafe, shops and a canal boat.

Although the residency does not have to create a completed artwork, we would want to see that something (even a work in progress) has been produced and we may look to pull together an exhibition in early 2023.


We are looking for the pocket-residencies to take place in November 2022. Ideally we will time them all to take place between Monday 21st November – Saturday 26thNovember – Each residency will take place for 3 consecutive days during this period.

For full details on the venues involved and how to apply please email

Deadline: 31 October 2022 at midnight

Source: Arts Jobs

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