Open Call for Artist Residency
Standfast & Barracks, Lancaster, UK
Deadline: 08.02.2024

Open Call for Artist Residency Standfast & Barracks, Lancaster, UK Deadline: 08.02.2024

Photography: Danny Allison

The artist practitioner or collective will undertake a residency with Standfast & Barracks based in Lancaster.

Residencies will take place between the period of late February 2024 and June 2024. The residency dates during this period are flexible and will be determined in conversation with the National Festival of Making and Standfast & Barracks.

As an outcome of this residency, the Artist in Residence will make a new piece of work/body of work that will be shown at the National Festival of Making 2024 (6th – 7th July) and at the British Textile Biennial 2025 (dates to be announced).

We welcome responses from all types of creatives – artists / makers / designers. This commission is open to both individuals and collectives.

PROJECT BUDGET: The project budget is £8000. The project budget should cover your artist fees, expenses, and materials plus any other associated costs.

HOW TO APPLY: Download the PDF below to see the full guidance for this Open Call:

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DEADLINE: Thursday 8th February 2024, 5:00 pm.

Interviews will take place on Monday 19th February. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview no later than Thursday 15th February.

Important Information
If you would like the application information in a different format or to discuss alternative ways to submit an application, please email We are open to many alternative ways to submit including video/audio recordings of commission proposals.

Festival of Making CIC’s aim is that our workforce, contributors, and partners are representative of the diverse society we live in and that each individual feels respected, supported and able to give their best. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and welcome discussions about specific individual requirements. Please contact us by emailing Helen on the details above, or email

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