We are pleased to announce the launch of Magnetic, a joint Franco-UK initiative supported that brings together eight venues to create a new programme of artists' residencies of 2 to 3 months.

The programme has been designed to foster artistic development through exchange and to enhance sustainable cooperation between the UK and French visual arts scenes in the longer term. It will gradually build an expanding network of partner institutions with shared commitments and values.

 The opportunity is open to artists who have been living and working in France or the UK for at least 3 years. France-based candidates are invited to apply for UK residencies and UK-based candidates for France residencies. 

Residencies in France for UK based artists:

CAPC, Bordeaux
CRAC Occitanie, Sète
FRAC Grand Large,  Dunkerque
Villa Arson, Nice

Residencies in the UK for France based artists: 

Grizedale Arts, England
Flax Art Studios, Northern Ireland
Cove Park, Scotland
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales.

The call for applications is open until 30 May 2022. Full information on the programme and its partners, eligibility criteria and application form can be found here. 

Magnetic is supported by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Institut français, French Ministry of Culture, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council.


FRAC Grand Large

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