Submitting a residency proposal


The Artists’ Studio Programme is a curated programme, as such the majority of residencies are by invitation, however ‘open call-outs’ also form part of the programme. The Gallery is happy to receive residency proposals from artists at any time.

*Please note, at present, due to lack of capacity, we are unable to respond to artists proposals unless we are interested in pursuing a residency, project or exhibition with an artist.


As we receive such a high number of enquiries from artists, we are unable to accommodate requests for artists to meet with the Programming Team directly.


Before submitting a proposal, we suggest artists familiarise themselves with the Artists’ Studio programme. The programme focuses on artists, predominately though not exclusively, who are connected with the West Midlands region and who have already built up a growing record of practice. The residencies vary in length from two week mini-residencies to longer residencies of six months to a year, with around three to four residencies hosted each year. Residencies are intended to offer time, space and support for artists to create new work in a purpose built studio space positioned within the heart of the Gallery building. Resident artists are encouraged to respond to the Gallery and its environment, and to explore innovative ways of engaging with its diverse audiences.  Please see Artists’ Studio for more information about the studio and our residency programme.


Please note; accommodation is not offered to artists in residence and the Artists’ Studio space is not available for hire.


Residency proposals can be submitted by email or post and should contain the following information:

  • Name and contact details
  • A brief written introduction to your practice
  • Biography – including details of recent exhibitions or publications
  • A brief description of what you propose for The New Art Gallery Walsall
  • A selection of images / documentation of your work
  • Details of how the opportunity will benefit your practice and how gallery visitors can be engaged in the development of your work

Please be advised that you should not to send any original art-works as The New Art Gallery Walsall cannot be responsible for them.


Please send your proposal to either: (A different email address has been set up for the ‘Stay at Home Residency series’ – please see the PDF in ‘downloads’ for FULL details)

Please ensure the total size of any attachments does not exceed 5MB


By post to:  Programming Team, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG

Please note that the Gallery does not acknowledge the receipt of proposals.