Trans Atlantic Artists' Residency Exchange (TAARE) CB to UK

The British Council and its partners are pleased to announce a new UK | Caribbean artist residency programme focusing on trans-Atlantic exchanges between the UK, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

The British Council in collaboration with UK and Caribbean based cultural partners have come together to offer new residency opportunities open to visual artists, art critics and curators who are living and working in Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago.  The residency can be research and/or practice-based and includes round trip travel, accommodation, a materials/project budget, an artist fee and a stipend for living costs. The residency is supported by British Council, its UK partners including Delfina Foundation  in partnership with Autograph and Gasworks and Hospitalfield Arts; and its Caribbean partners including NLS Kingston in Jamaica and Alice Yard in Trinidad.

This pilot residency is designed to accommodate two (2) two-month residency placements between April and September 2017 in the UK and the residency will have an open-ended outcome. It offers supportive bases with partner institutions connected with the successful candidate's proposal. Residents may apply for a residency in Scotland at Hospitalfield Arts OR a partnership residency in London co-hosted by Autograph ABP, Delfina Foundation’s and Gasworks.

Acknowledging the British Council’s new Arts programme in the Caribbean and recognising the long history between the UK and the Caribbean, this pilot residency programme will accept proposals from two Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago based visual artists, art critics or curators who are interested in participating in a practice or research-based residency in the UK. After this pilot residency, the residency programme will open up to include other arts disciplines.

This residency is for visual artists, art critics and curators who want to make new transatlantic links, build on existing connections or who may want to explore the further development of their practice in another environment. The submission deadline for applications is December 2nd 2016.  Representatives from the British Council and its Caribbean and UK partners will select the successful candidate who will be notified by mid-December.

Full details and information on how to apply can be found at with specific details about a residency opportunity at either Hospitalfield Arts, Gasworks or Delfina Foundation in collaboration with Autograph ABP.

Best wishes,
British Council Caribbean