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

The British Council and its partners are pleased to announce a new UK | Caribbean artist residency programme focusing on transatlantic 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 anywhere in the UK.  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: Delfina Foundation, Gasworks, Autograph ABP and Hospitalfield Arts; and Caribbean partners: NLS Kingston in Jamaica and Alice Yard in Trinidad.

This pilot residency is designed to accommodate two (3) three-month residency placements beginning between January and March 2017 in Jamaica and Trinidad and the residency will have an open-ended outcome. It offers supportive bases with partner institutions, connected with the successful candidate's proposal.

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 UK based visual artists, art critics or curators who are interested in participating in a practice or research-based residency in Jamaica or Trinidad. 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 trans-Atlantic 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 either an NLS or an Alice Yard residency.

Best wishes,
British Council Caribbean