New Contemporaries Digital Residency Opportunity for Alumni


Patrick Coyle (alumni 2010), GOODS RECEIVED IN GOOD CONDITION, 2010, broken monitor, DVD player

New Contemporaries Digital Residency Opportunity for Alumni


31 March 2020

We are constantly looking to find new ways to support emerging practice. As a way to develop and extend our programme of existing IRL residencies, and mindful of the current situation faced by artists as a result of COVID-19, we are piloting two new funded digital residencies, hosted between 11 May – 5 June and 15 June – 10 July 2020.

Providing space, curatorial and financial support to make work, we invite artists to explore ideas, develop their research and create new works to share with new audiences through our online platforms. Artists are invited to propose a project, highlighting how the residency will benefit their practice.

To be considered please read the information below.

Residency information:

  • Dates: 11 May – 5 June and 15 June – 10 July 2020. Please indicate which period/s would be your preference.
  • £1,000 research and development bursary.
  • Work can potentially be shared, embedded or disseminated for public engagement using:
  • A designated residency page on the New Contemporaries website, which can host text and images, and embed AV files (moving image and audio must be hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud)
  • New Contemporaries social media channels (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook)
  • New Contemporaries YouTube and Vimeo and SoundCloud channels
  • You may also consider hosting or recording a virtual event for a live audience
  • New Contemporaries team will arrange two virtual studio visits to take place during the residency. We will work with each artist to provide curatorial support for the development of their work, and establish how we can best accommodate your plans.


  • You must have exhibited as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries between 2015 and 2019 inclusive.
  • Residency or work-in-progress updates should be shared on New Contemporaries social media channels, if these platforms use are not already part of your proposal.
  • If artists are part of a collective, the bursary of £1,000 will be shared among participants.

Application Requirements:

To apply please submit one PDF document set in 11-point font containing the information below presented in the following order:

  1. Artists CV containing contact details. No more than 1 page of A4.

  2. Short statement of no more than 300 words about your work.

  3. Summary of no more than 300 words outlining how you will use the residency.

  4. A maximum of 5 images of your work or video/sound links. Including title, year of completion and medium of work. Please note that these works must have been completed within the last 2 years.

  5. The year you were part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

Please send a PDF application to:
by no later than 10:00am on Monday 27th April 2020.

Please number the pages and put your name on each page. Title your PDF document in the following way:

Regrettably, only applications submitted in the format above will be considered.

We will let you know if you have been successful by the beginning of May 2020. Regrettably, we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.