Catalyst Arts Online Residencies – Applications now open! – closing 18 feb

Catalyst Arts is delighted to announce four seasonal online residency opportunities that will take place throughout 2021. We are now welcoming applications to the Spring and Summer editions. Each residency will last three weeks, and selected artists will receive £500.

Catalyst Arts is committed to supporting and nurturing artistic practices. We recognise the need to do better in diversifying our programme and amplifying the voices of those in marginalised groups. The online residencies are open to artists who self-identify as being underrepresented in the arts, for example, Black and POC artists, disabled artists, artists from lower socio-economic backgrounds and artists from the traveller community.

To apply you do not need to be a member of Catalyst Arts, and, due to the remote nature of this opportunity, we welcome applications from artists nationally and internationally.

Each online residency will be held on a website provided by Catalyst Arts. We are open to a broad range of formats including, but not limited to:

  • Digital exhibitions and installations
  • Text-based work such as short stories
  • Moving image 
  • Tutorials
  • Performances
  • Archives

To apply

Please send the following to by 18 February 2021:

  • A 250 word proposal for your online residency 
  • Examples of your work or a link to your website
  • Information about your experience using digital platforms

If you would like to apply and have access needs, please get in touch using and we will arrange a format that works for you. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the application process or online residency formats. For more information, visit:

The programme is supported by Art Fund and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. 

Deadline for applications is: 18 February 2021

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