This opportunity will enable an early-mid career New Zealand artist to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 4 October – 20 December 2021 (11 weeks). Applications are welcome from artists with New Zealand nationality, who are currently living anywhere in the world, and have not had extensive experience of living and working in London.

Applicants who are currently resident in New Zealand should be aware that they are likely to be required to spend 2 weeks in Managed Isolation on their return to NZ. While the Residency will cover the cost of this, the arrangements and booking of Managed Isolation will be the responsibility of the artist. For artists returning to other countries with isolation requirements on return, the costs of isolation will NOT be covered by the residency.

If applying from outside New Zealand, it is essential that the applicant resides in a green or amber list country in order to qualify for the residency as Covid restrictions are currently banning travel for those based in the red list. Artists living in the UK, but based outside London, can also apply. For more information on travel during the pandemic, please check the UK government website here.

Gasworks programmes up to sixteen residencies each year, inviting emerging international artists to work alongside a community of nine London-based peers for three months. Residencies are non-prescriptive and process-based and focus on enabling artists to research and develop new work. Made public through Open Studios and events, these opportunities encourage interaction, dialogue and professional networking.

Gasworks provides significant pastoral and curatorial support throughout the residency, however artists are also expected to be proactive and self-motivated and lead the research and production of their work while in London.


The Residency Comprises:

– 24-hour access to a fully accessible private studio at Gasworks, alongside other visiting artists and Gasworks’ permanent studio holders.

– A public Open Studios displaying work produced during the residency at Gasworks on Saturday 11 December 2021, 12-6pm

– Support with visa applications and all visa costs covered.

– Economy return flights from the artist’s home city to London, including 1 cabin and 1 hold luggage.

– Single room accommodation within Gasworks Residencies House (a 2-story house, shared with 3 other artists-in-residence), with share of the bathrooms and kitchen.

– A weekly stipend of £150 for living expenses.

– A materials budget of £800.

– Access to Gasworks’ tools and AV equipment, subject to availability.

– Travel card (TFL zones 1+2) for unlimited travel within central London for the duration of the residency.

– Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6pm)

– A dedicated residency page on Gasworks’ website.

– A short video interview/presentation in advance of the Open Studio to introduce your work. The video will be permanently added to the residency page on Gasworks’ website.

– At least 2 individual studio visits with curators and arts professionals (meetings will be in person however on occasions and when relevant they will also happen virtually).

– Opportunities to meet with other artists, arts professionals, patrons and collectors.

– Artists are required to write a report (a template will be provided) summarising their residency.

For more information about the residency and how to apply, please visit


This residency is co-organised by Jan Warburton Charitable Trust and Stephanie Post, with the support of the NZ Friends of Gasworks, in collaboration with Elam School of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland.