PHYSICAL RESIDENCIES : A fee of £30 per day gives 24 hour access to the studio and covers the cost of electricity, heating and internet. It includes administration of the residency and online promotion of the artist's work on the Art Pitch and COU COU websites and arts listings sites. If an event or exhibition takes place it also covers costs of preparation of the space, promotion and publicity by COU COU.
The residency fee does not include the cost of accommodation. If you want to camp next to the studio, a tent and bedding is supplied and fees for camping are offered at a reduced rate by Cotswold Camping at £12 a night. A deposit of £100 is asked for use of the tent, bedding & camping equipment in case of damage or loss. This is returned once kit is checked on leaving.
A deposit of 50% of the residency is required on booking. If it is cancelled more than a month from the residency half of that is returned, if cancelled within a month it is non returnable.
If an exhibition or open studio event is held the artist shares the costs of hospitality.
Artists supply their own materials and paper. Some power tools are available for use. There are ample tables and shelving and walls can be used for temporary hanging of work, holes for fixings are permissable if made good afterwards. There is outdoor space available for sculpture making.
We are an artist led, non-profit project and we do need to charge small fees to cover basic costs and all admin and promotion costs for the residencies. We keep these as low as we can and we will take instalment payments. If you want to apply for a residency but money is tight please get in touch anyway and we can discuss this and see if we can help where we can do.
REMOTE RESIDENCIES : Fees to be agreed depending on the amount of support that artists wish for e.g. how many online mentoring sessions, how much promotion of their work, the amount of work preparing for their end of residency open studio event. We estimate the total cost of a remote residency over a year will be about £200, with hospitality for any event shared with the artist on top of that. We are willing to take payment in instalments.