Since 2004 The Muse / Gallery & Studio has supported a residency program offering recently graduates subsidised studio space, a gallery to show and the means to cultivate both client and industry connections.  Each year we host a group show, awarding the residency positions to a few successful artists. We invite applicants to submit work for an initial group show; all disciplines, with a BA minimum qualification from the previous two years. Artwork is then reviewed by our panel of esteemed industry professionals, curators and collectors, with an emphasis on professionalism from the onset. 


For applications, we require: a short statement (no more than 400 words), a CV and 10-15 images as JPEG. All work is to be submitted as a linked folder (Dropbox, Google Drive etc.). Although websites are appreciated, simple URL’s will not be accepted as applications for this year. The deadline for submissions will be at 9am on 31st September 2020 Selected artists will be informed of the decision on the15th of October, with final confirmation required by the 18th October. 


All applications need to be sent to:

Email subject: [insert name] / Residency Program 2021

To view previous residents check:


Artist led

Residents will benefit from shared resources and experience, working alongside more established artists throughout the year. Intermittently, we also open our doors to community arts projects, musicians, film makers and live performers to fill the calendar with events from ‘Sound art’ to ‘Counter-culture’ evenings and associated seminars. Our residency program continues to offer a subsidised platform for candidates, along with two group shows during their time with us. This opportunity is a grace period to continue with the momentum of university in a market environment and bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. We also offer paid invigilation and the chance to continue arts practice with less financial restraints during the program – zero-commission to residents. 


From competition to residency...

Selected works will be exhibited in November 2020. Based on the work submitted for the group show, our curators will then award 3 or 4 artists with a residency, starting on 23rd of February 2021 and finish 25th July 2021. The residency will begin with a group show starting in February 2021 and conclude with a second group show in July  2021. Further to the residency program, a chosen resident will be awarded a one-month solo show during our 2022 calendar year. Although the residency is open to those from all disciplines, we urge applicants in any 3D media, to assess the practicality of the working environment by visiting the gallery prior to submissions. The Muse / Gallery & Studio will provide: studio space, technical support, curating and mentoring for all exhibitions with further network opportunities available through collaborative shows and a core group of associated professionals. We support final group shows with a limited materials / marketing and catering budgets and associated advertising opportunities. 

For further information or simply to start a conversation with someone in the know, please contact us at: or better still, pop by at 269 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR (nearest Tube Ladbroke Grove).