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The Fish Factory Arts offers a rolling programme of 2-4 week residencies at it's venue in a former sail loft in Penryn, Cornwall, South West England. Opened in 2011 by local artist Rose Hatcher, the Fish Factory has provided a forum for both Cornish emerging artists and international collaborators working in challenging and diverse mediums from interactive installations, murals, photo-montage, printmaking, music and film. The 'Fish' houses studios, an event space/independent gallery, a vegan cafe and a small shop selling work from resident artists. These diverse offerings have one thing in common: they flourish in the open and welcoming atmosphere the Fish Factory offers, a definite alternative to the corporate mainstream face of modern art today.

We are looking for artists that want to engage with our lively and varied programme of contemporary, alternative and innovative visual arts, performance and events.

You are provided with a desk space in our open plan studio area, as well access to our b/w darkroom and photography studio. In addition you can take advantage of our vegan cafe (20% discount for residents), small art shop, gallery and our acoustic recording studio (by arrangement). We can also offer you accomodation as part of your residency.

There is space in the calendar to hold public events and exhibitions should it be relevant to your project, but this is not essential as we see this residency as more a way for you to develop a project, network and a chance to experience the Cornish art scene.

Residency costs: £250-£400 (2-4wks). You will be required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit on acceptance of your place.

We are happy to help with artists funding applications by providing a letter of invitation.


Please fill in the application form (word / pdf)  and return it to:

Brand image confirming we are members of "Res Artists" a worldwide network of artist residencies.

Previous Artists in Residence

Lulu Harrison
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