Call for The Fine Art Collective Residency 2018



Each year, The Fine Art Collective offers an exclusive residency in our Griffin Gallery in London.
Through this residency, we enable the selected student artist to experience what it’s like to live and work in London for the period of one month. This residency is especially intended to allow the student artist to realise a project or conduct research that, in many cases, would not be possible in their own studio.

This year’s Residency will take place in Studio 2 of The Studio Building (21 Evesham Street, London, W11 4AJ) in October 2018. In addition to over 32 m2 of studio space, this address is also home to a laboratory for innovation and development – in which six chemists are working on new fine-art materials – as well as the headquarters of Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, and (on the ground floor) the Griffin Gallery, which will
serve as host.


The residency includes:

• Round-trip travel from the Netherlands to London

• Accommodations
Accommodations will be provided by ACAVA at 62 Hetley Road, London, W12 8BB. This
is a self-contained, one-bedroom flat located in a complex that includes
studio spaces for artists.

• Mentorship programme
A mentorship programme with a professional artist is available through ACAVA.
This artist mentor will take the selected resident to visit galleries and meet other artists, while also acting as a general guide and first point of contact for the duration of the resident’s stay in London.

• Costs of living

• Materials
Based on the proposal submitted by the winning Artist in Residence, the necessary materials will be selected from the product ranges of the sponsor brands.



Applications to take part in the TFAC Residency will be accepted exclusively in connection with a recommendation from the art education programme in which the candidate is currently enrolled. A lecturer, coordinator, dean or director of studies from a Bachelor, Master or post-academic art education programme in the Benelux region may nominate
a suitable candidate.

Students may contact these potential references and request to be put forward as a candidate. The reference will nominate a candidate by email, adding it’s own motivation and a projectplan and curriculum vitae by the student and attaching two images of relevant work by the student in question. Each institute may submit a maximum of two

Nomination may be submitted by email through 4 June



Selection process

An expert jury will deliberate, in two rounds, to select the most suitable artist from among all applications received.

The first round will involve a maximum of 24 applications and will yield an initial shortlist of five students. We will announce these names via The Fine Art Collective’s website and social media accounts. Those five students will be informed of the preliminary selection by email and asked to provide further information on their work and motivation in the form of a brief project plan regarding their intended use of the residency, should they be selected. The deadline for submitting this information is 8 August.

On 21 August, the jury will announce the final selection by way of a personal email to the chosen student and an announcement published on the website. Next, the programme will work with the final candidate and their reference to set out a definitive project plan in order to ensure the residency is
planned and carried out as smoothly as possible.




Deadline for nominations for 1st round                                      4 June
Preliminary selection of 5 candidates by jury                          18 June
Email requesting info on students’ work and motivation    20 June
Deadline for submitting project plan                                           8 August
Jury selects final candidate                                                          21 August
TFAC Residency                                                                        1 – 30 October




Applications will be evaluated by a jury consisting of:

Lennaert Koorman Resident Artist at The Fine Art Collective Benelux
Robert Rost Manager of The Fine Art Collective Benelux | Resident Artist
Stephanie Nebbia Head of Global TFAC | Curator
Martijn Schuppers Visual Artist
Mathew Gibson Residency Coordinator for Griffin Gallery


Residency Project Specifications round 1:

All project applications must include the following elements:

• Recommendation/nomination from art school reference

• Information on work and motivation

• Project plan
Typed. For the first round, this should be brief and to-the-point. For the second round, you
should include more detail.

• Visual project plan
Attached images of submitted artwork (full-colour, jpeg format).
No less than two and no more than four works, which should demonstrate artistic skill and

• Artist’s statement
Typed (100-200 words); should describe the submitted work, along with a clear outline of the
student’s ambitions for their career.

• Student’s curriculum vitae
Typed, no more than 1 A4 page or 600 words max. Must include name, email, address,
telephone number, name of school and programme, study year and preferred media.


References should submit their requests by email to:

Please be aware that:

Emails may not exceed 5MB

Applications must be received before June 4th 2018.



Residency Project Specifications round 2:

All project applications must include the following elements:

• Final Project plan
For the second round, please elaborate on the project plan you submitted for the first round.
Both visually and textually, this extended version should be more substantial and rich in detail.

• List of materials
Paint, supports and tools from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.

• Lab request
In the event the student wishes to make use of the expertise offered by the chemists
in the lab, he or she should clearly indicate and describe this request in advance.
References should submit their requests by email to:


Please be aware that:

Emails may not exceed 5MB.

Deadline for submitting the final project plan: August 8th



Conditions of participation

This Residency Call is open to all students who are enrolled in a visual arts or design pro gramme at a Bachelor, Master or post-academic art education programme in the Benelux region.

Students applying for the TFAC Residency must be members of The Fine Art Collective.

If you should encounter any problems in submitting the application online or via email, please contact with a brief description of your question or issue. We will then provide assistance as soon as possible.




For a report of the 2017 Residency by Jonathan Hurry klick hier: Jonathan Hurry | TFAC Residency London 2017


No Title, 150 x 100 cm, W&N Griffin Oil on Canvas, Jonathan Hurry 2017, TFAC Residency London