Prospect Cottage Residencies are seeking artists and creatives to undertake residencies at the former home and sanctuary of artist, filmmaker, gay rights activist, and gardener Derek Jarman. The residencies offer a unique opportunity to develop work without the pressure to produce immediate results. The Advisory Panel is particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are willing to explore themes around film, gardening, ecology, and the environment.
This round of residencies will cover the period from January 2024 to March 2025. Residents will be selected by the Prospect Cottage Residency Advisory Panel. Sixteen weeks of paid residency will be available per year, and the panel will determine how to allocate these when assessing applications. The resident will receive financial support in the form of a grant of £500 per week.
Residencies will be available to individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, visual art, filmmaking, writing, design, poetry, performance art, theatre, gardening, activism, the LGBTQIA+ community, medical professions, and more. The commission is looking for individuals who will appreciate the solitude of Prospect Cottage and be inspired by the life and work of Derek Jarman and the Dungeness landscape.