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Artists Make Space provides free creative workspaces for artists. 

Who can apply

The programme is open to artists, artist organisations, or artist collectives. It aims to support artists living or working in Richmond upon Thames who need space to develop their practice.  

We welcome applications from a range of practitioners looking to utilise our spaces across artforms including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, and combined arts.   


To be eligible for this programme, artists must have an existing practice and be over 18 years of age. 

Artists who do not currently live or work in Richmond Upon Thames may apply if they are able to demonstrate that they will bring something innovative and exciting to the borough during their proposed residency.   

Spaces available

Space at the Old Town Hall, Richmond:

  • One-month and longer placements available beginning in spring 2024     

Workshop at Orleans House Gallery:

  • One-month placement available in autumn 2024    
  • One-month placement available in early 2025      

Coach House at Orleans House Gallery:

  • Six to twelve month placement available weekly on Thursdays  

Training Room at Orleans House Gallery:  

  • One-week placement available in summer 2024    
  • One-week placement available in early 2025      

Grounds of Orleans House Gallery (outdoors only):   

  • One-week to three-month placements available beginning in spring 2024 

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes:

  • Eight-week placement, available two days a week beginning in autumn 2024 (Mondays 12pm – 3pm and Fridays 9am – 12pm)   

How to apply

Read the information pack carefully before you apply.

Download the application form to apply. You can collect a printed copy from Orleans House Gallery. 

Send your completed application form to with the subject line Artists Make Space 2024 and your name.


Applications must be received by Tuesday 30 April at 11.59pm. 


Successful applicants will be contacted by Tuesday 28 May 2024.

Updated: 22 March 2024

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