O N C A Associate Artist Residencies

ONCA hosts socially engaged residencies for artists who want to research and develop work in response to environmental and social challenges.

The deadline for Pride and Black History Month have been extended until the end of February, you can find more information about them below.

About the Programme

The 2024 ONCA Associate Artist Residency Programme supports four socially-engaged artists to research, develop and exhibit artwork at ONCA. This includes:

  • Exhibition space for 3 weeks
  • A two-month studio residency space at ONCA starting one month before their exhibition
  • £600 fee to support the development of your work
  • A materials and expenses budget 

During the exhibition they will be expected to attend their exhibition launch event and co-deliver one public workshop/event.

Our artist residencies have different themes: 

Please note ONCA does not expect artists to produce an entire body of new work. The residency is an opportunity to research, develop and exhibit existing work in response to the above themes. We invite artists to approach the residency in a way that works for them given the parameters of the programme and fee available.

Past Residencies


Please note that only registered ONCA members can apply to take part in this opportunity. ONCA membership must be bought before submission. More information about our membership programme can be found here.

Become a member

Imporant dates:

  • Applications open: Monday 8 January 
  • Applications close: 12pm, Thursday 29 February
  • Applicants will be contacted by Friday 15 March
  • Interviews will be held in the w/c 18 March
  • Finalist will be contacted by Friday 22 March

How to Apply 

Please use the application link below to apply for a residency . For any questions or if you require any assistance with filling out  these forms please contact us at with the subject ‘ONCA AARP 2024’.

Step 1: Complete this form – Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form

Step 2: Complete this form – Associate Artist Residencies Application