Ella Husbands: Plants on Water (detail)

Artist Development

Creative Skills Workshops & Residencies

At ONCA we facilitate opportunities for artists to develop their creative practices, receive professional development guidance and engage in peer-led networking.

Artist Development at ONCA

Supporting artists to create inspiring and innovative work that engages audiences with social and environmental issues is a core part of what we do. We’ve worked in collaboration with local artists and creative industry professionals to organise workshops on:

  • Poetry Writing
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Speculative Fiction Writing
  • Life Drawing
  • Performance

Every last Thursday of the month we also host Graduate Monthly which is our informal peer led network. Graduate Monthly offers emerging artists the support and learning opportunities necessary to continue developing their creative practices in Brighton.

To find out more about upcoming workshops and classes click the link below.

What’s On

Artist Residencies

Throughout the year, on the we host socially-engaged residencies for artists who want research and develop work in response to environmental and social challenges.

As well as providing a space for experimentation and social practice on our artist studio on the ONCA Barge, we aim to support collaborative learning and cultural change in Brighton and beyond.

Find Out More

Media Resources

We have a range of interviews with artists who we have collaborated with for workshops and events on how to create art that engages audiences with social and environmental issues.

See Resources

Get In touch

Please contact our Gallery Manager:  or 01273 607101 if you have specific access requirements or questions.


Image credit: Ella Husbands