Studio Residency | Open Call for Applicants


£14,000 total

Including £6,000 direct artist grant to successful recipient, plus a generous allowance for associated costs towards production, travel/accommodation and hospitality.

Dorich House Museum is the former studio home of the Russian sculptor, artist and designer Dora Gordine (1895-1991) and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare (1907-1966), a diplomat and scholar in Russian art and literature.

Located in Kingston upon Thames in South West London, overlooking Richmond Park, the building was completed in 1936 to Gordine’s design and is an exceptional example of a modern studio house created by a female artist. Following Gordine’s death, the house was acquired and renovated by Kingston University and is now open to the public as a fully accredited museum. In the spirit of Gordine’s exemplary life and career, the Museum operates as an international centre to promote and support women creative practitioners. Our studio residency programme reflects this ambition.

Having successfully piloted our Studio Residency scheme with invited artists Cathie Pilkington in 2018 and Hen Coleman in 2019, Dorich House Museum is excited to be opening this opportunity for artist/makers who are interested in creating work from Gordine’s impressive studio-home over the course of spring/summer 2020.

The successful applicant will receive a direct grant of £6,000, plus expenses to cover associated travel, accommodation, production and hospitality costs, and support from a range of technical facilities across Kingston University. The residency is flexible in form and duration but must take place between February and July 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to discuss a structure for the residency in line with the requirements of their proposal and practice. The Dorich House Museum Studio Residency is open to all. We welcome applications from artists/makers whose work reflects upon our mission of supporting women’s creative practice in the broadest sense.

The selection panel for this inaugural open-call will comprise: David Falkner (Museum Director), Catherine Ince (Chief Curator, V&A East), Charles Irving (Patron) and Cathie Pilkington (Artist RA).

To apply, please download and complete the forms in the links below.

Full details and Application Form –

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring Form –

Deadline for applications: Midday (GMT) on Friday 29 November 2019 Interviews: Thursday 16 January 2020

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