D2P May 2019


Draw to Perform Residency Program

Opportunity for Artists


27 April – 11 May 2019, Brighton, UK

Come join our artists from Wales, Australia, China, and the US.

We have now only one or two more spaces available in this upcoming residency.


Attending Residential Artists:
Mieke van den Berg (Australia) – https://artbymieke.com
Liu Bin (China)
Julia Higgs (Australia) – http://juliahiggs.com
Rebecca Jayne Hammett (UK) – http://temmah-rebecca-hammett.squarespace.com
Cheryl Walker (USA) – http://cherylwalkerart.com

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The Draw to Perform residency program for Drawing Performance practice.

What does the program offer?

The D2P Residency program is a unique opportunity for new and developing professional artists and art students to engage in the dynamic artistic discipline of drawing performance art. The program provides the foundation to develop drawing and performance skills and to translate creative practice into live action. This rigorous 15 days structured program of mentored residency includes one-on-one tutorials, workshops, intensive studio time, studio visits and artist talks by UK drawing and performance artists. The program is headed by artist and curator Ram Samocha, who is internationally acclaimed and the founder of Draw to Perform.

The residency will be located in the heart of Brighton, one of the most vibrant and colourful cities in Europe and a centre of creativity, vibrancy and progressive art. This time the residency takes place in May to make the most of what this town has to offer. May is the busiest time in Brighton, with the Brighton Festival and Fringe Festival taking place. This means multiple cultural and artistic events and hundreds of Artists Open Houses to visit and explore. Free time will be provided to explore and enjoy the spirit of Brighton festival.

The program will also include guided tours to key exhibitions and art events in Brighton and London and will end with an evening of live drawing performances to celebrate and showcase the output of this creative time.

For past D2P residencies please visits the D2P residency Facebook page.


27 April – 11 May 2019 (15 days)


Copperdollar Studios, Brighton, UK

Daily Programme Outline:

Day 10:00am to 15:00pm – Activity
1 Sat 27 Apr – Welcome brunch meeting in the studio, introduction & studio allocations
2 Sun 28 Apr – London art galleries guided tour
3 Mon 29 Apr – Residency artists talks
4 Tue 30 Apr – Studio visit – Ram Samocha
5 Wed 1 May – One on one mentorship
6 Thu 2 May – One on one mentorship
7 Fri 3 May – Studio visit/critique session – Marega Palser
8 Sat 4 May – D2P Workshops
9 Sun 5 May – Free day
10 Mon 6 May – Public collaborative drawing performance action in Brighton streets
11 Tue 7 May – Studio visit
12 Wed 8 May – Brighton art galleries and studio guided tour
13 Thu 9 May – Individual work in the studio
14 Fri 10 May – Individual work in the studio
15 Sat 11 May – Final live performances

What’s included?

– Shared accommodation in Brighton + daily breakfast with 3 evening meals

– Shared studio space

– Guided tour of London’s art museums and galleries

– Guest artists and curators talks and discussions

– Screenings & Lectures about drawing and performance art

– Access to a wide range of publications and books about drawing and performance

– Admission to a live performance in Brighton Festival

– Opportunity to share and showcase work-in-progress

– Public collaborative drawing performance action

– Final live performance of your work in an event that opens to the public

Participation Fee & Financial Assistance:

The total program cost for 15 days of residency in Brighton – £1,800

To help fund your residency at the Draw to Perform program, view a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

Application fee:

Processing and Application Fee – £30

Artist statement:

150 word text that outlines your artistic practice. Describe why you wish to attend this program, what you hope to contribute, learn, and what impact it could have on your practice.


One A4 page describing selected relevant experience such as academic, exhibitions, and performances.


Please attach 4 images from your past work.


Please attach a link to your website and other online social media.


Email address, mobile number, and mail address.



15 March – Full payment of the fee

27 April – Residency start day

11 May – Residency ending day


– Click here to register now for the Draw to Perform residency program –

After paying the registration fee please submit your application via email to:

drawtoperform@icloud.com  (with the title ‘Your name_D2P Residency April/May 2019’ in the subject line).


For past D2P residencies please visits the D2P residency Facebook page.