Draw to Perform Residency Program

Opportunity for Artists

2023 Brighton, UK



The Draw to Perform residency program for Drawing Performance practice.

What does the program offer?

The D2P Residency program in 2023 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. The program will also include guided tours to key exhibitions and art events in Brighton and London and will end with a day of live drawing performances to celebrate and showcase the output of this creative time.



2023 (15 days)


Brighton, UK

Daily Programme Outline:

Day 10:00am to 14:00pm – Activity
1  Welcome brunch meeting in the studio, introduction & studio allocations
2 London art galleries guided tour
3 Residency artists talks
4 Artist talk – Ram Samocha
5 One on one mentorship
6 One on one mentorship
7 Guest Artist – talk, studio visit & critique session
8 D2P Workshops
9 Free day
10 Public drawing performances on the streets of Brighton
11 One on one mentorship
12 Brighton art galleries & studio guided tour
13 Individual work in the studio
14 Individual work in the studio
15 Final live performances

What’s included?

– Shared accommodation in Brighton + 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

– Materials for all workshops and group activities

– 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

– Intensive promotion of your work via our social media

Participation Fee & Financial Assistance:

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

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

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

Please send your applications at any time. Submit your application via email to:  (with the title ‘Your name_D2P Residency 2023’ in the subject line).


The D2P residence has far exceeded my expectations. Workshops and personalized coaching with artists really liberated my drawing practice and opened up new horizons. Working time in the workshop allowed to explore and exchange with the other participants. Visits to museums, galleries and artists’ studios were inspiring. I come back from this residency with not only new tools and a new approach to my artistic practice, but also – and most importantly – with a rich network of international contacts that I intend to keep active. People I met during this residency are dear and precious to me. Thank you Ram for putting together this rigorous, relevant, rich and intense program.

Violaine Lafortune (Canada), Oct 2018



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