Draw to Perform Residency Program

Opportunity for Artists

October 2018 – May 2019 – September 2019

Oct 2018: Deadline for entries – Thursday 30 August 2018 11:00pm
Residency: 6-20 October 2018


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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 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 an evening of live drawing performances to celebrate and showcase the output of this creative time.


6 – 20 October 2018 (15 days)


Copperdollar Studios, Brighton, UK

Application Deadline:

Thursday 30 August 2018 11:00pm BST

Daily Programme Outline:

Day 10:00am to 15:00pm – Activity
1 Sat 6 Oct – Welcome breakfast meeting in the studio, introduction & studio allocations
2 Sun 7 Oct – London art galleries guided tour
3 Mon 8 Oct – Studio visit – Ram Samocha. Live performance at the Brighton Digital Festival
4 Tue 9 Oct – One on one mentorship
5 Wed 10 Oct – One on one mentorship
6 Thu 11 Oct – Artist talk – Ram Samocha
7 Fri 12 Oct – Studio visit/critique session – Marega Palser
8 Sat 13 Oct – D2P Workshop
9 Sun 14 Oct – D2P Workshop
10 Mon 15 Oct – Public collaborative drawing performance action in Brighton streets
11 Tue 16 Oct – Studio visit/artist talk – Echo Morgan
12 Wed 17 Oct – Brighton art galleries guided tour – Fabrica Gallery
13 Thu 18 Oct – Individual work in the studio
14 Fri 19 Oct – Individual work in the studio
15 Sat 20 Oct – Preparation for the evening event of live performances

What’s included?

Accommodation in Brighton + daily breakfast with 3 evening meals

– Shared studio space

– Guided tour of London’s art museums and galleries

– 2 Guest artists and curators talks and discussions

– 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

– Opportunity to share and showcase work-in-progress

– Public collaborative drawing performance action

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

Fees & Financial Assistance:

The total program for 15 days of residency in Brighton

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

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.


3 July – Open for applications

30 August – Deadline for application forms Mon, 11:00pm BST

3 September – Applicants notified

6 October – Residency start day

20 October – Residency ending day – Live drawing performance event