Draw to Perform Residency Program
Opportunity for Artists
13 – 27 March 2021, Brighton, UK
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. 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.
For past D2P residencies please visits the D2P residency Facebook page
or Draw to Perform on Instagram
13 – 27 March, 2021 (15 days)
Copperdollar Studios, 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|
|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|
– 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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org (with the title ‘Your name_D2P Residency March 2021’ in the subject line).
For past D2P residencies please visits the D2P residency Facebook page.
”Draw to Perform is a wonderful and enriching experience for established and budding artists alike. During my stay, I learnt so much from the dynamism of the programme, my fellow artists, the visiting artists who held workshops, and of course, Ram!
During my stay, I spent a lot of time walking around Brighton, and the generosity of the place was both inspiring and restorative. During the process, there was not a day I wasn’t growing, both artistically and as an individual. I was learning to push forward, a step at a time, towards the final performance.
Draw to Perform offers a brilliant opportunity to develop your impulses, sharpen your vision, but most importantly, to surprise yourself. D2P was truly an unforgettable and precious experience, one that I will hold close to my heart for a really long time”.
Zoea Tania Chen (Singapore), D2P residency, Nov 2019
D2P residency by Draw to Perform is a member of the most prestigious networks of international Artists Residencies worldwide