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Bow Arts currently supports a number of studio residency awards for artists:

Almacantar Studio Award - Royal Albert Wharf

Supporting three recent graduates the Almacantar Studio Award provides studio space rent-free for a year within our purpose built Royal Albert Wharf spaces. They also benefit from a bursary to help get the most out of the space. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists in the early stages of their career. Royal Albert Wharf also offers the chance to exhibit on-site and become part of a wider growing creative community, with 40 artists working at RAW - giving the chance for the recipients to develop a network of peers and learn from those around them.

The current artists are:

Maria Camila Cepeda Gnecco

Maria Sarkis

Clara Hastrup

Being an Almacantar Studio Award winner "means being surrounded by creative energy that catalyses your practice" - Maria Sarkis


The Chadwell Award

The Chadwell Award aims to provide a bridge between art school and practice as a professional artist by giving a recent Fine Art MA painting graduate a free studio at Bow Arts for a year, together with a bursary of £5,000.

The 2021-2022 Award winners is Louis Bennett.

The 2020-2021 Award winner was Ella Mcveigh.

The 2018-19 Award winner was Alvin Ong

The 2017-18 Award winner was Hun Kyu Kim.

The 2016 -17 Award winner was Sunyoung Hwang. 

The 2015-16 Award winner was Jacob Farrell.

The 2014-15 Award winner was Vivien Zhang 


Balfron Tower Artist in Residence Flat, LiveWork Scheme

Between 2008 and 2010 Bow Arts ran a series of artist in residence projects from one of our Live Work flats in the iconic Balfron Tower. These residencies were focused on strong community engagement and produced some major work – Simon Terrill’s ‘Balfron Project’ created a large scale group portrait of the tower block’s residents, following an in depth period of close consultation with the residents.