Being part of Vital Capacities has had a profound effect on my practice. The time and space it offered, and the opportunity to share ideas and receive advice and feedback from my fellow artists has helped me to better understand my practice, and to identify new ways forward for my studio work. – Previous artist-in-residence, 2020.

Opportunities to take part in Vital Capacities

We have three ways in which you can apply to participate in Vital Capacities. 


If you would like to do a residency with us and can fund yourself, through a grant or other means, then you can apply to participate in the programme. 

Read more about self-funded residencies >


Organisations can sponsor artists to participate in the programme. If you would like to nominate an artist and would like to pay for their participation, please get in touch with us directly with information about the artist.

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