How to Apply

The Cornwall Workshop at Kestle Barton | 6 to 13 October 2017

Opening date for applications: Monday 7 August
Closing date for applications: Friday 8 September, 5pm

Who can apply?

The workshop is designed to provide opportunities for artists, curators and writers resident in Cornwall and the South West. Candidates from outside the region may apply if they have a special interest in and relationship with the South West and have knowledge and experience that could be of particular benefit to the workshop.

The 2017 workshop offers a space in which to explore a range of ideas suggested by Christina Mackie’s interests and work. We hope that it will also generate ‘wanderings and conversations’ that can be shared on the Groundwork website and contribute to the development of the Groundwork programme.

Selection process

The workshop will accommodate twelve participants selected from the open call.

This year’s selection panel includes Teresa Gleadowe, independent curator and writer, and Christina Mackie.

Selection will prioritise benefit to Cornwall and the South West and will be based on completed application forms received following the Call for Participation and information provided.

Dates and deadlines

The workshop will take place from Friday 6 to Friday 13 October 2017.

The opening date for applications is Monday 7 August. Completed applications must be sent via email to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 8 September. Selected participants will be informed by Friday 15 September.

Download the application form here: The Cornwall Workshop 2017 application form

Residential conditions

The Cornwall Workshop is residential and accommodation will be provided at Kestle Barton. Please note that all rooms are for shared occupancy and we are not able to offer individual rooms. Facilities include shared bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining space, and a seminar room. All meals will be provided.


There is no charge for participation in the workshop and accommodation is provided free of charge. However, we ask for a contribution of £75 towards meals, payable in advance.


The workshop will be an intensive experience and will require commitment. Participants will be asked to come prepared to give short presentations about past work and about projects they are developing or would like to develop.


Feedback and evaluation is a key aim and outcome of the workshop. Participants and workshop leaders will be asked to provide written evaluations as a condition of their participation. They will also be encouraged to contribute to the continuing legacy of the workshop by sharing ideas with artists and arts practitioners in the region.

The Cornwall Workshop 2017 is supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence scheme as part of Groundwork.