How to Apply

The Cornwall Workshop at Kestle Barton | 11 to 18 October 2019

Opening date for applications: Monday 5 August
Closing date for applications: Friday 6 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 relevance to the workshop.

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 Andy Holden.

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 11 to Friday 18 October 2019.

The opening date for applications is Monday 5 August. Completed applications must be sent via email to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 6 September. Selected participants will be informed by Friday 13 September.

Download the The Cornwall Workshop 2019 application form here


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 £100 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.