How to Apply

The Cornwall Workshop at Kestle Barton | 4 to 11 March 2022

Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 16 January 2022

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 artist Elizabeth Price.

Selection will be based on completed application forms and supporting information received following the Call for Participation.

Dates and deadlines

The workshop will take place from Friday 4 to Friday 11 March 2022.

Completed applications must be sent via email to [email protected] no later than midnight on Sunday 16 January 2022. Selected participants will be informed by Wednesday 26 January.

Download the The Cornwall Workshop 2022 application form here.

Residential conditions

The Cornwall Workshop is residential and accommodation is 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 are provided.

COVID Precautions

We will closely monitor government guidelines and local advice and adjust arrangements as necessary.

  • All attendees will be required to take a lateral flow test 24 hours before arrival and provide results using the NHS Covid Pass app.
  • Any staff not staying at Kestle Barton for the duration of the workshop will carry out regular lateral flow tests. 

In the unfortunate event that any participant is required to isolate during the workshop dates or is unable to attend due to showing symptoms of Covid-19 their deposit will be refunded. 


There is no charge for participation in the workshop and accommodation is free. However, we ask for a contribution of £100 towards meals, payable in advance.


The workshop is an intensive experience and requires commitment. Participants will be asked to come prepared to give a brief presentation about their work and interests and may be asked to do some specific preparation and research in advance. 


Feedback and evaluation is a key aim and outcome of the workshop and participants are asked to provide written evaluations as a condition of their participation. We hope that participants will also contribute to the continuing legacy of the workshop by sharing ideas with other artists and arts practitioners in the region.