ArtHouse Jersey 2017 Artist Lock-In Residency Open Call

Where: Jersey Arts Trust, Jersey, UK

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 September 2017 at 16:00

(No Application fee)

We’re thrilled to announce that we are producing our fourth Artist Lock-In at Elizabeth Castle and we’re appealing for 12 artists from around the world to participate.

In association with WildWorks and Jersey Heritage, the Artist Lock-In will be a professionally facilitated residency project that brings Artists of a variety of disciplines (music, dance, visual arts, literature, film, literature, performance), ages, backgrounds and experiences together to learn from each other and respond to their surroundings. The idea is to provide Artists with time and space to consider new ways of working and collaborating with people of different practices.

How does it work?

The Artists will be in residence at the Castle from Sunday 1st October – Tuesday 10th October and will be taken through a series of tasks that encourage teamwork and creative thinking. As the residency progresses, the tasks will become more focused, until the participants are left to work together to make shared pieces that will be showcased to an audience in the final two days.

The project will be fully residential with no Artist leaving Elizabeth Castle at any point during the process – they will truly be ‘locked in’.

The Lock-in will again be facilitated by Sue Hill who is the Associate Director of WildWorks – the renowned international theatre company best known for its 2011 production of ‘The Passion’ with Michael Sheen in Port Talbot. From 2000 – 2006, Sue was also the Artistic Director for the Eden Project, developing their innovative interpretation strategy, commissioning artists, writers and performers to illuminate Eden’s ideas and messages.

The residency is not paid, but it is free to participate in and to apply to. ArtHouse Jersey will provide all Artists with accommodation and all meals at the castle between these dates.

Artists are required to travel to Jersey at their own expense or at the expense of a cultural organisation of their home jurisdiction. Participants must make necessary travel arrangements to arrive in Jersey before 12:00 on Sunday 1st and depart on Wednesday 11th October.

We now want to hear from you:

We are now seeking applications from local artists who are interested in taking part in the Lock-In. Any Jersey based artists, over 18, of any discipline (visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, photographers, multimedia artists), interested in taking part in the project should send a completed application form and some examples of their work to Alice Bravery. The application form is attached or can be downloaded from Should prospective Artists need any more information, Alice can be contacted on 617521 or The deadline for all submissions is Friday 1st September, 2017.

Past Artist Lock-Ins:

The Artist Lock-in concept in 2012, in a private garden in St. Brelade. Eight Jersey born-artists, including Karen Le Roy-Harris and BAFTA nominated film director Michael Pearce, took part in the project.

In October 2013 a second Artist Lock-in was held at Elizabeth Castle, which saw a group of artists from Jersey, Iceland, Malta, Norway, Denmark and London, take up residence at the Castle where they created collective work inspired by their surroundings.

To coincide with Jersey’s hosting of the 2015 NatWest Island Games, Jersey Arts Trust (soon to be ArtHouse Jersey) produced a third Lock-In. To mirror the inclusive and cooperative ethos of the Island Games, one Artist from each participating island spent ten days at the Castle developing shared work around the theme of ‘Islandness’.

Contact details:
Alice Bravery – Producer