Prospect Cottage Residency

At the heart of Art Fund’s campaign to save Prospect Cottage was an ambition to make Derek Jarman’s former home a catalyst for creativity. Through their residency programme, they can open the doors of Prospect Cottage for you to think, reflect, make and create. Inspired and energised by Derek Jarman, Prospect Cottage and Dungeness.

The residency programme is divided into 2 strands. You can apply for one or both of these strands. The residency programme offers month-long residencies to individuals looking to immerse themselves in the spirit of Prospect Cottage and the local area. There are just 4 residencies available which will be selected by a panel.

Alternatively, if you think Prospect Cottage is vital to you and your work but time-limited, please apply for a research and development visit. The R&D residencies offer individuals small pockets of time to spend in Prospect Cottage.

This unique experience is for people to develop their work without the pressure to produce results.

Residencies will be available to all individuals from a variety of disciplines including, but not exclusively, visual art, filmmaking, writing, design, poetry, performance art, theatre, gardening, activism, the LGBTQIA+ community, medical professions and more. They are looking for people who will respond to the solitude of Prospect Cottage and be inspired by the life and work of Derek Jarman and the Dungeness landscape.

There will be 4 residencies of up to 1-month long and the resident will be financially supported with a grant of £500 per week. These residents will be selected by the Prospect Cottage Residency Advisory Panel.

For 2022/23, the focus for the residencies interested in ‘place and the locale’, especially but not solely, in Dungeness and Romney Marsh, its agronomy, architecture, churches and history.



5pm Friday 26 August 2022


Residency dates:

November 2022
January 2023
February 2023
TBC 2023

Published on:
25 Jul 2022
Opportunity deadline:
26 Aug 2022


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