The Cornwall Workshop - how-to-apply

Who can apply?

Applications for The Cornwall Workshop 2016 are now closed.

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The workshop is designed to provide opportunities for artists and filmmakers, curators and writers, who are resident in Cornwall and the South West and have an interest in working with the moving image. Previous experience in filmmaking is not essential, but applicants should be able to demonstrate why they are interested in exploring the medium of film.

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 discussion.

International participants

A small number of international participants have been invited to participate in the workshop, with the support of their own institutions and of overseas cultural agencies.

Selection process

The Workshop will accommodate ten participants selected from the open call and a small number of invited international participants. This year’s selection panel includes Teresa Gleadowe, independent curator and writer; Ben Rivers, artist and filmmaker; and LUX.

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, as described in How to apply.

Dates and deadlines

The Workshop will take place from Friday 11 to Friday 18 March 2016. The closing date for submission of applications is 5pm on Friday 5 February 2016. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection by Friday 12 February 2016.

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 (all rooms are shared occupancy). However, it may be necessary to ask for a small contribution towards meals. Successful applicants will be asked for a returnable deposit of £100 to ensure that places are taken up.


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, and to bring materials to be shared.


Feedback and evaluation is a key aim and outcome of the Workshop. Participants and workshop leaders will be asked for oral feedback throughout the Workshop and 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 debates and ideas with artists and arts practitioners in the region.