International Residencies

Designed as an ‘ice-breaker’ introduction to the London art scene, the international residency takes advantage of Griffin Gallery's location in London, currently a major centre of the global contemporary art market. The international artist will be able to make work towards an Open Studio at the end of the residency and through a mentoring programme with ACAVA, visit galleries, meet artists and establish professional and personal contacts in London.

For 2016, Griffin Gallery are in partnership with Residency Unlimited in New York who have established the curatorial committee below to identify candidates.

Daniel S. Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum
Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art, Montclair Art Museum
Katy Diamond Hamer, art writer (contributes to New York Magazine, SEEN,, W Magazine, Flash Art International), and founding editor of
Lilly Wei, independent curator, critic, and contributing editor at ARTnews
Nathalie Anglès, Director/Founder, Residency Unlimited (RU)

The selected artist will receive:

  • exclusive  studio use
  • materials of choice from the supporting Fine Art brands
  • accommodation provided by ACAVA
  • a mentoring programme provided by ACAVA
  • a stipend for living expenses
  • flights to and from host country.




ACAVA is an educational charity that provides a comprehensive range of visual arts services including the provision of studios and other facilities for visual artists. ACAVA provide accommodation for Griffin Gallery's international visiting artists in a fully furnished, self-contained apartment within a studio complex at; 62, Hetley Road, London, W12 8BB. The apartment is 20 minutes’ walk from the Studio Building.                 

ACAVA and Griffin Gallery will appoint a suitable mentor for the visiting artist from within the membership of ACAVA. The mentor will be the first point of contact for the artist, introducing them to galleries, artists and enabling them to make personal and professional contacts in London.

Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited (RU) supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. We forge strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer customized residencies designed to meet the individual needs of participating artists and curators. RU is located within the former South Congregational Church in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York.