International Residency for Artists from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth Countries

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) works with the Art House in Wakefield to provide two residencies each year for artists who are from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries, and who have never studied or exhibited in the UK.

The Art House / ROSL I


Coaching and mentoring through 1-2-1 sessions to support artists develop their critical understanding of their artistic practice, marketing, and audiences for their work.


To support contemporary art practice and critical debate around it. The opportunity is to help the practice of an early- to mid-career artist.


Supporting art workers at the beginning of their careers.

Who is it for?

Individual artists from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries.


Wakefield, UK

Duration of stay

1 month and 3 weeks.

Financing amounts

Fully covered travel and visa costs.
Living costs covered with a per diem.
Free studio space in The Art House.

Exact amounts are not mentioned.

Source of funding


Type of activity


Type of sector

Architecture, Crafts, Design, Photography, New media