Each year the Students' Union offers the opportunity for one graduate of that year the chance to work from a central London studio for 12 weeks. 

The Residency opportunity is a fantastic way to develop your practice further ensuring that you still have a place to work post-degree and a space to think.

Alongside a free studio - the Residency gives access to a Materials budget of £500.00 and on-going practical and conversational critical support from the creative team based at High Holborn.

The selected student will also have coordination support for a final show at the end of September.


We are pleased to announce that our 2019 recipient is Wimbledon Fine Art Painting graduate Tobi Alexandra Falade.

You can read more about Tobi's practice and her intentions for the residency on our blog here.

Read an interview with Tobi on how she felt the Residency went in 2019 here.


Image: Between Two Worlds, 2019

Previous Recipients


High Holborn Summer Residency: Miette Farrer, Katie Westwood and Amber Young graduates from London College of Fashion after studying for a BA in Fashion Design - Embroidery.

In their own words:

The aim of this residency will be the development and merging of three LCF graduates final year textile collections, reworked and interpreted into textile art pieces. Themes of commentary on everyday life, subverting the familiar and personal emotive responses will be explored through hand embroidery and mixed media textiles. Mass produced objects are subverted through labour intensive textile techniques and material choices, making a playful comment on societies attitude towards consumption.


Miette Farrer 

Instagram: @miettefarrer


Katie Westwood 

Instagram: @katie.r.westwood

Amber Young

Instagram: @amber.lyoung


High Holborn Summer Residency: Kate Miller graduated from Central Saint Martins after studying for a BA in Fine Art. Images 

Chelsea Summer Residency: Thomas Chisholm, BA Painting - Camberwell. Images

*Our Chelsea Residency was only available for the year of 2017 and was a 6 week programme, a reduced materials budget of £250 and final show.


Ikra Arshad, BA Drawing - Camberwell. Website 


Rachel Littlewood and Sean Wyatt-Livesley - BA Design for Graphic Communication, LCC. Case study.


No residency this year.


Sarah Fortais: MA Fine Art - Central Saint Martins. Website