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31 Oct 2022

UK | Residency for artists based in Pakistan

Upper floors of a British terrace house, including roof, with windows and shutters.

Delfina Foundation is calling for applications from artists based in Pakistan for a three-month residency in London, from 15 May to 4 August 2023.

Alongside gaining time and space to develop their work, Delfina Foundation’s residents participate in a bespoke programme that includes: 

  • Guided visits to museums, galleries, non-profits, artist- run spaces and studios, as well as trips to institutions outside London
  • Opportunities to meet and engage with artists, curators, academics and researchers through organised presentations, studio visits, events and meals
  • Professional development activities including: presentations and crits, portfolio reviews, and mentoring activities

Applicants receive the following

A three-week residency at Delfina Foundation, including: 

  • A return economy-class flight
  • Airport transfers 
  • Reimbursement of visa fee 
  • A living allowance of 30 GBP per day
  • A materials budget of 700 GBP
  • Local travel pass 
  • A single bedroom with a desk at Delfina Foundation – a house which hosts up to eight residents with shared facilities, including: bathrooms, laundry rooms, a kitchen, library and dining room 
  • Opportunities to engage in the art scene in UK through structured activities and independent time 
  • Access to a programme of planned group activities 


  • A Pakistani national living in Pakistan
  • Seeking an opportunity to develop their practice through research
  • Able to explain how the experience of an international residency may benefit their career development and local networks
  • An intermediate level of English

Additionally, the selected practitioner will need to obtain travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, theft and other accidents. 

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 31 October 2022