Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency

Somerset House Studios

The Jerwood Somerset House Studios residency, a programme developed to support early-career visual artists over a period of 18 months, is back for it’s second year with applications now open until 25 October 2023.

Recipients of the residency will receive support to develop a new work which will be presented in the Somerset House programme.  In addition, the selected artists will have access to support and mentoring from the artist community along with wider Somerset House Studios residency benefits, all focused towards developing a sustainable professional practice for the long term.

“We are thrilled to have received support from Jerwood Arts to establish the Jerwood Somerset House Studios Residency, an exciting new development and commission programme for early-career visual artists which would only have been possible with this support.” – Emma Hannon, Head of Studios at Somerset House Trust.

Find out more about the 2023 programme here.


Last year enorê, Leila Dear and Ufuoma Essi were announced as the recipients of the residency which you can read more about here.

Installation view of Hannah Perry’s GUSH, at Somerset House in 2018. Photographer Tim Bowditch