Artist Lock In with ArtsHouse Jersey & WildWorks

We are once again sending Sue to join the Artist Lock In to Elizabeth Island, Jersey to facilitate this biannual event. Read on for more information from ArtsHouse Jersey…

Artist Lock In


1.10.17 – 10.10.17


The Artist Lock-In is the flag-ship residency project produced by ArtHouse Jersey.

We are seeking adventurous artists of all disciplines to live and play in a historic fortified island for ten days, under the tutelage of esteemed creative facilitator Sue Hill.

Participants will spend ten days working together to create shared scratch work and respond to their surroundings. The aim is to provide Artists with the time and space to consider new ways of working and collaborate with people of different practices.

The intentional isolation can free people to try new skills without the fear of failure and experiment with different forms and styles of making. As an Island off an Island, Elizabeth Castle is the perfect location for creative exploration to take place. For up to 12 hours a day it is completely cut off from the mainland of Jersey and contains a myriad of interesting spaces and structures.


Call for Artists

We are interested in hearing from creative people practicing in any discipline from around the world.

Theatre-Makers. Dancers. Filmmakers. Writers. Visual Artists. Musicians. Designers. Story-Tellers. Explorers. Dreamers …

You must be over 18 and have made a professional commitment to your craft. The residency will be facilitated in English, so participants will be required to have a confident working level of English.

You must also be open minded and keen for a collaborative opportunity that will push your comfort zones and enable you to try a range of different tasks

The Artist Lock-In is a fully residential project that requires all participants to stay within the castle at all times – all artists are truly ‘locked-in’.

It is a rustic experience. There are no private rooms, no en-suite facilities, central heating, or even proper beds. Much of the time will be spent outdoors, making the most of the incredible spaces that the castle offers, which in many cases are only accessible to those who are physically able-bodied…

We do promise to feed you well and make sure that there are plenty of blankets! What’s for certain is that your experience living in the castle will be truly unforgettable.

The 2017 Artist Lock-In will take place between Sunday October 1st and Tuesday October 10th 2017.

ArtHouse Jersey will provide all Artists with accommodation and all meals at the castle between these dates.

Artists are required to travel to Jersey at their own expense or at the expense of a cultural organisation of their home jurisdiction. Participants must make necessary travel arrangements to arrive in Jersey before 12:00 on Sunday 1st and depart on Wednesday 11th October.

Interested Artists are asked to apply by filling out an application form, and submiting a CV as well as up to 4 examples of their work (as digital files) by email to Alice Bravery ([email protected]) by 16:00 (GMT+1) on Friday 1st September.

The professional facilitator team will review the applications and a shortlist will be invited for interview over Skype where we can find out in more detail about your practice and aspirations.

For an application form or more information about the 2017 Artist Lock In, the submission process, your eligibility, or any other queries please contact:

Alice Bravery – Producer, ArtHouse Jersey

[email protected]  /  +44 (0) 1534 617521


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