our open ResIdency and Exchange programme actIvely collaborates wIth dIfferent cultural agencIes to provIde the space and support for artIsts and practItIoners to develop new projects and to experIment.

It encourages dIversIty of contemporary artIstIc practIce In all the art forms, whether performIng or vIsual arts, crafts, lIterature or musIc.

Some wIll explore tradItIonal ways of workIng and others seek to bend genres Into new formats, communIcatIng through form, materIals and processes, and by ways of convertIng these fIndIngs Into new narratIves.

We offer high quality live/work residence centrally located within the Creative Quarter in Folkestone that accommodates up to two residencies at any one time. It allows the artists to develop their work in their own space, and the Duel Residency structure enables them to work alongside one another, with the potential for collaboration. We encourage artists to tap into local creative resources, as well as other collaborators that may shed new light into and open up the way they normally work.
Our residency programme emphasises on the process, rather than the outcome. The documentation of the process is an important contribution towards the archives, which would be made accessible to the public as well as future residents.
Residencies are curated by partners and invited curators.

HOP Projects CT20 is an independent organisation.

It is located at the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, developed by the Creative Foundation to regenerate the town through the arts, the creative industries and education. Now home to a thriving community of artists and creative practitioners. HPCT20 has developed close working relationships with major cultural institutions such as the Creative Foundation, as well as a network of independent organisations working at the cutting edge of cultural productions: Casement Art, Venice Agenda, StrangeLove, Performance Space, Club Shepway, Brewery Tap, Strange Cargo, DARC (Manuel Vason), Ernst Fisher, so on and so forth.

Folkestone is a town on the English Channel in the South-East coast of England. It has dramatically transformed itself from economic decline to a thriving cultural frontier. Folkestone Triennial has established itself as a significant event in the international calendar of recurring art exhibitions since its inception in 2008 (Andrea Schlieker was the curator). Each Triennial invites artists to engage with the rich cultural history commissions a series of public artworks (some permanent) that collectively create a spirit of place, bringing changes in the thinking of the communities with which they work. The next Folkestone Triennial will be in 2020.

HOP Projects CT20 was launched as part of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial Fringe. Its vision is to extend, sustain and promote high quality art and creativity output beyond and in-between the duration of the festivals. With its headquarters is in Folkestone, HPCT20 has a national and international outlook. It is now a partner with the Performance Studio in London, and it is in the process of cementing a new programme of cultural exchange with Santiago, Chile.

Self-catering accommodation.
Project Space (36 sqm/390 sqft) is bookable outside our annual programme of public events as studio, workshop, or exhibition space if required.
Public accessible Archive that holds a record of past projects, publications and on-going research.
Logistic and production support from director and curator to ensure individual research and projects are realised to its full potential.
Residency period can be between 1 week to 2 months.

Project Space:


£ 300 / week (all inclusive) for short term residencies (4 weeks or less) unless subsidised
£ 250 / week (all inclusive) for long term residencies (more than 4 weeks) unless subsidised
Some of our residencies are self-funded for which selection is by application. We also provide residences by invitation.
To apply for a residency, please send an expression of interest containing the following information:

First Name:

Last Name:

Date of Birth:


Contact details:


Summary of your proposal: (500 words):

– summary of your work / research interest

– describe your practice, i.e. film, performance, sculpture, writing, music, design, etc…

– how would the residency help to develop your work

Proposed duration of residency:

Please attach:

– A copy of your CV

– A pdf. portfolio of your work (less than 5mb)


– Website portfolio

For any queries or to to send your expression of interest, please email:


Applications are continuous and on-going.

We aim to get back to you within 14 days to confirm that your application.