The InternatIonal ResIdencIes & Exchange programme provIdes unIque opportunItIes for creatIve practItIoners to connect wIth new communItIes, and offers excItIng opportunItIes to research and develop work In new contexts.

HOP Projects CT20 has a rolling programme of two different types of residencies each year – International Artist Residencies and Curatorial Residencies. They are process-based and open platforms for those who wish to test new ideas and to be part of a thriving artistic community, work alongside the resident artists. 

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.

The residencies are normally themed to focus research. Selected artists or exhibitions may become part of HPCT20’s current or future arts programme. The availability and themes of the residencies are announced regularly. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on future opportunities and OPEN CALLS, or email us if you have a specific query.


Is a rolling programme of one to three months immersive residencies open to UK-based and international creative practitioners across all art forms to realise a project, undertake research, develop and expand their practice in Folkestone.

The aim of this residency programme is to provide opportunities for artists to undertake experimentation and research that will develop and expand their practice. Through the residency HOP hopes that artists can use the time to explore new paths within their practice through engaging with artists and creative professionals that are part of the Folkestone and Kent contemporary art landscape. 

HPCT20 offers high quality live/work accommodation centrally located within the Creative Quarter in Folkestone that can accommodate up to two residencies at any one time. It allows creative practitioners to develop their work in their own space. Although HPCT20 encourages artists to tap into local creative resources and local networks that may shed new light onto and open up the way they normally work.

Email: info@hopprojects.org for more information

Is a rolling programme of up to one month residencies inviting innovative curatorial proposals from all practitioners, including those working in the visual arts, performance, architecture and design to research and execute an exhibition project in Folkestone.

The Curatorial Residency at HOP Projects CT20 provides the opportunity for young curators to research and execute an exhibition project in Folkestone at the HOP Projects exhibition space with the active support of its directors and partners. You will be part of a thriving artistic community, working alongside the resident artists and your exhibition will be incorporated into our active exhibition programme.

The residency focuses on practical experiences in the conceptualising, planning, strategising, selecting, researching, mounting, installing and circulation of the projects and artistic statements. We encourage proposals that are relevant, engaging and innovative. During the residency, we offer a co-working space to fully develop your own ideas along with the directors and collaborators’ experienced guidance. Participants will have access to workshops, artist-talks, screenings, exhibitions and other regular events taking place in Folkestone.

At the conclusion of the working period, the resident curator will put on one-week exhibition / production of the curatorial residency.

Email: info@hopprojects.org for more information

HOP Projects CT20 has an on-going artist residency and exchange programme with La Plate-Forme (Laboratoire d’Art Contemporain) in Dunkerque, France. In 2019, it was part of WalkieTalkie, TalkieWalkie, a cross-channel exchange organised by Fructôse in Dunkerque.

HPCT20 is always looking for potential exchange partners, and it is in the process of consolidating potential opportunities in Chile, the rest of South America and China. Please get in touch.


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HIjack Present 白日摸瞎: REMOTE Residency

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Sharon DanIel – ‘Contra Culture’ InternatIonal ArtIst ResIdency

International Artist Residencies 2020: 'Contra Culture'

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2020 CuratorIal ResIdencIes: MargIns

Application Deadline: 04 Feb 2020

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SoundIng DIY III

Curated by Laura Netz | 6 - 14 December 2019 Part of HOP Projects CT20 2019 Curatorial Residency Programme

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Perfectly Imperfect

Exhibition by Celeste C. da Luz | 29 November 2019 Part of HOP Projects CT20 2019 Artist Residency Programme

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BuIldIng / BurnIng BrIdges

Curated by PUPS | 25 October 2019 Part of HOP Projects CT20 2019 Curatorial Residency Programme

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ThIs Is not Home

This is not Home An exhibition by Aurelien Maillard and Edward Sanders | 28th September - 11th October |
Opening Friday 27th September 5pm - 8pm

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An ActIve Ghost

An Active Ghost | 31 May - 09 June 2019 With photographs by David Christian, curated by Theresa Kneppers. Part of HPCT20 Curatorial Residency Programme 2019

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