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Res Artis Conference—Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone

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 Res Artis Conference London – 2023

“Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone”
6 – 9 September, 2023
Hosted by Acme, in partnership with University College London (UCL)

Join over 200 artists, arts residency providers and leading cultural mobility experts from around the globe at our first in-person Res Artis conference since the pandemic from 6-9 September 2023, hosted by Acme in partnership with University College London (UCL). 

Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone, will bring the international artist residency community together in the UK for the very first time, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Res Artis and 50 years of Acme. This year’s event will help chart a future for impactful residency opportunities, with a focus on optimism and practical working solutions for issues facing the sector.

Taking place in London with live-streamed sessions, we will explore our post-pandemic and increasingly fragmented world. The event will propose co-creation and collaboration as positive solutions to shared obstacles faced globally by residency providers and the artists they host.

Registration fee for Res Artis Members: £220.00
Registration fee for Non-Res Artis Members: £350.00
Student + Freelance Artist One Day (Friday Sep 8 ONLY - no catering included): £30.00
Online Registration: £60.00
We hope to make Mind the Gap as accessible as possible, so if you’re
unable to join us in London you can take part in the conference online.
registration gives you live access to panels on days 1 and 2, along
with exclusive web-curated content to be announced soon.

Click on the 'Get Tickets' button on this page to confirm your registration.

Conference programme:

Every aspect of our conference, Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone, is committed to the overarching themes of diversity, access and inclusion. The conference program seeks to dismantle hierarchies and provide fair access for all. As such, we conducted an open-call for speakers and received an overwhelming response. We are currently assessing more than 200 proposals, and confirming speakers accordingly.
Eschewing keynote presentation in favour of panel discussions, provocations and interactive workshops the conference will explore power and access, diversity, artist voices and partnership working across four days. 


Media & Accommodation Partners:

We are thrilled to work with ASEF culture360 as our Media Partner for the conference. ASEF culture360 is a digital platform managed by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) since 2005.

Acme and Res Artis are pleased to partner with Mama Shelter Shoreditch as our Accommodation Partner (437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP) to offer conference guests an exclusive discounted rate of £165 per night for the 5, 6, 7 and 8 September.

Mama Shelter is part of, and fully adhering to, the Accor Planet 21 sustainability programme. The Planet 21 programme demonstrates the Group's ambitious goals for 2020, based around four strategic priorities: work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities.

The rate is valid for Medium Mama Double rooms booked before 5 June 2023, with breakfast included. For guests with access needs, Large Mama Double rooms are fully accessible and available for a discounted £175 per night.

To book your room:

  • Follow this link and then click the ‘see rates’ button
  • Select your dates and then under ‘special rates’, enter the ‘business client with contract’ code SCP4217528 and ‘access code’ AC915GB423
  • Proceed with your booking by selecting either a Medium Mama Double (£165 per night) or Large Mama Double room (accessible, £175 per night)

Please note that booking is between individual conference guests and Mama Shelter, subject to the hotel’s cancellation policy. As such, the conference organisers have no means of intervening on guests’ behalf. For any questions, please contact

Acme considers the environmental impact of our activity, striving to minimise it in all aspects of its work. This includes: monitoring and reducing energy consumption; becoming more energy efficient; moving towards more renewable energy sources; and becoming more sustainable through recycling. These commitments are implemented over seven principal areas: office premises, systems, equipment and resources; staff; suppliers and external relationships; studio and work/live buildings; transport; working with artist tenants; and green purchasing.

Acme and Mama Shelter's dedication to lessening environmental impact aligns with Res Artis' work to ensure that the arts residency sector centers environmental sustainability. This year Res Artis is thrilled to partner with 15 other international cultural networks, to start our journey towards eco-certification through the SHIFT initiative.

Contact and Access:

Res Artis is keen to be a fully inclusive communicator. If you have any communication-related access needs please get in contact with us at: and we can arrange a phone call to assist you. Inclusivity and diversity are key themes of this conference— everyone is welcome. Please click here for a pdf outlining access information for the conference.

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Refund policy

Cancellation Policy If you need to cancel your registration, you must send the cancellation by email to / Subject: Registration Cancellation. - 20% of the fees will be retained if there is a cancellation more than 30 days prior to the Conference. - 50% of the fees will be retained if there is a cancellation 30 - 10 days prior to the Conference. - Last minute (less than 10 days) cancellation will not be refundable. - Non-refundable in case of non-attendance. - Conference participation is transferable to another person.