Habitation: A Site for Artistic Research

The residency programme is the backbone of the Art Programme for North West Cambridge Development. Artists are appointed to work in collaboration with different University of Cambridge departments relevant to each phase of the development. This provides a rich opportunity for artists to collaborate with world-class academic departments. Another important aspect of the artists' brief is that they are invited to respond and engage with the North West Cambridge Development site, its existing and future communities. They are provided accommodation and studios directly on site, and supported to produce public outcomes for their work.

The Contemporary Art Society curate the artists in residence programme and artists are selected annually by the North West Cambridge Development Public Art Panel.

Past outcomes from the residency programme have included public film screenings, seminars, discussions, workshops, participatory projects and exhibitions.


For more information on the Artist Residency Programme please contact:

Ailve McCormack

Art Producer, Consultancy


Residencies News

Artist Melanie Manchot is looking for people from all walks of life to be participants in her new artwork.

Oct 03rd 2017
She invites people of all ages and backgrounds to join three ‘unconventional’ choirs for a performance piece to be presented in North West Cambridge early this December.

New Artist-in-Residence Appointed for the Development

Sep 13th 2016
A new artist has been appointed for the fourth year of the Habitation Artist Residency programme of the North West Cambridge Development: Melanie Manchot.

Ruth Ewan 'Another Time' pamphlet available here

Jun 23rd 2016
Download the free PDF pamphlet to find out more about the 'Another Time' project by Ruth Ewan.

Press Release

Jun 22nd 2016

New Artists-in-Residence Appointed for the Development

May 05th 2015
The new artists have now been appointed for the third year of the Artist Residency programme of the North West Cambridge Development; Lise Autogena, Joshua Portway and Ruth Ewan.
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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Melanie Manchot

July 2016 to June 2017

Sainsbury Laboratory

Joshua Portway and Lise Autogena

May 2015 to April 2016

North West Cambridge Development Project Team

Ruth Ewan

May 2015 to April 2016

University of Cambridge Museums

Bedwyr Williams

April 2014 to March 2015

Land Economy

Aid & Abet

April 2014 to March 2015

Sustainable Development

Fernando García-Dory

April 2014 to March 2015


Tania Kovats

May 2013 to April 2014


Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie

May 2013 to April 2014

Earth Sciences

Hannah Rickards

May 2013 to April 2014
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