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




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

Land Economy

Aid & Abet

April 2014 to March 2015

Sustainable Development

Fernando García-Dory

April 2014 to March 2015

University of Cambridge Museums

Bedwyr Williams

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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