Artist Residency opportunity in Wales, UK

Stiwdio Maelor in Wales, UK
Stiwdio Maelor. Photo by Veronica Calarco

Call For Applications For 2017

Applications for 2017 are now open – email for information and an application form.

Stiwdio Maelor is an Artist Residency in Wales, UK which has been set up as a place artists can go in order to focus on their work, meet other artists, and experience a new environment and community. Stiwdio Maelor provides accommodation and workspace in a Welsh village. Artists are provided with a bedroom and a studio, shared kitchen, bathroom and dining/common room in a large house on the main street of the village of Corris, Wales.

Stiwdio Maelor welcomes professional artists, writers and other creatives – emerging, mid-career or established – through an application process.

The village of Corris is unique in its blend of traditional and progressive. Elderly retirees and old hippies mingle comfortably with young families and a growing gay and lesbian community. Welsh and English are both spoken in the village and surrounding area.

During a stay at Stiwdio Maelor, artists can expect a productive and creative experience, meet other artists from the UK, Europe, USA and Canada and became acquainted with new friends in Maelor and in the village. Artists spend their time creating, reading, and walking in Nature. There is a pub and café steps from the studio where wifi is available. One can relax with a pint, a coffee or a tasty meal, chat with locals, learn to say ‘thank you’ and ‘cheers’ in Welsh, or sit quietly to work on your computer.

Corris is located in a valley at the southern edge of Snowdonia National Park. There are plenty of small roads and footpaths at Maelor’s doorstep. Wander through woods, or alongside sheep pastures and abandoned slate mines, or take a short bus ride to the nearest mountain for a few hours invigorating hike. Take the bus into the nearby town of Machynlleth to shop for groceries, browse bookstores or find everything and the kitchen sink at the Wednesday street market. The larger sea-side university town of Aberystwyth is about 30 minute bus ride where you can visit the university art gallery and the Aberystwyth Printmakers workshop, and have fish and chips on the shore.

Residencies are open to all artists for durations of two to twelve weeks throughout the year. There are three studio spaces available with separate bedrooms. The Attic space is £100 per week (£150 for artists sharing) and has a very large studio with two work spaces and an area to relax in with a sofa and armchair with its own fireplace, the bedroom has a double bed and is suitable for couples; Studio Pedwar is a £70 per week, the studio space has two tables and chairs, the bedroom a single bed and one armchair; Studio Chwech is £70 per week, the studio space has two tables and chairs, the bedroom a single bed and one armchair.

Stiwdio Maelor is founded and operated by accomplished visual artist and lesbian Veronica Calarco.

Studio Maelor is a superb place to get away and focus on your work. Veronica is particularly delighted to host lesbian/queer artists.

If you would like to learn more about Studio Maelor, check out their informative website at or email for information and an application form.