Could you be part of our Hothouse Artist in Residence opportunity?

XP Hothouse

XP School is offering a launchpad residency suite to an artist/s & or creative business looking to establish themselves in the Doncaster area. This can be any creative practice including, but not limited to:  Theatre, Design, Dance, Architecture, Visual Arts, Craft

The Hothouse residency is designed to acted as a launchpad for a creative business, to offer a purpose build residency suite (office/studio), rent and rates free for a period of 8 months.  Enabling a start-up business or emerging artists to test, launch and grow their brand in order to become sustainable.

During this time the creative practitioners will be embedded in the schools’ day to day processes, having access to resources and in exchange feeding into pupil learning and understanding of the creative industries via a carefully mapped out period of tutorials, workshops and talks.

They will work closely with the learn team and have the opportunity to utilise school facilities and showcase creative outputs within the school, on the intranet, website and team brief.

Aims and objectives of the residency

  • To act as a supportive environment to grow an emerging Doncaster based Creative business from.

  • To evidence the importance and diversity of the creative industries to our pupils.

  • To enhance and support XP & XP East expeditions

Your proposal needs to include:

  • A PDF portfolio (Examples of your work)

  • Covering letter

  • CV

  • Proposal of how you will approach the residency

Please send proposals to: Mel Hewitt, Communications Manager XP School Trust,


  • Commencement of residency will be subject to DBS check

  • Residency duration:  8 months commencing on Monday 3rd December 2018

  • Please direct any questions to: Mel Hewitt –