(Nomadic) Canal Bldg 137 Shepherdess Walk Hoxton, London N1 7RR, UK
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the rabbit hole opens “the hatch”, a unique nano-residency opportunity, commencing april 1, 2021, london.
open call deadline: march 1, 2021
spend up to 3 weeks in the magical loft of the rabbit hole’s headquarters, burrowed in one of london’s most inspiring and serene enclaves, directly on the regent’s canal, yet located in the heart of central london.
over the past 12 years, the hatch has moved from new york city, to barcelona, to now london: this time to immerse in london’s global stage of artistic communities, and cultural programming.
“the hatch” provides a key into the creative rabbit holes of London, and direct connections with the city’s artistic communities, venues, and cultural spaces.
about the rabbit hole:
founded in 2008 in new york city, the rabbit hole is a creative community numbering 3000+ in 56 countries. the residency program that bases its principals on deconstructing creative processes while establishing a new methodology called the rabbit hole method.™
the rabbit hole method™ is a process of inquiry developed by the collective, that extracts and distills from contemporary artistic practises, philosophy, mysticism, mathematics and dance. it includes the teaching of hazrat inayat khan, farid ud-din attar, jorge luis borges, alejandro jodorowsky, lewis carroll, among others.
the global residency: “the art of remembering”
“the hatch” has been set up as a response to the high demand and volume of applications for the rabbit hole international residency program “the art of remembering” to be held in naples, italy june 21-july 4, 2021, where the rabbit hole method will be interrogated by 10 international artists.
“the hatch” is a separate program, tailored for one artist at a time, in london.
who can apply:
artists, curators, writers, poets, researchers, sound artists, performers, photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, from all backgrounds are invited to the open call.
we invite the curious minded who have a particular interest in unraveling processes around deconstruction through mediums such a poetry, research, theatre and performance.
1 / creative retreat
located directly on the regent’s canal, the hatch is a space for creative retreat, set up as a contemplative encounter and reflective residency focusing on independent research. rather than public happenings similar to other residencies, this is specific to the intimacy of a home environment.
2 / individually tailored + curated stay
the selected hatch resident will work with the rabbit hole to create a unique program according to the artist’s interests, with direct contacts with mentors from music, theatre, dance and visual art disciplines including: gallery opening invites, art talks, venue introductory meetings, meetings with galerists, studio visits, workshops, art tours, and an artist dinner held at the hatch, will be arranged.
3 / introduction to the rabbit hole method
the resident will be mentored with their proposed project, and introduced to the trademarked creative process, “the rabbit hole method” see below
4 / networking + presentation of the work
the space, theatrically designed, is a playground to hold salons, dinner gatherings and a final presentation of work, or workshop, should the artist choose to do so.
5 / membership into the global community
at the completion of the residency, the resident’s experience and any conclusive work will be communicated through the rabbit hole’s online global channels. if applicable, a digital format of the final work will be shared. the resident will be invited to become an official member of the rabbit hole.
6/ london focus
at the epicentre of cultural transmissions, albeit established, london is also raw. attracting a constantly evolving stream of inquisitive minds and creative talent, london is a global stage where artists, curators, performers and producers spark relationships, create, produce and learn.
send the following information to [email protected]
– a statement about the project you
wish to work one (approx 400 words)
– your bio
– your website
– your preferred dates.
for all practical questions contact [email protected]
x renovated luxury loft in iconic building occupied by artists and musicians.
x furnished double bedroom with writing desk and huge windows facing the canal; en
suite bathroom and walk in closet
x 24 security and concierge service.
x sound proof building with triple glaze windows overlooking the regents canal.
x disabled access.
x well heated in the winter; airy windows with terrace seating on the in the summer.
x ideal for writing, composing, filming, photography, digital art, and contemplative creative processing.
x fully equipped open kitchen which you are welcome to use.
x situated in n1 central london.
x a 5 wins walk west to angel’s busy high street and cobbled stone roads of cafes, and 5 mins east to creative communities around hackney. 15 mins walk to kings cross.
the hatch is a tranquil place and should remain so, good care and consideration of the space, objects within the space, and other people living in the space is a requirement of your stay.
you agree to keep shared and private spaces of the house clean and respected.
the artist is responsible for their own food.
no overnight guests.
length of stay:
2 weeks minimum stay
3 weeks maximum
academic advisory and judging panel:
the rabbit hole is under the academic advisory of mit senselab, teatro de los sentidos, vanderbilt university. each application will be assessed by our academic board of advisors