CALL OUT: Croydon School of Creative Arts x Jamie Reid Archive Residency

Application deadline; 10th July 2024


Celebrating South London subcultures and coinciding with our current exhibition Eye Level, we’re excited to launch our new artist residency in collaboration with the Jamie Reid Archive. 

If you are an alumni or current student of Croydon School of Creative Arts, we want to hear from you!


The residency will take place from July-September 2024 and invite creative responses to iconic punk and political activist work by visual artist Jamie Reid, and includes free desk/studio space here at Turf Projects, access to onsite facilities, curatorial support and mentoring for the duration of the residency.


Jaime Reid, who passed away last year, was a multidisciplinary artist, producing work rooted in political activism, punk and post-punk culture, and attended Croydon School of Creative Arts. 

The Jamie Reid Archive spans across his early political magazine Suburban Press to work produced for and in collaboration with the Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys and Afro Celt Sound System, alongside protest work for the Anti Poll Tax Alliance and Pussy Riot.


The selected artist will be provided with:

  • A free desk/studio space for the artist here at Turf for 2 months from mid July to mid September
  • An artists fee (paid to you) of £1500 and production budget for development of work
  • Travel expenses to view material and access the archive
  • Mentoring and curatorial support during the project
  • The opportunity to showcase work created in response to the archive in Turf’s Window Box space.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: Midnight Wednesday 10th July 2024 – we’ll notify applicants for interview on Thursday 11th July 2024.
  • Interviews: Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 July.
  • Wednesday 24th July 2024 – Artist induction to Turf
  • August 2024 (tbc) – Site visit / material research with the Jamie Reid Archive
  • September 2024 (tbc) – Window Box showcase onsite at Turf Projects

Working from: Turf Projects, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ


To apply, email us at with a short statement of interest and examples of your work. 

We welcome any format including written, video or audio applications & look forward to hearing from you!