British Council Residency Programme at FLORA





El programa de residencias del British Council posibilita que un artista del Reino Unido participe de Escuela FLORA.

Recibimos aplicaciones de 6 candidatos. El jurado, compuesto por Paula Silva (Arts & Creative Industries Manager British Council), Sylvia Ospina (Director of Arts British Council), Freddy Dewe Mathews (artista), Pamela Desjardins (curadora en residencia de FLORA) y José Roca (director artístico de FLORA), evaluó las propuestas y seleccionó dos finalistas: Kate Morrell y Rachel Magdeburg.

Tras entrevistas con las finalistas, el jurado escogió como ganador de la beca al artista Kate Morrell, quien realizará una residencia de 10 meses en FLORA ars+natura en Bogotá



British Council Residency Programme at FLORA




The British Council will support one British artist for the academic year 2017,  from February to December 2017.

Artists born in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England are invited to participate, as well as artists who have been residents of any of the UK regions for at least 10 years and identify as British.



The application to the residency is open from October 3 to November 18, 2016.

The name of the selected artist will be published on November 30, 2016.

The residency will start in February 2017 and last until December 2017.

Many of the talks, seminars and studio visits will be done in Spanish, so a working knowledge of the language is preferable.

The selected artist must get the appropriate visa to stay in Colombia for one year and a health insurance as well. British Council and FLORA will provide a letter confirming his or her acceptance to the programme.




The residency programme INCLUDES:


– A studio with utilities included from February to December 2017.

– Participation in the Escuela FLORA independent study programme.

– A monthly allowance for housing, transportation and per diems of $ 1.400.000 COP for (10) ten months.


The residency program DOES NOT include:


– Airline tickets to Bogotá and back to the UK

– Honorarium

– Production budget




The selected artist engages herself/himself to the following:


-Use the studio at FLORA respecting Escuela FLORA’s Acuerdo de voluntades /Manal de convivencia (Rules Handbook), which must be signed before the beginning of the residency.

-Accept and sign an agreement with the rules and considerations regarding the use of the studio and the status of the works produced during the residency, in accordance to Colombian law.

-Attend all the activities of Escuela FLORA. In case the artist needs to leave, the maximum duration of absence will be of two weeks, and must be announced and justified a month prior.

-Conceive a presentation of the process/results at the end of the residency. This presentation will be done in the studio. FLORA will do its best to accommodate the needs of the project, provided it does not go against the integrity of the space or Colombian law. FLORA will not produce exhibitions nor give production money.





1.Fill in the Application form

The form must be competed online.

 2. Do a brief presentation of recent works.

Describe in 300 words the ideas behind your work in a way that helps the juries understand its themes, preoccupations and intentions.

3. Include 5 images of recent works

Send a dossier with five images of recent works, each with a brief description as a caption. Videos must be uploaded to Youtube o Vimeo so the juries do not have to download them. Make sure there are no compatibility issues. Write the appropriate links and passwords to the videos on the dossier.




The applicant must:


-Compile all documentation in a single PDF smaller than 10 MB, identifying the file with the name of the artist. Send the documentation to the following email address: 

(We will not receive applications that are not on a single PDF file)

-Write in the Subject line and in the name of the file the following: British Council Residency/ Name of the applicant

– Don’t exceed the deadline (November 10, 2016 at 23:00 Colombian time).


FLORA will publish a list of the applications five days after the deadline. The name of the selected artist will be posted on our website on November 30, 2016.


The selected artist authorizes FLORA to use photos of their work for educational and documentation matters.



Finally, it is important to:


– Not send your files in separate emails.

– Compile everything in a single PDF file.

– Identify properly the file you send.

– Don’t send files that exceed 10MB, and upload videos toYoutube or Vimeo.