TSI Artists Programme artists in residence in their studios
Tate St Ives artists-in-residence in their studios

Building upon the legacy of the St Ives artist colony in Cornwall, the Centre at Tate St Ives encourages research into the origins, activities and future of creative communities in Britain and internationally.

Themes include artist colonies and contemporary residency programmes, as well as networked and nomadic communities.

Key research strands include:

  • the history of the artist colony, in Cornwall and beyond, as a national and international phenomenon from the nineteenth century to the present day
  • the nature of contemporary artist communities, with a focus upon residencies at Tate St Ives, and comparative studies with national and international partners
  • the role of art institutions in relation to creativity in communities.

The Centre will host a series of workshops and seminar events, leading to conferences and publications. Its programme will involve collaboration with regional universities and partners, as well as the participation of institutions and individual scholars from all parts of the United Kingdom and abroad.



There are currently no upcoming events planned. Future events will be listed here.


Contact us

For further information, please contact the Centre’s convenors:
Anne Barlow, Artistic Director Tate St Ives
Sara Matson, Curator Tate St Ives
Laura Smith, Curator Tate St Ives