Pirate Residency is a new scheme offering up to 10 artists free access to Pirate’s global studio network for a month.

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Individual artists and groups from across the creative spectrum are invited to apply for the Pirate Residency initiative. If you can put our DJ studios, recording studios, rehearsal studios, dance studios or podcast studios to good use, we want to hear from you.

Entrants are encouraged from creatives based in any city where Pirate has studios, across the UK, Ireland, US and Germany. You can find a list of our locations on the website homepage.

Applications for Pirate Residency are open to Pirate artists and the wider community. Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone who fits the above description.

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The first Pirate Residency round will take place in June/July 2022. If you’re not available to use the studios during this period, consider waiting for a later iteration of the initiative to apply. You’ll have a new opportunity to do so every month.

The key dates and deadlines for this month’s scheme are as follows:

MAY 5TH - Applications Open

MAY 31ST - Applications Close

JUNE 21ST - Recipients Notified

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  1. Fill out the application form (shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes) with your previous work, links to your socials and tell us how you would use the studio time.
  2. Tag @pirateofficial on Instagram and hashtag #pirateresidency with a photo of you in the studio/working on your project.
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As well as space to create in our global network of studios, joining the Pirate community means getting help to take your creative practice to the next level. 

Our A&R team works with industry partners to release new grants, mentorship programs and gig slots each month. See the full range on our artist opportunities page.

Ready to apply?

Click here to view the full Pirate Residency terms and conditions.