This Autumn, you can choose between two Residency Programmes for performance makers & writers working in and across all creative contexts:

These programmes encourage rawness, risk and reflection, and ensures that everyone’s work will be respected and supported equally.

Both programmes include:

  • Group Meetings with fellow performance makers, facilitated by Caroline Salem. Exact dates and time to be scheduled to suit all participants
  • 1:1 Creative Mentoring Sessions online with Caroline Salem
  • OPTIONAL studio sessions at Space Clarence Mews, scheduled in advance
  • Sharing Events with other companies/makers on the programme. The audiences will be invited by the artists who are sharing their work.

We are offering both ‘Virtual’ and ‘In-person’ options

Applications are considered, and places offered, on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP. Follow links above for more info about each programme. Do get in touch for any questions!


For Independent Performance Makers – dance, music, theatre, circus, performance art, spoken word

7 days of personal studio time combined with either in-person OR virtual work-in-progress meetings and mentoring. The week culminates in a studio sharing (max 5 invited guests per artist) combined with live-streamed or solely virtual event.

Apply as soon as possible and your requested dates will be prioritised. Click here for full details.

10 Week Programme is back this Autumn from Oct 3rd to Dec 11th 2022

There will be the option of joining a virtual group and an in-person group
For performance makers/writers working in and across all creative contexts fiction, non fiction , poetry, film, theatre, choreography, music, performance 

All artists on this programme have the options of using the studio at Clarence Mews. There is NO expectation that you will use studio space or have access to other studio space,  artists have been working at home, outdoors or in other spaces 

Applications are now open – click here for more details

Applications are open for the Year of Making 2023 programme.

Running from January 2023 to January 2024, this programme will combine regular meetings with other artists, informal work-in-progress sharings and mentoring. In addition there is the option of using studio space at Clarence Mews and /or taking time in our Coastal Retreat

Both emerging and established artists/companies are welcome to apply.

One 50% bursary available for an applicant who is either under 25 years or over 65 years.

We are processing applications on an ongoing basis – following receipt of your application, you will be invited for a conversation about the programme. Visit this page for more info and how to apply.

Don’t hesitate to contact Caroline for a chat on 07871190500 or by e-mail:


MONDAY NOV 15th  9am – 6pm 

Take time in the studio followed by
Refreshments and Chat in the kitchen

Book in for your to visit to spend an hour in the studio on your own or with collaborators and then chat after with Caroline
9-10am, 11-12noon, 1-2pm, 3-4pm, 5-6pm 

BOOK A TIME by contacting us /07871190500 

Come and experience what it’s like to work at Space Clarence Mews, and
 find out more about the  Year of Making  2022. 

The Virtual programmes continue with a new Virtual Month of Making:

5th July – 8th August 2021

Delve, draft, test, question, discard, run with or keep for later. This month programme encourages rawness, risk and reflection, and ensures that everyone’s work will be respected and supported equally.

It includes:

  • 5 x Group Meetings facilitated by Caroline Salem, 3 hrs each. Exact dates and time to be scheduled to suit all participants
  • 2 x 1 hour 1:1 Creative Mentoring Sessions with Caroline Salem
  • Final work-in-progress sharings for a small invited audience

Optional use of studio is also available.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND RESPONDED TO ON AN ONGOING BASIS click here to find out more and to apply.

Where do we go from here?
…keep going!

Virtual 10 Week Programme Oct – Dec

For 4-6 artists – 5 bi-weekly meetings with other artists, 3 mentoring sessions, ending with a virtual &/or studio sharing. Optional use of studio space available (additional cost).

We invite applications from artists working in and across all creative contexts (choreographers, composers, directors, writers, maker-performers) and at any stage in their experience of making/ performing/ writing.

Invitations to talk more with Caroline Salem will be made once your application has been received, so get in touch asap.

Click here for more info and how to apply.

Photo credit: Julie Havelund & Agnese Lanza, Inter Pares Project

Give a SPONSOR’S  VOUCHER to a friend, or family member or someone whose work you’ve noticed to support their work.

You choose the amount and the artist has the freedom to use it any time over the next 12 month towards any programme eg  Year of Making 202110 week Creative SpaceMonth of MakingVirtual Programmes,  Series of 4 Mentoring Offer

If interested, please complete this form online and we will get back to you ASAP.
We will invoice you for the voucher once we have received the form.

Thank you so much for sponsoring an artist! 

…and you can also opt to be a “Secret Sponsor”  if you’d prefer:

If you would like to sponsor an artist but you don’t have someone in mind. Please contact Caroline at  or call 0787190500 for a conversation, to match up your offer with an individual who would benefit from your support.

Image credit: Maker/ Performer Julie Havelund, photo Suzanne Nolan


Join us on Zoom MONDAY 23rd Nov and TUESDAY 24th Nov Lunchtime 12.30-1.30pm and WEDNESDAY 25th November early ! 8.30am -9.30am for Q&A’s to find out more about Space Clarence Mews’ YEAR OF MAKING 2021 for local, national and international choreographers, composers, directors, writers and maker-performers.


Join at the beginning of the session if you can, but if not possible drop in any time and we’ll navigate the comings and goings as they occur. Caroline Salem will explain more about the 100% Virtual and Plus Studio options and answer any question you might have whether about ethos, process or fees.



At the end of every meeting I felt really inspired resolute and excited about making stuff… I really appreciated that ignition feeling, I found it really anchoring and just great to know that it was there – the consistency” 

Click here to find out more about the Year of Making 2021 and how to apply.

Get in touch anytime for a chat with Caroline:  |  07871 190 500

The Mentoring offering for independent performance makers is expanding from September 2020, with new 1:1 Creative Sessions and Group facilitation programmes available.

Click on the links above to find out more about each offering, and don’t hesitate to contact Caroline for more info on 07871190500 or by e-mail:

The Virtual Programmes will continue throughout Autumn 2020. Two programmes are now open for applications:

Virtual Month of Making: 26 October – 29 November 2020. Click here for more info.

Virtual 10 week Creative Space: 5 October – 13 December 2020. Click here for more info.

Each programme will involve 4 to 6 Performance Makers and include:

  • Regular artist meetings with the group (virtual)
  • 1-1 mentoring sessions (virtual)
  • Final sharing events for group and their invited guests (virtual or a mix of virtual and terrestrial)

Don’t hesitate to contact Caroline for a chat about the programmes on 07871190500 or by e-mail: Applications are considered and responded to on an ongoing basis.

to support and sustain performance making
Ten Week  | May 18 – July 19
One Month  | May 11 – June 13th

Although the studio has been closed since March 18th artists on Year of Making 2020 and Month of Making  have been sustaining their creative practice with the continuing support of group meetings and 1-1 mentoring sessions. The consistency of returning to the same group of people for supportive and stimulating dialogue has been particularly valuable.

Inspired by this and by conversations for many years with artists about finding a way to connect performance makers working beyond this space in London, nationally and internationally, I’m really excited to launch these virtual versions of SpaceClarence Mews programmes.

Each Virtual Programme will involve 4 to 6 Performance Makers and include:

  • Regular artist meetings with the group
  • 1-1 mentoring sessions
  • Final sharing events for group and their invited guests (virtual or a mix of virtual and terrestrial)

Performance makers can be at any place in their professional development, process or practice. This frame offers a place for all to be supported and in conversation; whether reviewing and writing/ communicating past work, shaping a current practice, exploring future directions by way of visioning, sharing fragments or simply bringing a question to the group. PhD candidates are very welcome to join our eclectic mix of professional performance makers, as are those considering a return to making after a break.

Click for more info on VIRTUAL 10 Week Creative Space and VIRTUAL Month of Making, and find out how to apply.

Don’t hesitate to contact Caroline for a chat about the programme on 07871190500 or by e-mail: