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Wysing was established in 1989 and completed a £1.7million capital development project in 2008. The centre has ten buildings including studios, live-work space, specialist new media facilities, a large gallery, education facilities, a 17th century farmhouse used as accommodation for residencies and retreats and a cafe that is open to the public Mondays to Saturdays.

Wysing aims to provide alternative environments and structures for artistic research, experimentation, discovery and production,

In 2010 Wysing was invited to join Plus Tate; one of only two of the twenty organisations in the network whose work is focused on process and production rather than on the presentation of extant works. 


Wysing offers international residencies that support artists to make ambitious new work and explore new ways of working.  Residencies are grouped into ‘environments’ the themes of which have emerged from ongoing artistic enquiry focusing on Wysing’s position at the geographic margins of two major cities, Cambridge and London, and its origins as a space for artistic experimentation and innovation.

To support artists to develop strong networks and think about developments in art practice, Wysing delivers a series of themed artistic retreats. In additon Wysing leads the Exchange Values network of Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire to deliver the Syllabus learning programme for ten artists across ten months.

Wysing works with artists at every stage in their careers and recently launched Circuit, a programme for young people aged between 15-25 years, delivered in partnership with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and in collaboration with Tate. Other programmes and events for families and schools and colleges link closely to Wysing’s residency and exhibition programmes.

Artists occupying studios for up to five years, of which there are 24 artists at any one time, are offered individual professional development including career review meetings, support with seeking funding and access to networks.

Gallery exhibitions platform the research coming out of artist residencies. An annual exhibition in the New Year brings the previous years residency artists together in an exhibition that draws on the themes of their research. Other exhibitions throughout the year profile individual artists' research.

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Company information for Wysing Arts Charity:
Registered Office: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford, CB10 1PF. Company reg. no. 2942151. Charity no. 1039555. Vat reg. no. 816907119.

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