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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 and a 17th century farmhouse used as accommodation for residencies and retreats.

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 contacts, Wysing has a unique partnership with the Royal College of Art’s MA in Contemporary Curating to deliver a series of themed artistic retreats.

We aim to work with artists at every stage in their careers and recently launched Wysing Young Artists, a talent development programme for young people wishing to pursue an artistic career and aged between 14-25 years. 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.

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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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