Peer Forum

Current project Past Project 2016 2017 2018 2019

Peer Forum is an annual seed-funding programme to help artists establish their own peer mentoring groups. Groups are hosted by galleries in London.


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Peer groups provide not only critical feedback necessary to develop work, but also the practical day to day support and encouragement that builds a sustainable practice. Through the Peer Forum programme, Artquest creates space for artists to instigate dialogue, develop ideas and research together, whilst brokering institutional support from our project partners: Camden Arts Centre, the Horniman Museum, and the Photographer’s Gallery.

Selected Peer Forum lead artists, who administer the groups, receive:

  • An award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6 month period with a regular group of 10-12 other artists.
  • A space and some limited resources provided gallery partners.

Applications for the Peer Forum programme in 2019 are closed. For more information about the programme you can read the application guidance and frequently asked questions .

Current supported Peer Forum groups

The Photographers’ Gallery

The Peer Forum award at The Photographers’ Gallery in 2019 has been awarded to Daniel Regan who will be working with artists Antonia AttwoodRoelof BakkerZara CarpenterDiogo DuarteGrace JacksonCeline MarchbankRikard ÖsterlundMarie SmithPaloma Tendero and Naomi Woddis.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Peer Forum award at The Horniman Museum and Gardens in 2019 has been awarded to Borbála Soós who will be working with Angela Chan, Olga Koroleva, Sonia Levy, Lou-Atessa Marcellin, Anna Mikkola, Gerard Ortín Castellví, Gerard Ortín Castellví, Laura Plant, Sara Rodrigues, and Hanna Rullmann.

Camden Arts Centre

The Peer Forum award at Camden Arts Centre  in 2019 has been awarded to Lea Collet who will be working with Miriam Austin, Naz Balkaya, Harry Bix, Guendalina Cerruti, Rosa Doornenbal , Roxman Gatt’, Maria Gorodeckaya, Zaiba Jabbar, Natalia Januła, Lou-Atessa Marcellin, Eleni Papazoglou , Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Anna Souter, Kandace Siobhan Walker .

You can also read about previous groups with former partners in the programme, Cubitt and Peckham Platform