Guest Projects was an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio. It was designed to offer the opportunity for creative practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, music), to have access to a free project space for 1 month. Located alongside Regent’s Canal, Guest Projects provided an alternative universe and playground for artists. It was a laboratory of ideas and a testing ground for new thoughts and actions.
The programme, active for over 11 years evolved into a digital residency format in 2020 as a direct result of the global pandemic and crisis affecting arts spaces across the globe. Meanwhile a new residency initiative named Guest Artist Space located in Lagos was concieved in 2019 with construction due to be completed in late 2021.