We are a non-profit artist led studio and gallery space near to Oxford in the Cotswolds. We have been hosting residencies and exhibitions since 2010.

COU COU is an artist led non profit studio and project space near Oxford UK.

We invite applications from artists to exhibit, screen or perform work in the studio and project space.We especially welcome artists with connection to Oxfordshire and mature women artists.

COU COU encourages dialogue between artists, curators and offers the studio as a shared critical context.

COU COU supports artists through mentoring and opportunities for professional development by facilitating residencies and collaborative projects with emerging and mid career artists in the UK and internationally.


COU COU curates performance and participatory art and works with partner arts organisations to do so. 

COU COU shares its activities with an art going audience and in the wider community through exhibitions, talks and events.

COU COU curator is artist Clare Carswell MA(RCA) who founded the studio and project space in 2010. Guest curators are invited to develop projects and to support selection of artists. Peta Lloyd co-curates the BIDDY project.


To apply for a residency or an exhibition contact us with a proposal and links to your website and biog.


COU COU refers to our curatorial presence which is as a creative cuckoo inhabiting a physical or conceptual nest which we invite others to share.

COU COU the call of the cuckoo, is recognised

everywhere and embodies our aim to use the

universal language of creativity to communicate.