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

COU COU invites artists to make work and to exhibit, screen or perform work in the studio and project space.

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.


COU COU refers to our curatorial presence which is

as a creative cuckoo inhabiting a physical and 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.