Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports an immersive artist-in-residence program, which invites artists to spend an extended period of time in Bruton in order to draw inspiration from Durslade Farm, the local culture and the surrounding landscape. The residencies have no prescribed outcomes but give artists time and space for reflection, research, and production. Previous artists-in-residence include Pipilotti Rist, Mark Wallinger, and Rashid Johnson.
The annual Hauser & Wirth Exchange Residency for post-MFA students is a collaboration between Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles and Hauser & Wirth Somerset, working with the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) and the Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset also holds an annual International Curatorial Residency which brings together a group of influential curators from around the world to spend five days immersed in the ethos and programming of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, to share knowledge and to create new opportunities and connections for the cultural sector. The residency culminates in a public symposium for UK delegates, which acts as a forum for reflection and thought-provoking discussions on a different topic each year.