Derby Arboretum Artists’ Residencies 2019 – 21

We are seeking initial expressions of interest from artists who would value a period of time in the Orangery to create and/or exhibit work. The artists would also be able to offer a Friday workshop.

Over the next few years Arts and Wellbeing organisation All Being Well will be hosting the artist’s residency programme on the park.

All Being Well are in the process of writing a funding bid which will be adapted in accordance with successful applications.

The Orangery is a focal point of the park and the interior can easily been seen from the outside.

Our aim is to have ongoing displays, exhibitions and workshops to fully utilise the beautiful and historic building.

We are looking for committed artists who wish to undertake a self directed residency and/or exhibit existing work alongside weekly workshops.

Who this would benefit

Creatives who wish to develop or exhibit a body of work which is harmonious to the park environment and its community.

The project would be most suited to individuals or groups who are happy to work independently although support is ongoing especially regarding the Friday workshops.

During the proposed period of time in the Orangery you will have 24/7 access to the space. The Orangery is a very large Victorian building which has great opportunities for creative activities, large scale work, installations and exhibitions. During your allocated time you would ordinarily be the only users of the space.

Required workshop £100 per week

Self directed residency includes free use of the space in exchange for artists proposed expenses. At this stage we are open to a variety of proposals and costings.

At this stage we ask for a simple proposal including, brief statement, images of work, workshop ideas and brief summary of how you would use and display work in the space.

Deadline : 31st July. We will notify everyone by 14th August. Successful applicants may then be asked for more information as we proceed with our funding application.

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Contact Name

Diana Shepherd 

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Start Date

4th July 2019

Closing Date

31st July 2019