AboutApplications are now open for the Dumfries House artists' residencies for emerging and established artists from the UK and USA, for whom drawing is part of their practice. The residency is delivered by The Prince's Drawing School, Glasgow School of Art and Dumfries House, and will be based at Dumfries House: the 2,000 acre estate in East Ayrshire.
Fully funded four week residencies are available throughout 2014. Self-catering accommodation will be provided on the estate, where there are four purpose-built private studios within a traditional building. The studios are based in a secluded area close to the main house with views of the surrounding countryside and good natural light.
This is a unique opportunity for painters, textile and furniture designers, illustrators, practice-based researchers and applied artists. Resident artists will be able to work in the house during opening hours and will have access to a significant collection of 18th century Chippendale furniture, tapestries, textiles, and a large collection of Flemish and Scottish paintings on loan from the National Gallery of Scotland. One piece of every artist's work will be selected for the archive at Dumfries House at the end of their residency, in consultation with the artist.
Applicants should submit an application form, together with a CV, a non-returnable digital portfolio of 10 images on a CD or DVD, and up to 3 sketchbooks. Submissions should be sent to The Prince's Drawing School, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3SG by 7pm on the day of the deadline.
The deadline for applications for residencies between January and June 2014 is Monday 2nd December 2013. Applications for residencies in the latter half of 2014 will open in the Spring with a deadline of Monday 5th May 2014. Selection for residencies will be made by a jury of distinguished artists and curators. Requests for residencies of a longer or shorter period may be considered.
For further information or to download an application form, please visit www.princesdrawingschool.org/residencies.html.