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Contact name
Caroline Fisher

National Trust, Norfolk

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Title of position advertised
Felbrigg Hall: The Makers - Artist residencies and commissions




The National Trust in partnership with Norfolk Contemporary Art Society would like to appoint three artists for ‘The Makers’ a contemporary art residency and commission project resulting in an exhibition at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk during 2016-2017.

Felbrigg is a seventeenth century house that still retains the feeling of a family home while presenting the precious collections of some of its early residents. There are many fascinating paintings, sculptures, furniture and objects, reflecting making in all its forms and also an extensive library of books and manuscripts. The walled garden includes diverse plant species, fruit and vegetables and is rich in wildlife.

The artists appointed will have the opportunity to become inspired by Felbrigg estate, its house and grounds, during a week long residency from 3 to 8 October 2016. The residency will form a period of research and enquiry and each artist will then work up a proposal for work or works inspired by the place.

The work will be made and installed as an exhibition, on view to visitors during summer 2017.

The work produced can be in any material though there are limitations on showing digital/ video works in the house. Work may be made for indoor or outdoor areas of the property including the orangery and glasshouses.


Artist residency: a one-week residency from 3 to 8 October 2016, artists to stay rent-free in a National Trust holiday cottage on site.

Proposal submitted and accepted by end of November 2016

Work to be made between December 2016- March 2017

Exhibition opening April 2017

Fees and expenses:

Residency fee £750

Commission fee £3000

Travel £1150

Materials £2000

Total per artist: £6900

Open to professional artists only, no students

To apply:

Strict deadline: Monday 1 February 2016 at 5pm

Send CV, personal statement, explaining why you are suited to this opportunity and up to 12 images on a CD or USB stick by POST ONLY to:

Caroline Fisher, Curator, The Makers

c/o General Manager’s Office

Felbrigg Hall


NR11 8PR

For further full artist brief please email:

Posted by CAN network on 25th January 2016.