Cranborne Chase AONB is seeking to engage a community Artist-in-Residence for the six months of January to June 2022.

Artists working in visual arts/mixed media are invited to submit proposals in response to this brief as part the cultural heritage element of the Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme (Chase and Chalke). We are looking to work with a professional, experienced, socially engaged artist who can deliver personal, social and educational outcomes for participants. Through each residency, artists will help to raise awareness of the Chase and Chalke area and increase understanding of and engagement with significant aspects of it, i.e. the physical landscape, its biodiversity, its ancient history, and its culture.

This project seeks to engage groups and individuals who do not normally connect with the heritage on their doorstep. Participants will have the opportunity to respond to the rich heritage of the Chase and Chalke area and develop new perspectives.

There will be three separate Artist in Residence projects (2022/2023) followed by a joint exhibition (2024) of the work created, accessible to new and diverse audiences.
Each artist will have the opportunity to create their own new work in response to the theme of their residency.

The budget for each residency is not to exceed £4,000 (excluding VAT) to cover the artist’s fee and travel, with a further £750 allocated for materials per residency.

The deadline for receipt of tenders is Monday 6th December 2021 5pm.

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Download the full Artist Brief here.


Please note that TADC are not partners in this project.