Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Fellowship 2016

Dorothy Una Ratcliffe at the helm of Sea Swallow

Acorn Bank is offering a 3–month fellowship for an artist/illustrator (individual or collaborative) during the spring months of 2016. This is an unusual residency opportunity in an extraordinary National Trust site in Cumbria, the former home of Dorothy Una Ratcliffe - an author, poet and patron of the arts. Artist/illustrators at any stage in their professional careers, who are not currently studying, are welcome to apply.

Deadline for applicants: Monday 30 November 2015, 5pm

Artist Brief

Acorn Bank is keen to continue Dorothy Una Ratcliffe’s ethos and commission an artist/illustrator to spend time at the site and produce a body of work in response to the natural environment and rich wildlife of Acorn Bank. Now in its second year, the fellowship has previously been awarded to Chichi Parish.
The selected artist/illustrator will be provided with accommodation on site. While the primary aim of the fellowship is to offer an artist time and space to research and develop their practice, there is also a potential opportunity to exhibit within the house and on the wider estate throughout the 2016 summer season. At this stage all ideas are welcome.

Key Dates

Monday 30 November 2015, 5pm Deadline for applications
Tuesday 15 December 2015 Shortlisted artists’ interviewed at Acorn Bank, Penrith
Wednesday 16 December 2015 Applicants informed of outcome
Late February-end of May 2016 Fellowship period

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