Artists in Residence 2018

Halsway Manor – National Centre for Folk Arts is seeking applications from artists, companies or groups to be Artists in Residence for 2018. Following a highly successful year in 2016 with trio Faustus we are currently welcoming the band Lady Maisery to work with us over 2017.

The Manor nestles in the Quantock Hills in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK and is a fantastic and inspiring building which promotes the generation of ideas and development. With a large folk arts library, full residential facilities for up to 65 people and six acres gardens and grounds it offers a home from home, a space to breathe and create, a magical environment.

The content of any residency at Halsway Manor is formulated between the artists and the management of the Charity. Your residency could include leading courses at the Manor, researching and developing new material, working with our communities, creating work in response to our setting or simply finding time to be together in an environment which is conducive to sparking new ideas.

What we want:

We wish to work with artists who have or are developing a national/international profile to form a symbiotic relationship which promotes and develops both of our works.

This is not a paid opportunity but we are happy to offer free use of our facilities and accommodation, our resources and to partner in any funding bids for the development of work.

If you would like to be considered for Halsway Manor Artists in Residence please send an expression of interest to  by 3rd April 2017 including:

Why would like to be Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor?

If you have any experience in facilitation or teaching courses or would you be interested in doing so?

Why is 2018 the right time for you to work with us?

What might be your aims and objectives for your residency?