Hafod Residency

The Hafod Residency in Wales is open to two alumni artists of the Royal Drawing School. The Hafod Estate is based 12 miles south-east of Aberystwyth. The estate is widely regarded as a supreme example of the picturesque landscape in the British Isles, and has been depicted by artists such as Warwick Smith in the 18th Century, and John Piper in the 20th Century. This is a unique opportunity for artists who are interested in working in a rural location, drawing inspiration from the landscape and the natural surroundings of the Welsh countryside.

This residency opportunity offers two artists accommodation and use of a studio for two weeks on the Hafod Estate. Artists will stay in the Victorian Cottage, Pwll Pendre and have access to a shared studio which is a 10 minute walk from the cottage. The studio is situated in Ysgoldy Goch, where they will have access to tea/coffee making facilities, sink, tables and chairs. Artists must bring their own easel, drawing boards and materials.

The residency runs for two weeks from Monday 17 September - Monday 1 October 2018 (please note dates cannot be changed).

Please note that you must have access to a car as public transport in the area is limited.

The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School's postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year. Submitted applications will be assessed by a jury of six distinguished artists, curators and art collectors in April 2018. If applicants would like to attend the residency with another artist, both artists must submit individual applications stating the name of the other artists they would like to attend with in the application form.

This residency opportunity has been kindly been donated by the Hafod Trust.

Applications for the Hafod Residency are now open, the application deadline is Sunday 25th March 2018. If you have any questions regarding your application please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org.