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Muir Trust/Discover Bucks Museum Residency 2024

Discover Bucks Museum holds a biennial artist residency in collaboration with the Muir Trust. For April/May 2024 they are looking for an artist to create portraits in 2D drawing media at the museum.

The deadline is 5 January 2024.


The Muir Trust Artist in Residence 2024 in collaboration with Discover Bucks Museum

Applications are now invited from mid-career, UK-based visual artists.
We are looking for an established artist to draw portraits using their choice of (non-digital) 2D drawing media.
The artist will produce an assemblage of drawn portraits — evoked by people within the museum and the surrounding area — which will resonate with our visitors from Buckinghamshire and beyond.
The residency will be based in Aylesbury for 20 days between 8 April and 10 May 2024. The artworks will then be exhibited in a solo selling show at the museum from 25 May to 29 June 2024.
The artist will have a dedicated workspace in the museum throughout the residency.
During the residency the artist will
(a) be at work in an open studio where visitors can observe and ask questions
(b) run a workshop for adults
(c) give a public talk
An award of £3,000 will be paid, plus an allowance for expenses.
Deadline for applications is noon on Friday 5 January 2024.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview on Tuesday 6 February 2024.
More information and an application form are available at the museum website:
Muir Trust Residency — Discover Bucks (discoverbucksmuseum.org)

Any queries, please contact:
Melanie Czapski, Keeper of Art mczapski@discoverbucksmuseum.org

Church Street
HP20 2QP

Further information and the application form are downloadable from the Discover Bucks Museum website:


Barbara Robjant is website administrator