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The Free Drawing School is a three year project of experimental drawing at Hospitalfield and is a core-part of our ongoing programme. 

The aim of the Free Drawing School is to engage with new audiences in our community of Arbroath and Angus and to encourage creativity in the participants. Over the last two years the Free Drawing School has been working with members of the public on a programme of experimental drawing and we are looking for an ambitious artist or practitioner to continue with this project into year 3. 

When not working on specific projects you can use as much time as you require to use the facilities for the development of your own work. There will be a studio and other facilities available to you, we see this as an opportunity for an artist to develop their own practice with or alongside the engagement activity. 

We appoint an artist each year to take on the role and we are now looking for an artist for year three. This residency will run from May 2020 - April 2021. 

We anticipate that the school will be based on the artist's practice and ideas, drawing on the 800 year history of the garden and fernery at Hospitalfield. This is an exciting time for Hospitalfield as this year the gardens are under the process of being re-designed. This project has been devised to run alongside this capital development. 

We are now inviting applications from artists, creative and engaged practitioners, based in Dundee and the DD postcode to be the commissioned residency artist for Year Three of the Drawing School. 

During the period of their residency the artist will be provided with a free studio at Hospitalfield where they can spend time developing their practice. 

One of Hospitalfield’s aims is to become embedded with the town of Arbroath and the Angus region. We have identified the key groups that we would like to work with including;

  • Young people
  • Mental Ill Health
  • Refugee care and services

There is scope to include other groups in the region and to encourage other opportunities for access. 

Hours: We expect to work with an artist on a part-time basis over a twelve month period. The artist should be based at Hospitalfield or within delivery activity in the local community for an average of 16 hrs per week. (Friday afternoons during term time and key dates in Hospitalfield's calendar are essential). 

Salary: The fee is £24,000 pro-rata (0.4 FTE) per annum. 

Start date: The residency will start in May 2020. 

To apply: Please complete all sections including a statement and images of your work. 

The deadline for applications is 12 midnight on Wed 12 February 2020. 

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