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North Devon Artist Residency

  • 01 Oct 2022
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Prize: 0.00 and Artist residency
  • Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Prints

NDAR is an artist residency based in the village of Combe Martin, north Devon, on the edge of Exmoor. The residency provides space for new work, for contemporary artists at any stage of their career. The residency was founded in 2018 with the aim of stimulating work engaging with and inspired by Combe Martin and north Devon. The aim of the residency is to create a serious collection of contemporary artworks inspired by and engaging with north Devon, and more particularly Combe Martin. In addition to the physical collection, we are keen to encourage documented participatory projects in the village. The emphasis of the residency as a whole is to create innovative and cutting edge works. Each resident artist will be required to donate one work created during/as a result of the residency to the collection. Further details can be found in the Terms and Conditions section of the website. We accept proposals in media such as photography, film, text, performance, sound, music, poetry and engagement with the public. The selected artists' areas of interest can range from responses to the landscape, seascape, dark skies, geology, village architecture and archeology to engagement with the local economy and culture, plus anything in between. As the residency establishes itself, we anticipate regular events which will develop links with local artists and galleries, as well as meetings for resident artists with local curators. The ultimate aim of the residency is to donate the works created to an appropriate art organisation, gallery or museum in north Devon. While the collection is being created, we aim to exhibit parts of the collection in venues in north Devon, as well as beyond. Artists are required to donate only one piece of work, although there might be a potential for artists to collaborate more extensively on an exhibition or display related to the collection, should they wish. HOW TO APPLY Residencies normally take place between October and May, although there may be some flexibility around this. You are welcome to get in touch with your proposal via email but we would prefer an informal approach outlining what you have in mind before applying formally Apply via email attaching two PDFs Applications should be made via email to ndartistresidency (at) Only applications in pdf format can be considered. One application letter and one cv, both in pdf format, should be emailed to us. Your cv should include the names and contact details of two referees who we can contact if we are interested in taking your proposal further.