2022 artist-in-residence applications – Now Closed

Applications now open for the Festival’s 2022 artist in residence programme.

Liane Lang's Grave Stone

Applications for the Artist in Residence are now Closed.

Calling all artists resident in the UK – would you like the chance to spend 3 months in the Derbyshire Dales to take time to stand back and think about what you do, maybe consider a new direction?

The Lodge Project will enable an established artist with a minimum of 5 year’s practice experience to undertake a funded residency in the Derbyshire Dales during the Summer of 2022.

We are looking for a visual artist who would explore the area from an outsider’s point of view – the landscape, diverse architecture, industrial past and community and develop a body of work based on their time here. The residency would conclude with an exhibition at the Wirksworth Festival.

The Accommodation
The successful applicant will be provided free of charge, with an C18th century, 3 bedroom cottage with adjoining studio five minutes’ drive from the town of Wirksworth.

Your own transport and personal studio equipment would be needed.

Lodge Project cottage


A £3,000 fee is paid to the artist.

Application deadline 31st December 2021

Residency period: July/August/September 2022

Eligibility: A UK resident visual artist wishing to refresh and develop their practice.

Application process:

  • A proposal, of approx. 300 words, illustrating how you might approach the residency and what you would hope to achieve.
  • A current C.V.
  • 10 images of recent work.

All enquiries & application to The Chair at: admin@wirksworthfestival.co.uk

The Lodge Project is sponsored by the Ampersand Foundation

Image shown of Liane Lang’s 2021 work in progress exhibition, the Monumental Landscape.