Residencies

At Clayhill Arts, we support and encourage residencies for artists and fellow creatives.
Artist-in-residence programmes give artists the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual environments;
providing them with time to reflect, research and produce new work.
Residencies allow creatives to explore new locations and different cultures, meet new people or to even experiment.

ARTIST RESIDENCY: MESH LOOP LINE

Earlier this year we were approached by three artists/makers who were searching for a creative space where they could come together and explore some collaborative work, escape their domestic commitments and focus on their creative practice to draw/make/discuss.

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rachael colley

Rachael Colley joined us for a short residency to explore scale and opportunity within her work.

Somerset-based artist Lotte Scott will be spending a week at Clayhill Arts, using the site and its materials as inspiration to create new work, explore alternative ways of working and how best to share her material-based practice digitally.

Lotte Scott charcoal clayhill arts Exploratory Charcoal Making & Drawing
emma-housley

I am a painter, which means my job is visual communication.

Our workshop is available to artists for temporary studio hire and short term projects, as well as residency opportunities

Workshop - table set up - Clayhill Arts Photo

Get in touch to enquire about our residency opportunities.

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TESTIMONIALS

A thoughtfully-restored venue in a beautiful, calm, inspiring setting. I received a warm welcome in a wonderfully warm building! Lovely homemade food, immaculate facilities. With its cosy nooks with sofas and books, a well-lit workshop area (large panes of glass letting in the natural light), spacious dining room, pleasant atmosphere and the joy of meeting other artists - I didn't want to leave! 

JANE LEACKY, ARTIST

Clayhill Arts is an exceptional learning environment that has been cultivated with such care, diligence and attention to the needs of artists. Superb accommodation, brilliant food and outstanding communal, workshop and studio spaces allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in their learning. Wide-ranging courses are run with generosity as Clayhill seems to magically combine business with a philanthropic spirit that respects the diverse backgrounds of participants and the many challenges that being an artist brings.

JON ENGLAND, ARTIST

The weekend I spent at Clayhill Arts was a very welcome change of scenery to my otherwise urban setting. I felt calm yet invigorated by the surroundings, and the accommodation was beautifully tasteful and very homely. The main space is wonderfully considered and very versatile - an ideal space for creativity and dynamic discussion. I left feeling energised and inspired by the experience of staying at Clayhill.

RACHEL JONES-JONES, ARTIST

AMANDA BOYD, SINGER

Clayhill Arts is a unique location that completely understands what is needed in order to allow a learning environment to operate and flourish. Set within a beautiful landscape, every detail has been considered and finished to an extremely high standard. A perfect mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing residents and visitors to have the space and time that is so often craved. 

MARK DEVEREUX PROJECTS

ANNA BEST, ARTIST

We were lucky enough to be able to take over the whole venue for a weekend, using the Granary as our base for experimentation, discussion and shared learning. The informality of the accommodation, and the relaxed surroundings, put everyone at ease and offered a space where cooperation and encouragement evolved naturally.

MELODY VAUGHAN, CURATOR

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed being at your venue. It is a lovely and inspiring artistic space. The food was fantastic, homely yet unusual. I really enjoyed the day.

RACHEL CLARKE

Clayhill is a truly inspirational place. The facilities and accommodation are absolutely fantastic, everything an artist/creative could wish for. I was lucky enough to be part of a Creative Pathways Bursary which meant I had studio space and mentoring. It has made a huge difference to my confidence as an artist and I cant recommend their courses highly enough. Thank you Clayhill, for making me feel, supported, appreciated and at home.

EMMA HOUSLEY, ARTIST