Wild Plum Arts has been invited by the Britten-Pears Foundation to host an artists residency at The Red House in Aldeburgh from August 5th until September 2nd this year.

We are offering accommodation, full board and private workspace for up to five artists at a time, in four houses belonging to the Britten-Pears Foundation – three next to the Red House itself, and the fourth at Imogen Holst’s House in Aldeburgh. One of the houses presents an ideal opportunity for two artists who are collaborating on a project.

Residencies will be available in modules of a full week – Monday to Monday – at a maximum of two weeks’ stay.

The purpose of the residency is to create an ideal working environment for professional artists. A day at the Red House will follow a simple structure: breakfast and lunch will be supplied to be eaten in the individual houses at the artist’s own schedule, and dinner will be hosted by us in Home Reach (the largest of the houses), when we hope all the artists will join us.

Between 9 a.m and 4 p.m., and again after 10 p.m. will be “quiet hours” for artists to work without interruption. The extraordinary Britten-Pears library and archive is on site and will be available – from 1pm to 5pm Tuesday to Friday – to all artists. No routine is prescribed. A walk in the country or by the sea is encouraged.

The aim of the residency is to provide a creative work space – a “think” space – so there will be no obligation or expectation that the artists complete work while at the residency, but we and the Britten-Pears Foundation hope that any work that is created or begun during the residency will acknowledge the support we have given by crediting the work as being MADE AT THE RED HOUSE.

Applications have now closed. Successful (and unsuccessful) applicants will be contacted by May 3rd, at the latest.

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