Antigua Residency

The Antiguan Teaching Residency 2021 is generously being supported and funded by the Jumby Bay Fund and The Halo Foundation, Antigua and Barbuda. The residency aims to encourage new interest in visual arts education in primary and secondary schools in Antigua.

The purpose of the residency is for two Royal Drawing School artists to work alongside the Antiguan Ministry of Education to run a series of workshops for art teachers and students in order to develop the standard of visual arts education in Antigua. 

Resident artists will teach for two days a week, at both a studio space and in school classrooms. For the remaining time artists will be provided with a studio space for their own self-directed practice. Artists applying for this opportunity must have at least two year’s teaching experience and be confident in a classroom environment. Teaching artists will be expected to design workshops for Antiguan teachers and their students and be prepared to help teachers develop new teaching plans as a legacy for the visual arts curriculum in Antigua. As part of the teaching programme, sessions may be filmed to share with future visual art teachers. 

Artists in residence will act as ambassadors for the Royal Drawing School. Sharing the School’s mission to offer in-depth, high-quality tuition in drawing from observation, to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practice, and to be committed to the continued training of future teachers of drawing.

Applications are now closed for the Antiguan Teaching Residency 2021.   

The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year and to Faculty of the Royal Drawing School, artists must have two years teaching experience minimum. Submitted applications will be assessed by a jury of six distinguished artists, curators and art collectors. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview via zoom. If you have any questions regarding the residency or your application, please contact Janet Casey at residencies@royaldrawingschool.org.