Hafod Residency

The Hafod Residency in Wales offers two Royal Drawing School, Drawing Year alumni a dedicated self-directed two-week residency. The Hafod Estate is based 12 miles south-east of Aberystwyth. The estate is widely regarded as a supreme example of the picturesque landscape in the British Isles and has been depicted by artists such as Warwick Smith in the 18th Century, and John Piper in the 20th Century. This is a unique opportunity for artists who are interested in working in a rural location, drawing inspiration from the landscape and the natural surroundings of the Welsh countryside.

The 2024 residency will take place 7 – 21 June 2024 (please note the dates are set). This residency opportunity offers two artists accommodation and use of a studio for two weeks on the Hafod Estate. Artists will stay in the Victorian Cottage, Pwll Pendre and have access to a shared studio nearby. Artists must bring their own easel, drawing boards and materials.

As part of the residency, Hafod will host an open studio with the two artists in residence, 12 – 4pm on 21st June 2024. The open studio will provide an opportunity for the local community and friends of Hafod to meet the artists in residence, see their work and for the artists to deliver a short talk about their residency.

Please note that you must be able to drive with access to a car in order to partake in the residency as there is no public transport.

Applications are now open for the Hafod, Wales residency 7 – 21 June 2024. 

Application deadline is 5pm Monday 11 December 2023.

Submitted applications will be reviewed by a Jury of distinguished artists, curators and art collectors in early January 2023. The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year. If you have any questions regarding the residency, please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org.

This residency has been made possible with the support of the National Trust.National Trust Hafod