Apply for 12th Muir Trust Residency

12th Muir Trust Residency in collaboration with Bucks County Museum Trust

Applications invited from established, mid-career, UK-based studio artists who wish to develop their creative practice by working with the Bucks County Museum collections. The residency will be based in Aylesbury for 20 days during mid-September to late-October 2019.

The chosen artist will select items from the mixed collections in store and respond to them through their own medium to create new readings and interpretations. The artist will have a working space in the museum to display the selected exhibits and develop their artistic responses. The residency is followed by a solo selling exhibition illustrating this creative process and its results.

Applicants must have a developed personal style and be at a point in their career where they want the opportunity to re-invigorate their practice. Work must be suitable for demonstration and execution in a museum environment within the given timescale. You must be able to engage with visitors about your work and inspirations through open studio sessions, a workshop for adults and a public talk.
We welcome re-applications from applicants to our previous residencies.

An award of £3,000 will be paid, plus an allowance for subsistence/travel expenses.

Closing date for applications is 20 December 2018 and interviews will be held on 7 February 2019.

For further information and an application form please email

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