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Artist in Residence Scheme now taking applications

Calling all artists, crafters and designers… Applications are now being accepted for the position of Artist in Residence at Leigh Community Centre.

Successful applicants will receive their own studio space within the centre at a reduced rental cost, a free exhibition space, and the chance to collaborate with the Council on bringing art to the Leigh-on-Sea community for a whole year.

Any type of artist will be considered whether you work with textiles, glass, photography, ceramics or paint and we also welcome joint applications and applications from groups.

Applicants with a local connection will have priority but anyone can apply. The deadline to apply is 31st October. Interviews will take place before Christmas, the successful applicant will be able to take up the residency from April 2021.

Due to current restrictions the decision has been made to postpone the start of the new artist to April next year to try and ensure they have an uninterrupted and full chance of getting the most out of their residency

To apply, email Further information, including the Artist in Residence brief and the application form can be found on our website at