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Life Drawing Scholarship

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council has been running an Artist in Residence Scheme for the last five years, offering local artists the chance to utilise the attic studio space in Leigh Community Centre. The scheme is run to promote the arts in the town and bring creative events and activities to residents.

This year’s residency is being shared by local artists Kerry Doyland and Susan Allen. Both have already held the post in previous years but due to the turmoil and disruption caused by the pandemic were granted a further year in the space.

The dynamic duo has been collaborating on running a Life Drawing Scholarship for students and novice artists over the last few years, providing private tuition, materials and free admission to their monthly life drawing class. Leigh-on-Sea Town Council have recently provided the artists a grant to enable them to expand the scheme and help to cover the cost of materials.

The upcoming dates for 2022 are as follows; 29th July, 26th August, 30th September, 28th October, 25th November.

If you would be interesting in applying for the scholarship, please contact