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OPPORTUNITY - 2 x internships with Grizedale Arts

Grizedale Arts is in the final stages of developing its new headquarters, residency base and farm at the refurbished hillfarm of Lawson Park, overlooking Coniston Water in the Lake District. The building has been designed by architects Sutherland Hussey to accommodate the residential and organisational headquarters for Grizedale Arts and its local, national and international work. There are four artists' live work units on site, communal living space, a warden's cottage, GA office and 25 acres of land including a Kitchen Garden.

The two interns will join a team of Director Adam Sutherland, Deputy Director Alistair Hudson, web & special projects developer Karen Guthrie and two off-site interns working on the Lawson Park Collection and Library. The post-holders will have the opportunity to work on different aspects of the GA programme and with artists working on commissions. These currently include: Olaf Breuning garden sculpture, Guestroom - library, Wapke Feenstra - farm shop, Pablo Bronstein - Chicken house, Juneau/projects - building commission, Martino Gamper - shelving unit, amongst others.

The interns will work with the staff of Grizedale Arts activities including agricultural work, commission development & fabrication, Collection development and archiving, Library cataloguing, building, carpentry, furnishings, website development, documentation and much more. Specialist skills in any of these areas would be very useful and should be highlighted by prospective interns when applying. We are looking for resourceful and self-motivated individuals who will relish working in what can be a challenging rural environment. Previous interns at GA have gone on to pursue distinguished careers in the arts and media and this is a unique opportunity to work closely with GA staff and an exemplary group of artists.

The internships have the benefit of excellent accommodation on site and Grizedale Arts will cover travel expenses for two journeys between the home (or UK point of entry for overseas applicants) and Lawson Park. There is an available pick up truck so a driving licence would be an advantage.

This is a very busy time for Grizedale Arts working towards the opening of the new building, so we are looking for committed people who will contribute to the success of the project and help realise the potential of the site.


Queries or for more details contact director Adam Sutherland on adam@grizedale.org

To apply send a CV and outline of interests and skills (max 2 x A4) to Adam Sutherland by email on adam@grizedale.org or by post to Grizedale Arts, Lawson Park, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AD, UK

Deadline - March 16th
Interviews (UK venue TBC) - week of 23rd March

Start date early May
Building opening July 10th / Gardens & land open July 26th





Posted by Karen Guthrie on 18/02/09 at 16:19