The Digswell Arts …
Selects Fellows by interview.
Welcomes all arts or crafts.
Provides Three year agreements, which may be extended to a maximum of Five years.
Provides low cost studios with shared service charges.
Encourages Fellows to manage the studios cooperatively.
Is always looking for promising and dedicated artists who can get on with others and have an interest in community involvement.
How to become a Fellow
Selection of Fellows is by shortlist and interview and prior to this we encourage potential Fellows to visit the studios and see what is available. Of course we cannot guarantee particular studios. The telephone numbers are 01438 315454 for office at Stevenage and 01438 717765 at Welwyn. Please ring before you visit to ensure you can get access. Interviews will take place following national advertisement usually in the Artists Newsletter and in the local press and at art colleges.
Existing Fellows also assist the Trustees, who conduct the interviews. We particularly seek artists whose work to date leads us to believe that the provision of a DAT Fellowship will help them towards an exciting and fulfilling future and that their presence will benefit other DAT fellows. The Trust is at present considering its future strategy and agreements may be shorter in future and need to be accompanied by action plans.
Digswell Arts Print-Makers Group
Print membership entitles artists to use the workshop on a specified/designated day each week. Although print members do not have a studio space they are able to store equipment/materials on site in a lockable cupboard and large plan chest drawer. Members are also invited to take part in Digswell arts events such as Open Studios, group exhibitions, art crtitiques and meetings.
Print members will need to be proficient in their chosen discipline and adopt good studio practice as members share responsibility for the care and maintenance of the print workshop and equipment.
Selection of Print members is via an interview with a portfolio. At interview printmakers will need to demonstrate proficiency with equipment and sufficient experience.
Prospective print members are invited to book one of our open access sessions run by member printmaker Sally Tyrie as these sessions provide a superb induction to the workshop and facilities and a useful reminder for those a little rusty.