Art History Residency FAQs

Here are answers to frequency asked questions about the new Art History Residency.

Q. Where is the house where the residency will take place, and do I need a car to get there?
A. The closest town is Wirksworth, located five minutes away by car or one half hour on foot. The nearest train stations are Matlock (10 min by car) and Derby (30 min by car). Cab/car transport is necessary to get to the house from the station.

Q. What is involved in applying and when is the award made?
A. We will make available a simple and short application form in the summer for the October deadline. The recipient will be announced in December of this year. They will have the chance to see the house before formally accepting the award.

Q. Do I need to stay for the entire four-month period?
A. We expect that the recipient would take up the residency for a minimum of three of the four months.

Q. Who is eligible to apply and how you do you define “mid-career”?
A. Any member of the Association for Art History who received their last degree at least five years prior to the commencement of the residency.

Q. Will my travel to the house be covered?
A. The recipient would be responsible for arranging and paying or his/her own transport to the house.

Q. What can the £1000 be spent on? Are there rules or restrictions around this?
A. There are no restrictions on how the stipend is spent.

Q. What do I need to do in return?
A. We ask that the recipient give a talk on their work at the University of Nottingham, and that they write a brief report on their activities during the residency.

If you have a questions not included above please email us.