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From Land to Craft: A collection inspired by the Daylesford Estate


We are conducting a search for an artist in residence for the Daylesford Estate.  The winning entrant will receive a six-week residency during which time they will create six pieces of work which will be exhibited at Daylesford Farm.

Applicants are invited to submit a biography and their ideas that follow this theme. These can be from work in any medium – portraits, landscapes, still life, photography, sculpture, ceramics or textiles. Please see the guidelines for submission below. We are not however, looking for a musician.

The panel of judges will include Bamford and Daylesford founder, Carole Bamford, The New Craftsmen’s Natalie Melton; Natalia Miyar Interior architect and designer, a representative from the Craft Council, and Tamsin Blanchard from The Telegraph.


Call for entries opens (1st March 2017)
Deadline for submissions 15th May 2017.  No applications will be accepted after this time. We are not responsible for submissions that are lost, damaged or late due to computer, network or telecommunications failure.

The exhibition is open to all individual artists (as opposed to a group of artists), aged 18 or above, based in mainland United Kingdom.  Proof of age and identity may be requested.

Entries to be sent to Alistair Scott at Bamford – email: Phone: 020 7259 4941

No entry fee

Each artist to provide concept imagery and sketches for six pieces inspired by ethos of Bamford. These can be in the format of a portfolio including images in the first instance.   For inspiration we welcome you to come visit the Daylesford Estate by appointment (at your own cost) to be guided around the areas of the Estate linked to the Bamford ethos.

Each artist must also provide with their submission their biography and their budget for both the six piece collection and for the preparation of the ultimate exhibition if they were ultimately chosen as the winner.

Following the shortlisting process, the successful applicants may be invited (by notice in due time) to exhibit their concepts for the full six piece collection of work in the Bamford Barn, Daylesford Farm on the 20th May 2017 during the Daylesford Summer Festival (over 6000 attendees). Such collection would need to be celebratory in tone of the Bamford ethos and be suitable for a mainstream audience. Final pieces for exhibition will be subject to approval of Bamford.

Following the exhibition, the successful applicants will be invited to present their work to the panel of judges and explain their thought process over a round table setting at the farm. The date for this will be announced at a later date.

We will cover the reasonable travel expenses of each shortlisted artist (within the UK) to this exhibition and, if required due to distance between the artist residence and Daylesford, will organise one night’s accommodation.   

The shortlisted artists will be expected to pay for the materials and costs of creation of the six piece collection themselves but will benefit from the marketing of their work to the attendees.

The list of any shortlisted applicants and their response to the call for entries will also be detailed on the Bamford Website.

Following the shortlisting exhibition (if there is one depending on the number of entrants and calibre), the final and winning artist will be selected by the judging panel after the round table presentation.  The result will be announced directly to the winning artist and on the Bamford/Daylesford website.

The winning artist selected will have reasonable travel expense, living expenses (up to £30 per day) and accommodation provided for by Bamford during the six-week residency (which shall take place during mutually agreed weeks during the period June to August).

The winning artist will then have his/her own exhibition of works in September over 1 month during the Daylesford Harvest Festival (over 2000 attendees) with the exhibition still required to focus on celebrating the ethos of the Bamford brand collection and be suitable for a mainstream audience.  The number of and actual final pieces for exhibition will be subject to approval of Bamford.

The winning artist will be expected to put forward his budget for the materials and costs of creation of their work and for the exhibition of their collection and will benefit from the marketing and PR of their work to the attendees during the Daylesford Harvest Festival to visitors

All pieces created for the exhibition will be property of Bamford. The artist shall always be named alongside his work.


Additional Terms:

The artists retain ownership of the copyright in their works.  Bamford will have the perpetual right to (i) exhibit the submitted works on the Daylesford Estate and other Bamford premises and (ii) exhibit the submitted concept imagery and sketches on Bamford’s website.

The artists shall benefit of all marketing material and PR content driven by Bamford before, during and after the competition and accordingly all artists entering permit Bamford to reproduce their name and submissions in this regard.

Bamford shall be allowed to use all entering Artists name and images of the works for all marketing and PR purposes.

It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by the rules.

Shortlisted entries and the winner will be notified by communication methods provided by the entrants in their submissions.   In the event that Bamford is unable to contact the individual within a reasonable time period or determines that there has been non-compliance with these Rules, then the individual will be deemed to have withdrawn their entry.

Bamford reserves the right to alter any aspect of this competition at any time in its sole discretion.

No entrant can be employed or contracted by Bamford or Daylesford or be closely related to someone who is.

All entrants must be available to attend at the exhibitions and dates of residency as indicated.

Shortlisted applicants and winners will be notified as soon as practical following selection.

The decision of Bamford and the panel about eligibility, the selection of successful submissions and the amount and type of support to be provided is final.  We will not enter into correspondence about submissions that are not selected.

By submitting your proposal you confirm that all information submitted by you is true, accurate and complete.  You agree to authorise Bamford to conduct background checks in order to verify any of the information you have supplied.  You agree to provide us with any assistance or further information necessary to do this.

Bamford will use information provided by entrants, including personal data, for the purpose of administering the Artist-In-Residency programme and selection process and for marketing and promotion of the same.   

Entrants agree to keep all information relating to their submission and the selection process confidential.  Entrants will not make any public statement about submissions or the selection process without getting Bamford’s approval beforehand in writing.

Neither Bamford, Daylesford or any judge on the panel are liable for any direct or indirect loss or liability, cost, claims, taxes, charges or expenses resulting from you entering or otherwise taking part in the Artist-in-Residency programme.

No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent of the non-cash prizes is permitted.

The Promoter is Bamford Limited.

Additional Notes


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