Artist in Residency – closing 15 Feb

Recently, a lasting legacy was gifted to Flowerfield Arts Centre by one of its most ardent supporters. John Onslow Springhall passed away in 2015 aged 71 and he left a significant proportion of his estate to support and develop creative learning in the arts centre.

Mr Springhall, who lived in Portstewart, was a renowned author and University lecturer in Coleraine. He had been an enthusiastic supporter of Flowerfield Arts Centre since 1980 when it first opened its doors and his very generous gift is a reflection on how much he valued the centre.

In his memory and to fulfil his vision that his legacy be used “towards the teaching of arts and crafts in the centre”, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are pleased to launch the Springhall Artist in Residence Scheme at Flowerfield Arts Centre.

The theme of this year’s scheme is Making Connections and the Council wish to appoint a suitably qualified, visual artist (including sculpture, ceramics, crafts, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, design, video, filmmaking) who will deliver the following outputs:

  1. Creation of public artwork for the park which
    a. is site specific
    b. reflects and responds to the Causeway Coast and Glens area and environment
    c. animates the park space
    d. physically connects the new Diversity Park and its users to the arts centre promoting inclusivity and access to the arts and creativity.
  2. An exhibition/showcase
  3. Community engagement programme of creative activities/projects including talks, demonstrations, practical workshops and master classes.


The residency will run for up to 6 months with the artist working on average 3 days per week. Ideally the timeframe for Year 1 is from Spring/Summer 2019. However this is open to negotiation.

It is expected that the artist will spend 50% of their time developing their own practice and 50% on community activity.

To apply

For further information, download the Terms of Reference below. The application form is also available to download.

Springhall Artist in Residence Scheme Application Form (docx)

TOR Springhall Artist in Residence Scheme at Flowerfield Arts Centre (docx)

Deadline for applications is Friday 15 February 2019.

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