Reimagine Residencies: call for creatives!

We are excited to announce a new project that we are undertaking, working with emerging artists and creatives in all sorts of disciplines. If you want to make something wonderful inspired by Jane Austen's life, works or legacy, we want to hear from you!

Last year, our residency programme Painting and Poetry saw us welcome eight brilliant young artists and writers to undertake a digital residency at Jane Austen’s House. We were delighted by the works our residents produced – from spooky animations and charming iPad illustrations to beautiful (and tasty) biscuit artworks!

Building on these, we are now delighted to be launching a new series of artistic residencies, funded by Art Fund. Our Reimagine Residencies programme will run from Autumn 2022 – Winter 2023, and we’re on the lookout for emerging artists and creatives in all sorts of disciplines to take part – from art, design and drama to food, film and photography!

We have six residencies available, to take place in 2023. Dates, times and projects are all flexible. We are open to in-person residencies here in Chawton, or virtual residencies that you complete from home, or a mixture of the two! (We’d love to see you in Chawton at some point though, if possible!)

Applications are now open!

If you are an artist or creative, emerging in your field, and are interested in and inspired by Jane Austen’s work (you don’t need to be an Austen expert, but an interest in her work, life or times is important), we’d love to hear from you! Download the brief to find out more…


Please note that we have amended the deadline to Friday 28 April 2023. Unfortunately any applications received after this date cannot be considered.