I absolutely love the sound of this place. Describing itself as a creative space in Gloucestershire for artists, makers and thinkers, The Owl Barn offers the chance to focus on your creativity, while engaging with the local community and the land.
It’s ideal if you’re keen to use your creative skills to make a real difference, as they run weekly art classes with local community groups, including a homeless shelter, an old people’s home and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
In exchange for three hours helping out around The Owl Barn each weekday, successful applicants will be offered a free studio space in the Owl Barn, a space to live in the Parlour below and basic food, mainly sourced from the gardens around the Owl Barn. If you’re interested, you’ll have the chance to learn about permaculture and food production through helping with the gardens, expansions to a young forest garden (I’m not sure what that is, but it sounds wonderful), planting out a pond, and growing delicious things in the polytunnel.
The Owl Barn are looking for residents to join then at the beginning of August for a three-month residency. “We will be looking for more residents later in the Autumn, so do get in touch if you are interested. We usually have four residents in the community at one time.”
For details visit www.owlbarnresidency.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please fill in the form on The Owl Barn website as soon as possible, as they expect to fill the vacancy sooner rather than later.