Hanover Grange, Jamaica

The Hanover Grange, Jamaica Residency is new to the Royal Drawing School for 2018, and has kindly been gifted and funded by Andrew and Theresa Roberts, long-standing supporters of the Royal Drawing School.

The residency will be hosted at their Hanover Grange property, close to Montego Bay on the Island of Jamaica. The residency offers two artists two weeks drawing and painting at Hanover Grange and would suit landscape painters, as the property offers a variation of inspiring landscapes from the gardens to beach and jungle. The residency will give the artists the opportunity to meet and work with other local artists who are based in the city of Kingston. The artists will also have the chance to visit the main visual Arts School in Kingston, Edna Manley College, opening the residency up as a cultural exchange. 

As part of the residency the artists will be awarded two weeks at Hanover Grange. The artists will be provided with accommodation at the Hanover Grange property, all meals and airport transfers in Jamaica. The artists will have a dedicated wet/paint studio area on the property. The artists are free to paint on the grounds and on the Tryall Club grounds; visits outside of the grounds can be organised through house staff. 

Artists are welcome to apply together, but must submit individual applications rather than a joint application. Please state on your application if you wish to apply with another artist.

Residency applications are now open and will close on 25th March. The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year. Submitted applications will be assessed by a jury of six distinguished artists, curators and art collectors in April 2018.

Please note, that you are strongly advised to consider current advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, on travel to Jamaica, before you apply for this residency. This advice can be found here.

We are not able to provide any further advice on travel to Jamaica, but if you have any questions about any other aspect of the residency, please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org.