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Summer Position

Each summer Cow House Studios seeks two artists to live and volunteer at our studios during our teen programme: Art on the Farm. These positions provide a fantastic opportunity to live on a working family farm, teach young people and make new artwork in a unique environment.

One position requires a strong knowledge of darkroom photography while the other requires an artist who’s practice includes drawing and painting.

It is crucial that our visiting artists are practicing artists. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, hardworking, resourceful, have a collaborative work ethic, and most importantly be eager to work with teens. Students in their final year of undergraduate study as well as artists working towards their MA or MFA may apply. Visiting artists must commit to being at Cow House for all three sessions of Art on the Farm, ten weeks total.

Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring, assisting with and leading activities, and helping with the day to day running of the programme. Each artist is required to spend an average of 20 hours per week assisting with teaching or daily tasks at the studio. Cow House Studios will provide full room and board, studio space and travel.

Please ensure you have read our comprehensive FAQ section before you apply.

We are currently developing our visiting artist positions. New opportunities will be announced in early 2017.

Application Guidelines:

Submit the following documents in PDF format…
1 A cover letter addressing why you would like to teach visual art to teenagers.
2 CV/resume
3 Artist Statement
4 List of images/video Include title, year, medium & dimensions.
5 Completed application form. (Download Here)

Include 10 – 20 jpeg images maximum of 1200 pixels on the longest side and/or up to 10 minutes of video showing your most recent work.

Name each file with your own name in the following format… JohnSmith_01

Please send the files using the service to

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within five working days.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. A selection panel will review the submissions and make its decision solely on the information provided.