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Image: Ingrid Pollard, In-Residence, 2014

Artist Holiday Job 

Applications for this opportunity are now closed. 

Fee: £1024 (based on 4 days work shared between 2 people @£256 In-Situ artist flat rate, paid on completion)

Additional fee: £300 to create a written response about the Art Library and your time with us (paid on completion)

Location: The Garage, Brierfield, East Lancs 

Timeframe: August / September 2024 

Deadline: Monday 8th July, 12 noon

Interviews (On Zoom or at The Garage): Tuesday 16th July  

Fancy a short working holiday in Pendle? 

In-Situ invites applications from artist duos or friends to spend time in Pendle this summer, working together to support the development of the Art Library in The Garage project space. 
The opportunity includes free self-catering accommodation for up to 4 nights at The Garage and access to the project space, office, kitchen and laundry facilities as well as an artist fee. 
You can choose how you spend your time working on the library, but over the duration of your stay we expect a total of 30 hours (2 days each) to be spent working on the Library. You can fit this into your time away, whilst also exploring the area, maybe walking up Pendle Hill, and visiting local historic spots like Clarion House, food destinations and current artist projects in the area. 
Brierfield train station is a couple of minutes walk away and links to Burnley where you can get trains to Manchester and Leeds. Buses run from Nelson bus station into the surrounding towns and countryside. We can also arrange for cycles so you can explore the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. 
The task:
  • To catalogue the contents of the art library by inputting ISBNs using ‘Library Cat’ cloud based catalogue service and tagging entries (iPads provided)
  • To stick ex libris labels into all the books
  • To arrange contents on shelves with new labelled shelf dividers
  • To create selected edits of books with notes for future readers 
  • To create a written response about the Art Library and your time with us



To Apply: 

Please send a joint expression of interest (500 words max)


Please include:

  • Why you are interested in the opportunity 

  • How you both would benefit from the stay

  • The dates you would ideally like to stay (up to 4 nights in August or September)

  • A link to your website (if you have one)

  • CVs or Bios

  • Access rider(s) (if relevant)

  • Double and Single bedrooms available, each with a view of Pendle Hill. 
  • Bathroom with shower 
  • iMac and printer, iPads
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, toaster, kettle, washing machine, basic utensils
  • Sofas and desk space
  • Carpark
  • Towels and bedlinen provided 
  • Please note there is currently no access lift to upstairs at The Garage. Downstairs, excluding the kitchen, is fully wheelchair accessible and we have a large ground floor bathroom. 
  • If the limitations of the building would be a barrier to you applying, please get in touch and we will find suitable accommodation nearby. 
  • We do not currently have a hearing loop
  • If you need to travel with a partner, assistant or child we can accommodate this, please get in touch to discuss. 
  • We welcome you including an access rider with your expression of interest. Click here for more information about this.
  • Interest in books and reading
  • Interest in In-Situ and our practice 
  • Interest in the themes contained within the art library: local exploration, theory and practice, artists and makers, place and community, architecture and space, environment, exhibitions, artist a-z and reference books. 
  • Ability to work methodically with attention to detail
  • Ability to focus on repetitive detailed work
  • Experience of working with databases, organising, cataloguing or listing
  • Working knowledge of Excel 
  • Ability work independently and to a timeframe 
  • Ability to coordinate own stay and/or communicate needs in advance
  • Friendly, collaborative, respectful and able to work within In-Situ’s code of ethics
  • A pair who would benefit from the paid time away with free accommodation
  • A pair who would enjoy working together in conversation around the art library 
  • A pair with an interest in enjoying the Pendle landscape
  • An active creative practice where you’d benefit from spending time with In-Situ 

Download a PDF of 
Job Description 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I apply as an individual? 

This opportunity is specifically aimed at a a pair of practitioners - either an artist duo or friends applying, to support a collaborative dialogue around the library and to enable time for the work and holiday time. 

Can I bring my partner / child? 

In-Situ can accommodate a family with a baby or toddler, so long as you are able to complete the requirements of the work. Please state in your application whether your partner is the second person you will be working with, or if you are applying with a third person. 

Do we make one joint application? 

Yes, your expression of interest should be from both of you as a pair and then include CVs and websites in one email. 
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