The National Trust are looking for an illustrator linked with Outside In

Croome Park, part of The National Trust, is looking for an Outside In artist to create a series of drawings inspired by sensory moments in its parkland. Sensory moments are experiences relating to touch, smell, sound, taste, sight that are experienced in the park. A total of 12 small illustrations will be needed, and these will be inserted into the 3 maps of the parkland that are being created by The National Trust.


The sensory moments are things audiences (young and old) can experience in the large parkland which features fields, trees and a lake. The moments will have been selected by 4 schools that support children with disabilities, to help them to engage with the parkland more. This sensory trail will further help audiences to enjoy and explore the landscape that was developed in Croome by Capability Brown.


The 4 schools will be involved to help to select the final artist and a graphic designer will insert the illustrations on to the maps. These maps will be downloadable from the National Trust website and will be available as hard copies within the park itself. The artist will also be invited to the official launch in late September.


There is a total fee of £700 available for this project, to include the artist’s materials.


You can apply to be selected if you are an artist with a page on the Outside In website only – you can create an online gallery in order to submit, if you are relevant to the project. Please send examples of your work and a short paragraph on how you would plan to create your illustrations to Jennifer Gilbert. You can email her on: or you can send printed versions of your images and text via post to: Jennifer Gilbert, Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TJ


The deadline for entries is: 5pm, Friday 6 May 2016

An artist will be notified by: Tuesday 31 May 2016

The deadline for the illustrations will then be: 9am, Monday 4 July 2016

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