Braziers Park invites researchers and artists to apply to its Academic and Creative Residency Scheme (ACRE) where a number of rooms in the Main House are available to rent for short or long term stays. ACRE Lodgers will pursue their work, contributing both to Braziers’ research culture and to day-to-day community life.
Braziers Park is a 55-acre country estate in South Oxfordshire in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the South Chilterns. With good transport links to Oxford, Reading and London, facilities include meeting, outdoor and venue spaces, a library, study rooms and a number of studio and workshop spaces separate from the main house. There is also a substantial archive relating to the community and its methods. Braziers Park is home to around 20 people and was founded in 1950 as an educational, charitable trust and as a continuing experiment in the advantages and problems of living in a group.
Most residents cook and eat together daily, and the core community manages the estate, with market garden and campsite, as well as its own education programme. Besides general management meetings, there are weekly meetings with the wider Braziers membership that seek to raise and explore deeper questions of the shared enterprise. As an Artist or Researcher in Residence you will be an active contributor to a monthly research session and if relevant be able to give presentations of your project(s).
We are open to proposals for short term visits of a month up to six months, with the possibility of joining the community on a longer basis if the opportunity arises. We welcome applications from both independent and institutionally affiliated researchers and artists. We will also consider those on sabbatical, post-graduate students and those looking for a place to complete their ongoing projects. Our research remit is broad and is not limited by disciplinary or methodological boundaries, however projects that are in line with Braziers’ aims and values are particularly welcomed.
Private accommodation is provided on a monthly basis starting at £400 per month with a charge of £3 a day for meals or £1.50 for an individual lunch or evening meal. For more information and for how to apply, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about Braziers’ history and research communications can be found here.
Nick Jordan & Clara Casian’s film Intentional Community: The Art of Living & The Science of Life, filmed in 2016, gives a snapshot of life at Braziers and the aims of its founders