Every year Little Toller invite artists working in a variety of disciplines to stay in West Dorset so they can research a new project or spend time in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of the Toller valley to concentrate on their work. The duration of each residency varies according to the needs of the artists and the project they propose to undertake while at Little Toller.
During their stay, each resident stays at The Store and has access to both the Little Toller and Common Ground library. We ask residents to run one or two workshops, either at a nearby primary school, at the Architectural Association at Hooke Park, the Dorset Studio School, or similar organisations in the local community. We also invite the artists to take part in a biannual group show at the Print Room, Little Toller’s exhibition space.
If you’re a practising artist whose work shares Little Toller’s sensibility or interest in place and landscape, please do get in touch about taking part in the residency, telling us about yourself, your work and what sort of project you have in mind while staying with us in Dorset: