School in Residence
An opportunity for schools to make themselves at home.
Our School in Residence programme provides free opportunities for primary and secondary school groups to spend more time in the gallery
We welcome school, college and university groups on a daily basis, but our School in Residence programme offers pupils the chance to engage with our artworks over a period of five weeks.
Schools in Residence groups visit on a weekly basis to use the studio, explore the exhibitions and create a project of their choosing to display at an event at the gallery at the end of their residency.
I will never forget the five weeks I spent at the Gallery, continually being inspired by the architecture and the artwork.
Year 12 pupil
Want to take part?
Here’s what you can expect from your residency.
Access to our Studio
Our Studio will be reserved for your group and a basic range of art materials will also be available for use (you may also bring supplies from school).
Access to the Gallery
Students also be given official School in Residence lanyards that will grant them access to all our gallery spaces. Using sketchbook and pencils they can observe, record and experiment as much as they like.
Opportunity to share your work with the wider community
Our communications team are happy to share any aspect of the residency via the gallery’s social media and blog platforms.
A chance to celebrate
If you wish to share the results of your project with families of students and the wider community, we are happy to host a special event in the Studio at the end of the residency.
Getting here: Eligible schools will receive a travel bursary to cover transport costs to and from the Gallery.
Access to our Studio: Our Studio will be reserved for your group and a basic range of art materials will also be available for use (you may also bring supplies from school).
Access to the Gallery: We give you and your students official School in Residence lanyards that will grant access for the card holder and one additional accompanying person to all our gallery spaces including our exhibitions, throughout the residency.
CPD sessions: The School in Residence isn’t just for students! All Key Stage 2 residencies will receive two CPD sessions enabling teachers to explore the gallery and pick up lots of tips and techniques for making your residency an amazing creative experience for every child. We would be very happy to discuss support needs and additional guidance for teachers.
Summer Exhibition: Alongside other Schools in Residence, a selection of work will be displayed in the Gallery during the summer holidays for family and friends to visit.