My House Application Form
My House is a paid opportunity for young people aged 18-24. This project is about exploring responses to Harewood House and using creativity to communicate ideas. By the end of the project we will have created an artistic response to the house and grounds.
The origins of Harewood’s wealth means it is a place which brings out many challenging emotions and differing opinions. The land on which Harewood House stands was bought by Henry Lascelles in 1738 using a fortune built from the Transatlantic slave trade. Profits made through the exploitation of Africans brought to the West Indies as enslaved people, were later used by his son, Edwin Lascelles, to build and furnish the house.
Working as a team, 10 young people with support from artists and an artistic facilitator will jointly express and realise a creative response to Harewood House. We aim to create a safe supportive space, to communicate, collaborate and create.
If you would like to take part in My House, please fill in this form, or email [email protected] if you would like to apply via another format, i.e. via video.
The form must be completed in one go - you cannot save your progress halfway through and come back at a later date.
You will need about 30 minutes to type into this application form, as well as time to answer the 3 detailed questions.
The best way to complete this form is to write the 3 long answers (*) into a word document and save it until you are ready to complete the whole application form.
The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd September 2021 at 11:59pm.
We will let you know the outcome of your application by Monday 27th September 2021.