Deadline: 18/03/2019

Island Going

6 days at sea and 4 days on an island exploring the St.Kilda archipelago and the Sound of Harris.

 Description of residency program
‘Island Going’ uses the land and seascapes of the Outer Hebrides as venue and research arena, providing a rare opportunity to spend time at sea in ‘remote’ locations as well as offering a window into the language and culture of the islands through an involved and participatory approach.

Duration of residency
The residency offers six days at sea and four days on land for 5 participants, exploring the St.Kilda archipelago and the waters and islands of the Sound of Harris. *

The vessel for the voyage, ‘Ocean Search’ will be the accommodation and means of transport for the journey, offering the opportunity to sail as well as the chance to use her scientific kit which includes a hydrophone for listening to and recording cetaceans, underwater cameras for observing the seabed to 40m, sidescan sonar to search for underwater features such as reefs or wrecks and a seabed grab sampler.

Her skipper and owner Dr Andy Rodger is a marine scientist, commercial skipper and diver who works out of his home port of Berneray, North Uist, Western Isles and has 20 years’ experience of working on marine resource and conservation projects in the Western Isles.

The first part of the residency will be spent on ‘Ocean Search’ exploring the coastline and islands of the St.Kilda archipelago and the Sound of Harris. The second part of the residency will be spent on land staying on the fascinating island of Berneray, where participants will have time to reflect on the ocean based time, develop ideas from the voyage, and/or undertake further research and creative exploration on land.

Expectations towards the artist
An exhibition opportunity at An Lanntair in the following year and a journal will be created as part of the residency.

Costs + what the residency provides

  • £1050 – this includes 6 days boat charter, skipper and crew, food on board the boat
  • 4 days accommodation at John’s Bunkhouse on the island of Berneray
  • Creative support to help facilitate projects and discuss ideas during the residency
  • Curatorial support towards developing residency work further
  • Collection and drop off at airport or ferry terminals
  • Exhibition opportunities at An Lanntair – in discussion with curatorial staff
  • We can also offer letters of support for applying for grants for the residency

About An Lanntair Residencies
The An Lanntair Residency programme started in 2014. Since then we have provided residency opportunities for 17 creatives in collaboration with the RSA, Stornoway Port Authority, Sail Britain, Taigh Chearsabhagh,  Bhaltos Community Trust and Edinburgh College of art. We are a member of ResArtis residency network and through mostly open call applications we have sought to offer a diverse and dynamic range of opportunities for artists, writers, musicians, dancers and choreographers, often in conjunction with local communities, providing a window into the unique language and Culture of the islands.*The destinations and anchorages for the sailing element of the residency will be in response to sea and weather conditions

Application requirements
The residency is open to emerging, mid-career and established artists, photographers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, choreographers/dancers.
The requirements for the residency are:

  • A 500 word statement outlining the applicants line of interest they wish to explore
  • 6 images or sound or video files of previous work JPEG or PDF Images,     preferably no more than 1080 pixels along the longest side. Video formats accepted include: .avi/.wmv/ .mov/ .mpeg/ .mpeg2/.mpeg4. Alternatively these may be submitted as a link to Vimeo/YouTube, etc. Images or sound files must be captioned: Number, Medium, Title, and Year. Caption numbers must correspond with captions on application form
  • An artist’s statement/biog (Up to 250 words)
  • The successful applicants’ work will form a new exhibition at An Lanntair at a date to be confirmed. This is to be arranged between the residency organisers and the successful applicants.

 Application Deadline
Application deadline 18th March
Decision made by 25th March

Application procedure
Please submit applications to:
A panel from An Lanntair will select the successful applicants.
All applicants will receive a reply within 5 days of the decision deadline.

Island Going

Island Going

United Kingdom

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