SELF-FUNDED RESIDENCIES IN 2017
The Creative Retreat is now offering opportunities for artists to experience our corner of Scotland in an affordable and convenient way - through self-funded residencies.
You will have a private room in Stroma, our large shared house with four bedrooms, two shower/wcs, a large living/dining/kitchen space with washing machine, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer. Towels and bed linen are included, as is Wifi.
You will have 24 hour access to the High Street Studio, our main space with spectacular views of the sea, which will easily accommodate four artists. It is centrally heated, has a sink, fridge and wc. There is also a studio space at Stroma if you would prefer to work there.
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We will greet you and provide information about the area. A guidance and support session for your work can be agreed and timetabled. Assistance in organising food and materials can be available as well as information on the area and travel.
Minimum booking is one week and all weeks run Saturday to Saturday. The following dates are available:
April 15th - 22nd -- April 22nd - 29th
May 6th - 13th -- May 13th - 20th
Sept 16th – 23rd -- Sept 23rd - 30th
Sept 30th -Oct 7th -- Oct 7th - 14th
FEE PER WEEK/PER PERSON £180
Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
Previous Artists in Residence include:
Kate Downie RSA, drawings, paint and print www.katedownie.com
Helen Goodwin, mixed media and installation www.helenmgoodwin.wordpress.com
Fiona Maher, a visual artist working with mixed media sculptural forms www.fionamaher.co.uk
Donald Murray, writer www.birlinn.co.uk/Donald-S.-Murray/
Andrew McConnach, a visual artist who makes prints and paintings www.andrewmcconnachart.com
Fiona Jappy, painter www.fionajappy.com
“It was a truly invaluable time for me as a practising artist at this time in my career, and one I believe has helped possibly create a turning point in my work...
Sharing the residency with another visual artist was both inspiring and interesting. We could exchange ideas and give one another support and feedback.
I felt it very important that both our work and approaches were different and it was great that our varied creative backgrounds and experiences could be shared with one another.”