News | 23-12-2020

Dual artist in residence opportunity for Scottish Highlands and Berlin artists

Applications are invited from artists based in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland and Berlin, Germany, to take part in a dual artist in residence (AiR) placement starting in March 2021.

The placement will take place at North Lands Creative in Scotland and Berlin Glas in Germany. It is a project organised by Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE). North Lands Creative and Berlin Glas are collaborating on this initiative to improve and increase dialogue between an artist from the Highland & Islands region in Scotland and an artist based in the city of Berlin at a time when the mobility of artists has been badly affected by the pandemic.

The four-week interdisciplinary and collaborative residency will facilitate two artists’ exploration of new ways of thinking and working, based on the sharing of experience, knowledge and skills, both physically, at the artist-designated studio location, and virtually.

The organisers are particularly interested in hearing from artists or makers who wish to explore painting and mark making on glass and the technique of mould blowing. Each residency will be supported by the studios’ technical teams, therefore experience in glass making is not essential.

The opportunity may be of interest to painters, printmakers, designers, craft makers and also non-visual artists including writers and musicians, but applicants must have an interest in exploring the medium of glass in their work. The AiR concept encourages experimental strategies aiming to provide the residency artists with the experience of accomplishing something collectively.

The residency runs for one month, from 8 March-2 April 2021. The Highlands & Islands artist will be based at North Lands Creative. They will have access to the Alastair Pilkington studio facilities, a £900 materials budget and a £900 stipend. Artists who live too far from the studio location to commute can use accommodation at North Lands Creative.

The Berlin artist will be based at Berlin Glass, with access to the Berlin Glas studio facilities, a 1000€ materials budget and a 1000€ stipend.

ISGNE is a project funded by Creative Europe and led by North Lands Creative in partnership with Berlin Glas e.V. Germany, Ltd. Stikla Maja Latvia and National College of Art and Design Ireland. Its purpose is to lead to the development of support for artists, designers, curators and cultural workers working in the field of glass across Europe, through the provision of mobility visits, residencies, exhibitions, professional transnational classes and audience development initiatives, such as artist-led community workshops, symposiums and an annual forum.

For further details about the ISGNE Dual Air, and to apply, please visit the website . Deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.

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