This opportunity comes from Cove Park-
In 2015 Cove Park will award a minimum of two Crafts Residencies, of between one to three months each, for individual national and international artists. We will also award one residency, lasting for a minimum of one month to an emerging designer/maker based in Scotland. These residencies will take place during May to September 2015.
Founded in 1999 by Peter and Eileen Jacobs, Cove Park creates year-round residencies across art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. Cove Park is located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast (just 60 minutes from Glasgow by road or rail).
Cove Park’s residency programme provides the time and support for artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The emphasis is upon research, experimentation and the development of new work. The makers and designers will be part of a changing group of national and international residents specialising in a wide variety of art forms. All of the artists are invited to take part in a series of informal studio presentations, talks, screenings and dinners organised by Cove Park throughout the summer programme. Artists may also have the opportunity to contribute to Cove Park’s public programme. Each artist is provided with a fee and a modest materials allowance.
Creative Carbon Scotland offers support for individual makers through our Green Crafts Initiative. The programme is free and open to anyone in the craft sector looking to contribute green actions within Scotland’s cultural industries. For more information and to sign up, please visit our dedicated Green Craft Initiative webpage.
Image courtesy Cove Park
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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