Last Call: Shona Projects Residency, Eilean Shona, Scotland, 11-18 May 2017

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Deadline: 27 April 2017 at 23:00

In response to current socio-political unrest, this one-week residency will utilise the isolation and context of Eilean Shona to explore the charged idea of ‘safe space’.

The week long programme is intended – not as a comprehensive examination of what we consider to be ‘safe space’ – but rather as a series of provocations from selected contributors who will consider the term within different specialisms, experiences, environments and communities.

Contributors include Under the Moon / Sarah Rugheimer / Madison Moore / Tai Shani, further contributions TBC.

Twelve participants will be selected to take part in this residency from an open call.

Click here for more information about the programme and here for details on how to apply.


Taking place on an island called Eilean Shona in North West Scotland, Shona Projects utilises the islands context and remoteness as a microcosm of society in which to consider selected themes and critically engage with the situation we are in.

Artists, writers, cultural theorists, academics and scientists are invited to contribute to each programme, to ensure a variation of backgrounds, disciplines and interests which will in turn generate a live resource of ideas. Through talks, discussions, workshops, interventions and performance, selected participants will collectively learn about diverse, creative and non-arts specific topics that have the potential to inform future work/practice.

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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

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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