Creative Scotland and the British School at Rome invite applications for two Creative Futures fellowships, the DOCUMENT FELLOWSHIP in creative documentary photography, and the DOCUMENT24 FELLOWSHIP in creative documentary film.
The fellowships will each run for three months full-time at the British School at Rome, one from January to March 2014, the other from April to June 2014.
The British School at Rome (BSR) is an interdisciplinary research centre for the humanities, visual art and architecture. There are 7 residential studios for artists and 21 study-bedrooms for other scholars, as well as a specialist reference library. The BSR, one of the overseas institutions sponsored by the British Academy, seeks to encourage informed and innovative responses to the cultural heritage of Rome and Italy, and…
Highland Print Studio is working in partnership with Cape Farewell to deliver an exhibition of contemporary visual art called Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin, celebrating the ecology and heritage of the Lewis blanket bog and highlighting the significant role that peat plays in global climate regulation. Led by Lewis artists Anne Campbell and Jon Macleod, the project will also celebrate the Gaelic heritage relating to the bog and the significance of the bog to the people who have lived with it.
Photograph by Roxane Anderson
Sexy Peat is part of the Year of Natural Scotland, a partnership between EventScotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Creative Scotland.
Participating artists include Deirdre Nelson and Kacper Kowalski. Gaelic mentor Mary Smith.…
After 3 weeks packed with workshops, exchanges, explorations, creation, we have wrapped up this first performance residency organised by our company. The Explorers wave goodbye to Brazil/Uruguay and return to bonnie Scotland with teary eyes, but with new tools, techniques, knowledge, and many new friends. The interactions we had with the locals have been fantastic, and even the market stall holders got emotional when we said we were leaving, saying they would miss seeing this bunch of strange people doing something different every day that would brighten up their working hours.
Thank you to Creative Futures for helping make this experience possible. Looking forward to converting the notes of a 4-hour long feedback session into an exciting report.
For more detailed information on the project and photos of the showcase piece, please have a look at our project blog:…More
Air Time: Jazz CPD Scotland (2012) was the third chapter of the highly successful professional development programme for jazz musicians living and working in Scotland. In autumn 2012, it brought together musicians from the two very different worlds: jazz and classical music to encourage creative investigation and experimentation – with hugely positive results.
Air Time started in 2009 when the Scottish Arts Council commissioned live music producers Serious, to deliver a continuing professional development programme for Scottish jazz artists. A second edition ran in 2010 and across the two programmes. Serious worked with ten musicians – eight of whom gathered at the Tolbooth in Stirling in 2012 for this new development.
Responding to the needs of the sector, Serious created this new…More