A Forest of Glass: Artist Residency

Posted by International Interdisciplinary Residency on June 14, 2013


Residency dates: 21 October to 13 December 2013

Applications must be received by 26 July

Successful artists will be notified by 1 August

North Lands Creative Glass and Borgie Forest Cabin Project are working in partnership to offer a two-venue eight week glass engraving residency. This is an exciting opportunity to take your work beyond the studio and respond directly to the landscape. The residency brings together four visual artists; two Scotland-based and two international. It is aimed at artists with experience of working in glass engraving or with a demonstrable interest in developing skills in glass engraving techniques to advance their work.

We are looking for artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of making, ways of working with mark making and abraded surface decoration, collaboration and experiencing a different environment.

Artists will stay in a log cabin in Borgie Forest for most of the eight weeks of the residency working with glass engraving equipment in the forest. The spacious, turf roof cabin is accessed by a forest track suitable for vehicles. If you are an artist working in glass with an adventurous spirit, are open to experimentation in your work and have a positive, collaborative attitude then you should apply.

Artists will be selected by North Lands Creative Glass and Borgie Forest Cabin Project. This opportunity will allow you to enhance your own practice while working within a peer group to gain further skills. Both venues enable artists-in-residence to benefit from a comprehensive range of facilities and equipment. Artists will receive a stipend of £800 and a materials allowance. Technical support, artistic input and general support will be available from North Lands Creative Glass and from the Borgie Forest Cabin Project, but residents will be expected to work in a self-motivated way.

A Forest of Glass is part of Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures programme.

This opportunity is open to artists worldwide.

For more information and application details visit our website.