Opportunity: Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Art Prize

Expressions of interest are open for one month for an exciting new residency in the Cairngorms.

An exciting new opportunity has been launched by the Endangered Landscapes Programme inviting artists to undertake a residency in eight landscapes across Europe, including within the Cairngorms Connect project area in the Cairngorms National Park.

As part of a collaboration with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Arts, Science and Conservation Programme, an artist or collective will work alongside partners in Cairngorms Connect and the local community to explore the landscape in new ways.

The residency is open to all contemporary artists, makers or collectives, with priority given to those who have a link to the landscape in the Cairngorms, to submit an expression of interest from 7th January 2021 as part of a two-stage competitive process.

Entries are welcomed from any medium, from new to traditional artforms which will allow reconnection with nature. This could include, but is not limited to: music, painting, writing, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, sculpture, poetry, performance, and site-specific installation.

The creation of this collaborative process recognises the importance the arts play in addressing environmental challenges and understanding how people and communities interact with the landscape.

Starting in June 2021, the selected proposal will celebrate this across land managed by Forestry and Land Scotland, NatureScot, RSPB Scotland and Wildland Limited, which make up the Cairngorms Connect project area, with $5,400 US dollars being awarded as part of the residency.

Residencies are also available in the seven other implementation landscape restoration projects funded by the Endangered Landscapes Programme, including in Wales and throughout Europe. This gives opportunities for artists to work in diverse habitats, though they are expected to have a significant link to their chosen project area. At the end of the residencies, there will be an art prize of $2,500 US dollars awarded to the most outstanding piece of work from the eight implementation project areas.

Further information about the residencies can be found on the website: https://www.endangeredlandscapes.org/landscape-residencies with expressions of interest forms available from 7th January for one month.

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