Opportunity: From One To Another

A creative exchange between Cornwall + Scotland for a Scotland-based VAS member and Cornwall artist.

Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to announce ‘From One to Another’, our forthcoming partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham TrustBorlase Smart John Wells Trustin Cornwall and Marchmont House, which will offer a VAS member the opportunity to spend a month-long residency at the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust in Newlyn, Cornwall and a Cornwall-based artist to take a month-long residency at Marchmont House in the Scottish Borders in November 2021.

This is an exciting partnership developed in recognition of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s connection to both Cornwall and Scotland, and we are excited to connect the selected artists and encourage dialogue around issues of practice and place across the breadth of the United Kingdom.

In a year where borders in the UK have been used to contain, protect and control in response to COVID-19, this residency gives space for artists to consider what connects us through ideas of collaboration, discussion and understanding differences to help forge relationships that break the boundaries of these invisible walls.

The Scotland-based VAS member resident will be based with the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust and will live and work in the newly renovated multi-use studio space in Newlyn, Penwith. This was once the studio to John Wells and Stanhope Forbes and has a strong historical connection to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Cornwall and in particular Penwith.

The Cornwall-based artist will be resident for a month on the Estate of Marchmont House, a Palladian mansion built in 1750, based in the Scottish Borders. They will work in the Tower Studio, which is part of a newly created artist hub; Marchmont Creative Spaces. This hub was built to help support creatives with affordable work and community spaces and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the Borders. The artist will also take up residency in the Courtyard Cottage a few metres from the studio and be supported on site by the Marchmont House Creative Spaces Team.

The Cornwall Residency is open to apply for now. Deadline: 5th September.

The Scotland Residency will be open to apply for shortly. Stay tuned for more information.

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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.

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