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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Birnam Arts
Thu 20 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Open Air Theatre - St Ninian's Garden
19:00 - 21:00
Doors Open 18:30

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Studio-Access Artist Residency 2024

Following the success of our 2021-23 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) opportunities, and with thanks to further funding from Creative Scotland, we are delighted to offer our Studio-Access Artist Residency for Spring 2024.

Following the success of our 2021-23 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) opportunities, and with thanks to further funding from Creative Scotland, we are delighted to offer our Studio-Access Artist Residency for Spring 2024.

The Spring 2024 AiR opportunity provides the following access and support:

  • Artist Fee of £500
  • 10 studio sessions: morning, afternoon or evenings, to be used before Sunday 30th June 2024
  • Access to the Visual Arts and/or Dance & Drama Studios
  • 3 Mentoring Sessions
  • No expectation of exhibition or public sharing of work.
  • Option to deliver Artist Talk for additional fee, if appropriate

This AiR opportunity aims to provide access to a dedicated artistic space, with the option of evening and weekend access, recognising the challenges of balancing paid work and/or family/caring responsibilities whilst developing a growing artistic practice. We envisage this will be most suitable to an artist or maker who is looking to re-establish a routine of focus to their work. We are particularly interested in applications from people who have taken a break from their practice due to raising children, caring for another person/people and supporting their family. The Birnam Arts programme promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas. We actively encourage applications from artists from a minority ethnic background, from LGBTQ+ communities, artists living with a disability, neurodivergent artists, artists balancing their work with care responsibilities, and artists living and working in areas of multi-deprivation. We are also committed to addressing environmental and climate change issue and we welcome applications that explore this subject matter.

 In order to help us grow this programme and to secure future funding, we ask that the awarded artist/maker provides us with feedback on their time with us. 

Eligibility

You must be a Scottish based artist or maker working in the visual and/or applied arts sector.

 Given this is not a residential opportunity and Birnam Arts is looking to support an artist or maker to dedicate routine access to the studio and practice development, applications from Perthshire based artists will be prioritised. However, if you are able to demonstrate clearly how you would intend to access the space through sourcing local accommodation, we would welcome your application.

 Please ensure all sections are completed and returned to us at visualarts@birnamarts.com by midnight on Sunday 7th April 2024. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Studio-Access Artist Residency Form

    Workshop

    Join Visual Arts Development and Programming Manager Helen Reid in an hour-long session designed to help artists prepare high-quality submissions and applications. This workshop is designed specifically to help artists apply for the current Artist Residency opportunity (AiR 2024), which closes on Sunday 7th April.

    Professional Practice Session: Preparing a Strong Application

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