Nov 5th 2020
Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to announce forthcoming partnership with Bothy Project which will offer a VAS member the opportunity to spend a week long residency at Sweeney’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg.
Bothy Project is a network of small-scale, off-grid creative residency spaces in distinct and diverse locations around Scotland. Sweeney’s Bothy was created in 2013 in collaboration with artist Alec Finlay as part of Creative Scotland’s Year of Natural Scotland. The contemporary structure is situated on croft land in Cleadale, offering spectacular views across the sea to the nearby Isle of Rum. Sweeney's electricity is solar-powered and water is supplied from a spring.
Eigg is a community-owned island with a population of 110 people. Arising from the Land Reform campaigns of the 1990s, the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust was set up as the guardian of the Island, an umbrella body that sought to work through a partnership between the residents of Eigg, The Highland Council and the Scottish Wildlife Trust
You can read more about Eigg and Sweeney’s Bothy here:
and look at blogs by previous residents here:
The residency will take place from the 19th - 26th March 2021* and includes:
How to apply
Send one PDF application letter to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the following points...
Deadline: Wednesday 13th January 2021 with selection taking place at the end of January 2021. The selection panel will consist of members of the VAS committee and a member of Bothy Project staff.
Travel and Facilities – General: Please read this http://www.thebothyproject.org/bothies/sweeneys-bothy/travel-and-facilities/ for general information about travel to Eigg and facilities at Sweeney’s Bothy.
We recommend you read this information in full before you apply for this opportunity.
Bothy Project is following Scottish Government guidance on Covid-19, test and protect advice. Local lockdowns or revised guidance/legislation will affect Bothy Project residencies, at which point we will work with residents to reschedule at a later time.
*Dependent on government guidelines March 2021