Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland's National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and Arts/ & Jon Schueler Charitable Trust
Deadline for applications 03 Feb 2014
Residency fee of £8,000; materials budget £500; travel & accommodation
On-line submissions only
Applications are now being welcomed for the second Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place in Skye in the summer/autumn of 2014. In a unique international partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) and the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to come and research, develop and produce work for 3 months in the dedicated artist's studio in a spectacular setting overlooking The Sound of Sleat, the place which so inspired Schueler as an artist.
The Scholarship is open to international artists (including Scottish and UK) working to the highest level of contemporary professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment.
The annual (2013 -2016) visual arts scholarship has been set up in celebration and in memory of the life, work and artistic influence of internationally renowned artist and abstract expressionist, Jon Schueler (1916-1992), in recognition of his very special relationship with the landscape and environment of the Sound of Sleat.
The aims of the residency are 1. to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment 2. to promote Skye, The Gaeltachd and Scotland as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and to promote the exchange of ideas.
The residency is for 12 weeks 4th Aug - 24th Oct 2014.
The Scholarship will enable a visual artist to come and work in and from the large Visual Arts Studio, based within the FÀS Centre for the Creative and Cultural Industries, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, in a rich and multi-disciplinary arts environment. The Stiùidio Ealain is a custom-built working Visual Artist studio. Perched high over the rocky shoreline and looking out over the Sound of Sleat and Knoydart.
The Artist will receive:
a residency fee of £8,000 for the 12 week period
an allowance of £500 for materialsprovision of an artist's studio with ICT support
reasonable travel costs of a single return trip to undertake the residency in Skye (12 weeks) met in full as part of the scholarship accommodation on campus
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Isle of Skye
Phone: +44 (0)1471888461