Language 
English
Founded 
2014
Duration 
1 week (7 - 14 August 2020)
Paid by artist 

£350 - this includes accommodation, food and transport during the week. Artists are collected and dropped off from Edinburgh.

Application guidelines 

Send an email to [email protected] to receive an application form.

Deadline 
28/02/2020

Invererne Creative Retreats

Invererne Creative Retreats

Description 

Invererne is a home in the Scottish Highlands where artists take part in creative residencies, living together, close to nature. During the summer of 2020 they will bring together a group of artists from a diverse range of creative disciplines. It will be a chance for the artists to learn about other artist’s approaches – to try out different ways of working and see their practice from a fresh perspective. By stepping outside of their usual ways of making work, the week offers a space to refresh and nourish your creativity.

Over the week artists are invited to playfully explore how their different individual artistic practices might engage with one another; whether that be through workshops sharing skills and practice, unstructured creative time, conversations on a walk, or while cooking dinner. This residency is not focused on developing specific creative projects, but a week dedicated to exploring your artistic practice through collaboration and exchange with artists working in different disciplines.

Outcome 

A reflection on your creative process over the week shared only with the co-ordinators.

Accommodation Information 

There is a dining room where they share all the meals – unless the weather is so nice that you want to eat outside. Downstairs there are two kitchens, the back kitchen is not used as much for cooking and can be a quiet place to read, too. The house has three shared bathrooms. There are two single bedrooms, three doubles and a triple bedroom, all with single beds. You are likely to be sharing your bedroom with a fellow residency participant.

Studio Information 
  • Indoors: There is a large room downstairs which is usually a sitting room but can be cleared and used for movement sessions, or when a larger group want to work together. It comfortably holds eight people for movement work. Next to this is the dining room, which when not being used for meals can be used as a quiet place to write or discuss work. Beside these rooms is a study with a fire place and piano for reading, writing, music making and relaxing. There is a large basement that runs the length of the house which contains basic tools and work benches; it has been used for constructing sculptures and a mask making workshop. There are also five attic rooms to explore/hide away in. The house has wifi.
  • Outdoors: The front lawn is a wide open space which has been used for physical work in good weather.There is also a walled garden, orchard and lawn that can all be used for workshops and exploration. In terms of out-buildings there is a large unlit barn that can be used to rehearse in and for voice work, the floor is concrete and the space is unheated so is a space best used in summer.
Location 

Invererne is in the Highlands of Scotland at the mouth of the river Findhorn. Invererne itself is surrounded by trees and fields. A short drive away is Findhorn Bay with its beaches, across the bay is Culbin Forest, a unique ecosystem of sand dunes and pine trees. The organizers will make trips to both these locations over the week, and there are bicycles available if you wish to explore for yourself.

Address: 
Forres
Scotland
IV36 3EE
United Kingdom

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