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Residency Opportunities with The Bothy Project

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:

http://www.thebothyproject.org/bothies/sweeneys-bothy/

and look at blogs by previous residents here:

http://www.thebothyproject.org/blog/category/sweeneys-bothy/

To find out more and apply go here

Deadline 13th January 2021

Visit the Bothy project website on 17th Novemeber for launch of Neighbourhood Residencies here.

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