Applications now open for Jon Schueler Residency

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an international residency opportunity to take place in the Isle of Skye in the summer/autumn of 2018.

In an international partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) and the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust, with support from the Royal Scottish Academy. 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 annual (2013 -2020) 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 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. Artists must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously. The residency is for 12 weeks from Mon 23rd July – Frid 12th October 2018. The aims of the residency are to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment; 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 Artist will receive:

  • a residency fee of £8,000 for the 12 week period
  • an allowance of £500 for materials
  • provision 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

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, its generous space includes double height ceiling (in part), outside access, sink room, storage and blackout blinds. In addition to the provision of the studio, the artist will have access to the extensive reference library with two collections of national and international significance - the ‘MacCarmaig’ and ‘Celtica’ Collections, together creating one of the most important collections of antiquarian books of Gaelic and related materials in existence anywhere in the world. It may also be possible, by special arrangement, to have access to a range of film, sound, editing and post-production facilities on site.

Please have a look at the guidelines before applying. The application is done online, with deadline 16th October 2017. for more information go here.

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