03 Feb 2015
Isle of Skye, Scotland | Jon Schueler Scholarship visual artist residency call
Call for applications for the JON SCHUELER SCHOLARSHIP, VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - Visual Arts Residency at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Applications for the 2015 International Jon Schueler Scholarship are now open.
The residency is for 12 weeks from Mon 20th July - Friday 9th October 2015.
Closing date for applications: 3 Feb 2015
Applications are now being welcomed for the third Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place in Skye in the summer/autumn of 2015. 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. Artists must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously.
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 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
“ I am so grateful to be given this opportunity of discovery, that has opened my eyes to a new way of looking. I will treasure this experience. It will remain with me and influence my work for the rest of my life.” Takeshi Shikama, Jon Schueler Artist in Residence 2013.
"Being given the opportunity to work for three months in the unique context of Gaelic Culture and Language, based on the breathtakingly beautiful Island of Skye, and surrounded by supportive and engaging people, has opened new routes in my work for me. This residency is without doubt one of the most stimulating I have ever been involved in.”
Helmut Lemke, Jon Schueler Artist in Residence 2014.
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI is spread over two campuses, Arainn Ostaig and Arainn Chaluim Chille. The two are interlinked by a well-lit pathway and are only a short walk apart. The Centre for Creative and Cultural Industries, Fàs, is located next to Àrainn Chaluim Chille.
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