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Sublime Artist Residency

Deadline: March 2, 2012, 5:00 pm

Sublime Artist Residency
Lighthouse Field Station, Cromarty - Call for Submissions

The Sublime Artist Residency is a partnership between IOTA (Inverness Old Town Art) and the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences, and is funded by Creative Scotland as part of the Sublime programme. Sublime is a series of commissions, film screenings and live events curated by IOTA for Inverness’ Old Town Rose Street car park, bringing high quality contemporary art to a broad public.  

IOTA is an organisation that creates opportunities for public art through forging unexpected alliances across diverse situations. Based in the Highlands of Scotland, IOTA is committed to examining issues of global significance through local experience. This residency aims to investigate parallels between marine mammal and human senses; in particular how sound and light within the physical spaces we inhabit, whether it be natural or man-made, affects behaviour patterns.

The residency’s main aim is for an artist/musician/film-maker to participate in internationally significant marine research at the Lighthouse Field Station (LFS) in Cromarty on the Black Isle; in order to develop a series of site specific works.

Over the last 25 years, the Lighthouse Field Station (LFS) has developed an internationally recognised research programme, using photography, bioacoustic techniques and a range of tracking technologies to study the abundance, movements, sound and underwater behaviour of seals, dolphins and other marine wildlife. This work aims to understand how natural and man-made changes in environmental conditions influence these populations, and to use this information to support policy development, conservation action and sustainable resource management.

This project offers a dynamic and unusual context in which to research and make new work. The residency is expected to start in April 2012 and last 3 - 6 months.

Fee: £6,000 + an additional £2,000 presentation budget.
Deadline: Friday 2 March 2012, 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday 21 March 2012

Click here to download a copy of the artist’s brief which contains details of how to apply

Click here to download the Call for Submissions(517 KB)

Lighthouse Station Interior

Lighthouse Station Interior