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CAIR: Caithness Artists in Residence first launched in November 2020 as a new community arts initiative that connected artists and creative practitioners with Caithness communities. Led by Lyth Arts Centre and local community organisations, the first cohort of CAIR artists led projects across the county, developing creative responses to local problems, encouraging creative cultural activism and exploring an artist and community-led approach to recovery after coronavirus.
You can read more about the projects here.
Following a period of learning, reflection and evaluation we are pleased to announce Phase 2 of the project. This will involve initiating eight new projects on a rolling basis, two at a time from January 2021 onwards. Each of these will run for 10 weeks and include 2 weeks research and development and 8 weeks of collaboration and delivery.
The Artists in Residence will be professional artists and creative practitioners that are based in Caithness, ideally in the communities they will be working with. The residencies will be available to artists who are based in Caithness, or have a strong connection to the area or the communities they will be working with. We are seeking proposals from professional artists who work in any art-form or medium and at any stage in their career.
This project is funded by Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities and Creative Scotland Open Project Fund