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CAIR: Caithness Artists in Residence was a brand new community arts initiative that connected artists and creative practitioners with distinct Caithness communities.
Led by Lyth Arts Centre and local community organisations, the project explored how LAC could work with artists and facilitate creative responses to local problems, encouraging creative cultural activism and prioritising an artist and community centric approach to recovery after coronavirus.
The Artists in Residence were based in Caithness and worked mostly in the communities they were associated with. Instead of a one-off workshop by a visiting artist, the Artists in Residence worked with their matched communities from December 2020 until June 2021.
Details of each artist below…
Caithness Makar – George worked across the county with several community partners, delivering writing workshops and developing ‘Words on the Wind’ a community poem/film project which explores and captures what it means to live in Caithness today.
To read more about George and his project, please click here
Joanne worked in collaboration with older people and those who care for older people, including professional care providers, volunteers and relatives, to develop an intergenerational project that connects isolated elders with their wider community.
To read more about Joanne and her project, please click here