BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead is supporting an emerging artist based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear) to undertake a week’s residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg, in partnership with the Bothy Project.

The residency will take place from 1-8 September 2018

Deadline for submissions: Friday 15 June 2018, 23.59

The BALTIC Bothy Residency will provide the opportunity for an artist to work in a unique environment and have time and space to research, think, and develop their practice in the inspiring landscape of the Hebridean Islands.

The residency is supported with a £500 artist's fee, a travel bursary and the Bothy accommodation, a live/work space, for seven days.

Bothy Project is a growing network of small-scale, off-grid art residency spaces in distinct and diverse locations around Scotland and beyond. Bothy Project’s objective is to create platforms for artists and researchers to journey and explore the history, landscape and people in the areas surrounding the bothies. These platforms are established through the creation of purpose-built structures made in collaboration with artists, designers and makers to create a varied network of hand-crafted dwellings. Sweeney’s Bothy is located on the Isle of Eigg, designed by architect Iain MacLeod and artist Bobby Niven in collaboration with artist Alec Finlay as part of Creative Scotland’s Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

The Supported Programme offers organisations and companies the opportunity to fund an artist or researcher of their choice to undertake a residency in one of the bothies. This support will enable the individual to develop their practice through an immersive, dedicated period of work in a unique, off-grid residency cabin.

During their residency participants are invited to share their skills or knowledge with the local community through hosting a workshop, event or open studio. Following their residency participants are invited to share their research with the wider public by submitting a blog entry to the Bothy Project website.

The inaugural BALTIC Bothy Residency was undertaken by artist Katie Cuddon in 2017.


Deadline for submissions: Friday 15 June 2018, 23.59

To apply, please prepare the following and upload to Submittable:

  • A short covering statement explaining why this residency opportunity will benefit your practice (500 words max)
  • Your CV including full contact details
  • Up to six images