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Artist Development
Artist Development

Artist Development

A creative retreat for experienced artists

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SPACE/TIME is a 5 day creative retreat for experienced artists from all disciplines that asks the question “How does an artist keep developing?”

It aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity. During the residency, we will explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can continue to challenge themselves to develop.

The residency combines facilitated dialogue - built around a series of self-generated questions - with time for individual reflection and work. It is led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.

Participation in Space/Time is open to experienced artists and selection is through an open call process.

The next Space/Time residency will run from 7th-13th June 2017 in Dumfries and Galloway: you can download information about the application process here. The closing date for applications is 1pm, March 10th. 

If you want to know more about Space/Time, you can watch this short film which captures the reflections of the 5 artists who took part in the 2015 retreat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Space/Time retreats

2016 (October) Cove Park. Artists: Flore Gardner (visual artist), Kirsty Whiten (visual artist), Mamoru Iriguchi (theatre maker), Maria Oller (theatre director), Anthony Green (composer). Facilitators: Nicholas Bone, Alice McGrath. Presented in partnership with Cove Park

2016 (March): Cromarty Arts Trust. Artists: Anne Milne (film-maker), Annie George (playwright/director), Bill Thompson (sound artist), Merav Israel (choreographer), Ros Steen (voice teacher), Shona Reppe (performer/ theatre-maker). Facilitators: Nicholas Bone, Alice McGrath.

2015: Cove Park. Artists: Catrin Evans (theatre maker), Kate V Robertson (visual artist), Pernille Spence (visual artist), Scott Twynholm (composer), Zoe Irvine (sound artist). Facilitators: Nicholas Bone, Alice McGrath. Presented in partnership with Cove Park

2014: Cromarty Arts Trust. Artists: Claire Pencak (choreographer), Ian Waugh (film-maker), James Wyness (composer), Janie Nicoll (visual artist), Su Grierson (visual artist). Facilitators: Nicholas Bone, Alice McGrath.

2012: Lyth Arts Centre.  Artists: Alan McKendrick (playwright/director), Christine Devaney (choreographer/director), Janie Nicoll (visual artist), Linda McLean (playwright), Michael John McCarthy (composer/musician).  Facilitators: Nicholas Bone and Susan Benn.

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Magnetic North runs a comprehensive Artist and Project Development programme

It provides opportunities for established and emergent artists from all disciplines both to develop their practice and to explore ideas for new work. All participants are paid a fee for their time, and we actively encourage applications from Deaf and disabled artists.

New for 2017: OLDER ARTISTS' LAB pilot project: We are running a residency for emerging artists over the age of 50 in partnership with Luminate, Cove Park and a-n in February 2017. The deadline for applications has now passed, but you can read more about it here.

Click on the links below to find out more about the individual parts of the programme. Sign up for our Artist and Project Development mailing list using the panel on the right.

  • SPACE/TIME creative retreat.  A 5 day multi-art form residential retreat for artists from all disciplines, built around facilitated discussion and individual time for reflection. Participation in Space/Time is open to established artists and selection is through an open call process. Applications for the June 2017 Space/Time retreat are now being accepted: more information here.
  • ROUGH MIX creative lab. A two week multi-art form practical opportunity for artists to try out new ideas and new ways of working. It brings together a small group of practitioners from different disciplines and gives them time to start developing new projects in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Rough Mix is open to both established and emergent artists and selection is through an open call process. More information here.
  • RE-MIX project development. We develop projects to production through a process of commissioning and development. Projects may arise from partnerships that begin at Rough Mix, from invitations to artists we admire, or from interesting ideas that are brought to us. 
  • NETWORK ongoing support. Once you have taken part in our artist development programme, you become part of a network of over 80 artists and performers who have already participated. We continue to offer informal and formal support and advice to participants. We plan to nourish this network in the future through twice-yearly catch-ups - refresher days for talking, sharing and socialising. 
  • PRODUCING SUPPORT  We are currently working with a number of Rough Mix artists to help them produce work. We can: 
    • provide creative or logistical advice and support,
    • help find production partners,
    • fundraise,
    • manage productions.

We believe that this programme offers unique opportunities for artists with an interest in live performance from all disciplines.  If you are interested in finding out more about what we do, please subscribe to our Artist Development mailing list.

Support our Artist Development programme - you can find out how to support our artistic development work financially here.

 

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Creative lab for experienced and emerging artists

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ROUGH MIX is a creative lab for early-stage ideas and practice development: a two-week practical opportunity for artists to try out new ideas or new ways of working. It brings together a small core group of practitioners from different disciplines and gives them time to start developing new projects in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. The practitioners work together with a group of performers and two emerging artists over a two week period before making a work-in-progress showing at the end.

Rough Mix has taken place at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, Dance Base and Summerhall in Edinburgh, and Tramway in Glasgow. Rough Mix is open to both experienced and emerging artists and selection is through an open call process.    

Film-maker Julien Pearly made this short film about Rough Mix 2015:

 

Previous years - for information about previous years and to find out about the participating artists, please follow these links:

Rough Mix 2016

Rough Mix 2015

Rough Mix 2014

Rough Mix 2013

Rough Mix 2012

Rough Mix 2010

Rough Mix 2006

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