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Artist Development
Artist Development
Artist's Attachment 2017
Space/Time

Creative retreat for experienced artists

Rough Mix

Creative lab for experienced and early-career artists

Artist’s Attachment

Sustained period of practice development for experienced artists

Artist Development

A creative retreat for experienced artists

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SPACE/TIME is a paid 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. Participants are paid a fee to attend the retreat.

The Space/Time residency in November 2017 at Cove Park is now closed to applications; the next retreat will be in February 2018 and application information will be available in early December - join our Artist Development mailing list to receive details. 

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

2017 (June) Durhamhill. Artists: Donna Rutherford (theatre maker), Ian Spink (choreographer and director), Jenna Watt (playwright and director), Kirstie Cohen (visual artist), Sophie Bancroft (musician).

2016 (October) Cove Park. Artists: Anthony Green (composer), Flore Gardner (visual artist), Kirsty Whiten (visual artist), Mamoru Iriguchi (theatre maker), Maria Oller (theatre director)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). 

2015: Cove Park. Artists: Catrin Evans (theatre maker), Kate V Robertson (visual artist), Pernille Spence (visual artist), Scott Twynholm (composer), Zoe Irvine (sound artist). 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). 

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). 

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Paid development for Scottish-based artists

Artist's Attachment is a major new paid opportunity for Scottish-based artists with a significant track record from any art form to focus on a new development in their work. It is supported by Creative Scotland and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Any professional artist based in Scotland with a significant track-record of making work for at least seven years is eligible to apply: the selected artist will be attached to Magnetic North for up to 18 months with the purpose of focusing on a significant new development in their practice. The artist can be from any art form – theatre, dance, visual art, music or film, for example - but the attachment will be particularly suitable for those with either a performative element to their work, or an interest in developing one.

During the time of the attachment, the artist will be paid a bursary of £15,000, calculated to give them up to 6 months dedicated time whilst allowing them time to undertake other commissions or work. The artist will also have a budget of £5,000 to be used in connection with the attachment - for example, to pay other artists or collaborators, to travel or undertake training.

The artist will be supported throughout by Magnetic North’s core team of Artistic Director and Producer, who will help them shape and plan the attachment. They will also receive regular mentoring from Artistic Director Nicholas Bone.

The first recipient of the award is visual artist, composer, and performer Hanna Tuulikki - you can find out more about her and what she will do during her attachment here.

The next round of applications will be in Summer 2018. Join our Artist Development mailing list to receive information about this and all our opportunities.

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Magnetic North runs a comprehensive Artist and Project Development programme

It provides paid 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, and we actively encourage applications from Deaf and disabled artists and BAME artists.

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. The next Space/Time retreat in November 2017 is now full; there will be another in late-February 2018. More information here.

  • OLDER EMERGING ARTISTS' LAB.  A 5 day multi-art form residential lab for older emerging artists, a specially-tailored version of our Space/Time retreats presented in partnership with Luminate, a-n and Cove Park. 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. To apply for the next Rough Mix join our Artist Development mailing list to ensure you receive details.

  • ARTIST'S ATTACHMENT development for an artist. A major new paid development opportunity for Scottish-based artists with a significant track record from any art form. Supported by Creative Scotland and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. 

  • 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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Hanna Tuulikki

The first recipient of the Magnetic North Artist's Attachment award is Hanna Tuulikki, a visual artist, composer, and performer who works with the voice.

Hanna will be attached to Magnetic North from October 2017 until March 2019 in order to explore how her practice can incorporate dance. The focus of this work will be the development of a new project, Deer Dancer, in which Hanna will investigate the mimesis of deer in traditional dances around the world, aiming to develop a 'trans-species' contemporary performance inspired by these dance traditions.

Interdisciplinary in nature, her project will explore contemporary issues of ecology and cultural knowledge, addressing the ways in which the relationship between humans and this totemic, ideologically powerful animal have shaped past and present perceptions of wilderness, defining ecologies, as well as constructing gender, informing contemporary understandings of masculinity.

Hanna was selected following interviews with a cross-disciplinary panel in August 2017.  During the attachment, she will be paid a fee that will allow her to spend six months focusing on the project, she will also have a budget, and will be mentored by Magnetic North's Artistic Director Nicholas Bone.

Photos from Hanna's visit to see the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance in September 2017 as part of her research (photos by Nigel Tradewell) - click to enlarge:

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://magneticnorth.org.uk/artist-development/#sigProId30207cceec

Artist's Attachment: Magnetic North's Artist's Attachment is a unique opportunity for an experienced artist to spend paid time focusing on a major development in their practice. Any professional artist based in Scotland with a significant track-record of making work for at least seven years is eligible to apply. You can read more about the Artist's Attachment here.  

 The application process for the second Artist's Attachment will be in Summer 2018. Join our Artist Development mailing list to receive information about this and all our opportunities.

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Creative lab for experienced and early-career artists

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ROUGH MIX is a paid 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 early-career artists over a two week period before making a work-in-progress showing at the end.

We offer two prioritised places: one for an artist identifying as Deaf or disabled and one for an artist from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

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

Rough Mix 2017 took place in Peebles and was presented in partnership with Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre.  It was supported by Creative Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland. The participating artists were:

with early career artists Felicity Bristow and Sue Scowcroft and performers Claire Pencak, Elspeth Turner, Laurie Brown, Scott Noble, Tim Barrow and Vivien Reid.

 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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