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Artist Development
Artist Development
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 next Space/Time residency will run from 23rd-27th November 2017 at Cove Park in Argyll and Bute on Scotland's west coast. In order to apply, please download information here.  Your application, along with an Equal Opportunities monitoring form, must be received by 5pm on 29th September. 

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 the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

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. There is the flexibility to complete the attachment in a shorter time, if necessary, though we would not want it to be less than 12 months.

Any professional artist based in Scotland with a significant track-record of making work and who has had their work regularly produced, performed or exhibited for at least 7 years is eligible to apply. This period does not necessarily need to be consecutive - the time could have been broken up by a break for caring responsibilities, for example.

The first attachment will begin in October 2017 and will be completed by the end of March 2019.

The deadline for 2017 applications has now passed but there will be another round of applications 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

#MNroughmix

 

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.    

This year's Rough Mix is in Peebles from 19th-30th June 2017, presented in partnership with Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre and supported by Creative Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland. The participating artists are:

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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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 will be in November 2017 and applications are now being accepted. Read more 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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