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Artist’s Attachment
Artist’s Attachment

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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