Durhamhill, Dumfries & Galloway, 7th–13th June 2017 


What is Space / Time?

Space / Time is part of Magnetic North’s Artist Development programme. It is a creative retreat for experienced artists from any art form which asks the question “How does an artist keep developing?”

The residency aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity. During the residency, we will question what creativity is, how it can be nourished and explore 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 will be led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.

Space/Time will take place at The Coach House in Durhamhill, Dumfries & Galloway. The aims of the residency are to:

• Create a supportive atmosphere for discussion,
• Stimulate dialogue about creative processes,
• Give space and time for artists to reflect on their own creative practice, • Make time for individual reflection and thought.

It is hard to describe exactly what happens at Space/Time, but watching this short film may help: http://www.magneticnorth.org.uk/artist-development/space-time

Participants will be paid a fee for attendance, and accommodation is provided. We will pay travel expenses within Scotland.


Application information

Please read this section carefully to make sure you send the right information with your application.

Space / Time will take place at The Coach House, Durhamhill, Dumfries & Galloway from 7th-13th June 2017 inclusive: participants will arrive late afternoon on Wednesday 7th and leave on the morning of Tuesday 13th.

The residency is only open to experienced artists, by which we mean artists who have a track-record of making work and who have had their work produced, performed or exhibited professionally over a number of years.

You can apply by sending us the following information:

  • Your name and contact details (including an email address)
  • an outline of your experience to date (no more than 500 words) and a CV
  • some examples of your work or links to access them online
  • an outline of:
    • why you would like to take part,
    • what you hope to get from the experience
    • why now is the right time for you to take part in the residency.

If you have any access needs, we will discuss these with you if you are successful in your application.


Selection process and criteria

All applications will be read by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath. We will consider these criteria when making decisions:

  • All requested material has been submitted
  • The potential for the residency to make a difference to the applicant
  • The potential of the applicant to make a useful contribution to the group
  • The timeliness of the residency in relation to the applicant’s current situation

If you are unsure about anything, please email the address below for help.

Please email your application to roughmix@magneticnorth.org.uk by 1.00pm on Friday 10th March.

You will hear back from us by Friday 24th March.