This new residency will be exploring ‘Islandness’ – the nature of islands, what makes them special, and what they might offer as alternative models for society.

The residency will focus on the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides and will give artists a space to explore notions of remoteness, community, and ecology with a strong connection to nature in a unique way. The Small Isles have very distinct characters and each have a distinct way of life. Eigg is community owned and hosts a diverse creative population, whereas wild, volcanic Rum is mostly home to eagles, red deer, otters and the amazing manx shearwater.

The residency will have a greater focus on exploring ashore than most in Sail Britain’s programme, so in addition to some wonderful crossings between islands under sail, expect long evenings to go roaming on land, meeting the local people, or spending time working on personal projects. Nevertheless, this residency will encompass the surrounding seas in common with Sail Britain’s ethos and a vital component of Islandness and will be an opportunity to experience the ocean first hand in a very intimate way. You will be travelling between islands by sail, a slow form of transport which allows an appreciation of distance, separation and the elements. It also brings people together as a crew to explore collaboratively, and to develop and exchange ideas.

Please see the webpage for full details: [www.sailbritain.org/life-of-islands/ ](http://www.sailbritain.org/life-of-islands/)
Sail Britain’s residency programme has been running since 2015 and offers a unique interdisciplinary platform for the development and exchange of ideas, cultural exchange and positive change for the oceans.

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More info here

If applicable, Apply by, 2019-03-30

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