Call for Embedded Artist for National Islands Plan consultation

Norette Ferns

Glasgow School of Art are inviting applications from visual artists living on Scottish Islands to undertake a Placement & Commission framed around, and directly responding to, the development of Scotland’s first-ever National Islands Plan.

The Scottish Government is currently carrying out a national consultation that will inform the development of the first ever National Islands Plan, asking island residents to share opinions on the specific challenges they face – such as population retention, connectivity, economic development, housing, and transport links.

The selected artist will join the consultation team on a number of consultation events taking place in different Islands throughout June-July, as Embedded Artist. Following the Placement period, they will be supported to produce new work based on this experience, culminating in an exhibition in the autumn that will subsequently tour to island venues.

The NIP Embedded Artist Placement & Commission opportunity is offered and funded by the Scottish Government. The initiative has been developed and will be coordinated at The Glasgow School of Art by curator Mónica Laiseca (Senior Lecturer in Curatorial Practice – Contemporary Art), working in collaboration with fellow artist Susan Brind (Reader in Contemporary Art: Practice & Events) and the research centre Reading Landscape.

The call for Embedded Artist will close at noon on Friday 17 May 2019.

Visit the Glasgow School of Art website for full details.