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Call for Park creatives to apply for supported art residency through Bothy Project programme

26th August 2022

Bothy Project, partnering with the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 project on Community Arts and Culture, has today sent a call out to Arts Practitioners in the Park to apply for an exciting new supported residency term at Inshriach Bothy on Inshriach Estate.

Residency time at Inshriach Bothy will allow the artist to plan and make new work and connect and meet with some of the varied communities in the Park. The project will conclude with a public event where the artist will share their work and experiences with those who live in and visit the area.

The successful applicant will receive two-weeks’ research time and accommodation at Bothy Project’s Inshriach Bothy, a fee and production budget and support with travel costs. Local support will be provided by the Cairngorms National Park Authority team and professional development support from Bothy Project.

Al Smith, Outdoor Learning and Engagement Manager at the Cairngorms National Park Authority said: “Arts and culture will perform a central role in shaping the story of Heritage Horizons. The creative arts allow people to engage with place from a personal perspective developing a deep emotional connection; this sense of connection leads to the desire to look after and care for these places for future generations.

“The creative arts are a rich source for innovative and imaginative solutions to the central issues being addressed by Heritage Horizons; climate, biodiversity and health.”

Lesley Young, Director at Bothy Project said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Cairngorms National Park Authority on this new residency opportunity. The partnership will support new work by a creative artist based in the Park, give them access to the wide knowledge held in the local communities and within the Cairngorms National Park Authority team, and connect them to Bothy Project’s networks across Scotland and beyond.”

As part of the Cairngorms 2030: Heritage Horizons suite of projects and supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund with thanks to National Lottery players, the Community Arts and Culture project will see a variety of initiatives rolled out in the Park and aims to create a greater connection to landscape and place and encourage a desire among Park communities to get involved in climate action.

Creatives in the Park who wish to apply should do so online by 11.59pm on Sun 18 September 2022 via