project 2020, 2019

Creative Work Shop

In October 2019 Findhorn Bay Arts was awarded Open Funding from Creative Scotland to support a new artist in residency project for the Forres area called Creative Work Shop. The new 12 month programme of interconnected arts projects and multi-art residencies will respond to themes of place and regeneration from a base on Forres High Street.

The Creative Work Shop will:

Explore the emerging role of a rural high street located within a ‘Creative Place’
Explore the role of the artist within the regeneration and community-led arena
Test and evaluate an artist-led process to community engagement and rural regeneration
Create new work that helps develop and engage new audiences and participants
Engage audiences with the process of creativity, rather than just the end product
Offer a space for reflection, connection and exploration between people, creativity and place

The funding from Creative Scotland supports the costs of:

3 artists in residence programmes
2 days a week of Project Management
Marketing costs and resources

An independent advisory panel of creative experts is currently being formed and an artist in resident brief prepared, with applications anticipated to be accepted by the end of the year with residencies commencing in February 2020.

To find out more please contact or call 01309 673137.

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