North Lands Creative Artist in Residency Programme (AiR) is designed to support artists and curators in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches.

Our residencies strive to cultivate an environment where artists can develop their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, we support artists to have the utmost freedom while in residence. The residency’s structure is therefore left open in order to cater to individuality and spontaneity. We work to provide a safe space where intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated.

As a remote residency located in a unique, stunning, and challenging environment, we encourage artists to draw inspiration from place and take advantage of the solitude (and presence), our surrounding environment provides. AiR programme allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive. Beyond our studio walls, we aim to provide opportunities for international and artistic exchange.

We also encourage and welcome community engagement; North Lands Creative has an intimate relationship to the community of Lybster, and places emphasis on collaboration of all kinds. We encourage artists of all métiers, both emerging and professional, to join us with a sense of curiosity and drive to connect with this special place as part of a personal experience and artistic development.

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