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‘Space / Time’ Residency for Parents & Carers

Please note: The application process for this residency has now closed.

What is Space / Time?

Space / Time is part of Magnetic North’s Artist Development programme, for this session we are delivering it in partnership with Federation of Scottish Theatre.

It is a creative retreat for experienced artists from any art form that asks the question “How can you continue to thrive as an artist?” Ordinarily, participants travel together to a location in Scotland, but due to the current pandemic, we have rethought Space/Time as an online residency.

This special edition of Space/Time is being presented in partnership with FST and is aimed specifically at experienced artists and/or creative producers who are also parents or carers. The residency aims to refresh participants through a stimulating examination of creativity while being in the role of parent/carer. During the residency, we will question what creativity is within the context of parenting, how it can be nourished and explore how artists can continue to challenge themselves to develop and thrive while being a parent or carer.

The residency combines facilitated dialogue – built around a series of self-generated questions – with time for individual reflection. There are two sessions in an online space during the day – a two hour session in the morning (10am-12pm) during which you will be set a short creative task, and a one hour follow-up later in the day (5pm-6pm). There can be some flexibility in the timing of sessions if necessary. The residency will be facilitated by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath.

The aims of the residency are to:

  • Give space and time for participants to reflect on their own creative practice, while engaging with other parents/carers
  • Give space and time for participants to reflect on their own creative practice, while engaging with other parents/carers
  • Stimulate dialogue about creative processes
  • Make time for individual reflection and thought.

Participants are paid a fee of £500 for attendance unless they are employed by a Creative Scotland Regularly-Funded Organisation and are undertaking the retreat as a part of their work for that organisation.

If you incur additional caring costs as a result of taking part in Space/Time, we can offer up to £50 a day towards covering this.