Open Call

‘Residency on the Ocean’ - Call for Participants, Sail Britain


No Funding


Calling artists, change makers and ocean lovers to join Sail Britain’s interdisciplinary creative programme in 2019! We will be undertaking a series of voyages on the West Coast of Scotland, exploring the ocean, the coastline, it’s ecology and communities. Join us onboard! Our programme is open to all over the age of 18. Sailing can be a fairly strenuous activity depending on the conditions, so a reasonable level of fitness is advantageous but not neccessarily required. The voyage will take place in one week legs from late April till September. Different sections focus on different themes, but all follow our strong creative and social ethos in an inclusive environment. Please see programme details below, visit our website for further details and feel free to get in touch with questions or suggestions, we’re always happy to say hello. Everyone welcome regardless of background!

Number of Participants

Our programme is based on an ocean going sailing yacht. There are 5 - 6 places for participants on each leg of the voyage, in addition to the Skipper, First Mate and programme leader


No deadline


April 27, 2019 - September 21, 2019


  • £695.00 program fee


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Retreat


Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Scientists, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Sail Britain is an interdisciplinary project working towards positive change for the oceans through sailing, creative practice and the development and exchange of ideas. Examining our relationship with the sea while learning how to sail an ocean-going vessel allows privileged insights into an inaccessible environment. The programme will work with crew members from the arts, sciences and communities to explore issues such as marine plastic pollution, Climate Change, singing on the sea, the cultural importance of islands, and what it means to be small on a big Blue Planet!

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