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Invererne Residencies

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Founded 2014
Forres, United Kingdom

About

Invererne is a home in the Scottish Highlands where artists take part in creative residencies, living together, close to nature. We host residencies that bring together groups of artists from a diverse range of creative disciplines. These are an opportunity for you to learn about other artist’s approaches – to try out different ways of working and see your practice from a fresh perspective. By stepping outside of your usual ways of making work the week offers a space to refresh and nourish your creativity. Residencies have five key ingredients – creativity, collaboration, exchanging practice, sharing food, and nature. We believe passionately in the power of bringing people together from different disciplines and backgrounds to live and work as a group. Invererne has hosted artists from around the world working across a broad range of artistic areas including visual arts and crafts, music, performance, writing and film.

Local Information

We are in the Scottish Highlands! Invererne is at the edge of the small town of Forres, at the bottom of Findhorn Bay. Over the week we make trips to the Bay with its beaches, and across the bay is Culbin Forest, a unique ecosystem of sand dunes and pine trees. Groups are collected and dropped off in Edinburgh. On the journey to Invererne we drive together through the Highlands and the Cairngorm mountains. The residency itself is held in Invererne House, an old Georgian house. Outside of residencies it is a home, and during the residency week it becomes a home to a group of artists. Artists are likely to share a bedroom with another participant. The downstairs rooms are used for creative work, hosting workshops and communal meals. It is not a professional space and the house, its history, gardens and orchard have offered inspiration to previous residency artists.

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