Coastal Cultures, Islands, is an innovative placemaking and community engagement programme set within the collaborative framework of CHARTS to work with members and communities.
Coastal Cultures, Islands, has commissioned three artist-led residencies funded by Creative Scotland:
On Tiree, filmmaker Jack Lockhart and collaborators are developing the project ‘Between the Tides‘ in collaboration with Screen Argyll.
On Mull, collective Alice Stillman, Alasdair Whyte and Rhona Dougall are developing ‘Feàrna’ (Gaelic for alder) and will use a mapping process as the basis for working as a collective and with the wider community on Mull.
On Luing and neighbouring islands, writer and director of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics Norman Bissell will be leading “Expressing an Island”, working in collaboration with island creatives, including artist Lottie May.
Each project will respond to the uniqueness of its locations, building networks, participation and audiences. Throughout each project, the artists will engage communities in socially inclusive, imaginative and meaningful ways, including sharing their work through curated exhibitions and knowledge exchange events, both live and digital.