Jack Lockhart Costal Cultures Artist Residency (2)

Coastal Cultures - Islands Residencies

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.


Feàrna, Costal Cultures Artist Residency, Credit Sarah Darling

Coastal Cultures, Islands, builds on support from the Scottish Government to develop cultural opportunities across the region’s islands via the recently established project, Ràmh.

Coastal Cultures, Islands, aligns with the Culture Strategy for Scotland and the ambition within it to Transform Through Culture and supports artists and organisations exploring socially engaged work, creating capacity and ambition. 

Coastal Cultures, Islands, builds on our support programme Ràmh, supported by the Scottish Government and project outcomes aim to inform extention of hits model in the future, improving outcomes for island communities and demonstrating the potential for the arts to improve economic recovery and community well-being in isolated regions across Argyll & Bute.  

Coastal Cultures, Islands, supports the aims of the Argyll and Bute Economic Strategy, the National Plan for Scotland’s Islands and the Scottish Government's Gaelic Language Plan.

Jack Lockhart Costal Cultures Artist Residency

If you want to learn more, please contact Coastal Cultures, Islands project manager Mary Morrison at mary@chartsargyllandisles.org or Deirdre MacKenna, Engagement Manager at deirdre@chartsargyllandisles.org


Coastal Cultures - Islands is funded by Creative Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.


Top image: Sarah Darling

Bottom image: Jack Lockhart