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Creative live/work residency retreat, Isle of Skye

Wasps would like to invite creative practitioners that may need the time and space to develop a piece of work in an inspiring, peaceful and idyllic location to stay at The Admirals House in Skye.

Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

The Admiral's House is set in an idyllic location on the east coast of the island. The Admirals House is a former black house donated to WASPS by the family of Vice Admiral Sir Roderick (Roddy) Macdonald KBE. As well as serving as a naval officer, Admiral Roddy was a keen amateur artist. The location comprises of 3 bedrooms, a large communal living room and kitchen area, and 3 separate studios in the grounds. The Admiral's House is available to all kinds of visiting artists and creative practitioners such as visual artists, designers, makers, writers, musicians, and others from the performing arts that may need the time and space to develop a piece of work in an inspiring location. The project itself allows artists the time and space to develop their own practice whilst engaging with the local community and getting the chance to meet other creative people that are using the facility. It is an ideal location for retreat, reflection, review and creative renewal. 

The admiral’s house has three studios in its grounds, all suited to different practices and intents. Allocations are made in advance of your stay and we take your practice into account before allocating a space to you. You can find more information about each individual studio on our website.

If you would like to stay at the Admirals House, an individual booking consists of renting one bedroom which includes an individual studio space. Each of the three studios has its own character and artists can select their preferred studio for hire at the time of application. All tenants will have access to communal areas and property grounds. 

Bookings run for four or two weeks. There may be a number of artists staying in the property at any given time helping to foster a unique and collaborative experience. 

An individual booking is £1,000 for four weeks or £650 for two. A 10% discount is available for current Wasps tenants. There is opportunity for creative groups to rent the whole property. Please enquire directly to lois@waspsstudios.org.uk

If you would like to apply to stay at The Admirals House, we require: 
• A statement about your practice
• Six to eight images of recent art work 
• An up to date artistic CV 
• A statement of intent : what you plan to do while staying at The Admirals House 

Please email this to lois@waspsstudios.org.uk and also state: 
• Your preferred month to stay at The Admirals House 
• Your preferred studio space 
• How long you would like to stay

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