Residencies & Jobs

Four Nations Residency

The Four Nations International Fund supports individuals and organisations in developing international partnerships and co-creation projects in glass.

Closing date: 3 Jul 2022

Glass Point in Riga, Latvia; National Glass Centre in Glass Centre in Sunderland, England; North Lands Creative in Lybster, Scotland and Ruthin Craft Centre in Ruthin, Wales, have secured support from the four nations international fund to deliver a collaborative project.


The Four Nations International Fund supports individuals and organisations in developing international partnerships and co-creation projects.

This pilot fund is designed to encourage in-person, digital and hybrid collaboration:

  • between artists, creative practitioners and organisations from the four nations across the UK and,
  • counterparts from elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

The Four Nations International Fund is a pilot fund with co-investment from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales/Wales Arts International and Creative Scotland.

The arts and culture sectors of all four nations across the UK thrive on international collaboration and exchange. This fund invites artists, cultural professionals and organisations to consider where that collaboration could be also enhanced by closer working between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Applications will require applicants to have at least one partner from another of the four nations of the UK in addition to at least one international partner.

The Four Nations International Fund would like to take this opportunity to invite British-based artists who specialise in working with glass to apply to take part in this project. This opportunity will allow the selected artist to explore the unlikely combination of glass and the theme of wearability.

The theme continues a collaborative project undertaken by National Glass Centre and Ruthin Craft Centre in 2017 which explored the potential relationship between glass and contemporary jewellery. This project widens the focus from jewellery to the broader theme of wearability. Resulting work will explore relationships between artworks created in glass and the human body.


  • A fee of £5,000 will be paid to the artist. (20 days at £250 per day)
  • A further budget is available to support project costs including travel, accommodation and materials.

To be considered for this project please send the following information to info@northlandscreative.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 3rd July:

  • CV
  • Website and / or images of recent work
  • A statement in no more than 300 words on how you feel your work could develop in line with the theme of wearability

For more information and to download the application pack visit northlandscreative.co.uk

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