Northword project - development grant

Grants to develop a new product or work based on Highland and Island heritage are now open for application.

Closing date: 18 May 2021

The Northword project is calling for creatives to develop new products or works inspired by the heritage of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.

The project has collected a bank of stories that celebrate the history, archaeology, traditions, folklore, landscape and environment of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands.

They now invite creative practitioners based in the Highlands and Islands to apply for one of eight £1700 grants to develop a prototype product or work with one of these stories at its heart. The possibilities are wide-ranging and potential products include textiles, ceramics, crafts, jewellery, art, music, film, photography, dance and theatre. Contributions in English, Gaelic or Scots are all welcome.

Both the stories and the resulting products will then be promoted on a bespoke Northword website and app to an international market.The project is part-funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme of the European Union.

For more information and to apply visit https://cutt.ly/PcDYvhg

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Opportunity provided by:
University of the Highlands and Islands/ Robert Gordon University Orkney
Main Contact:
University of the Highlands and Islands/ Robert Gordon University Orkney 07972783870 [javascript protected email address] Learn more