Self-funded Artist Residencies

The aims of the residency programme are twofold, to assist artists' professional development and to extend the knowledge of and range of art practices visible locally.

Northlight is a gallery with an adjoining bedsit including a sink and cooking facilities.  The learning opportunities at Northlight arise from exhibiting new work; from finishing and critique rather than production.  All artists in residence are expected to mount an exhibition in the gallery.  Applications are welcome from artists such as painters, photographers and land artists who want to engage with Orkney as a unique place.  We can offer advice and help with presentation, promotion, marketing and documentation.  During the residency, artists will be able to discuss their work with a community of practising artists.

The costs of a residency

We are offering self-funded residencies - artists will have to pay for their own travel, subsistence and materials plus a charge to cover Northlight Gallery overheads (electricity, insurance, council taxes, wear and tear) and advertising on the website and in the Orcadian newspaper.  In 2018 the charge will be £335 for two weeks. 

Applications for a residency

The deadline has passed for applying for a residency in 2018. Thank you to all of the artists who applied.