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Musician in Residence

Unexpected Garden – Stranraer

Musician in Residence

Term: 1st April 2022 – 11th Sept 2022

20 days (or 115 hours worked flexibly across more days), plus attendance/performance/presentation at the culminating Harvest event in September 2022.

Fee: £4,368 

(21 days at £208, 20 days residency programme and 1 day attendance/performance at the Harvest event) There will be a small allowance available for local travel and subsistence.

We’re looking to for a creative musician, to join our Unexpected Garden – Stranraer team to compose a new piece of music in response to a community garden being designed and built in the iconic harbour area of Stranraer.

The Musician in Residence opportunity is open to both emerging and established musicians who are working in all genres of music. We are happy to consider applications from duos and bands, as well as individuals.

Situated on a piece of land, affectionately known as the Grassy Knoll, on beautiful Loch Ryan, the Unexpected garden – Stranraer will provide an injection of colour and life to the harbour area, supporting regeneration.

This will become a space for the community, who will play a key role in the design and transformation of the site into a garden.

The project will promote and demonstrate sustainable gardening, be a space for community events and take inspiration from the town’s nautical identity and past, playing with maritime themes.

Interested? Here’s how to apply:

Tell us how your work and practice fits with the nature of the Unexpected Garden – Stranraer project specifically, and what appeals to you about this opportunity.

Please apply in a format that feels comfortable to you. This could be in writing (maximum 2 x A4 sides for a covering letter) or by submitting an audio recording or a video (maximum 10 minutes).

Please also provide 3 examples of your work and a link to your website or social media.

All applications should be sent for the attention of Beth Piggott, Emerging Creative Producer to: [email protected]

Deadline: Midday, Monday 10th March

For the full application pack, click here.

Please note that there are 10 commissions available all over Scotland, so although we want to hear from folk in D&G it could also be applicable to organisations across the country.

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