VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) is now inviting submissions for 5 funded artist in residence positions taking place between 2019 and 2021. ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. is a multi-partner two-year project comprising 6 mixed length artist residencies. With an engagement programme of workshops, open days, and sharing days, the programme will culminate in 2021 with an exhibition and a publication.
Through the artists’ practice, different aspects of what makes a ‘place’ will be explored and the interconnectedness of rural land and rural lives revealed. Artists are open to respond to the theme in the broadest sense and can be working in any media. The residencies are based in a number of venues in the community of Tarset and North Tyne as well as at VARC (Northumberland).