Inspiring Places

Here’s some places which have inspired Eigg Box as we’ve developed the idea.  

Let us know of places that inspire you in the comment box below.

SHOREFAST FOUNDATION  & FOGO ISLAND ARTS – developed by the Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world.

WASPS  – Wasps Studios is a charity that provides affordable studios to support artists and arts organisations. They currently house 650 artists and 22 arts organisations at 19 buildings across Scotland.

Rabbit Island – Rabbit Island is a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior and serves as a platform for science, art, preservation and recreation for the generations.

Cove Park – Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. t is located on 50 acres of unspoilt hillside overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast.

Banff Centre –  The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet. Its mission is inspiring creativity. Over 8,000* artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year.

Wysing Arts Centre – Wysing Arts Centre provides alternative environments and structures for artistic research, experimentation, discovery and production

The Booth, Scalloway, Shetland – The Booth is artists’ living/working space in Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland.

Grizedale Arts – Linking the global and the local and engaging with issues that are particularly relevant to the 21st century, Grizedale has experimented with a range of strategies to support artists to produce extraordinary work and to replenish their practices.   Lawson Park is an historic hill farm that is the base for our programme of residencies and projects.

Heriot Toun Studio – Heriot Toun Studio is a beautiful eco-friendly live/work space in the Scottish Borders. It’s a gathering place for painters, musicians, writers, poets or performing artists for collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Curfew Tower  – The Curfew Tower in Cushendall on the Antrim Coast has been run as an artist residency since 1999.  Residents have to produce work inspired by their stay in the Tower; the locality, or the people they meet while here and to leave something of the work behind. “We discourage artists who think they are going to come to the Curfew Tower to get away from it all. You get away from nothing while staying at the Tower – the locals will see to that.”

Space Studios – Based in London, SPACE develop and manage sustainable and affordable creative workspace for artists.

Scottish Sculpture Workshop – SSW in rural north-east Scotland provides residencies, training and exhibition opportunities for visual artists.

Deveron Arts – For Deveron Arts the town of Huntley is the venue: studio, gallery, and stage for a wide range of visual and performing arts.

The Hatchery, Shetland – Shetland Arts have a plan to build a creative hub at Weisdale Mill, mixing tourism, culture and business and be a focus for creative practice in the community.

Metal Culture – Metal provide innovative, multi-disciplinary residency space for artists from the UK and overseas in Liverpool and Southend on Sea.

IRONBBRATZ – is a not-for-profit arts organisation that supports early career creative practitioners by providing studio space, professional development opportunities and support network.

Hospitalfield – Hospitalfield, in Aberdeenshire, has an international reputation as a residential art centre providing time, space and studio access to artists wishing to develop their practice.

Cape Farewell – Working internationally, Cape Farewell bring artists, scientists and communicators together to stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research.

The Melting Pot, Edinburgh – This Edinburgh based social enterprise provides spaces and services that enable individuals and organisations to work, connect, learn, meet and hold events.

ISDA (International Sonoran Desert Alliance– At the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, they design and implement environmental, cultural, real estate and business development projects intended to preserve and enrich the environment, culture and economy of the Sonoran Desert.

Acme Studios – Acme Studios is a London-based charity, formed by artists in 1972, which supports the development of fine art practice by providing artists with affordable studio and living space. Acme provides 425 studio units, runs work/live and studio residency schemes and manages an international residencies programme for visiting artists.

Spike Island – Spike Island in Bristol runs a wide range of events and is also a busy working building, home to a range of artists, designers, students, creative businesses and other arts organisations.

Yorkshire Artspace – Yorkshire Artspace provides good quality affordable studios to visual artists and makers and supports the development of young and established artists through their start-up and residency and exhibition programmes.

Cockpit Arts – Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only creative-business incubator for designer-makers.

Artquest – Artquest encourages critical engagement and provides practical support to visual artists at any stage in their careers.  It has also set up Artelier an online social network for visual artists, anywhere in the world, and enables them to safely and securely negotiate studio and apartment exchanges online.

National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers (NFASP) – the professional membership body for all those engaged in developing and managing affordable studio space for visual artists.

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