For 2024, Utter Nonsense, Original Errant and The Excelsior Trust are partnering with a unique opportunity for an inter-generational residency of shared experiences and differing perspectives.

The new North Atlantic Islands Residency is an amazing opportunity for established artists and young innovators to join a unique three week residency, sailing from Orkney to Shetland and the Faroe Islands in late May/early June, aboard the 1921-built Lowestoft fishing smack, Excelsior.

The North Atlantic Islands Residency provides established artists and young innovators the opportunity to explore the emotional dynamics of being at sea, personal disciplines, fieldwork study, knowledge exchange, plus working towards a collaborative project, exhibition and publication for 2025.

Life onboard Excelsior is fully funded.  Participants must self fund and arrange travel to and from the Residency, plus all costs while ashore.  Participants to make a £200 donation to The Excelsior Trust before taking part in the Residency.  

Application deadline, artists, Sunday 11th February 2024
Application deadline, young innovators, Sunday 3rd March 2024

Read more & apply

Read more about The Excelsior Trust, one of our Shipshape Network East projects.

Fishing vessel Excelsior at sea Zone East