Baltic Bothy Residency 2024

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is supporting an emerging artist based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear) to undertake a week’s residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg, in partnership with Bothy Project.

The residency will take place from 6–13 July 2024

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 March 2024, 23:00

The Baltic Bothy Residency will provide the opportunity for an artist to work in a unique environment and have time and space to research, think, and develop their practice in the inspiring landscape of the Inner Hebridean Islands.

The residency is supported with a £500 artist's fee, a travel bursary and the Bothy accommodation, a live/work space, for seven days.

Following their residency, the selected artist will be invited to participate in Bothy Project’s public programme.

About the Partner Institution 

Bothy Project is a unique and independent charitable organisation operating in a set of rural contexts, providing creative residencies in bespoke small-scale, off-grid spaces in Scotland. Residents are able to use their residencies to explore creativity, landscape and living simply. Sweeney’s Bothy is located on the Isle of Eigg, it was designed by architect Iain MacLeod and artist Bobby Niven in collaboration with artist Alec Finlay as part of Creative Scotland’s Year of Natural Scotland 2013.


You can read the Easy Read Guide here.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 1 March 2024, 23:00

Due to the expected high volume of applications, only the successful artist will be notified by 27 January 2023.


· You must be based in the North East of England (County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside or Tyne and Wear)

· You must be available to undertake the residency at Sweeney’s Bothy from 6–13 July 2024

Submitting your Application

As part of the application we will ask for:

· A covering statement (500 words max.) telling us about your work, and how this residency opportunity will benefit you, also what interests you about the distinct location of this residency

· A recent or updated CV or biography

· Examples of your work, these can be attached as files (up to six images of your work or a video/audio extract, no longer than two minutes) or an online portfolio/website

· Submittable accepts text, audio and visual media. This means you can use the format most accessible to you

Further to Baltic’s Equal Opportunities Statement your personal details from the Submittable form and your responses to the Equality Monitoring Questionnaire will not be seen by the shortlisting panel. This means we can make the selection based only on how this opportunity will benefit your practice. In addition, we would ask that in your statement and CV/biography, you do not include any personal information which identifies any personal characteristic, for example your age, title, name, e-mail address, home address, nationality details, immigration status, dates of examinations.

You can read Baltic’s full Privacy Policy here.

You can also send your application by post, please do not send original artwork, applications will not be returned:

BALTIC Bothy Residency 2024

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead Quays

South Shore Road

Gateshead NE8 3BA

Shortlisting will take place early March and the successful artist will be notified by 18 March.

Due to the expected high volume of applications, we may not be able to give individual feedback.

Respecting Your Privacy and Safeguarding Your Data

Baltic is committed to upholding your privacy and taking care of your personal data. This declaration outlines what, why and how Baltic collects and stores your personal data securely in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018).

As part of your application we request personal data from you to allow Baltic to evaluate your application, and to communicate with you about your submission. This data will not be shared with any third parties or transferred without your explicit consent.

The application data is collected and stored on a third party platform called Submittable. This data may be downloaded to assist with the evaluation process; if downloaded it will be stored on Baltic’s secure servers.

Personal data of unsuccessful candidates will be deleted from Submittable once the selection has concluded; data of successful candidates will only be stored for a maximum of six months unless there is a legitimate interest to do so. Baltic’s Library and Archive may retain some data for archival purposes if of cultural significance.

The Form asks for name, address, email, statement (500 words), CV/biography upload, up to six supporting images and /or a video/audio extract and equal opportunities info.

We welcome submissions via video or audio.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art