Landscapes & Horizons

Cross Borders/Luminate/Cove Park Residency 2024

We were delighted to announce the six artists selected for the ‘Landscapes & Horizons’ residency, a new fully funded group residency for Scotland-based artists and cultural practitioners, aged over 40, from refugee and other migrant backgrounds. It was a collaboration with Cove Park, Cross Borders at the Scottish Refugee Council and Luminate.

This residency opportunity was designed for artists and cultural practitioners aged over 40 who needed space, time, care and reflection for their creative development. We were particularly keen to support applicants who had not accessed this kind of opportunity before, and who may have faced barriers due to their age, care commitments and/ or asylum or immigration status/ journey.

The residency aimed to attract those who were already working as artists or community organisers with a focus upon arts and cultural projects. The residency was also open to those who weren’t able to pursue their practice in their home country for fear of harassment or persecution.

At the start of March, the chosen artists took part in a week of creative activity at Cove Park, including workshops and events facilitated by established artists and activists. They also took time to rest, reflect, and pursue their own interests.

2024 Landscapes and Horizons artists