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Open Call for Baltic Bothy Residency 2024

Calling artists from the North East of England

We've partnered with Bothy Project to invite an emerging artist from the North East of England to undertake a week's residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg.

Deadline for applications is Friday 1 March 2024, 11pm

The residency will take place 6 - 13 July 2024

>> Apply here <<

Wooden house in landscape
All Images: Sweeny's Bothy, Isle of Eigg. Image: Andrew Ridley

About the Residency


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/workspace, for seven days.

Bothy Project

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. The residency will enable the selected artist to develop their practice through an immersive, dedicated period of work in a unique, off-grid residency cabin.

Following their residency, the selected artist will be invited to participate in Bothy Project’s public programme.
Artists who have been awarded the residency include Katie Cuddon (2017), Julia Heslop (2018), Grace Denton (2019) Holly Argent (2021) and Sarah Jenkins (2023).

Bothy Project will host an information session on Sweeney’s Bothy taking any questions about the location, site and facilities on Tuesday 13 February between 5pm 6pm. Please email to book your spot. 

You can view the Easy Read Guide <<here>>

Apply by Friday 1 March 2024, 11pm.


  • 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
  • You can apply via Submittable which accepts text, audio and visual media.This means you can use the format most accessible to you


<<You can upload to Submittable here>>

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.

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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

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.