Space to respond to these unusual times.

A Moment in Time is a residency opportunity at The Booth in Scalloway for a Shetland-based artist/maker to respond to our current global situation from a local perspective throughout the month of September 2020.

Shetland Arts is able to offer The Booth Studio in Scalloway for the month of September due to the postponement of the planned off-site exhibition in that space. The Booth is a live-work studio with a dedicated wet workspace downstairs. We would like to offer it as an opportunity for a local artist or maker working in any medium to respond creatively to these unprecedented times. This opportunity carries a fee of £300 (plus £50 expenses) with the studio space and accommodation provided in-kind by Shetland Arts. The fee is for the production of a work that could be presented by Shetland Arts in the coming months, as a marker of the strange world we now find ourselves in and the impact it has had on our local community. It is an opportunity for an artist/maker to have dedicated time in an alternative setting, either living in or just using the space on a daily basis, to focus on creating something new, in any medium.

More information on The Booth here.


As this project requires a quick turnaround, selection of the artist/maker will be made by the creative team at Shetland Arts based on a short statement.

To be considered for this opportunity, please briefly outline your creative practice, and how you might approach this residency. This could be on one side of A4, or as a voice note or video. You’re also welcome to send us some digital examples of your work, or your social media handles if you have them.

Please email your application to by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 25 August.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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