The successful applicants for the MERZ Funded Residencies 2019-2021 are: Catriona Robertson, Ally Wallace, Ric Kadour, Rhona Jack & Calum Wallace, WET, Julia Zinnbauer.
Self-Funded Residencies are available from November 2019 to mid January 2020 and at various times from Autumn 2020 onwards. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The site includes the self-contained Bothy residency, the adjoining 60m sq workshop/gallery, a tool shed and store set around a brick paved yard beside a small wooded area. MERZ offers a quiet setting close to the centre of a small rural town in Upper Nithsdale.
MERZ provides residencies for artists, authors, makers and architects. The Bothy is a flexible living space for two (with a mezzanine for a further two). The workshop/gallery enables artists to make new work and run workshops and seminars. The adjacent A’ the Airts community arts centre offers a fifty seat theatre/cinema with café and can be booked for larger public gatherings.
Sanquhar is on the rail line between Glasgow and Dumfries.
The area has a thriving network of artists, makers and authors. Local schools and community organisations have been engaged in projects at MERZ. MERZ can involve Summerhall TV, who film arts-news clips and documentaries for www.artinscotland.tv, social media and local TV channels in Scotland and abroad.
MERZ is a not for profit centre. Grants are not available and the monthly fee for the workshop/gallery and accommodation (and filming where required) compare favourably with local commercial rates.
MERZ workshop and accommodation is also wheelchair accessible.
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