Residency Overview

The An Lanntair residency programme started in 2014. Since then we have provided residency opportunities for 12 artists and musicians in collaboration with the RSA, Stornoway Port Authority, Sail Britain, Bhaltos Community Trust and Edinburgh College of Art.

We are a member of ResArtis residency network and through mostly open call applications we have sought to offer a diverse and dynamic range of residencies for artists, writers, musicians and makers often in conjunction with a community, cultural or linguistic thematic such as the An Sùileachan residency or most recently the ‘Muir is Tìr/Land and Sea’ residency, which was loosely inspired by the George Macleod book of the same name.

Muir is Tìr was a new format of residency that uses the land and seascapes of the Outer Hebrides as venue and research arena, offering a week at sea exploring the ocean and coastal anchorages of the archipelago and a week on land following mountain trails and discovering the differing environments of the islands. Muir is Tìr also offered a window into the language and culture of the islands through an involved and participatory approach.

We intend to build further residency opportunities into other aspects of our Visual and Performing Arts Programme and through our Cianalas Dementia Project and to provide more opportunities for local artists to participate in residencies through our Artist Support Scheme, forging links with other residency programmes in Senegal, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Faroes.

The following artists have participated in our residency programme so far:

Alex Boyd, Jessica Danz, Paul Furneaux (FRSA), Maud Hewlings, Sean Fraser, Joanne Kaar, Claire Macleod, Kirsty Dixon, Mollie Goldstrom, Will Arnold, Verity Standen, Amy-Leigh Bird

Find out more:
To find out more about our residency programme, please contact An Lanntair’s Special Projects Curator Jon MacLeod at

As well as working with An Lanntair Jon is a practicing artist and is currently a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow. You can find out more about his work at