Artist Attachment
Artist Attachment

Sustained development for Scottish-based mid-career artists 

Artist Attachment is a major new paid opportunity for Scottish-based artists with a significant track record from any art form to focus on a new development in their work. It is supported by Creative Scotland and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Any professional artist based in Scotland with a significant track-record of making work for at least seven years is eligible to apply: the selected artist will be attached to Magnetic North for up to 18 months with the purpose of focusing on a significant new development in their practice. The artist can be from any art form – theatre, dance, visual art, music or film, for example - but the attachment will be particularly suitable for those with either a performative element to their work, or an interest in developing one.

During the time of the attachment, the artist will be paid a bursary of £15,000, calculated to give them up to 6 months dedicated time whilst allowing them time to undertake other commissions or work. The artist will also have a budget of £5,000 to be used in connection with the attachment - for example, to pay other artists or collaborators, to travel or undertake training.

The artist will be supported throughout by Magnetic North’s core team of Artistic Director and Producer, who will help them shape and plan the attachment. They will also receive regular mentoring from Artistic Director Nicholas Bone.

Magnetic North has awarded its 2018 Artist Attachment to theatremaker Jenna Watt. During the attachment, Jenna will document the process of rewilding in Scotland, Jenna Watt. Photo: Mihaela Bodlovicand work with communities, conservationists and other custodians of the land to create a series of site-specific performances. At the end of her attachment, Jenna will draw this work together to create a performance which explores how the act of rewilding could also rewild our lives.

The first Artist Attachment was awarded to visual artist, composer and performer Hanna Tuulikki in 2017.


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Jerwood Arts is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of its funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts. For more information visit

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