Self-Directed Creative Residencies – Deadline Passed

Bothy Project is delighted to announce its open call for Self-Directed Creative Residencies for autumn/winter 2021 and spring 2022.

Bothy Project Residencies last a week, and provide space and time to develop work, access unique landscapes and the chance to experience off-grid living. 

Applications are welcome from practitioners in visual artists, craft & design, music, literature and performance and those working across disciplines or in collaboration. Practitioners should be able to demonstrate at least five-years of active practice. 

Ordinarily, applications are welcome from practitioners based anywhere in the world, however the 2021-22 call out is limited to applicants based within the UK only. 

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 September 2021 at 5pm – gmt (extended from 31 August)

Application process

Application is by this online Google Form. 

(If you do not have a Google account, please contact for details of how to apply)

The online form requests the following information:

Statement of up to 250 words explaining your practice.

Proposal of up to 250 words. Please outline what you would like to work on during your self-directed residency. Let us know what appeals to you about a Bothy Project Residency, and why now is the right time for you to carry out this residency.

Single PDF Document that Reflects Your Creative PracticePlease compile a single PDF which include a two page CV (noting, exhibitions, performances or publications) and material relevant to your practice, for example: up to eight images that explain your practice plus captions; three examples of writing (up to 1000 words) and up to three links to film or audio extract of no more than 5 minutes on either YouTube, Vimeo or your website. Please supply this material in a single pdf, not bigger than 10 MB. 

Preferred dates Please note your three preferred months for a residency. If you are selected we will contact you to discuss specific slots.

Preferred residency location Please mark your preference for either a residency at Inshriach Bothy or Sweeney’s Bothy. Please note that in autumn, winter and spring the majority of our residences take place at Inshriach Bothy. 

Have you undertaken a residency before? Bothy Project aims to seek a balance in its self-directed residencies between practitioners who have been on residencies before and those who have not.


Monday 13 September – 5pm gmt      Deadline for applications

Late September 2021                        Selection Panels

                                                                         Successful applicants will be informed

October – April                                      Residency time available


For self-directed resident artists, one week at Sweeney’s Bothy costs £450, whilst Inshriach Bothy is £350. On accepting a residency place an invoice will be issued, with payment requested four weeks before your residency. Residencies in both bothies are offered at subsidised rates.