Funded by Creative Scotland
Organised by Florence Devereux, Matilda Strang and Emma McIntyre
Taking place on an uninhibited island in the North West Scotland called Eilean Shona, Shona Projects creates a unique learning experience for a group of participants who come from a range of backgrounds.
In response to current socio-political unrest, this one-week residency utilised the remote environment of Eilean Shona to explore the charged idea of ‘safe space’. The week long programme was intended - not as a comprehensive examination of what we consider to be 'safe space' - but rather as a series of provocations from selected contributors who will considered the term within different specialisms, experiences, environments and communities.
As well as time and space to develop individual ideas, participants where invited to take part in workshops, activities, talks and discussions led by contributors to the programme
Funded through Kickstarter and the Africans Arts Trust
Founded in 2013 by Jean Feline, Florence Devereux and Hermione Skye O’Hea, Mint Works held one of the first programs of art residencies in Marrakech. They have been supported by partners as Marrakech Biennial and other cultural actors in the city, such as Le18, Dar Al’Mamun, Save Cinemas in Morocco and others.
For the last five years, Mint Works has been creating experimental artist-run spaces in Marrakech for young artists to engage in cross-cultural dialogue and interfaith conversation, to strengthen a network of support between Europe and North Africa and to create exhibitions and happenings that respond to the vibrant soul of the city.
With special emphasis on supporting young emerging Moroccan artists and a focus on critical debate and cooperative practice, Mint Works has become a net work of local and international artists and a mobile platform, creating pop up events rooted in the life of the city.
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