Visual Arts in Rural Communities

Visual Arts in Rural Communities is based at Highgreen, Tarset in a remote part of rural Northumberland.  VARC funds and manages an on-going programme of artist residencies.  Through the residencies it offers opportunities to artists to develop new work in response to the remote rural landscape and its community and to offer benefit to the community and visiting groups in engagement with art and artists, through contact and creative activity, exhibitions and events.

Current opportunities

  • Funded 1 Month Artist Residency in Rural Northumberland – Kielderhead Wildwood Project

    Deadline: 11/10/2019  |  Published: 12/08/2019  |  Region: Northumberland  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Visual Arts in Rural Communities

    Paid opportunity

    A one-month residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) hosted by Northumberland Wildlife Trust in response to the Kielderhead Wildwood Project based in rural Northumberland, April 2020. Part of a two-year multi-partner programme ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. This vibrant programme will comprise 6 unique artist residency opportunities culminating in an exhibition and publication in 2021. This one-month residency forms part of Year 1.

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  • Funded 1 Month Artist Residency in Rural Northumberland - Unison Colour

    Deadline: 11/10/2019  |  Published: 12/08/2019  |  Region: Northumberland  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Visual Arts in Rural Communities

    Paid opportunity

    A one-month residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) hosted by Unison Colour based in rural Northumberland, May 2020. Part of a two-year multi-partner programme ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. This vibrant programme will comprise 6 unique artist residency opportunities culminating in an exhibition and publication in 2021. This one-month residency forms part of Year 1.

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  • Funded 10 Month Artist Residency in Rural Northumberland - VARC

    Deadline: 11/10/2019  |  Published: 12/08/2019  |  Region: Northumberland  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Visual Arts in Rural Communities

    Paid opportunity

    A ten-month residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) at Highgreen in rural Northumberland June 2020 – April 2021. Part of a two-year multi-partner programme ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. This vibrant programme will comprise 6 unique artist residency opportunities culminating in an exhibition and publication in 2021. The ten-month residency forms part of Year 2.

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  • Funded 1 Month Artist Residency in Rural Northumberland – Tarset Village Hall

    Deadline: 11/10/2019  |  Published: 12/08/2019  |  Region: Northumberland  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Visual Arts in Rural Communities

    Paid opportunity

    A one-month residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) hosted by Tarset Village Hall based in rural Northumberland May – June 2021. Part of a two-year multi-partner programme ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. This vibrant programme will comprise 6 unique artist residency opportunities culminating in an exhibition and publication in 2021. This one-month residency forms part of Year 2.

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  • Funded 1 Month Artist Residency in Rural Northumberland – The Heritage Centre at Bellingham

    Deadline: 11/10/2019  |  Published: 12/08/2019  |  Region: Northumberland  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Visual Arts in Rural Communities

    Paid opportunity

    A one-month residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) hosted by The Heritage Centre Bellingham based in rural Northumberland, June - July 2021. Part of a two-year multi-partner programme ENTWINED: Rural. Land. Lives. Art. This vibrant programme will comprise 6 unique artist residency opportunities culminating in an exhibition and publication. This one-month residency forms part of Year 2.

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