We are welcoming applications from visual artists and makers to stay at The Booth.
The Booth was constructed by Scalloway Waterfront Trust in 2001. It was built on the site of an old fisherman's store which was the oldest building in the town and was converted into a live-work space for visiting artists which is managed by Wasps in partnership with Shetland Arts Trust.
Visiting artists can apply to go and stay at The Booth for a month at a time and applications are welcomed from artists working across all disciplines. In some cases artists staying at The Booth have been able to access other facilities on the island such as printmaking, ceramics and textile facilities.
The building consists of a combined 'clean' working area and living space which is located on the upper level and a stone-walled basement for more 'dirty' work. The living accommodation has a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine/tumble dryer and a bathroom with a fully accessible shower. There is a bed space located above the kitchen/bathroom, the sofa also opens up into a double bed and towels and bed linen are provided.
Artists visiting The Booth also have access to a telephone, internet and a coloured printer.
If you would like to apply, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org providing six images of art work, an up to date copy of your artistic CV and a short statement of how you plan to spend your time in Shetland.
If we can accept your application, Wasps require a deposit of £100 and rent paid before your date of entry. The current rent is £595 which includes heating and lighting.