Calling Creatives who Love Dark Skies & Wild Seas!

Posted on: 9th April 2022


Dark Skies, Wild Seas:
Cot Valley Group Artist Residency October 30th – November 3rd, 2022 

A fantastic opportunity to spend time with like-minded people in the awe-inspiring location of Cot Valley, Cornwall, nestled within the UK’s most Westerly peninsular. This fascinating arts-science-heritage opportunity is curated to inspire art practitioners, researchers and thinkers alike.

We reside at Lands End YHA, a remarkable building with 1920s period features, a cosy open fire and plenty of indoor and outdoor space, lowlight nights for stargazing and footpaths leading from the hostel to the coast and the village of St Just.  10 minutes walk to the unusual prehistoric site of Ballowall Barrow which overlooks the Atlantic. Lots of coastal flora and fauna to explore.

We welcome all art forms with lots of outdoor space for site-specific working and an abundance of ancient sites and creative walks to fuel inspiration.

We encourage creatives, researchers and enthusiasts of all disciplines; if you know anyone you think would be interested in the residency, please encourage them to apply.

Our residencies have a relaxed environment with plenty of time to immerse yourselves in your practice or research. We encourage everyone to share enthusiasm and relevant research; our overview project theme ‘Dark Skies, Wild Seas’ is connected to star stories, astronomy, geology, and local heritage.

To find out more about how to apply, please click here.