Make Your Way 2 Chatelherault: Creative Research / Residency - Call for submissions

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Date posted: Thursday, 02 November 2017

Make Your Way 2 Chatelherault is an arts and heritage project aimed at getting people walking and cycling more across Lanarkshire, being delivered by icecream architecture on behalf of Clyde and Avon Landscape Partnership.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from Artists / Designers / Makers who would be interested in undertaking a creative research / residency as part of Make Your Way 2 Chatelherault. The commission would involve research and community engagement through workshop delivery exploring themes of heritage and nature.

It is intended that the residency process will contribute in terms of ideas and inspiration to the design of 17 wayfinding installations which will be sited across 6 new access routes into Chatelherault Country Park for communities living in Hamilton, Larkhall and Quarter.

The project has been made possible with thanks to funding from the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places grant from the Scottish Government and Heritage Lottery Fund, and you can find out more about previous parts of the project online here:

The commission is divided into 6 parts (each part is a separate set of sites along 1 of the 6 routes.) We are inviting artists to apply for any number of these parts, from one to all - according to capacity. We anticipate appointing 2 - 3 artists in total working on 2 - 3 routes each.

Outline of routes:

Route 1. HAMILTON Walking / Cycling Gateway: Barncluth Road to Chatelherault entrance at Dukes Monument. 

Route 2. HAMILTON Walking / Cycling Gateway: South Haugh entrance to Chatelherault via Old Avon Bridge. 

Route 3. QUARTER Walking / Cycling / Commuter Route: Quarter to Chatelherault.

Route 4. LARKHALL Cycle / Commuter Route: North Larkhall/Merryton to Chatelherault – along National Cycle Route 74. 

Route 5. LARKHALL Walking Route: Merryton to Chatelherault Park entrance at Fairholm bridge. 

Route 6. LARKHALL Leisure Cycle Route: Morgan Glen at Millheugh to Sunnyside entrance to Chatelherault Park. 

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Timeline and expected outputs per route, November 2017 to March 2018: 

November 2017 - Each artist matched with route/s and a local group (this may be a school, club or other organisation). The artist/s will be expected to undertake some personal research into an identified theme. ICA will share suggested themes on appointment.

November/December 2017 - The artist/s will plan, prepare and deliver 2 x  half-day creative workshops with the group (groups are pre-selected).

December 2017 - Artist/s participate in a ½ day idea generating workshop with icecream architecture, feeding back on the research and identifying key ideas or points of interest important for the wayfinding design.

Jan/February 2018 - Delivery of a small public activity or event (such as a led walk / talk / meal / temporary installation) directly connected to the route.

March 2018 - Artist/s would contribute to the final project exhibition and the CAVLP Virtual Museum.


Budget per route:

Artists can apply to work on 1 or more routes but must be able to commit to the minimum number of workshops per route.

  • Artist Fee - £1300

  • Workshop Expenses - £120 (£60 per workshop)

  • There is a small amount of additional expenses towards the production / printing of any materials for the final project exhibition.

  • Reasonable travel expenses can be covered (to be agreed with ICA.)

Please make it clear how many routes you are interested in applying for. 


Application requirements

To apply please send a cover letter stating what your interest in the project would be and the kind of approach you would be keen to take (max. 2 x A4 pages). (For example include reference to any particular mediums or themes you may be interested in exploring).

Please detail any relevant examples of similar work you have undertaken.

Please state if you have a current PVG

Include a CV and  portfolio of art/design work (Up to 10 images / links) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Strong evidence of high quality artistic / design outputs

  • Experience of art/design workshop delivery working with children and adults to explore themes of heritage and nature

  • Collaborative work-ethic and experience of working with others

  • Professional and timely delivery of concept design work and detailed design work

  • Track record of effective communication

  • Availability to complete each stage of the project within the above deadlines

If you have a connection to the local area (Hamilton / Larkhall) please let us know.

Please state whether or not you hold a current Disclosure Scotland and Public Liability Insurance.

Deadline for applications:
5:00pm 15th November



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