Drawing upon associations of the word ‘collective’, the Arts in Moray group was granted £294,000 as part of Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective programme to employ a new and radical approach to engaging a network of creative practitioners and communities within Moray. Rhizome theory explores multiplicity of thought in a non-hierarchical structure. Rhizomes have no beginning, middle or end, they are interconnected, and there is a collective approach to the development of the organism. This theory underpins the ethos of the project, championing fairness, transparency, agency, equity and collaboration across its members.
Dance North Scotland is the lead applicant for the Arts in Moray partnership group, which includes Moray Arts Development Engagement (M:ADE), the Moray Way Association (MWA) and Wildbird. Working together as part of the Culture Café network, the group will host eight artist residencies, and is coordinated by Arts in Moray Collective Lead, Laura Johnston-Scott.
The artists in residence are: