From Spring 2022 we will be offering one week, two week, three week and one month residencies for illustrators. Illustrators will be invited to stay for a low rate of around £40 per night in our designated house in Forres in Speyside in the Scottish Highlands. The house which has its own large studio space is just off Forres High Street and may be used to exhibit work at the end of the stay if appropriate. At the end of the term they will be offered the chance to have their designs printed onto one of our skateboards and sold in the Circus Pony shop on Forres High Street. A commission on sales will be given in return.
Forres is easily accessible from Inverness and Abderdeen by train or bus which both have international airports. Inverness Railway Station is a half hour train ride away. There are sleeper trains to London from there.
Forres is close to several spectacular beaches, a five minute walk from a pristine forest with red squirrels and deer as well as many rare birds. The rivers Mosset and Findhorn are walking distance from Forres. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities with a large mountain bike trail in the forest, kayaking, surfing, kite surfing, as well as several famous golf courses.
There is an excellent skatepark in Inverness as well as a pump track. See https://www.highlandskateparks.co.uk/. There are also skateparks in Elgin and Hopeman. See https://skateparks.skateboardscotland.com/ for a map of skateparks in Scotland.