Tobar an Dualchais Archive Residency

June 2020 — ongoing

An annual residency supported by a fee and production budget, inviting artists to undertake a period of public research in the Tobar an Dualchais digital archive. Open to visual and sound artists with an interest in oral history, archives and sound, this residency aims to foster meaningful engagement with Gaelic culture and heritage, and to build critical and imaginative responses to the complexities of Scottish history and cultural identity.

Tobar an Dualchais is Scotland’s largest online collection of sound recordings, consisting of up to 50,000 recordings of songs, music, history, poetry, traditions and stories collected from across Scotland from the 1930s onwards.