We are currently seeking a Musician in Residence to respond and produce new creative work in connection with our Unexpected Gardens project. This response may involve a participatory programme and/or the creation of a new piece of work to be presented at the project’s culminating harvest event in September 2022.

Working with our Creative Producer, Alchemy’s Musician in Residence will contribute to a programme of creative activities and events working with Hawick’s community gardens to build upon the town’s thriving growing activities and exploring ideas of belonging, migration and memory with a particular focus on food and its relationship to trade, movement, colonialism and political resistance.


Fee: £4368 (plus small allowance for local travel/subsistence)
Hours: 20 days (or 115 hours worked flexibly across more days), plus attendance/performance/presentation at harvest event on 10/11 September 2022
Location: Hawick, Scottish Borders


Alchemy Film & Arts is a cultural organisation invested in film as a means of generating discussion, strengthening community, and stimulating creative thought.   

We bring the highest quality experimental film to Hawick and the Scottish Borders, celebrating artistic excellence through a diverse range of year-round events – including exhibitions, commissions, residencies and an internationally renowned annual film festival.  

Dandelion is an ambitious creative programme exploring collective action and our connection with the food we eat and the joy of sharing what we grow, cook and listen to.

Rooted in Scotland, with an international outlook and sustainability at its heart, the Dandelion programme follows the arc of the growing season, from April to September 2022, and will culminate in hundreds of Harvest Festivals across Scotland. You can read more about Dandelion on their website.


You can read and download the call out here.

Please apply in a format that feels comfortable to you. This could be in writing (maximum two A4 sides for a covering letter) or by submitting an audio recording or a video (maximum 10 minutes).

Please also provide three examples of your work as a musician.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced PVG with Disclosure Scotland.

Please send your application to Rachael Disbury:


Applications deadline: Thursday 10 March 2022 (12pm)
Interviews: w/c 14 March / 21 March 2022
Residency starts: 1 April 2022
Harvest event (residency ends): 10/11 September 2022

Alchemy Film & Arts is committed to improving equality and equity across the arts. Our Inclusivity Policy can be found here: