The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil is a programme of artist residencies, film commissions, discussion events and community engagement exploring the borders, boundaries and lines of Hawick and the Scottish Borders.
Taking place between July 2021 and December 2022, the programme engages artists in working with communities to consider the pasts, presents and futures of Hawick while researching and investigating the town and wider region’s cultural identities in relation to land, water, industry, territory, place and environment.
Emphasising collaboration, collectivity and sustainable growth, The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil also includes artist bursaries, community filmmaking workshops, and a traineeships programme.
Much of The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil has been funded as part of Culture Collective, Creative Scotland’s pilot programme establishing a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities across Scotland, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
As part of The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil, Alchemy is offering a number of bursaries to Borders-based artists, supporting a range of community-oriented projects. More details of these bursaries will be published throughout the duration of the programme.
Alchemy Film & Arts is a Creative Scotland Regular Funded Organisation. The Teviot, the Flag and the Rich, Rich Soil is funded as part of Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective programme and by the William Grant Foundation. Andy Mackinnon’s Waterwheel commission is funded with support from Live Borders.
Graphics design: Marcus Jack, 2021.