Residency on offer at Marchmont for data artist

A residency in a beautiful studio at Marchmont House and £12,000 in funding is on offer to support an entrepreneur to develop a project using data within the creative industries.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 12:39 pm
Hugo Burge, Marchmont Ventures Ltd director, pictured at the creative spaces complex on the Marchmont House estate.

It is one of several residencies being offered at the restored Palladian mansion near Greenlaw, which is in the process of creating a suite of Creative Spaces – high quality studios and workshops.

The entrepreneurial residency is a partnership with the Edinburgh-based Creative Informatics programme and involves Marchmont House providing work space and two weeks accommodation.

It is part of Marchmont’s work to nurture all aspects of the creative industries and would provide support for a person, or small team, with fresh ideas that would use data to drive ground-breaking products, services or experiences.

The residency would also include mentoring from tech entrepreneur Hugo Burge, former CEO of global travel search enterprise, the Momondo Group.

He said: “My career has been based on the transformative power of data and I am constantly astounded by the vision and ingenuity of entrepreneurs in coming up with new and positive ways to use it to drive the creative industries.

“But people often need time, space and support to really work on their ideas and plans. That’s exactly what we want to provide through the Creative Informatics residency.

"Creativity – whether it’s in the arts, craft making or digital technology – is one of our country’s great strengths and something we want to support and build.

For full details and application form, visit https://bit.ly/3gZKenP.