Shona Projects aims to create a unique learning experience for a group of participants who come from a range of creative backgrounds, Shona Projects will provide participants with the opportunity to directly engage with an annual programme of activity based around specific themes. Each programme will include talks, discussions, workshops, interventions and performance, all presented within the unique experience of inhabiting an unpopulated island.
Artists, writers, cultural theorists, academics and scientists will be invited to contribute to each programme and take part in each event, to ensure a variation of backgrounds, disciplines and interests which will in turn generate a live resource of ideas. Through this experience, participants will collectively learn about diverse and non-arts specific topics that can inform their artistic and creative practices for the future.
In November 2015 the Eilean Shona Residency Programme developed into Shona Projects. Between 2015 and 2017 Emma McIntyre and Matilda Strang were the Programme Directors.