reSIde is an initiative funded through Creative Scotland's ‘Creative Futures’ programme which is designed to promote the professional development, vision, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations.
Support for reSIde is also given by Scottish Borders Council, through the Borders Textile Towerhouse (www.heartofhawick.co.uk/drumlanrig) and Arts Development.
reSIde offers two designer makers from Scotland and two from India, working in the area of textiles, an opportunity to participate in a programme of residency and exchange. This is a chance to extend personal creative boundaries through travel, engagement with another culture rich in textile traditions, exchange and discourse with peer practitioners and communities within the host country, research and fieldwork.
Technical facilities and work space are offered by the two host academic institutions – Heriot Watt University, School of Textiles and Design (HWU), Galashiels in the Scottish Borders (www.tex.hw.ac.uk)
and the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Gujarat (www.nid.edu).
We each undertake two separate residency periods of four weeks ie eight weeks in total, spent in the host country (India to Scotland, September 2012 and March 2013 / Scotland to India, October 2012 and February 2013) and remain involved with partners in communicating progress and outcomes of the overall project from the time of appointment until early June 2013.