iLAND Festival

Festival of Future Living and Community Resilience

Invitation to be yourself, on an island, on the weekend of 19th/20th/21st of May 2017

This 3 day, off-grid, island bound festival wants you! Community owned and run Isle Martin is extending its usual open day to fit in more walks, talks and other installations. We would like you to get in touch if there is something you’d like to do on the island that weekend, however big or small. From painting pebble to planting the seeds of future projects.

We have a variety of rooms and spaces available for organisations, groups, businesses and individuals to curate, and are open to all proposals.

iLAND aims to present the best in local resources, produce and talent. That the land and sea are our greatest resource is recognised on Isle Martin by its inclusion in Wester Ross Marine Protection Area, Wester Ross Geopark, Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and most recently in the UNESCO designated Man and the Biosphere program. We would like to bring the community together to celebrate this through the diversity and richness of the local culture. Whether your medium is music, art, literature or skiffing!

This event is designed to bring generations together, to work with and learn from one another, to record history to learn from and plan for the future. We would love to see proposals and inclusions from people working with whatever it is you work in. How would you like to use your island? Art, Baking, Crafts, Dry stone dyking, Ecology, Foraging, Guides, Holistic therapies, Installations, Jazz, Knitting, Literature, Music…you get the idea. Come and join us to help create your island of tomorrow.

Please use this form to register your interest and we’ll be back in touch!

As this festival aims to be as open as possible, enabling everyone to join in, we wish everything to be free! You are invited to join in the island spirit of giving, sharing and caring as it is being run entirely by volunteers without any funding. However we realise that there may be unavoidable expenses so please indicate if you will be charging or asking for a donation. There will be donation buckets for ferries, ongoing work and repairs including work on the pontoon. We will give priority to those with past experiences of working with community groups and charities or who can demonstrate community minded, sustainable ethos. Having said that, we welcome all sorts, plus all individual offers of help. So why not apply and see!

Open to all – all ages, experience, projects will be considered.

There is water, but no power on the island, so prepare to be innovative!

There is no deadline, we’ll be allocating spaces and slots on the program as they come in and posting confirmed events here. So if you want to participate apply now, even if its just then outline of an idea.