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Do you feel concerned about the climate crisis?

Are you aged between 18-25?

Do you live in West Dunbartonshire?

AND are you up for an adventure of a lifetime?


Then Hydra Arts may be looking for you!



A new performance project by Hydra Arts is due to start this coming July, and for it, Hydra are looking for 3 young adult participants between the ages of 18-25 to take part in the creation of the work.

Collaborating with professional artists working across film and performance, this group of young adults will engage in a bi-weekly process of creating an original performance. The work is an exploration of what it means to be a young adult living at a time of climate crisis.   


As part of the process of making the work, there will be a paid for trip for all participants and artists to Longyearbyen on Svalbard, an arctic Norwegian island, which is said to be where the effects of climate change are happening at the quickest rate on the planet.

In order to get to Longyearbyen all artists and participants will travel over land to Norway from Glasgow in keeping with our climate commitments, and from there travel to Longyearbyen, Svalbard by plane as there is no other option. 


The train journey will take 4 days, and we will be stopping in major European cities overnight in prearranged accommodation.


Participants will need to be available between the 13th- 27th September 2024 for the trip to Longyearbyen and hold a valid passport.

To Apply


All applicants must send a statement of interest detailing their interest in the project and any previous experience in art making, although no experience is necessary. This should be no longer than 1 side of A4 or a 5 minute video/voice recording to, no later than 14th May 2024.


Once applications have been received Hydra Arts will make a short list with prospective participants and hold an informal conversation either in person or online, to discuss the project with them. These conversations will happen on 17th May.


From this short list of applicants Hydra Arts will make a selection and notify all applicants of the outcome no later than 17th May 2024.


If you have any questions about this opportunity then feel free to get in touch on


Accompanying the participants and artists on this trip will be a care officer who is trauma informed, mental health first aider and who has extensive experience in safeguarding roles and working in participatory contexts in the arts.


Hydra Arts are an access minded company and are happy to discuss any prospective access needs that might arise from participating in this project, or applying for it.

We are also an equal opportunities organisation and we particularly encourage applications from those who face barriers to participation.

This project is made possible with funding from Creative Scotland's National Lettery Extended Programme Fund.

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