This residency supports an early-career artist based in Scotland. We are grateful to The Bridge Awards for their ongoing support for this programme.

Ashanti Harris’s work takes the form of performative installations and participatory dance and movement workshops or performances. Trained in sculpture, Harris graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2011 and completed a Masters of Research in Creative Practices at GSA in 2018. Since graduation, the artist has continued to collaboratively explore sculptural ideas through movement as part of the collective Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S), facilitating participatory workshops. In addition to her work with G.O.D.S, she has also explored African and Caribbean diasporic history and representation as part of the collective Project X – an arts collaboration which platforms dance and performance from the African and Caribbean diaspora.

Image: Presenting Les Ballets Negres, performance, Ashanti Harris 2018. Image credit: Jura McKay