A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is up for grabs in a new climate change project for West Dunbartonshire residents.

Hydra Arts is looking for three young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 to take part in the creation of several pieces of work.

The project called Pilgrim, which is funded by Creative Scotland’s Extended Programme Fund, is an exploration of what it means to be a young adult living in a time of climate crisis.

Part of the work will include a paid-for trip to Longyearbyen on Svalbard, an arctic Norwegian island where the effects of climate change are believed to be happening at the quickest rate on the planet.

It will include a four-day train journey stopping in European cities along the way, then a final flight to the island. Travel arrangements have been set in line with the organisation's current climate commitments.

Participants will be involved in the project right through to a performance date between mid-winter and spring next year.

Applicants are not required to have any previous background in the arts but must be available from September 13 to 27, 2024 for the trip to Svalbard.

Peter McMaster, artistic director of Hydra Arts, said: “An ideal candidate is someone who is concerned about the climate crisis, open to creative practice and collaboration, and who is excited by the Svalbard trip.

“This type of opportunity hasn't been available in West Dunbartonshire before, and we want to make sure as many young adults are given a chance to do this as possible.

“I know there are barriers to participation in the area and I'm trying to communicate with people because this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m excited to hear from as many people as I can reach.”

The deadline for applications is on May 14, 2024.

More info: Pilgrim | Hydra (hydraarts.org)