Reach Scotland Residencies Open for Application until 31 March 2019 – NOW CLOSED


The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 March 2019, midnight.

You can apply to this residency if you are a UK or International Visual Artists Living outside Edinburgh

There’s space for up to two residents between 15 April and 30 June 2019; plus other dates over 2019 and 2020 as required by individual applicants

This residency costs £700 for four weeks which is the subsidised costs of an individual studio, accommodation within the onsite apartment, daily workshop session fees and induction to the facilities and workshops. Additional training can be booked for the subsidised rate of £20 per hour when needed.

A panel led by Gordon Munro, ESW Assistant Director and Lesley Young, ESW Programme Coordinator will review the applications and make the selection.

Apply Online here

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Reach Scotland programme is tailored around artists who are working on a funded project which requires either production of final work or a concerted period of research and development.

ESW is well equipped, in terms of the studio and workshop facilities, for working on large projects and gaining new skills and the artist can become part of a supportive and sociable environment here. There is excellent expertise within our team which can help with project planning and testing techniques but we also have a larger network of skilled artists, technicians and specialist suppliers if other advice or assistance is needed.

The Reach Scotland programme allows artists to access our spaces and facilities at a time and for a period suitable to them.  Artists are encouraged to connect with our studio community, will benefit from 24 hour access to a studio and have the opportunity for training and skills development in our specialist workshops which include wood, metal and mixed media.

Reach Scotland residencies include studio, accommodation, access to workspaces and training, all offered at a subsidised cost and at a time that it is needed for each individual artist’s project.

We have found that residencies of a month or six weeks are ideal as they give enough time to properly enter into a period of research, development and production as well as time to get to know the other artists and studio holders at ESW. Shorter residencies can sometimes be accommodated in specific circumstances (at £210 per week).

In the past we have hosted artists who have a specific project to make for a commission or exhibition; and artists working through academic research within their practice. We haven’t so far hosted duos or groups but are open to discussing this as we know the facilities here could work well for a collaborative project. The Reach Scotland Residencies have been running since 2012 when we moved into our new building.

The cost of £700 represents a subsidised cost for living and working here at ESW and we can provide information to support funding applications if you are building the components of a future project.

After reading the information on our Residency and Workspaces pages please get in touch if you have further questions by phoning or emailing Lesley Young

ESW will be issuing a call out for two Graduate Residency places to take place in Autumn 2019 and four Funded Residency places to take place in early 2020, shortly, with a deadline on 30 April 2019, you can read more about this on the Residency page.

All prices include VAT at the current rate.

Image Above: Simon Beeson, Relief Rectangulaire, project images including reference image by Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1949 (Photo: Michel Sima, © Archiv Foundation Arp, Clamart; other photos by Simon Beeson and Eric Schumacher).  Reach Scotland Residency, September 2018.