RSA Residencies for Scotland

The Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland is an artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities. ESW has been a partner in the scheme for many years and hosted Oana Stanciu in 2019 as part of a two part residency she devised with us and An Talla Solais.

Deadline: Sunday 23 January 2022, midnight.

Open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, the emphasis is on enabling a period of research, development and production, as well as on the acquisition and exchange of new skills and experiences. Artists can apply for funds of up to £5,000 and are responsible for managing their own residency, in discussion with the partner venue(s).

The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture is an independently funded institution whose purpose is to promote and support the visual arts in Scotland. The programme is administered and funded by the RSA, with support from the RSA Friends and The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. Launched in 2009, the project is now offered on a biennial basis.

Aims of the residency programme:

  • To enable artists a period of research, development and production
  • To reinforce links with centres of excellence across Scotland
  • To provide access to technical expertise and assistance to learn new skills and techniques.
  • To enable the exchange of ideas and practice

Read more about the scheme, including a dossier about the residency options at ESW, on the RSA website and make an application.

If you have any further questions after reading the information on the RSA website and browsing the information about our facilities please get in touch with Dan Brown.


Image: Oana Stanciu, Tree, 2016. RSA Residencies for Scotland awardee, 2019.