Residencies at ESW
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop offers a range of residency opportunities enabling artists to spend time developing work, undertaking material experimentation, learning new skills and realising projects.
We offer four Funded Residencies a year for emerging artists, two funded Graduate Residencies a year, as well as subsidised, Reach Scotland Residencies. In addition we partner with organisations in Scotland and abroad to develop additional residency opportunities.
All applicants must be able to articulate why the residency is important for them and how it will help them to progress their ideas and practice. All our residencies are for artists with a formal art training and/or a track record of exhibitions and projects.
Our workshops are well equipped to support production and development across a range of contemporary sculptural processes and our staff team can offer advice and skills training to help residents develop their practices. You can read more about our production facilities on our Workspaces page. Other facilities include IT space, wifi, meeting/presentation rooms and clean working spaces.
When accommodation is offered it is within our ESW apartments and for individual artists. If you would like to visit with a partner or family please get in touch to discuss this with us. Applicants must arrange their own travel to Edinburgh, you can find details on our Visit Us page, and we are happy to give additional advice.
We welcome proposals from artists of all backgrounds, including those from minority ethnic groups, those who consider themselves to be disabled and those who are currently underrepresented in the visual arts. The building and resources are accessible but if you would like to further information about our support for any specific needs or requirements do get in touch.