Residencies at ESW
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop offers a range of residency opportunities enabling artists to spend time here developing work, undertaking material experimentation, learning new skills or realising projects. Deadlines are announced throughout the year and you can sign up for residency news on the mailing list link at the base of this page. For the selected artists we offer studio space, access to workshop equipment, inductions to our facilities, accommodation in one of our apartments, if required, and staff support. We also work in partnership with other organisations to support artists working within their programmes to make new work.
We offer some specially targeted, funded residencies throughout the year as well as the subsidised, more flexible, Reach Scotland Residencies, which have been running since ESW moved into its new building in 2012.
Applicants must be able to articulate why the residency is important for them and how it will help them to progress their ideas and learning. The residencies are for artists with a formal art training and a track record of 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 with MACS, wifi, meeting / presentation rooms and clean working spaces suitable for a variety of practices.
Accommodation is in apartments within ESW building (with private entrances). Where accommodation is mentioned, it is for an individual artist. 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 and we can give advice when needed. More information on our Visit Us page.
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.