ESW/ECA Graduate Residencies 2021/22

Did you graduate from ECA in 2021 and need support to help you establish your career and develop your practice? If the answer is yes then you are eligible to apply for the ESW/ECA Graduate Residency Award.

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Edinburgh College of Art have come together to offer 4 residencies for period of three months to any 2021 graduate of ECA School of Art.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A 24 hr access studio space at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop for 3 months.
  • Support and access to training from our technical team.
  • Mentorship and support from our programme team.
  • Full access to the workshop equipment and facilities (charges stills apply to machine fees and consumables).
  • £100 materials and consumables budget
  • Each selected artist will have one event or public outcome at ESW dependent of COVID restrictions at the time.
  • 1 year’s Membership of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.In addition ESW can offer accommodation for 1 artist in one of our onsite apartments for 3 months, which enables an artist who has had to move away Edinburgh the opportunity to relocate here again.

The residencies will run from November 2021 – January 2022

To Apply:

You must have graduated from any Under Graduate and Post Graduate Fine Art course at ECA in 2021.

Your application should be a PDF under 10MB and should include:

  • Up to 500 words articulating your artistic practice.
  • Up to 500 words explaining why the residency is important to you and how it will help you develop your work and career.
  • 8-10 supporting images with details of the work (You can include links to your website and other works online).
  • A 50 word biography.
  • Identify if you require accommodation and explain why this is important. Priority will be given to applicants not resident in Edinburgh at the time of application.
  • Please indicate whether you received a Scottish Government Bursary towards living costs while you were studying. It is not necessary to have received a Government Bursary to apply but one of the residency awards is specifically reserved for a graduate who received a Government support.
  • Deadline – Sunday 29 August 2021 at 5pm

The selection panel will be Sean Lynch, Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha

Email your application to

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24hrs or have any questions about the award please contact


Image Credit: House, Nick Jussi and Victoria Smith, ESW/ECA Graduate Residents 2021