Studio Share and Graduate Studio Share – apply now!

Call for Applications:  

Deadline: Tuesday 18 June 2024, 9.00am 

Would you like to be based at ESW for the next three years? 

We are planning ahead for two shared studio spaces which become available later this year:

Graduate Studio Share 

We have one of our four Graduate Studio spaces up for application. The Graduate Studios is a special scheme which awards a three-year lease at a reduced rate. To be eligible you must have graduated (or be due to graduate) between 2022 and this year, and be resident in Scotland. 

Studio Share 

If you are not a recent graduate we also have one shared studio space becoming available.  

All our studios are subsidised with the intention of keeping them as affordable as possible. You would be based within our building at Hawthornvale with access to all the facilities on site. Applications are invited from artists working within contemporary sculpture practice.  

The two studio spaces available  Length of lease 

Monthly rent,  

year 1 * 

Monthly rent,  

year 2 * 

Monthly rent,  

year 3 * 

Studio share  3 years, starting on 1 October 2024  £112.00  £112.00  £112.00 
Graduate share (see eligibility)  3 years, starting on 1 November 2024  £91.00  £98.00  £105.00 

Monthly Membership fee: £5.00 (£4.00 Concession / Graduate rate) and one-off Deposit £99 (paid at start of Licence and reimbursed at end of Licence once all conditions have been met).  

Workshop sessions are included in your studio rent. Additional charges apply for all machinery with a running cost: machine use in the workshops, kiln firings, metal casting, printing and photocopying. 

To apply:

Download the application form and read more about selection criteria and benefits at: 

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, including people currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector, or under-represented at ESW,  including: 

  • Black, Asian and People of colour 
  • People with disabilities, including people with mental health issues or long-term health conditions or chronic illness or learning disabled 
  • People from lower socio-economic backgrounds 

Email completed application form to Lynn Cowan, and add 8 images of your work, image list (1 side A4), CV (1 side A4) at the bottom of the form – save as a single pdf. Important: links to information and images are not accepted. Links can be provided for supporting video/sound works. Maximum email attachment (total) is 10MB.  

Selection is by a panel led by Laura Simpson, Director. 


Image: Andrew Gannon’s studio at ESW.