Opportunity: RSA Residencies for Scotland

2nd November 2018

Residencies for Scotland is an artist-led scheme which provides research opportunities for artists.

The RSA 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.

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 £5000 and are responsible for managing their own residency, in discussion with the partner venue.

Our partner venues all have a long history of offering quality development to, and presentation opportunities for, contemporary artists. For many their expertise and longevity has formed the back-bone of artist practice in Scotland for decades. Exhibition opportunities may be available at the RSA or through links with the partner venues and their own exhibition facilities or networks.

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 kind support from the Friends of the RSA 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 & techniques.
To enable the exchange of ideas and practice

Find out more and apply on the RSA website Deadline 20 January 2019.

Environmental residencies

If you’re interested in applying for the residencies and want to talk to Creative Carbon Scotland about how we’ve supported artists to undertake residencies on environmental themes, please get in touch with our Producer, Gemma Lawrence. You can also read the report from our 2016 Arts & Sustainability Residency.

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