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The details for the next round of residencies will be confirmed in September 2014

The RSA Residencies for Scotland is an exciting, artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists whilst forging 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 and 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 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

Participating Residency Venues 2013:
An Cridhe, Isle of Coll (new)
Atlas, Skye (new)
An Talla Solais, Ullapool
The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust, at Balmungo House by St Andrews
Bothy Project, Cairngorms (new)
Cromarty Arts Trust
Deveron Arts, Huntly
Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio
Edinburgh Printmakers
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
Glasgow Print Studio
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
The Haining Charitable Trust, Selkirk
Highland Print Studio, Inverness (new)
Hospitalfield Trust House, Arbroath
Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster
Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney
RSA Collections Department, Edinburgh
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden
Stills, Edinburgh
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow (new)
Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
Timespan, Helmsdale
WASPS Artists Studios (Glasgow, Newburgh and Shetland)

Image credits: Ross sinclair, Mary Somerville, Giovanni Giacoia and Cheryl Field and Katarina Kiebacher

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