The Royal Scottish Academy
Media / Press Useful Links Home Page Contact Us

RSA Residencies for Scotland 2015-2016 is now open to applications! Please find Artist Guidelines, Application Forms, FAQ's & Venue Information all available to download at the bottom of this page.

*Please note there have been some viewing issues with Chrome so please download documents in Firefox if possible*

Deadline for applications 21 JANUARY 2015

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 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 2015:
An Cridhe, Isle of Coll
An Lanntair, Isle of lewis (new)
An Talla Solais, Ullapool
Atlas, Isle of Skye
Bothy Project, Cairngorms & Eigg
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
Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath
Moray Art Centre, Findhorn (info TBC)
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
Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
Timespan, Helmsdale
WASPS Artists Studios (Glasgow, Newburgh and Shetland)

Images: RSA Residencies for Scotland artists from top: The Bothy Project (ESW); Ross Sinclair (Deveron Arts); Rebecca Cusworth (Cromarty Arts); Cheryl Field (Taigh Chearsabagh); Giovanni Giacoia (Wasps); Alberta Whittle (Hospitalfield Arts & SSW); Jessica Ramm (North Lands Creative Glass); Anthony Schrag (Peacock Visual Arts).

<- back


  Exhibitions RSA Collection RSA Members RSA History Who's Who Supporting the RSA Scholarships and Awards