Stills is a centre for photography based in the heart of Edinburgh. Established in 1977, we have a long history of supporting the advancement, enjoyment, exploration and understanding of photography in Scotland.


Studio Facilities Photography and digital facilities.
Costs Daily pass to access facilities – £15. For long-term access during residency period a discounted cost can be arranged.

Hire of equipment (please see for individual prices)

All consumables are out with these costs.

All costs for the above are met by the artists’ award.

Minimum Period 3 months
Maximum Period 12 months
Other facilities Photography darkrooms including a dry-to-dry colour print processor. Further info

Digital suite includes workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud, video editing, large format printer and film scanning facilities. Further info

Hire service for analogue and digital equipment, including cameras, and film and video equipment. Further info

All costs for the above are met by the artists’ award.

Access to Stills’ extensive library of photography periodicals and books.

Support offered Free induction to production facilities
Free place on a Stills’ course to support development of practice
Peer critique and technical support with Stills’ staff, including mentoring session with Stills’ Director
Access to photography and digital facilities at concessionary rates (costs met by artists’ award)
Promotional support offered Feature on, e-newsletters and standard promotion of artist’s work on social media as part of Stills’ communications strategy where applicable. 
Exhibition opportunities Opportunities for public events where applicable.
Accommodation offered No
Alternative accommodation Artists make own arrangements at own cost.

Applicants can access details of all equipment and training available at Stills via or please contact for any questions about available facilities and support.