• Located in the community of Newhaven, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is a place where artists make and develop work.


    We support artists in many ways, providing subsidised studios, open access to affordable workspaces and specialist facilities as well as training and professional development. We commission new work, provide funding through a year-round programme of residencies and employ artists across all areas of activity.
  • Studio Facilities Yes – solo or shared studio with 24hr access Costs Per month: £960 Which covers Studio rental Workshop...
    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, bronze casting

    Studio Facilities

    Yes – solo or shared studio with 24hr access



    Per month: £960

    Which covers 

    Studio rental

    Workshop space hire

    Accommodation (single or family apartment)

    1 year’s membership


    Additional Costs

    Machine use rates: can be found here:


    Kiln and foundry costs are dependent on factors such as scale of work and type of firing.


    Fabrication rate £36 per hour; Training £25-£41 per hour


    3 months:  £2880. (with accommodation)

                      £480 (studio only)


    Minimum Period

    1 month (with some flexibility)


    Maximum Period

    3 months (with some flexibility)


    Other facilities

    Access to wood, metal, ceramic, plaster, workshops and foundry; flexible spaces (Project and Research), Meeting Rooms, iMacs with film editing and web software, free use of internet.


    Support offered

    • Free: Technical advice
    • Workshop/machine induction.
    • One year’s membership of ESW.
    • Paid for: One-to-one training.
    • Fabrication (in certain areas).


    Promotional support offered

    Website feature artists in residence, Facebook, Twitter, ESW newsletter to members, emails to ESW mailing list.


    Exhibition or other opportunities

    No Exhibition. Networking, training possibilities





    Accommodation offered

    Yes. Although we can accommodate lengthy periods of work at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, we may not be able to offer accommodation for longer than a 3-month period.


    Alternative accomodation

    Plenty alternative accommodation is available in Edinburgh. 



    ESW is in the Newhaven area of Edinburgh which can be reached by public transport. 



    Access for accommodation and studio space: wheelchair, quiet space, baby changing, assistance animals welcome, accessible bathrooms, lifts, ramps.



    Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop has public liability insurance in place. There is no insurance cover for work on exhibition or work in progress. Artists shall be responsible for the insurance of their own property. ESW will not be held liable for any loss or damage to artists in studios or any property belonging to the artist, save in the event of any loss or damage being proven to be the direct result of negligence on the part of ESW. ESW has no responsibility for any loss or damage, or expense incurred by artists in the studios because of the failure of heating, lighting or plumbing.


    For further details please visit edinburghsculpture.org

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