• Studio Facilities

    A Nationally Significant collection of Scottish Art and related archival and library material. Collections based research facilities (not studio facilities).



    No costs. Please see ‘support offered’ and ‘other facilities’ for in-kind support. Artists should budget for accommodation, travel, materials and studio space if needed. This residency can be applied for as part of a dual centre proposal if studio space is required.


    Minimum Period

    1 month but flexible


    Maximum Period

    6 months but flexible


    Other facilities

    Access to a 200 year old Nationally Significant collection of Scottish Art, archival and library material:
    The RSA Collections contain original artworks in a variety of media and a treasure trove of visually and historically captivating archival material, a library, ephemera and memorabilia related to Scottish art and the RSA’s artists and exhibitions since the mid 19th century.
    Waivered fees for staff assistance.
    Copyright permissions where necessary.
    Communication and access to RSA artist members.
    Technical assistance if required.


    Support offered

    Curatorial support, dialogue with artists, networking opportunities, handling support, technical expertise, digitisation.


    Promotional support offered

    Through in-house promotions. Visibility of artist through wider project promotion.


    Exhibition opportunities

    Yes (and the potential for your work or research to enter one of Scotland’s Nationally Significant art collections)


    Accommodation offered

    The artist will need to arrange their own accommodation for the period.


    If you are interested in carrying out a Residency within the RSA Collections please contact us in advance of applying to arrange a visit and find out about the Collections. We have a small staff and will only be able to arrange a visit for those who are serious about applying.


    For further details please visit the Our Collections pages