• 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.



    Daily pass to access facilities – £15.

    For long-term access during residency period a discounted cost can be arranged.

    Hire of equipment - please see www.stills.org 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

    1 year


    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 website, 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



    Alternative accommodation

    Artists make own arrangements at own cost.


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


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