Deadline: 20 January 2019
Location: Scotland

Residencies for Scotland 2019 is now open to applications from visual artist who are either born or currently living in Scotland.

The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) Residencies for Scotland programme is an artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges 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.

The RSA Residency partner venues all have a long history of offering quality development to, and presentation opportunities for, contemporary artists. Exhibition opportunities may also 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 Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. Launched in 2009, the project is now 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

For more information, including a list of participating residency venues and details of the application process, visit the RSA website.