Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Reach Scotland Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Reach Scotland Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Reach Scotland Programme is tailored around artists who are working on a funded project which requires either the production of final work or a concerted period of research and development. The Reach Scotland programme allows artists to access the spaces and facilities at a time and for a period suitable to them. Artists are encouraged to connect with the studio community, will benefit from 24 hour access to a studio and have the opportunity for training and skills development in the specialist workshops which include wood, metal and mixed media.

Reach Scotland residencies include studio, accommodation, access to workspaces and training, all offered at a subsidised cost and at a time that it is needed for each individual artist’s project. ESW is well equipped, in terms of the studio and workshop facilities, for working on large projects and gaining new skills and the artist can become part of a supportive and sociable environment here. There is excellent expertise within their team which can help with project planning and testing techniques but they also have a larger network of skilled artists, technicians and specialist suppliers if other advice or assistance is needed. In the past they have hosted artists who have a specific project to make for a commission or exhibition; and artists working through academic research within their practice. They haven’t so far hosted duos or groups but are open to discussing this as they know the facilities could work well for a collaborative project.

The cost including studio space / accommodation / workshop session fees / inductions is £700 for 4 weeks, while training is £20 per hour. All prices include VAT at the current rate. The cost of £700 represents a subsidised cost for living and working at ESW and the organisers can provide information to support funding applications if you are building the components of a future project.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 April 2020, midnight. You can apply to this residency if you are a UK or International Visual Artists Living outside Edinburgh. ESW can host residents between 11 May and 30 June 2020. They are also able to schedule in residencies for 2021 if you have a longer term plan.

To apply please email one complete pdf with the following information to [email protected] as follows:

  • Your contact details and information about dates preferences.
  • A short bio (80-100 words maximum).
  • A brief statement (500 words maximum) explaining why a Reach Scotland Residency would benefit the development of your practice and what you would like to do. If there is any specific workshop equipment you would like to use during the residency or any training that would be beneficial, please include details in this statement.
  • Your CV (1-2 pages maximum).
  • Up to 8 images. For moving image/audio work, you can provide links to work online and your website within this PDF document.

Title of PDF should be YourName_ESWReach2020.pdf. Total email attachment must be less than 10MB.