4 weeks
Paid by artist:

Residency costs are highly subsidised by SSW but artists pay £560 per 4 week residency. There are three Emerging Artist* places allocated on the Summer Residency, which are further subsidised and cost £370. Residency costs include shared self-catering accommodation, access to all SSW facilities, technical guidance and curatorial support. Materials, consumables and process-related costs are additional and will be charged based on usage following the residency period.

* Emerging Artists are stipulated as: Current BA and MA Students /or BA and MA graduates within two years of leaving studies.

Application guidelines:

They welcome applications from artists of all disciplines and practices. There are spaces for five or six artists per residency month. Applications should outline a clear reason for attending SSW, demonstrating an understanding and response to the location, critical programme and/or facilities. They warmly welcome international and collaborative applications.

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Scottish Sculpture Workshop

Scottish Sculpture Workshop


Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work on site and have daily access to their facilities coupled with support from the team. The organisers aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond.
The Summer Residency programme is for artists wishing to spend a month working on the development of their practice – whether this is for production, research or experimentation. The programme runs between June and September, with each group residency lasting four weeks. In each Summer Residency they welcome five or six artists, who are there alongside project artists and Open Access participants. Whilst being focused on self-directed practice, the Summer Residency follows a loose structure of group work including activities to encourage exchange between residents and artist led activity; introductory group breakfasts and talks / exercises to share your work, studio sharings, communal dinners, collective walks, film and sauna nights. Residents are given the freedom to work in an open environment, and to develop dialogues with both peers and staff.

Studio Information

Bright and airy shared studio with access to wood and metal workshop, foundry, forge, ceramics workshop and fabrications room.

Accommodation Information
  • SSW has simple shared accommodation on site as well as a house in the village. On site are four bedrooms, two single and two twin, with shared bathrooms. The main kitchen is housed in the Bothy, which also has laundry facilities.
  • No. 17, the house in the village, also has four bedrooms, two double rooms, one twin and one family room with a shared bathroom. There is also a kitchen at the house, although residents may choose to use the kitchen at the main site.
  • SSW is self-catering and they have well equipped kitchens with the usual appliances, including microwave, fridges, freezer, electric hobs and ovens. The bothy also has a dishwasher.
  • They can host artists with their families. Please get in touch by emailing admin[at], or phoning 01464 861372 if they can support you in this way.
  • Unfortunately their accommodation is not currently wheelchair accessible. If you require accessible accommodation please get in touch and they will find you an alternative.
Technical Information

Metal workshop, wood workshop, ceramic facilities and foundry. Read more about SSW facilities here.


Rural environment of north-east Scotland.

Here you can read more about the project from Maarit Mustonen, developed in the residency and supported by i-Portunus, EU Mobility Scheme for artists and cultural professionals.

Contact information

1 Main Street
AB54 4JN
United Kingdom

office [at]