Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Micro Residency Programme 2017, UK

Publish Date: Mar 22, 2017

Deadline: Apr 28, 2017

Micro Residency programme
Call for Applications

Deadline: 28th April 2017

Applications are invited from artists working in any medium for the 2017/18 Micro Residency Programme at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

The Micro Residency programme is a research and development opportunity for artists at any stage of their career. Designed to foster experimentation and innovation, the Micro Residencies allow the participants to engage in an intensive six week period of production, testing and investigation while living in the onsite apartments.

The programme enables artists to explore new ideas out with their normal practice whilst benefitting from ESW’s facilities and staff support allowing residents to develop their ideas without the pressure of producing work for public exhibition.

The residents will also be part of a vibrant and welcoming studio holder and artistic community opening up the networking and peer review opportunities.

As this residency programme is conceived as a period of artistic research the only set public outcome is a presentation of your current practice. This is normally an artist’s talk but is open to what form this event takes. There is no exhibition outcome expected from the residency.

As well as having 24hr access to their studio residents can make use of the workshop facilities, spaces and research resources available. There are two apartments onsite, one of which is suitable for families.

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is based in Newhaven close the cultural hub of Leith and with easy access to the centre of Edinburgh. This places it within a network of galleries, museums, arts festivals and technical facilities. The residency also provides opportunities for networking between residents and the broader cultural life of Scotland.

The building and resources are accessible but if you would like to further information about our support for any specific needs or requirements do get in touch.


There are four Micro Residencies throughout the year with each lasting six weeks, artists will receive:

– £1,000 stipend
– Studio
– Accommodation
– Training and support from the technical team in material processes and   equipment
– Support from the programme team
– Access to all workshops / spaces
– 1 year’s Membership of ESW

How to apply

Please complete the application form, and send with the following:

– A one-page statement of outlining your practice, your interest in the     Residency, and how it will benefit your work.

– CVs of all artists involved

– Supporting material – This must be in the form of a pdf containing up     to 8 images and no larger than 10mb in size. You can include links to     work online and your website within this document. If you want to         include moving image/sound work in your application either include       links to your work online or send them via dropbox or a similar file     sharing utility.

There are three residency time slots. Please indicate at least two preferences.

September – October 2017

November – December 2017

January – February 2018

Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged within 2 days please contact the office if you don’t receive this acknowledgement by then.

Deadline: 28th April 2017

If you have any further questions about any aspect of the application please feel free to phone 0131 551 4490 or e-mail dan@edinburghsculpture.org.

Selection Panels and Timescales

All of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s artistic activities are selected by a panel of arts professionals. The Micro Residency panel is chaired by Dan Brown, Curator of Research at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

The external selectors for this year’s Micro Residency Programme are:

Miles Thurlow – Director of Workplace Gallery

Torsten Lauschmann – Artist

The selection will take place at the beginning of May.


This opportunity is open to artists working in any discipline at any stage of their career. Students in full time education are ineligible to apply.

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