Micro Residency Programme 2015-16
Deadline: 6 Apr, 2015
Disciplines: Visual Arts.
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Deadline: 6 Apr, 2015
Duration: 4 x 6 week residencies
Eligibility: Artists only and no one in full time education can apply
Costs / Support: £300 Stipend, Studio, Accomodation and access to the facilities
Applications are invited from artists working in any medium for Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s 2015-16 Micro Residency Programme.
The Micro Residency programme is primarily research based and is set up to foster experimentation, innovation and to support artists in the development of new work.
The flexible nature of the programme allows artists to explore new ideas out with their normal practice whilst benefitting from ESW’s facilities and staff support. 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 is a research period there are no set outcomes 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. This is the UK’s first building of this type and operates within a framework designed to empower artists. 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.
There are four Micro Residencies throughout the year with each lasting six weeks, artists will receive:
– £300 stipend
– Support from the technical team
– Support from the programme team
– Access to all workshops / equipment / 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 2015
January – February 2016
March – April 2016
Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged within 2 days please contact the office if you don’t receive this acknowledgement by then.
If you have any further questions about any aspect of the application please feel free to phone 0131 551 4490 or to e-mail
Please send applications by e-mail to email@example.com
Selection Panels and Timescales
All of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s artistic activities are selected by a panel of arts professionals.
The selection panel for this year’s Micro Residency Programme is
Stacy Boldrick – Curator of Research at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Paul Pieroni – Curator at SPACE, London
Kate Davis – Artist
The selection will take place on the 21st April and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by the 28th April.
ESW will inform all applicants of the outcome of the process and offer feedback on unsuccessful applications if requested.