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Into The Mountain traineeships

OPEN CALL: Into The Mountain Traineeships

 Deadline for applications: Friday 21 June 2019, 12 noon We are inviting applications for two Into The Mountain Traineeships, delivered in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Into The Mountain, an arts and performance project by Simone Kenyon. The traineeship offers a package of training and support to mark out a practical route for women to overcome some of the social and practical barriers facing them in accessing Scotland’s mountainous landscapes. This exciting new collaboration is born out of a commitment […]

SSW x CounterflowsSholto Dobie carries out research in Rhynie Chert Quarry

OPEN CALL: 2019 SSW x Counterflows residency

Deadline for applications: Monday 24 June 2019, 12 noon. Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Counterflows are inviting applications for the second SSW x Counterflows residency programme. Building on a successful pilot programme throughout 2018, we are now opening up applications to artists who break disciplinary boundaries between visual arts, performance and sound and whose practice foregrounds an interdisciplinary, experimental and improvised approach. We are particularly interested in supporting artists who are at a pivotal moment of transition in their practice and […]

DIY: SWEAT: Edythe WooleyImage courtesy the artist

OPEN CALL: DIY16: 2019 — SWEAT: the sky leaks I leak

Deadline for applications: Thursday 20 June, 2pm Dates: Thursday 17 October — Monday 21 October 2019 Honing in on sweating as a bodily function and as a process found in nature, this DIY conceived and led by artist Edythe Woolley will cultivate an embodied practice of dyke/queer resistance through observing and experiencing the act of sweating. Over 3 days at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, we will consider collective sweat. Through sauna sittings, impulse writings, long walks, nature observations, deep thinking, and […]

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SSW in press and media: April 2019

Simone Kenyon with Into The Mountain, Sholto Dobie with the SSW x Counterflows residency and the Lumsden Weekender 2018, our Open Access residency programme and more, all featured in national and local press over the last few months. Check out this month’s round-up: National press The Wire 423, May 2019 Sholto Dobie, SSW x Counterflows resident 2018 speaks to Claire Sawers about Hoolie-gool-oo, performed at the Lumsden Weekender 2018. The List 753, April-May 2019 Let’s Get Making, A Directory of […]

A group of people sit talking around the SSW firepit under blue skiesNaomi Pearce, Nine Parts Navvy (2018)

Open Call: Programme & Communications Internship

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 May 2019, 12 noon We are inviting applications for our Programme and Communications Internship, which will run from from Monday 29 July — Monday 7 October 2019. This programme provides hands on learning for people interested in developing a knowledge of working in the arts with particular focus on arts administration, communications, programme development, planning and delivery, with and for artists. As the Programme and Communications Intern, you will be providing support to the SSW […]

Yoonjung Kim, Summer Residency 2018Yoonjung Kim, Summer Residency 2018

Open Call: Summer Residency 2019

Deadline for applications: Monday 15 April 2019 at 12 noon.  We are currently inviting applications for our 2019 Summer Residency programme. Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work onsite and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our technical and curatorial team. We 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. Our Summer Residency programme is […]

Winter Residency 1Katie Surridge's ceremonial bronze drinking vessel is 'christened' at the 1990s stone circle near Muir of Fowlis. Photo: Katie Surridge

Winter Residency 2019: January

In January, we were pleased to welcome Conor Cooke, Flora Deborah, Katie Surridge, Kati Karki and Theodore Vass to our first winter residency of 2019. Responding to our call out which considered the multiple experiences, divergent thought and communal entanglements that exist at SSW in relation to our archive and documentation in our 40th year, all artists had an interest in oral histories, speculative narration, making kin and becoming with each other. The programme of activity, which included studio visits, […]

Install shot of Maija Annikki Savolainen's exhibition Solarphytes at ISSP gallery, Riga (2018)Maika Annikki Savolainen, Solarphytes, ISSP gallery, Riga (2018)

Artists announced for North AiR: Expanding Entanglements

We are pleased to announce that two artists have been selected through an open call to undertake a new and innovative residency programme set up by North AiR, a research network of six organisations, including Scottish Sculpture Workshop, spanning Scotland and Finland, and supported by the Finnish Institute in London. The artists will participate in the network’s pilot residency, North AiR: Expanding Entanglements, which aims to reconsider conventional artist exchange models and question the role of artists’ residency in this […]

Image- Federici Made Me HardcoreCourtesy Peacock Visual Arts

Federici Made Me Hardcore! A Northern Commons Weekender

Indeed, if commoning has any meaning, it must be the production of ourselves as a common subject. This is how we must understand the slogan “no commons without community.” But ‘community’ has to be intended not as a gated reality, a grouping of people joined by exclusive interests separating them from others, as with communities formed on the basis of religion or ethnicity, but rather as a quality of relations, a principle of cooperation, and of responsibility to each other […]

Group with mirrorsPhoto: DIY15: Art & the Self: What did Narcissus see? Led by Nando Messias (image by Holly Revell)

DIY 16: 2019

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19 March, 12 noon DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists. 2019 is the third year SSW have participated in the DIY network. Collectively we understand DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic professional development […]