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SSW offers a range of residency options for visual artists. 

A residency at SSW provides the time, space and facilities for production, research and development. Residents are provided with self-catering shared accommodation, studio space in the large communal studio, access to all facilities, and basic technical assistance. Materials and consumables are subject to further charges.

The programme is focused on self-led practice based residencies, and with few distractions within our rural location, it offers the opportunity to concentrate fully on the development of your work. Each resident makes up the community of SSW, and we hope that you will enjoy meeting, sharing and finding new friends while you are here.

Current Residency Programmes:

  • Spring Summer AiR
  • Open Access Residency 

Applications for Open Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis, subject to availability. Please scroll down for further information on travel and funding. 

**Residency Application**


Spring and Summer AiR Programme

This a monthly programme, starting at the beginning of each calendar month, and artists must be in residence for a least one month. Artists should be working in one of four areas: Land, Material, Craft/Skill, Communities&Culture, and should indicate this within their application. The residency is self-led, with opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange through working in an open plan studio and shared living accommodation. 

This programme is open to artists working in any medium, but proposals should demonstrate how the location and/or facilities of SSW will benefit their work. The programme is subsidized through funding from Creative Scotland, costing £560/month to the artist.  Materials and consumables are subject to further charges. Access to all areas, including the foundry, are available to the artists, and the artist will be provided with self-catering accommodation, studio space, access to facilities and basic technical assistance. Artists are asked to participate in the SSW community while in residency, and to give a presentation of their work.

For further information please contact Emily - 861372, or to apply please submit a completed Residency Application. Applications should be emailed to Emily Wyndham Gray, and should have the title of the residency programme in the subject heading.  

Current Availability: May - FULL, June - 1 place, July - FULL, August -  1 places 

Scottish Sculpture Workshop: 1 Main St, Lumsden, Near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4JN.

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