Open Call: PhD Artist Residency

SGSAH Paid doctoral artist in residence opportunities at SSW

Connect your research skills with external organisations to create impact and make a difference

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) organises internships and artistic residencies for PhD students to spend up to three months at partner host organisations. As part of the 2017-18 programme SSW will be one of the SGSAH Hosting Partners.

Projects can be worked full time, part time or flexibly in blocks. Internships are paid at the current RCUK stipend rate of £14,553 (pro rata).

There are 21 Hosting Partners for the 2017 competition. Full details of the projects can be found on the SGSAH website.

The deadline for applications is Monday 2 October at 5pm.


Writing ourselves in; a research residency exploring female and queer cultural heritage in North East Scotland’s landscape

Location: Huntly
Start Date: November 2017
End Date: March 2018
Applications Deadline: Monday 2 October at 5pm.

Description: The North East’s place making research has concentrated on many aspects of region’s cultural inventory; landscape, light, heritage, conflict, geography and historical industries which are are often expressed through strong histories of storytelling, music and songwriting, the visual arts, dance and theatre but what histories have been overlooked in the current articulations of NE Scotland’s cultural heritage?

Over the course of the residency the selected artist will work with SSW Director to develop a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural heritage found in North East Scotland. `From delving into witchy practices and their connections to local stone circles to experiencing the Cairngorms through embodied approaches to mountaineering, these readings of landscape provide a new lens to understanding how we can exist in a place and provides us with an understanding the multiplicities and differences of this area.

This residency will inform part of the research underpinning SSW’s European and Nordic collaboration Inter-PAGAN which sets out to develop a shared understanding of where localised cultural heritage traditions meets contemporary arts, music, heritage-craft & politics in Northern Europe.

Downloads: Scottish Sculpture Workshop Project Description, Artist in Residence Application Form

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