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BEPART Assembly : Lumsden Live

From 18 – 22 May 2021, tune in to Lumsden Live, a community radio station on 87.9 FM in Lumsden and online across the world! Download a .pdf of the programme here or view the full schedule online at www.lumsden.live. Lumsden Live forms the first international Assembly for the BEPART project, an international network across Europe. Bringing together communities in Aberdeenshire with the wider BEPART network, the radio schedule sets out to explore how collective community action has and continues […]

Summer Residency (2018) Photo: Tal Gafney

Welcome back!

Following the latest relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures in Scotland, we can’t wait to welcome you back to the workshops from Monday 3 May 2021. We are re-opening the site carefully, with Residency, Open Access, Ceramics and Courses starting back up gradually over the coming months. Familiar COVID-19 protocols will be in place across all activity to keep everyone safe. As a brief overview, when you come to SSW please expect: reduced numbers of users and staff on site physical […]

Forge Club

Have you ever wanted to learn blacksmithing, but don’t have the kit or know-how? Do you live in Lumsden or Kildrummy? The new Forge Club at SSW is an exciting way to give blacksmithing a go in a fun, creative and friendly environment. The sessions will be led by Brian Whiteman, skilled volunteer, with the support of SSW Technicians. Brian says, “Forge Club will be informal, open to anyone and aimed at beginners. There is no curriculum or expectation of […]

Jake Williams photographed by 2019 Winter Residency artist Anna Mitterer (2019)

Call for proposals: Radio takeover shows

Updated deadline: Monday 26 April 2021 From 18 – 22 May, Lumsden Live, a new community radio station, will be broadcasting live from Scottish Sculpture Workshop on FM channels in Lumsden and online across the globe! Lumsden Live is a platform for people in Lumsden and the surrounding area to explore and imagine possibilities for the future of our rural communities. The community programming team is now looking for ideas and proposals for ‘takeover’ shows, to be broadcast throughout the […]

A heart shaped helium balloon with the words 'stay sick' on a brightly coloured and lit backgroundHang Linton & Laura Lulika, Moon babies Squidding in the Land of Nod (audiovisual installation)(2019), BALTIC39, Adam Reynolds Memorial Award for Disabled Artists, Shape Art. Photo: Colin Davidson

SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency: Artists Announced

Following the open call for our first Caregivers Residency with our wonderful friends and partners at Counterflows Festival, we’re excited to announce that we will be welcoming artists Chris Dooks, Hang Linton and Laura Bradshaw to SSW for month-long funded residencies throughout 2021. The SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency was formed to support artists who undertake essential care work, for family (biological or chosen), community and/or kin, either professionally or informally. We recognise that caregiving responsibilities can both form and […]

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Farewell to Creative Europe

On 31 March 2021, the Creative Europe Desks across the UK closed their doors – just one of the many heart wrenching outcomes of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Sam Trotman, Director at SSW, made the following speech at the farewell event on behalf of Scotland’s beneficiaries of the Creative Europe programme. Today I wanted to talk about how the Creative Europe programme has enabled us to support incredible artists, share and learn from their vital work and […]

Sholto Dobie, Hoolie-gool-oo-oo (2018) SSW x Counterflows Residency. Photo: Erika Stevenson

Open Call: Community Radio Team Members

These roles have now been filled, but check back for other ways to get involved with Lumsden Live.15 days between Monday 29 March – Sunday 23 May 2021 Are you interested in connecting people and ideas in Lumsden and the surrounding areas? Are you excited to think about the future of our small rural community and the possibilities of what can happen here? Do you love radio or are you interested in learning how to run, programme and host a […]

RESHAPE: Governance of the Possible

Over the past 2 years SSW Director Sam Trotman has been working with over 40 other artists/ cultural workers and 12 partners organisations from across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean in RESHAPE. RESHAPE aims to develop collaborative, bottom-up research that proposes ways to transition towards a fairer arts ecology with a specific focus on fair governance. Working in collaboration with Helga Baert (Direction – WPZimmer) and Martin Schick (artist and Cultural Manager bluefactory), informed by a wide range of artists, […]

Rock out 2020

This year, we won’t be doing our usual wrap up and review of the year. Instead, as 2020 draws to a close, let’s see it off with a bang. For everyone who wants to relive their heady days spent in the warm embrace of the foundry at SSW, we share with you Eden’s classic and improved Foundry Anthems*. If this isn’t enough to get you through the last few weeks of the year, we highly recommend the new album by […]

View from the Buck, near Lumsden in February 2019.

We are hiring: Programme and Communications Fellow

Applications for this role are now closed. Salary: £21,000, 1 year fixed-term Based on site at SSW in Lumsden, Aberdeenshire (relocation support available) Scottish Sculpture Workshop is looking for a Programme and Communications Fellow to work closely with the team, artists, project partners and our local community in Lumsden. This one year, fixed-term role is one of fifty placements across the UK supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries (WJCB). The programme aims to make the arts a fairer and more […]