Category : Residency

Caregivers residency blog: Hope is the thing with feathers by Norma D Hunter

In March 2023 Norma D Hunter completed her SSW X Counterflows Residency supported by Creative Scotland’s Radical Care project. The residency offered artists time, space, funding and support to develop artists practices alongside their caregiving responsibilities. Norma has written a beautiful, honest blog about her experience as a caregiver and how the residency helped her regain her identity as an artist. Please note this blog contents information about living with and supporting someone living with cancer. “When it comes back…and it will come […]

Group residents 2023 in the Bothy, photo by Sarah LaPonte

Group Residency 2024

The deadline for applications has now passed. Throughout 2024 we offer our highly subsidised residency that focuses on bringing together artists form a wide variety of disciplines to develop their own practices within our welcoming workshops and studio. Residency at SSW is experimental, collective and supported by SSW’s skilled team and we have written a little about what to expect from residency at SSW over on our residencies page. The combination of access to facilities and workshops supported by technical […]

Splat, Squish, Resist (2018) India Harvey. Photo: Erika Stevenson

Lumsden Residency

Applications for the Lumsden Residency have now closed. The Lumsden Residency looks to support artists with collective learning and making practices, who are looking to develop and test out their modes of inquiry through residency at SSW and working with students at Lumsden Primary School. Together with the students, we welcome applications from artists that explore the multiple and expanded ways in which we can make, live and learn together. There are three part-funded residencies available, each a month long, […]

George Ridgway, Out-tract (2019)


We are no longer accepting applications for this residency.  The Winter Residency programme at Scottish Sculpture Workshop invites artists to come together and continue developing their practices, informed by our wider research and programme. This winter, we continue explorations into the role of making and understanding materials in a time of climate breakdown. Together we will dwell2 in the tangles and tensions between materiality and extraction, industrial processes and ecological (un)learning. The messy overlaps between the making skills we foster […]

SSW Graduate Award Programme

£270/three weeks – The EAR programme is available for graduates up to two years after graduation, for three weeks within the monthly block in Spring and Autumn (March/April/May OR September/October).