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Caregivers Residency Blog: Keng Keng Tang

For four weeks across 2023 and 2024 Keng Keng Tang completed their SSW X Counterflows Residency. The residency offered artists time, space, funding and support to develop artists practices alongside their caregiving responsibilities. Keng Keng Tang shares their journey through the residency and how it fostered a sense of renewal. All words and images by Keng Keng Tang. I am a mother, a milliner & textile artist, and a community arts activist. Over the past few years my artistic practice […]

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Residencies in Clay Artist Blog: Josie ko

For 4 weeks across November and December Josie KO took part in Residencies in Clay, which supported artists exploring the transformational potential of clay within society and contemporary arts practice. The residency culminated in Building the Clay Commons with Eva Masterman, which brought together local community members, makers and artists from the North East and beyond. Josie reflects on her developing relationship with clay and her thought processes while on residency at SSW. All words by Josie ko. I’ve never […]

Selected artists for Residencies in Clay

Image credit: 33 Seeds, Mina Heydari-Waite Our inaugural Residencies in Clay programme is taking place throughout November and we look forward to supporting Mina Heydari-Waite, Josie KO and Nic Green through this residency programme. During their time at SSW Josie, Nic and Mina will be taking time to grow their practices and material knowledge by testing processes, sharing skills and pushing the possibilities of clay. Nic Green says, I am really delighted to be headed to SSW. For a while […]

Oren Shoesmith & Rabindranath X Bhose, SSW X Counterflows Residency 2023

Caregivers residency blog: A joyful, furious spinning in the dark by Oren Shoesmith & Rabindranath X Bhose

In February and March 2023 Oren Shoesmith & Rabindranath X Bhose completed their 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. Rabi and Oren take us on a beautiful journey through their winter residency. We applied to this residency together as partners, with a reciprocal caring relationship. In this relationship, the categories of care-giver and care-receiver flow and dissolve between us. We […]

Ecologies in the Making Artist Announcement: Santtu Laine

The Helsinki-based artist Santtu Laine was awarded the 2023 Ecologies in the Making residency. This residency is the second in a four year programme developed by the Academy of Fine Arts Uniarts Helsinki, Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW). The residencies are designed to focus upon making practices at a time of climate breakdown and are aimed at MFA alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts, particularly those with sculptural methods or material processes. The programme supports research and the development […]

Photo by Sam Trotman. Smoke firing ceramics by Fionn Duffy on her RSA Residency at SSW

Open Call: RSA Residencies for Scotland

Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 January 2024, 5pm SSW is participating in the RSA Residencies for Scotland programme to offer one artist a 1-2 months-long funded residency in 2024. The RSA Residencies for Scotland provides research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities. Open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, the emphasis is on enabling a period of research, […]

SSW is 40! (2019). Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures Residency for Uniarts Helsinki alumni

Applications are now closed, the 2024 residency artist will be Jere Vainio. We are excited to announce that the call for applications from recent graduates of Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of the Fine Arts to the Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting Futures programme is live! This four-month residency is offered jointly by Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop and is part of the Academy’s Incubators in Fine Arts project, supported by Saastamoinen Foundation. Following the success of the 2023 residency awarded to Santtu Laine and in 2022 to Iisa Lepistö, […]

Oren Shoesmith, SSW X Counterflows Caregivers Residency photo by Rabindranath X Bhose

SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency

The deadline for applications has now passed. If you have applied we will be in touch around 28th August. The care of others is central to the collective survival of our world yet is deeply undervalued within our society. This is often mirrored in the structures of support created for artists. The SSW x Counterflows Caregivers residency is shaped to support artists who undertake this essential care work. It is set up to provide a nourishing, open and flexible residency […]