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SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency : FAQs

If you have questions that aren’t covered here, or would like to discuss your specific circumstances prior to application, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via jenny@ssw.org.uk or 01464 861372. These questions are available as an audio version via this link. How do you define who is a caregiver? Caregiving can be self-defined by the artist. It could include (but is not limited to), artists with children, artists who support someone with a disability, artists who care for relatives, friends or chosen […]

Duck egg blue mats cover a lino floor. They have white and black taped symbols all over. In the top right corner of the photo a person wearing a black jumpsuit kneels, facing away from the camera. They have bare feet. They are lifting a child in mustard yellow trousers up from a greeny-blue walking aid.Laura Bradshaw, SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency 2021. Film still: Laura Bradshaw

Open Call: SSW x Counterflows Caregivers Residency

Deadline for applications: Friday 20 May 2022, 12 noon BST 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 structure to serve their diverse needs.  Caring for family […]

Naomi Pearce, Nine Parts Navvy (2018). Photo: SSW

Open call: Summer Residency 2020

We are pleased to invite applications for our 2020 Summer Residency programme, from artists based in the UK and international. Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work on site and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our team. We aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond. Our Summer Residency programme is for artists wishing […]

Yoonjung Kim, Summer Residency 2018Yoonjung Kim, Summer Residency 2018

Open Call: Summer Residency 2019

Deadline for applications: Monday 15 April 2019 at 12 noon.  We are currently inviting applications for our 2019 Summer Residency programme. Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work onsite and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our technical and curatorial team. We aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond. Our Summer Residency programme is […]

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

Open Call: Lumsden Residency 2019

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 27 February at 12 noon.  Applications are now open for our Lumsden Residency, which looks to support artists with collective learning and making practices. This programme offers artists the opportunity 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 are welcoming applications that explore the multiple and expanded ways in which we can make, live and learn together. There […]

Ceramic Shell Room at SSW

Open Access

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access (O/A). Offered on a ‘Production’ or ‘Research’ basis, with non-residential rates also available, Open Access is available to any artist, maker or individual wishing to develop a project, fabricate work or spend time with their practice. Production O/A is supported by our technical team who will offer bespoke guidance and training as required to enable you to make use of our wood and metal workshops, foundry, wax and fabrication […]

Image of Lake Saana by Björn Kröger

North AiR : Expanding Entanglements

North AiR : Expanding Entanglements is a residency and research cooperation spanning six residency/ arts organisations in Scotland and Finland. Each partner fosters long term enquiries into its role and response-ability within the ecological crisis and together we look towards a post-fossil culture with a trans disciplinary approach. As a key part of this research cooperation we pool our resources and networks to think beyond dominant artist exchange models and look to question the role of artists’ residency in a […]

Winter Residency

Open call: Winter Residency Programme 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Application Deadline: 12 noon, Tuesday 13 November 2018. Dates: Residency 1: 14 January – 11 February 2019 Residency 2: 18 February – 18 March 2019 Cost: £560 per 4 week residency. Residencies are highly subsidised and include accommodation, studio space, access to facilities, technical and curatorial support from the SSW team. Materials are not included. The 2019 Winter Residency programme marks the beginning of a significant year for SSW as we observe 40 years of hosting and […]

SSW x CounterflowsSholto Dobie carries out research in Rhynie Chert Quarry

SSW x Counterflows

The deadline for the SSW x Counterflows residency has now passed. Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Counterflows are inviting applications for the second SSW x Counterflows residency programme. Building on a successful pilot programme throughout 2018, we are now opening up applications to artists who break disciplinary boundaries between visual arts, performance and sound and whose practice foregrounds an interdisciplinary, experimental and improvised approach. We are particularly interested in supporting artists who are at a pivotal moment of transition in their […]

Naomi Pearce, Nine Parts Navvy (2018). Photo: SSW

Summer Residency Programme

The deadline for Summer Residency in 2020 has now passed.  Coming together on residency at SSW, artists live and work onsite and have daily access to our facilities coupled with support from our technical and curatorial team. We aim to foster conditions for conversation, peer exchange and experimental making across a diverse range of processes and practices both those associated with contemporary sculpture and beyond. Our Summer Residency programme is for artists wishing to spend a month working on the […]