Deadline: 12/02/2018

Lumsden Residency

Part-funded residency award providing artists with a month-long residency building towards an event.

Lumsden Residency

Image: Florence Dwyer Centring Workshop. Photo: Ross Frase McLean/ Studio RoRo

Following on from Scottish Sculpture Workshop’s 2017 Artist- led Activity Exchange Programme, the Lumsden Residency is a part-funded residency award which provides artists with a month-long residency that builds towards participatory activity taking place during SSW’s Lumsden Weekender in November 2018. The Lumsden Weekender is a new annual gathering of artists and local communities, who come together over the Bonfire Night weekend to experience each selected artists participatory practice alongside discussion and food around the fire. This residency may result in new artworks, performances, group activities, parties and workshops and any other wider events and activities over the weekend event.
There are three Lumsden Residencies available, one place for each Summer Residency month in 2018: May, June, and August. The selected artists will initially undertake individual residencies during one of these months, focusing on self directed practice, and then return in November to take part in the Lumsden Weekender programme.
During the residency period artists will have time to spend on the development of their work – whether this is for production, research or experimentation. Artists will receive a series of curatorial sessions with the Programme Manager, who will support them in developing and producing their activity. The residency period also allows for workshop time with support from SSW technical staff to develop new skills determined by the artist’s own interests and practice. Artists will have full access to the workshops and up to two sessions a week dedicated technical assistance.
Full details on the residency, what is provided, what we ask artists to deliver and how to apply is available throught ht link below. 

Fees and support
There are no fees for this residency. Artist are provuded with:

  • A free 4-week residency during the Summer Residency Programme. (May, June, August)
  • Shared self-catering accommodation, studio space, and access to facilities, including workshops. Materials and consumables are subject to charge.
  • Curatorial, production and technical support and mentoring.
  • A small event budget of £100.00 is available to for each artist to deliver their activity during the Lumsden Weekender in November; this can be used to cover costs associated with production i.e. speaker’s fees/ hospitality/ materials/ printing/ equipment rental. An additional budget of £50.00 is available for any materials needed for the session at Lumsden Primary.
  • Travel support of £150.00 (£75 for the residency and £75 to attend the Lumsden Weekender)


Lumsden Residency

Lumsden Residency

United Kingdom

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