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Studio-Access Artist Residency at Birnam Arts

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Dedicate time and space to develop your artistic practice in beautiful, rural Perthshire with £500 artist fee.

Birnam Arts is delighted to offer artists based in Scotland the opportunity to apply for a one month ‘Studio Access Residency’ in February 2021.

This residency would offer:
– access to our Visual Arts Workshop and Dance Studio
– the opportunity to dedicate time and space to artistic practice & development
– an artist fee of £500
– a 2 week Solo Exhibition in our Upper Gallery in March 2021

Curatorial support from the Arts Development team at Birnam Arts would also be available. Accommodation would be provided for the night prior to final installation and the night of the exhibition opening. (Covid-19 Restrictions depending.)

We appreciate there are many forms of arts practice and flexibility in types of space are useful.

The Dance & Drama Studio features a wall-mounted dance mirror, wooden floor, high ceiling and abundance of natural light from the large east facing window. Use of this studio would best suit a performance artist, dancer or a visual artist requiring an open working area.

The Visual Arts Studio features a long bench, two large tables, a clean-working station, sink, large west-facing window and wooden floors. Use of this studio would best suit artists looking to work in a variety of mediums that benefit from sink access. Arts practices suitable include but are not limited to; ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking, silversmithing, bookbinding/zinemaking, textiles and more.

As part of access to this studio, 2 Kiln firings and area for storage of work will be included with the residency. If more firings are required, this can be accommodated but please note that covering the cost of extra consumables and a technician fee will fall to the artist.

We openly and actively encourage applications from people of black, ethnic and minority backgrounds, to those living with disabilities, of any gender and non-binary, as well as people of any age.

Birnam Arts are particularly interested in work that broaches ecological, societal or community based ideas but all applications are encouraged and will be considered.

Applications for the Studio Access Artist Residency can be downloaded from

Please note that we will adhere to ongoing C19 restrictions and the level system will be followed. For more information, please head to

10am Thursday 17th December 2021

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