Open Call for emerging artists based in Scotland

Talbot Rice Gallery invites applications for the Talbot Rice Residents programme which runs from January 2022 to January 2024.

Deadline: Monday 13 September, 5pm

The Residents programme provides time and support for emerging, or re-emerging, artists based anywhere in Scotland within the unique context of Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh.

Residents receive year-round curatorial, technical and practical support from the Talbot Rice team – including regular studio visits, new writing on their practice, plus workshops and advice sessions. Residents receive an annual Artist Fee, as well as an individual budget for production and travel. The programme also includes group research trips and other key moments of activity, including creative workshops with invited guests, where Residents are brought together either digitally or in person.

Thanks to the unique position within Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Residents have access to technical workshops, as well as studio and desk space. Residents are also invited to explore the University collections and academic resources to further their research, as well as considering using the diverse areas of the University campus to show works, or works in progress during their time on the programme.

  • Open to artists based anywhere in Scotland 
  • Open to artists of any age (18+)
  • Open to artists working in any medium 
  • Artists must have a minimum of 3 years practice out of formal education (in total) OR since commencing their artistic career (as of January 2022)
  • Artists must not be in formal education at any point, and be able to commit to the full duration of the programme period 

    (For further details and breakdown of eligibility requirements see FAQs here)

To apply

All applicants must submit: 

  • Application Form / Access Rider (click to download)
  • A Portfolio of work (as a single pdf, max. 5MB)
    – Artist CV (max. one-side of A4)
    – Details of 2 previous artworks. Including images (max. 3) and text descriptions (max. 100 words) for each work. For moving-image or sound work please include text descriptions (as above) and provide links to Youtube, Vimeo or Soundcloud (max. 3mins duration per work). 
  • Applicants are also asked to complete an Equality Monitoring Form here

Please send all completed forms in a single email to with the subject line: 
Talbot Rice Residents 2022-24

Deadline: Monday 13 September, 5pm

Click here to for more information and to apply

Talbot Rice Residents is part of the Freelands Artist Programme



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