Open Call: Talbot Rice Residents 2022–24

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.

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 our 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. Our 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.

We are seeking ambitious, motivated artists who will make the most of what this specific programme has to offer. Within applications, we look for evidence of strong visual work and evidence of critical thinking, driven by curiosity and research. We also look for artists who are keen to experiment and take risks, to broaden their research and working practices, and who have an appetite to show and share their work whilst on the programme.

Talbot Rice Residents receive
  • Year-round curatorial, technical and practical support from the TRG team
  • Creative and practical workshops led by the TRG team and invited guests
  • Group research trips
  • New commissioned writing, specific to their work
  • Exhibition / event outcome opportunities
  • Access to workspace within the University of Edinburgh
  • Access to resources and facilities within the University of Edinburgh including libraries, collections and workshops
  • £5000 fee per annum for two years
  • £2500 production and travel budget
  • Annual symposium*
  • Exhibition in London*

* organised by Freelands Foundation

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 September, 5pm

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Image Sarah Rose, ‘Open Source (crocodile)’, 2021. Reclaimed HDPE plastics with wire fixings. Courtesy of Talbot Rice Gallery. Photo: Sally Jubb