SF x WBF Artist in Residence

Spring Fling and Wigtown Book Festival are looking for a new or recent graduate Artist for the 2019/20 residency.

Deadline: 4/08/2019

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Work by Dougie Sharpe, Spring Fling 2019. Image by Colin Tennant
Work by Dougie Sharpe, Spring Fling 2019. Image by Colin Tennant

Upland CIC and Wigtown Festival Company (the organisation responsible for Wigtown Book Festival) are seeking to appoint a visual artist or maker as artist-in-residence for a two-part residency at Wigtown Book Festival 27 September – 6 October 2019 and Spring Fling 23-25 May 2020, two major events taking place in Dumfries & Galloway.

This 8-day residency is for a new or recent graduate who has graduated from a UK art school or college within the last two years, are embarking on a career in their chosen creative practice and are based in Scotland.

This is a new format for the residency and allows the Artist to produce a body of work to be exhibited as part of Spring Fling, rather than the previous format which meant the artist had to recreate their own studio. We hope that this development will allow for more audience engagement and encourage the production of contemporary, thought provoking, dynamic, experimental work which is not limited to the confines of a studio environment.

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 4th August 2019

Find out more information on the residency, fee and application process here.


For more information on Spring Fling Open Studios, visit the website.

For information on Wigtown Book Festival, visit the website.