Print Clan Artists in Residence 2024

  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 04/12/2023
  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 04/12/2023

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Thanks to funding by National Lottery through Creative Scotland we’re delighted to be offering four artist residencies at the Print Clan studio in 2024.

We are looking for four Scotland based artists (three mid-career artists and one early-career artist) to undertake a fully-funded four week residency at Print Clan. Each residency will culminate with the delivery of one public output of their choice and a half-day workshop at one of our Print Clubs.

We are interested in artists using the residency to explore one or a combination of the following themes:

  • Eco consciousness and sustainability

  • Repeat pattern and/or reproduction

  • Surface, form, and colour

The four successful artists will receive one month’s access to our studio facilities, technical support and 4 one-to-one consultancy sessions. They will also be granted a budget to cover:

  • Print Clan membership

  • 3 x A0 screens – coated and exposed

  • 2 x A2 screens

  • Exclusive table hire x 5 days

  • Standard (shared) table hire x 13 days

  • Materials and sundries

  • In-house and external professional development courses workshops and courses up to £300

  • Access needs – this will be assessed on an individual basis but might look like accessible transport, accessible studio hire, contribution to childcare/PA/interpreter fees.


In addition to the materials and studio budget, artists will receive payment for their four week residencies at Scottish Artists’ Union residency rates (2022): for the early career artist this will be £2139.92, and for the mid-career artists £2994.15. 50% will be paid in week two, and 50% will be paid upon completion of the residency. Each artist will also receive a further £38ph for delivering their Print Club workshop.


  • Monday 6 November: Open Call launched

  • Monday 4 December @ 2pm: Deadline for applications

  • Monday 18 December: Successful applicants informed

  • Wednesday 20 December: Rest of applicants informed

The four residencies will run throughout 2024 and are currently scheduled to take place between January – August, however these dates can be negotiated with the successful applicants.


Artists must be based in Scotland and cannot be in full-time education. You do not need to have any formal art education or textile screen printing experience to apply, but an interest in screen printing, natural dyes or eco-printing techniques would be beneficial. As a key output of the residency is delivering a workshop at one of our Print Clubs we are particularly interested in artists who have experience of working with marginalised or vulnerable people and a practice and/or project proposal that explores community engagement. More information about our Print Clubs can be found on our Wellbeing page.

We particularly welcome applications from artists with disabilities; artists from black, Asian or ethnic minority communities; LGBTQIA+ artists; and those who have faced socio-economic disadvantages through their circumstances or upbringing. We have a separate budget for access needs and will work with successful applicants to create individual access riders. Although our current studio is not wheelchair accessible, we will provide alternative studio provision with full equipment and material access at an alternative accessible space.


Please send a copy of your CV (no more than two sides of A4), up to five images of your work, a short proposal (max. 500 words), and image inventory list (short title, year, medium) to CVs and proposals should be attached as a separate document (PDF, .doc or .txt files) and images should be no larger than 1MB per file. We are happy to accept videos or audio recordings as an alternative to written formats. If you require additional support or have any other questions please email us at We will confirm that we have received your application within five working days and send you an equalities and diversity monitoring form to complete.


How does Print Clan define early or mid-career artists?
We understand the nuances of creative practices and the non-linear route that many artists take into becoming a professional practitioner. We also want to acknowledge the unique challenges that artists face in relation to finances and personal circumstances which may affect their artistic careers. For the purpose of this Artist in Residence programme, Print Clan are using the following definitions:

  • Early Career Artists include recent graduates and artists who haven’t had many exhibition opportunities outside of formal education. They are usually unable to spend the majority of their time focussing on their artistic practice (due to other work, financial or personal commitments), have a lower price point when selling their work (under £400) and generally have less than ten years consistent professional experience.

  • Mid Career Artists are further along in their career, and have normally exhibited nationally or internationally as well as locally. They have received some form of recognition through press, critics, or the wider art world, and may have gallery or agent representation. They spend the majority of their time focussing on their artistic practice.

  • Established Artists have extensively exhibited nationally or internationally, have been written about, and entered the cultural discourse. They spend all of their time focussing on their artistic practice and associated creative work.

What does based in Scotland mean?
The Artist in Residence programme has been funded from Creative Scotland, and as such we are only accepting applications from artists who are normally based in Scotland. This means that you currently live in Scotland and anticipate to be living here for at least six months in 2024.

Do I need to be registered as self-employed to apply?
The successful residents will each receive a fee for their four week residency paid at Scottish Artists Union residency rates (2022) as well as an additional £38ph for the delivery of their workshop at one of our Print Clubs. Artists are responsible for declaring this income and for their own PAYE Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of any fee from Print Clan. Whilst it is expected that the majority of artists who apply will already be registered as self-employed, Print Clan will provide assistance with invoicing and budget management throughout the residency period.

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