Dumfries House Applications (RDS Applicants)

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The residency is intended to be a productive and creative period for artists to be able to work in a peaceful environment, whilst enjoying Dumfries House, its interior, the impressive 18th century collection, its grounds and the surrounding countryside. The emphasis of the residency is working from observation and the development of new work.

Applications are now open for Dumfries House Residencies August – November 2024. Application deadline 5pm GMT Tuesday 7 May 2024.

Applications will be reviewed by the Residency Jury in May 2024 and all applicants will be contacted shortly after the residency jury meeting. Applications are only open to alumni of the Drawing Year and graduates of the Online Drawing Development Year. If you have any questions regarding the residency or your application, please contact  residencies@royaldrawingschool.org

Dumfries House Residency


The Royal Drawing School has recently opened a new printmaking studio at Dumfries House. The new studio offers etching facilities for artists in residence. Please note the printmaking residencies are only open to artists proficient in printmaking. There are limited printmaking residencies available between February – April for Royal Drawing School alumni. Please specify on your application if you wish to be considered for one of the printmaking residences. 

Dumfries House Print Studio



Residency terms:

Artists will be provided with a studio and self-catering accommodation. Artists are expected to be self-sufficient for the duration of their stay and will need to cover all other costs including travel, food, and materials. 

If you have any questions regarding the residency or your application, please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org 



US applicants should complete a different application form found on the Dumfries House Applications (US Applicants) page and Scottish Artist applicants should complete a different application form found on the Dumfries House Applications (Scottish Artists) page.