Dumfries House Applications (RDS Applicants)

Who can apply?

Applications are currently closed to RDS alumni residencies at Dumfries House. The residency opportunity is open to alumni and faculty of the Royal Drawing School, Scottish Artists, US Artists from partner schools and to applicants nominated via partner organisations. US applicants please read Dumfries House Applications (US Applicants) before applying. Scottish Artists please read Dumfries House Applications (Scottish Artists) before applying. 

All other artists will be contacted directly by partner organisations to apply for the residency. RDS applications are open to Alumni and Faculty of the Royal Drawing School only. Please do not apply if you are not eligible, as your application will not be considered. 

The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year. Submitted applications will be assessed by a jury of distinguished artists, curators, and collectors in April, selected artists will be notified shortly after the residency jury meeting. If you have any questions regarding the residency oplease contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org Please note applications are currently closed for RDS alumni artists, Scotland Artists at Dumfries House and international applicants.


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. 

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 grounds and the surrounding countryside. 

Visas are the international artist's own responsibility.

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.