Dumfries House Applications (Scottish Artists Applicants)

This is a unique opportunity for painters, textile designers, illustrators, practice-based researchers and applied artists who use drawing in their practice. The emphasis is on working from observation and the development of new work.

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 part-funded residency provides each artist with a private studio and a shared self-catering accommodation. Food, travel to and from Dumfries House and artist materials are at the artists own cost. 

To travel to and from the residency, Auchinleck train station is a short taxi ride from Dumfries House and there is ample parking spaces if artists chose to drive. There are two bicycles with baskets available for artists to use during their residency stay.

Dumfries House Studio

Applications are now closed for Scottish Artists at Dumfries House. If you have any questions regarding the residency please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org

Please note that the residencies will be under review if lockdown measures should change in the coming months. 

Please note all other Dumfries House applications are currently closed. US applicants should complete a different application form found on the Dumfries House Applications (US Applicants) page and RDS applicants should complete a different application form found on the Dumfries House Applications (RDS Applicants) page.