Dumfries House Residency FAQs

If I apply once and don't get in, can I apply again? 
Yes, there are two applications deadlines each year so applicants can apply as often as they like. Artists will be awarded a maximum of one residency a year. 

Can I make a joint application with another artist?
Yes, you just need to indicate this clearly on your application forms. We like to encourage collaborative work during our residencies as well as a networking opportunity for artists who have not worked together before. 

Do I need to have a car?
A car is very useful for this residency, however you don't need to have a car for this residency. We provide two residency bikes at the studio to allow you to get to Auchinleck or Cumnock. Both towns are a 30 min walk away from Dumfries House. Alternatively, you can take a local taxi to both towns. 

Are the Residencies wheelchair accessible?
The studio building, Dumfries House and the estate grounds are wheelchair accessible, but the accommodation isn't currently. If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances, please contact: residencies@royaldrawingschool.org