Artist in residence

UPDATE: This round of residencies is now closed.

Out of the Blueprint’s residency programme is now open for applications from young people aged 18-24.

We are currently looking for visual artists, illustrators, graphic designers, printmakers or other creative individuals who are interested in the riso print process.

Out of the Blueprint recognises the positive value of diversity, and wishes to amplify the voices of those who are underrepresented. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

About the residency

Each artist-in-residence is provided with a dedicated studio space in The Drill Hall, as well as access to the Blueprint studio to create and develop a body of work using the riso machines.

Our residencies emphasise exploration and an open-ended playful approach, encouraging artists to push the boundaries of their creative practice and embrace the unpredictability of the print process. 

The residency will give each artist the chance to work towards an exhibition at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, presenting work-in-progress alongside finished pieces.

For full details, please view the PDF below.

Proposed dates

Each residency takes place over 6 weeks.
The next available dates are:

Residency 1
7th November 2022 – 16th December 2022

Residency 2
16th January 2023 – 26th February 2023

Residency fee

Each artist-in-residence is offered a fee of £2150 (based on the Scottish Artists’ Union recommended 2022 residency rate of £27,819 pro-rata) with a further £250 available to cover materials costs such as paper, inks and masters. The residency fee is modelled on 20 working days.


The deadline for applications is
Monday 24th October 2022

Artists-in-residence will be chosen a panel of Blueprint staff, trainees and young people. Decisions will be communicated by Friday 28th October.

To apply please follow the link below. You will be asked to upload your CV and up to 6 images of your work, so please have these ready.

“I cannot emphasise enough how much of a difference to both my creative practice and my personal development working at Out of the Blueprint has had for me. The experience of the residency was electrifying as my making process developed, and an ‘anything is possible’ mentality was encouraged.” 

Lucy Grainge, former artist-in-residence

Out of the Blueprint’s residency programme is funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund through Creative Scotland.