Applications now open

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, including those with no formal art education.

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.

Residency fee

Each artist-in-residence is offered a fee of £2750 (based on the Scottish Artists’ Union recommended 2023 residency rate of £28,334 pro-rata) with a further £250 available to cover materials costs such as paper, inks and masters. The residency fee is modelled on 25 working days.

Proposed dates

The next available dates are:

Residency 1
studio available from 6th November – 31st December 2023

Residency 2
studio available from 8th January – 25th February 2024

Residency 3
studio available from 4th March – 28th April 2024 


The deadline for applications is
Sunday 8th October 2023

Artists-in-residence will be chosen a panel of Blueprint staff, trainees and young people. Decisions will be communicated by Friday 13th 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.

Lucy Grainge, former artist-in-residence

Out of the Blueprint’s residency programme is currently supported by Creative Scotland and The William Grant Foundation