Summerhall Arts X Hugo Burge Foundation Visual Arts Residency Announced

In partnership with Summerhall Arts, the Hugo Burge Foundation are offering a fully funded residency with the opportunity to show work at Summerhall.

This is a residency for a visual artist working with any medium who has an interest in art as activism and whose work advocates for social, political, environmental, or cultural change. The residency will offer a period of self-directed research and development followed by the opportunity to exhibit the resultant work in the Summerhall Galleries between December 2024 and February 2025.

The residency will run from the 15th July to 9th August with accommodation in one of the Hobbit Pods and use of the large Old Squash Court Studio on the Marchmont estate. There will also be a weekly stipend of £350 which will be paid directly to the Artist at the start of their residency.

There are no expectations about what you will use the residency for but we would expect the selected artist to conduct at least one public event such as a creative workshop (for adult participants), a talk, demonstration, performance or educational activity.

You will be able to spend time with other visual artists and makers on site, along with another visiting artist also on residency. Our Creative Director, Dr James Fox will provide mentorship during your stay along with Summerhall Arts Head of Visual Arts, Samantha Chapman.

Criterion for selection:

  • Artistic Merit
  • Potential for professional development
  • Relevance to concept
  • Contribution to artistic discourse
  • Potential for public engagement

Apply by 3rd May on the Hugo Burge Foundation’s website at this link.