Jon Schueler Visual Artist Residency

Deadline: 3 February 2015
Open to: international visual artists who must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously 
a residency fee of £8,000 for the 12 week period, an allowance for materials, studio, accommodation, travel costs


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) in partnership with  the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust are announcing the third Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence that will take place in the isle of Skye, Scotland, from 20 July – 9 October 2015.

The annual (2013 -2016) visual arts scholarship has been set up in celebration and in memory of the life, work and artistic influence of internationally renowned artist and abstract expressionist, Jon Schueler (1916-1992), in recognition of his very special relationship with the landscape and environment of the Sound of Sleat.

The aims of the residency are:

  • to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment;
  • to promote Skye, The Gaeltachd and Scotland as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and to promote the exchange of ideas.


The Residency is open to international artists working to the highest level of contemporary professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment. Artists must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously.


The selected artist will receive:

  • a residency fee of £8,000 for the 12 week period;
  • an allowance of £500 for materials;
  • accommodation on campus;
  • provision of an artist’s studio with ICT support;
  • reasonable travel costs of a single return trip to undertake the residency in Skye (12 weeks) met in full as part of the scholarship.


Interested artists are asked to apply online with the following information:

  • an artist statement (max 200 words);
  • a summary of artistic achievements/exhibitions/projects/awards (max 200 words);
  • a proposal on intended development and why this opportunity would benefit development of artistic practice and work in this setting (max 500 words);
  • a CV;
  • an outline of travel costs for a) attendance to interview in Edinburgh (if appropriate, please see details below) and b) travel to and from The Isle of Skye for the actual residency if successful;
  • a written list of examples of 6 works submitted should be provided with the corresponding numbers and information for each image including artist name, title of work, dimensions of work, medium and year;
  • supporting material: upload up to 6 images (in JPEG format), or 3 video works or combination of the two, up to max 3mins each either by link to vimeo/youtube or upload of .mov/.avi/.wmv/.mpeg formats, showing examples of work. Images should be captioned with a number (1-6).

The deadline for submissions is 3 February 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

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