Studio Faire opened in March 2018 and currently receives no external funding.
One of our aims is to develop funding opportunities from foundations, trusts and individuals and continue to cultivate partnerships with other funding bodies, organisations and societies who can offer fees and cover other costs to selected visitors. These will be awarded by direct invitation or following an application process. To be kept informed about future opportunities please join our mailing list or follow us on the social media. Links can be found at the bottom of this page.
There are currently no funded residencies to apply for, however, we are happy to help you raise funds through Crowdfunding (more information below).
Studio Faire’s Funded Residencies
For this year’s Studio Faire Residency Award, we have partnered with the American literary journal and chapbook press, Ghost Proposal. The winner will receive a free 4-week residency at Studio Faire plus 15 printed copies of their chapbook.We are excited to announce...
Every year Studio Faire offers an award of a FREE 4-week residency at Studio Faire. To date, we have supported post-graduate fine art students and visual artists to come and spend time researching and developing new ideas in France. This year it’s the turn of the...
At the beginning of the year we selected one artist from the Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) Annual Exhibition ‘ALIGHT’ for our Studio Faire Residency Award. The award offers one lucky artist a FREE 4-week residency at Studio Faire, plus £100 in travel expenses.Our 2019...
The Studio Faire Residency Award at Visual Arts Scotland‘s Annual Exhibition… ALIGHT.We are delighted to announce that the winner of this years residency award, selected from the open submissions at VAS ALIGHT is... Frances Ryan : Yours PeggieVisual Arts...
We are once again offering The Studio Faire Residency Award at Visual Arts Scotland's (VAS) 2019 Annual Exhibition... ALIGHT. We are delighted to be offering this prize at the Annual Open Exhibition of VAS, which takes place in the majestic upper galleries...
I have now been at Studio Faire for a week, but have had far more than a week's worth of rich experiences. I came here hoping to learn more about the history, cultivation and celebration of plum growing in the region and so far many of my enquiries have...
Selected for this year's Studio Faire Student Residency Award are three fantastic artists, all studying for an MFA Arts & Humanities at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland. Leena Nammari, Louise Ritchie and Paola McClure...
Two of Scotland's most prestigious art societies, Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), hold an annual exhibition in Scotland's capital, in the grand Royal Scottish Academy building managed by the National Galleries of Scotland....
Would you like help to raise funds for your residency? Because we have both been working in the creative field all our lives, we understand what it’s like to be on a low income! Even though Studio Faire has been set up with this in mind, aiming to cater...
The Studio Faire Residency Award at Visual Arts Scotland & Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition: OPEN 2018. Over the past 12 years, Studio Faire's co-founder Julia Douglas has been working and exhibiting with two of Scotland's most prestigious...
Need help funding your residency?
Fundraising through Grants or Crowdfunding
You may be able to fund your residency by applying for a grant from your local arts council. We are happy to help you with your application. Please follow the relevant link below then contact us to discuss this further.
Here are some links to get you started:
Arts Council England: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/funding-finder
Creative Scotland: http://www.creativescotland.com/funding
Arts Council Ireland: http://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/
Arts Council of Wales: http://www.arts.wales/funding
The rest of the world
If you have a specific project in mind and you feel that you will be able to convince friends and family that this project will benefit your practice, you may be able to raise the money for your residency through a crowdfunding campaign.
Having run a successful campaign for Studio Faire in 2016, we would be happy to help and advise you with this process should you wish.
As our deadlines fall at least three months before the date on which you would like to start your residency, we suggest that you plan at least six months ahead. This will allow you one month for planning and preparing, and one month for the campaign.
There are plenty of Crowdfunding websites to choose from. These are rated the top three:
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss these funding options further or would like our assistance with your application or campaign.
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