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A place to explore your potential

  1. Residencies at The Work Room

    The Work Room offers two different kinds of creative residency to dance artists resident in Scotland:

    Creative Residencies: up to 4 weeks dedicated studio provision and support, available to mid-career professional artists with a proven track record.


    New Visions Residencies: up to 4 weeks dedicated studio provision and support, available to emerging artists who have completed their training, or professional artists at any stage in their career.


  2. What are the benefits of a residency at The Work Room?

    While the level and specifics of support offered can be tailored to suit the artist, essentially what we're offering is a free space to expand and explore your practice, within a fully supportive environment. The Work Room was founded on a belief that artists need pressure-free spaces for experimentation, and that aim informs the service we hope to offer you.

    Our Membership & Studio Manager meets with all artists prior to their residency, in order that we can tailor the support we offer to fit your project perfectly. Each residency will have its own outcome, determined by you, the artist. There's no requirement to produce a performance or run a class if this does not suit the aims of your proposal.

  3. How do I apply?

    In order to apply for residency you must have a current fully paid up membeship to The Work Room. You can apply for Membership here

    We invite applications twice annually and our last deadline was 27th of June 2016. In this round we welcomed applications for residencies which will take place between June 2017 and July 2017. This is to enable those with longer term plans to align your residencies with upcoming commissions or other future plans.

    The deadline has now passed for this round. Once we have programmed the residency shedule for thsi period we announce dates for the next round of applications. 

    If an artist in residence has a period of time in which they do not intend to work in the studio, they may at their own discretion offer this time up to other members of The Work Room. However for safety and security purposes we must be kept informed of any changes.

  4. Application Process

    Proposals may be submitted by email or by post using the application form found in the Downloads section.

    You may also enclose artists' CVs/biogs as attachments.

    Please attempt to answer all questions posed in the application form.

    If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on


  5. Selection Process and Criteria

    Once all applications are received they will be reviewed by The Director and a Working Group of Members.

    Successful applicants for residencies will be chosen based on the criteria outlined in the application form and will be scored primarily against

    - Clarity of the proposal

    - Potential for the requested studio time to result in the outcomes anticipated 


    It is the aim of The Work Room to create a selection process which places power into the hands of the artists to decide what they think is crucial to good work. The process is designed to allows a fairness of access to our support while being transparent.

    - Applications are given a score of priority based on the criteria set out in the application form

    - The scoring and selection process is carried out by the Director and the Working Group

    - The final recommendations for selection are checked and approved by the Working Group


Apply by downloading our membership and residency application forms here or contact us below for more information.

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Need to know more?

We're happy to send you more information on the Residencies, or answer any questions you might have, by email to

The Work Room
Tramway, 25 Albert Drive
Glasgow G41 2PE

Tel: 0141 423 3864
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What does a residency involve?

Whether you want to research or develop an idea or prepare towards a full production, The Work Room will be there to help you. Essentially, it’s time and space dedicated to you and your work, with a professional support system tailored to meet your needs.  

During the period of residency, you will have sole use of the studio, which means that there are no compromises in terms of your creative time. This setup is designed to allow your work to grow with as few limits as possible – you can create installations, work with a full set, technology and musicians, without having to take everything down again at the end of the day.

Our tailored residencies can include:

 - Up to four weeks of dedicated studio time

 - Support and advice from our Technical Consultant

 - Access  to our technical equipment including: projector, sound system, video recorder, voice recorder, plasma screen, sound editing software, video editing software, laptop,

 - Connecting you with programmers and promoters

 - Financial support in the form of small bursaries

 - PR advice and support

 - Your work profiled prominently on our website and newsletter

 - Co-production support with one of our many partner venues and organisations


For full information on the residency process, please download our Residencies document