From One To Another 2023 | Cornwall X Scotland

Oct 3rd 2022

From One To Another 2023 | Cornwall X Scotland


One of our most successful residency programmes has been the exchange between Cornwall and Scotland developed in partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust in recognition of Barns Graham’s love and residence of both places. This residency offers a VAS member the opportunity to undertake a month's residency in Cornwall whilst a Cornwall based artist undertakes a residency in Scotland. We would like both practitioners to form a dialogue with each other during the residency but are open to what format this may take. 



Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust

The Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust was set up by the Scottish artist in 1987 and exists to enhance her reputation as one of Britain’s most significant twentieth century artists, and through her legacy to support young people and other individuals to fulfil their potential in the visual arts.

Borlase Smart John Wells Trust

The Cornwall Partner is the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust, a charity offering high quality, affordable studio spaces to artists working in Cornwall, and who also manage three historic artists’ studios. The residency will be hosted at the live-work space at Anchor Studios Newlyn and will be open to Visual Art Scotland members only. 

Pier Arts Centre

We are very excited to announce that the partner in Scotland this year will be the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney and will be based at LinksHouse – Orkney Arts Residency in Birsay. LinksHouse is a substantial Edwardian house in the historic village of Palace, Birsay, in the north-west corner of Orkney’s Mainland. The Pier Arts Centre has recently converted and upgraded the property to create a residency facility with workshop provision for individual or group use. *Please be aware that there may be other residencies in occupation running concurrently.



Both residencies will take place in October 2023, and will be for the duration of a month. Each artist will be paid the industry rate of £500 per week plus travel up to £250.

For the purpose of this residency the Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust have requested applicants are from within a fine art practice rather than applied arts or crafts, but we are willing to accept any application if you feel your practice can be housed in the context of contemporary fine art.




*You must be a VAS member to apply for this residency. If you are not a VAS member, you are still able to become a member before the deadline below to enable you to apply for the residency. 

Please send us the following in a word doc/PDF plus 6 images of current practice. 

1. Please tell us about your current practice (200 words) 

2. Please tell us why you would like this residency opportunity? (please refer specifically to the context of residency where possible, max 200 words)

3. How do you feel this residency would impact your practice? (max 200 words) 

4. How do you plan to document the experience? (max 200 words) 

Please attach a Word Doc/PDF including 6 images of the work from the past 2 years that you consider to be strong examples of your current practice. The images should be titled and include dimensions, medium, year created and any other relevant information. 

Please clearly label the work with titles so we can navigate your application best. Name the document with: First Name_Last Name_cornwall2023_SUBMISSION

Please send this to by 25th June 2023, midnight.

Deadline: 25th June 2023, midnight, with selection taking place in the first week of July.