Creativity at Work

Creativity at Work - Artist in Residency Programme

Arts & Business Scotland have significant experience of brokering successful workplace residencies which place artists within businesses to engage with the workforce.

This scheme delivered in partnership with Creative Scotland enables businesses to work with an artist to devise a creative programme that meets corporate responsibility aspirations. The programme aims to support the development of talent and quality artistic production through the opportunity for artists to explore their work in a different setting and to establish and manage relationships with businesses, as well as encourage businesses to engage with individual artists and the arts in general, by practically demonstrating the benefits to be gained from participation in cultural activities.

Residencies delivered as part of this programme have included a writer in residence with a haggis and black pudding manufacturer; a photographer with a creative industries hub and a visual artist with a paint manufacturing company.

We are currently accepting applications for our final artist in residence opportunity to be delivered under this programme. This is an opportunity for a Scottish based artist, designer or crafts person to be in residence at Foundation Scotland’s Edinburgh office. The community foundation facilitates philanthropy and strategic grant making to achieve lasting impact in communities and charitable organisations across Scotland.

The residency will culminate in the production of a final piece of permanent artwork that will be installed and sited within the organisation’s main conference room in their new offices.

For more information, please download the more detailed brief below.

To apply, please download and complete the application form below and return with supporting material to

The closing date for applications is 5pm, 31 March 2017.