Our unique programme of residencies support artists through critical, technical and professional development. We aim to provide opportunities for experimentation and reflection which allows artists to take significant steps forward with both their practice and career.

Residents are given unlimited access to Stills’ production facilities, equipment and expertise as well regular peer-led work in progress critiques.

To find out about future opportunities please join our mailing list or regularly check our opportunities and Creative Scotland’s opportunities listings.

Creative Exchange: Orkney – Edinburgh
October – November 2018

Stills is delighted to announce a new Creative Exchange programme between Orkney and Edinburgh, sponsored by Highland Park single malt Scotch Whisky.

Artists based in Edinburgh and Orkney were invited to apply for a research residency inspired by Stills’ current exhibition of photography and films by Orcadian artists Gunnie Moberg and Margaret Tait. 

The selected artists are supported through a programme comprising a 7-day residency. In Edinburgh, artists will have free access to Stills’ facilities, including dark rooms and digital labs, and in Orkney will be support by Rebecca Marr.
Research made while on Orkney will be shared with Stills’ and Highland Park’s audiences.

Please note applications for Creative Exchange 2017: Orkney - Edinburgh have now closed

Find out about the selected artists here


Connect/Exchange 2017

Exchange/Research/Networking residencies for artists with a screen-based practice, taking place across the UK

Connect/Exchange is a national UK residency scheme for artists with a screen-based practice. Conceived and developed by Northern Film & Media, artists are supported with the initial research & development of a new project via a two-part residency, together with associated professional networking and events.

Through an open-call Stills has selected two artists who are open to testing out and sharing new and early stage ideas. Selected artists have proposed exciting projects which will allow them to benefit from the support and networking opportunities Connect/Exchange offers.

Please note applications for Connect/Exchange 2017 have now closed.

Find out about the selected artists here

Connect/Exchange is an Northern Film & Media initiative and the partnership with Stills is supported by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.