Call for Artists – New Residency Opportunity

December 10, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Sura Medura is located in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka. Established in 2011, the Sura Medura Residency Programme supports artists of all disciplines in the creation of work that is enhanced by being made in Sri Lanka.

The residency offers artists the chance to produce and present a new piece of work which response to the environment of Sura Medura and Sri Lanka. Over the years the residency has seen an evolving exploration of publicly engaged practice. As a consequence we encourage application from artists working in this field, though artists will not be selected exclusively on this basis. Artists are encouraged to present their artistic practice at the beginning of their stay through our partnership with Colombo University of Visual and Performing Arts and to engage with the artists community in Sri Lanka.
At the end of their stay there will be the opportunity for artists to present the outcome of their residency, for example through exhibition, screening or performance. UZ Arts will also see to present the outcomes of the residencies in Scotland in 2017.

The residency programme will cover travel, food and accommodation costs for artists and includes a fee of £2,000 to cover all materials and production costs for work produced.

The residency environment is challenging but very rewarding. We recommend applicants to research Sri Lankan information sites and the blogs of previous artists
To apply, please send:
– CV
– A max of 5 images, or a 5 min video or a 5 min audio of your work
– A short project proposal (max. 250 words) for the residency.

Applications should be sent to
Closing date is 19th December at 12noon.

Once selected, artists are offered mentorship in advance of their visit to support the development of their project proposal.
The residency opportunity is supported by Creative Scotland.

Location: International

For further information, please contact (Eileen Wilson ), or call 0141 559 4913, or visit

The deadline is Monday 19 December 2016 at 12:00.