DCA Print Studio x Jerwood Residencies: Open Call for Applications

Disciplines: visual art, printmaking, fine art publishing. 

Duration: One month, but this can be structured in conversation with successful applicant and tailored to suit individual needs.  

Eligibility: Early career (e.g. under ten years’ experience with your practice – this does not have to be linear), UK based artists, who work with print or would like to explore the practice.  However, no previous experience of working with print is required, as support and expertise will be provided as part of the residency.   


  • An artist’s fee of £3500. 
  • A travel allowance of £800 for return travel to Dundee and for regional research and development travel.  
  • One month’s accommodation at a serviced apartment.  
  • Dedicated support from expert printmakers, including training, and technical and artistic support and materials allowance.  

Programme aims:  

  • For early career artists will open new possibilities in their practice, through working in a supported environment and having the time, facilities and dedicated expertise needed to expand their work and build skills.   
  • Gain increased networks, sector contacts and momentum.
  • Support to make the next steps following the programme to secure future opportunities and build a sustainable practice.

Key elements the residency will include are:                                         

  • Working in the Print Studio  - equipment in the studio is listed here
  • Training in printmaking techniques - full list available here
  • Production of work.   
  • Regular meetings with a Print Studio Coordinator and collaborative working throughout with staff.  
  • Professional development sessions with DCA’s Head of Print Studio and Head of Exhibitions.  
  • Meetings with sector contacts, as supported by DCA staff, and informal conversations in the Print Studio with local artists, students, and professional artists.   
  • Regional travel for research purposes.   

There will be a public outcome at the end of each residency. The nature of this outcome is flexible and will be decided by the artist as they progress through the residency at DCA. DCA will assist with documentation of all public outcomes and will publicise events.    

Examples of outcomes may include:   

  • Presentation of work in Print Studio and/or the Information and Editions Space.   
  • Public events (in-person or digital).   
  • Research and documentation. 
  • Sharing with an invited audience.    
  • Performance and film-based outcomes.   
  • Limited editions.  

How to apply 

To apply, please send the one email with the following to dca.recruitment@dca.org.uk:  

  • A cover letter / email describing your practice as an artist and what you would hope to achieve from the residency (no more than 500 words written or equivalant video/voice file). 
  • Your CV (written or video/voice file). 
  • Examples of your previous work – up to 5 examples.

If we can help to make this more accessible or you require this advert in an alternative format please email dca.recruitment@dca.org.uk or call 01382 432490.

Selection will be made by a panel that will include both DCA Staff, Jerwood Arts staff, practicing artists, who are looking for high quality, thoughtful and experimental proposals with an openness to collaboration.  

Deadline for completed applications is 10 April

Under the Asylum and Nationality Act, we are required to check that anyone working with us has the legal right to work in the UK.  All successful applicants will, therefore, be asked to provide us with documentary evidence to support their entitlement to work in the UK prior to commencing their residency

About DCA Print Studio

DCA Print studio is a flexible, brightly lit working environment, with professional equipment that can be safely used by trained non-professionals. It has low-level working and storage with wide access routes to facilitate wheelchair manoeuvrability and ease of use by people with mobility impairment. Many processes are physical activities, but our team are trained to assist with this as needed. For more specific questions about access needs in the studio please do contact sandra.derycker@dca.org.uk. We would be more than happy to discuss this with you and see what support is available. 

About the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund   

Jerwood Developing Artists Fund (DAF) provides grants for organisations to deliver sector-leading early-career artist development programmes in all art forms. Through this fund, Jerwood Arts will build a UK-wide portfolio of innovative organisations that work in and across artforms and disciplines and can offer transformative, career-making opportunities for individuals at a critical moment in their practice, stimulating the emergence of new creative voices onto the national arts scene.   

DCA is supported by Dundee City Council and Creative Scotland

DCA is committed to addressing the inequality that prevents equal access to opportunities in the arts and will be implementing a policy of positive action when selecting candidates. We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the arts and cultural sectors and who face barriers to access.