Dumfries House Applications (US Applicants)

Residency Terms

The Dumfries House US residencies are currently only open to artists selected from our partner art schools in the United States. In 2018 we are partnering with The New York Academy of Art, The New York Studio School, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), The Yale University School of Art and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The residency is intended to be a productive and creative period for the artist to be able to work in a peaceful environment, whilst enjoying Dumfries House, its grounds and the surrounding countryside.

Each artist will be provided with a studio, self-catering accommodation and one communal meal a day. The majority of artists will be eligible for help with their travel costs – please indicate on the form whether you are able to take up the residency without a travel award.  In all other matters, individuals are expected to be self-sufficient for the duration of their stay,

Visas are the artist’s own responsibility.

Please download the Memorandum of Understanding, which each artist will need to read carefully and sign before they are able to begin the residency.


Each of our partner institutions nominates suitable candidates who are then put forward to the selection panel. Funding depending, eight artists will be selected for each month-long residency during summer 2018. Applications are currently closed.

If you are a student at one of the above, please contact your Dean’s office for further information regarding selection. For general enquiries please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org

I have been preselected, how do I apply?

Please complete the Application Form (US Applicants). 

You will be required to:

·       Complete the online form

·       Upload 10 images of your work no larger than 200dpi and maximum 2.5MB per image. The name of each image file should include the artwork's dimensions (in centimetres) and media, e.g 100cm x 200cm, Oil on Canvas. Please ensure images are of good quality.

·       Upload an up-to-date CV

Applications are currently closed for the Dumfries House US Summer residency. If you have any questions regarding the Dumfries House Residency for US artists please contact residencies@royaldrawingschool.org

RDS applicants should complete a different application form found on the Dumfries House Applications (RDS Applicants) page and Scottish Artist applicants should complete a different application form found on the Dumfries House Applications (Scottish Artists) page.