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Photographer and Curator in Residence

PIR… Call for applications 2017-18

Application form available on our Facebook Page (Pinned at top).

The Photography Team at Edinburgh College Sighthill are delighted to announce our call for applications for our 2017-18 Photographer & Curator in Residence (PIR) programme.

We are looking for a photographer to contribute to one of the country’s most successful and dynamic Photography Departments.

The Photographer & Curator Residence programme is an innovative scheme which provides recently graduated / professional photographers who have previously studied a Photography course with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and experience in Photography education & Exhibition Curation while developing their creative practice in house.

What we offer:

  • Studio space during college opening times

  • Access to specialist facilities

  • Access to specialist equipment

  • Connections with local communities

  • Educational experience: developing and leading student exhibitions at the Creative Exchange, 3 x workshops that includes documented dialogue with students, and evaluative input into creative curriculum possibilities.

  • Facilitating Lecturers in internal and external Exhibitions printing and hanging of students or another equivalent showcase of work.

  • Own exhibition of work at the Creative Exchange.

Please note that although these residencies are not paid positions a budget of £500 is available for each residency to cover project delivery, travel and exhibition costs. Successful applicants will also have access to a range of additional benefits including:

  • Staff ID / Access Card: (library account, print services account, access to staff base)

  • Full staff induction including PVG application

  • Health and safety training

  • Staff training events

  • Subsistence


PIR (Photographer & Curator) accepts applications from practicing photographers who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduated from one of the following courses at Edinburgh College

BA Photography HND Photography,

  1. Recently graduated (within the last 5 Years) from a recognized Degree course

  2. Demonstrated a professional level of commitment and achievement within Photography

Applications from individuals who do not meet the criteria as stated above will not be considered for the PIR programme.

Residency Dates:

In the 2017-2018 June 2017 – June 2018

Access to our facilities

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