Refresh Residency

{Submissions currently closed}

To move forward we must reposition and refocus. Common Ground wishes to offer you the time and dialogue to help you maintain, reframe and reflect on your practice.

Refresh is a residency aimed to give creatives from any discipline space and time to think about their practice; what they have been producing, how they frame their work, and their next steps. This residency functions as ‘get things moving’ time, for admin, to freshen up documentation, edit/create a website or refine a proposal that you have been working on. Refresh lasts 7 days and includes 2 crit sessions and an optional public artist talk. This time is not designed for artistic production, rather it is time to focus on those other elements of your practice that are easily pushed to the background: critical theory, fundraising, reflection and artistic direction.

Within Common Ground we have experience of web development, design, proposal writing, curating, research, fundraising, documentation advice and critical theory, all of which we wish to share to support you during your time with us.

You will have access to our 24hour studio based at Wasps Studios, Briggait. This is a small open plan studio with desk space and wi-fi, and with access to communal facilities such as kitchen, seating areas, and showers.

Refresh residency has no fee to take part, but travel and general living costs are to be covered by the resident artist. We ask that residents allow us to reproduce one image of their work for our archive.

If you would like to apply but are based nationally or internationally (outside of Glasgow and local area), we can offer you free accommodation within an artist’s home in Glasgow.


Please submit via email:

_a statement of interest (300 words max)

_a small portfolio of previous work (5 artworks max)

_a CV

Email submissions to

Residency participants include:


Annie Crabtree


Kim Walker