Resources for Live Artists in Scotland

Practitioner Directory

The Practitioner Directory is a free resource listing artist residencies, funding schemes and professional development programmes open to interdisciplinary artists working in Scotland. It was created because not all support schemes are created with experimental work in mind, and in recognition of how live artists might especially value time and space to explore process, free from the demand to make new work.

This guide is updated each year, typically in the Spring – for the most recent edition, see the link immediately below

New for 2024: information on UK-wide support for live art practice; updated descriptions of creative sector support offered by organisations including We Are Here Scotland, Creative Dundee and Creative Edinburgh.

Previous editions of the guide can be accessed below:

For suggested additions or corrections, please email


  • Most of the schemes listed support interdisciplinary practice but a few have a specific artform focus (along with a record of supporting artists working between/within multiple artforms).
  • A number of schemes are suspended or under review following the 2020/21 global pandemic – but most organisations (such as Jerwood Arts) have a mailing list for updates and announcements.
  • For details of funds managed by Creative Scotland, see:
  • This resource compliments other resources offers by organisations such as Arts Admin and the Live Art Development Agency.
  • For more on how this resource was compiled, read this blog entry.