Creative lab for experienced and early-career artists


ROUGH MIX is a paid creative lab for early-stage ideas and practice development: a two-week practical opportunity for artists to try out new ideas or new ways of working. It brings together a small core group of practitioners from different disciplines and gives them time to start developing new projects in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. The practitioners work together with a group of performers and two early-career artists over a two week period before making a work-in-progress showing at the end.

We offer two prioritised places: one for an artist identifying as Deaf or disabled and one for an artist from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. It is open to both experienced and early-career artists and selection is through an open call process.    

There have been 9 Rough Mix residencies so far in Scotland: in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Peebles, and Perth. In 2018, we held our first international Rough Mix in Auckland, New Zealand - you can read more about it here.

Rough Mix 2020 will take place at Summerhall in Edinburgh from 20-31 January 2020: find out how to apply here - closing date for applications is 23rd September.

Film-maker Julien Pearly made this short film about Rough Mix 2015:


Previous years:

For information about previous Rough Mixes and to find out about the participating artists, please follow these links:

Rough Mix 2019 (Perth)

Rough Mix 2018 (Auckland) 

Rough Mix 2017 (Peebles)

Rough Mix 2016 (Aberdeen)

Rough Mix 2015 (Edinburgh)

Rough Mix 2014 (Edinburgh)

Rough Mix 2013 (Glasgow)

Rough Mix 2012 (Edinburgh)

Rough Mix 2010 (Edinburgh)

Rough Mix 2006 (Edinburgh)