Rough Mix
Rough Mix

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 8 Rough Mix residencies so far, in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Peebles. In 2018, Rough Mix will take place in Auckland, New Zealand - applications are now open, read more here.

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


Previous years - for information about previous years and to find out about the participating artists, please follow these links:

Rough Mix 2017

Rough Mix 2016

Rough Mix 2015

Rough Mix 2014

Rough Mix 2013

Rough Mix 2012

Rough Mix 2010

Rough Mix 2006


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