What impact do artist residencies have on individuals’ artistic practice, and what value do they bring to communities and the wider sector?

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Project Description

Analysing Artist Residencies is a PhD collaboration between University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art and industry partners Cove Park, The Bothy Project and The Work Room. The value of artistic practice is notoriously hard to define, especially with regard to its long-term impact, and the artist’s perspective is often overlooked. This project will place the artist’s experience at the heart, through exploring methods to evaluate the impact that artists’ residencies have on their long-term artistic practice.


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‌Student Name

Morag Iles

Academic History

2008-2011, BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies, University of London

2013-2014, MA Arts, Business and Creativity, Newcastle University


Zoe Strachan, University of Glasgow

Professor Kirsteen McCue, University of Glasgow

Johnny Rodger, Glasgow School of Art

Research Interests

Creative Economy, Cultural Policy, Urban and Rural Artistic Infrastructure, Contemporary Arts Practice

Previous Research Projects

The Guided Tour as a Performance Strategy: what role does the audience play? (MA Dissertation, 2014, Newcastle University)


Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust Scholarship


Best Dissertation on MA Arts, Business and Creativity (2013-2014)

Best Student on MA Arts, Business and Creativity (2013-2014)

Contact Details

College of Arts, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ



First published: 3 October 2017