In September 2018 (10 September – 30 September 2018), and with continued support from The Fenton Arts Trust, Cove Park will award four residencies for early-career artists specialising in visual arts (with a focus upon painting or sculpture), literature, crafts/design and music/composition. These funded three-week residencies will run in parallel from Monday 10 September – Sunday 30 September 2018.
Founded in 1999 by Peter and Eileen Jacobs, Cove Park creates year-round funded and self-funded residencies across all art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. Cove Park is located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast (just 60 minutes from Glasgow by road or rail).
Please see http://covepark.org/ for more information and images of the site and facilities.
Early Career Residency Programme
Cove Park’s residency programme provides the time and support for artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The emphasis is upon research, experimentation and the development of new work. The participating artists will be part of a changing group of national and international residents specialising in a wide variety of art forms. All of the artists are invited to take part in a series of informal studio presentations, talks, screenings and dinners organised by Cove Park throughout the summer programme. Artists may also have the opportunity to contribute to ‘Hands-On Cove Park’ a new creative learning programme of public events and activities.
Facilities and Resources
The facilities and resources available include:
- High quality, en-suite self-catering accommodation;
- Private studio (if required);
- Communal workspace and equipment (although Cove Park has a good supply of
- basic tools and equipment, including a 60-litre kiln, residents may need to bring
- any specialised equipment or materials that they require);
- The new Artists Centre: 72sqm devising and workshop space, meeting room, dining area, communal kitchen, library, archive, IT suite and laundry facilities;
- Unlimited access to the 50-acre site.
These residencies are funded: each artist participating in this programme will receive a fee and no charge will be made for accommodation or studio space.
Resident’s Fee (for three weeks): £1,200*
*Please note: the Resident’s Fee is inclusive of VAT and payable by Cove Park to the artist. The appointment is on a freelance basis and the artist will be responsible for paying his or her own tax and national insurance.
Eligibility, Selection Criteria & Process
Applicants must be based in the UK and not in full or part-time education. We wish to support those with a strong developing practice and beginning to establish a reputation for their work.
Selection for interview (via Skype) will be based on the following criteria:
- The quality of your ideas and work.
- Your need for a period of research and development and your reasons for applying
- to this residency programme.
- Your interest in working within a community of artists, including a willingness to discuss and share ideas.
Deadline for applications: Friday 1 June 2018
The selection panel will include Cove Park Staff and Advisors.
• We will acknowledge receipt of your application via e-mail by Friday 6 July 2018. If you have not heard from us by this date, please contact Cove Park directly to confirm your application has been received.
• All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by Friday 20 July 2018.
• Interviews via Skype will take place during the week of Monday 30 July 2018.
Submission of Applications
Please submit the following information:
• Postal, e-mail and website addresses, daytime and evening contact telephone number(s). Please include this information in a covering e-mail when submitting your application.*
• Please state in your covering e-mail how you heard about this call for applications.
• A brief statement (no more than one side of A4) describing:
Your current artistic practice;
The reasons for your interest in this residency;
How the opportunity will impact upon your work and development.
• A current CV with the names and contact details of two professional referees (please note: we will only contact your referees if your application is shortlisted for interview).
• Documentation of your recent work: