Cove Park 2018

Cove Park 2018

Cove Park is a charity which creates funded residencies for individuals and groups, which are paid for by public and private grants and donations. It also runs an open programme which allows organisations, companies and individuals to pay for a residency at Cove Park. These residencies offer artists from all art forms self contained living / sleeping spaces and communal meeting and working areas in our new Artists Centre. Funded residencies are awarded by direct invitation or following an application process. Artists in residency are given the time, space, freedom and financial support to concentrate on the development of their work. Cove Park provides a supportive context in which artists can devise new projects, experiment and engage with artists working in different fields or with different approaches to their practice.

Cove Park is happy to support and facilitate the production of specific projects during residencies and, equally, to ensure that those artists who wish to develop new ideas without the constraints of the completion of a final piece of work are free to do so. The opportunity for individual research and development is enhanced through the interaction and discussion that takes place between the artists on residency. This is promoted through a series of informal events, talks and presentations.

Visual Arts Residencies 2018 - deadline 8 December 2017:  In 2018 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Visual Arts Residencies of between one to three months each. Artists based throughout the UK are welcome to apply to this programme. With support from the Bridge Awards, Cove Park will also offer a four-week residency for an emerging visual artist based in Scotland. The above residencies will take place during May to September 2018. Within this period residency dates are negotiable. Please note, international artists are not eligible to apply for the visual residencies in this round.

Crafts Residencies 2018 - deadline 4 December 2017: In 2018 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Crafts Residencies, of between one to three months each. Individual national (UK) and international designer/makers at any stage in their professional careers are welcome to apply. They will also award one residency lasting at least one month to an emerging designer/maker based in Scotland. Please note, the above residencies will all take place during May to September 2017 – within this period residency dates are negotiable.

Literature Residencies 2018 - deadline 11 December 2017: In 2018 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Literature Residencies for writers established in their field of between one to three months each. National (UK) and international artists are welcome to apply to this programme. In addition Cove Park will offer a four-week residency for an Emerging Writer based in Scotland. Cove Park will also offer a minimum of one funded Translation Residency of four weeks. For the Literature Residencies applications are invited from established writers in any of the following genres: adult fiction, memoir, poetry, biography. Writers who cross or combine these genres are also welcome to apply. To be eligible, writers should have published, with a traditional publisher, at least one book. Writers who are established with a strong track record in one genre and wish to develop or experiment in another where they are not established are welcome to apply. Applicants for the Scottish Emerging Writer residency need not have published a book, but must show exceptional promise. Applicants to the Translation Residency should have a commission to translate a Scottish book into their chosen language. ‘Scottish’ means the author who may be living or dead, was born or lives/has lived in Scotland, or the book takes Scotland as its central subject, or is published by a publisher based in Scotland. Please note, the Residencies take place during May to September 2018 – within this period residency dates are negotiable.