Funded residencies are awarded by direct invitation or following an application process. Artists on 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.

Application Guidelines for Cove Park’s 2016 Crafts, Literature and Visual Arts funded residency programmes are now available on this page.


Individuals with a creative project can hire accommodation and studio space at Cove Park between September and April. In the first instance please email to check availability on your preferred dates. A Cube (our self-catering individual live/work spaces) costs £50 per night with a two-night minimum stay (single occupancy; £60 double occupancy). A Pod (which sleeps up to four) can be booked for £120 per night. We offer a 10% discount nightly after five nights and a 20% discount nightly after 14 nights.

The price includes use of a communal space (which includes a kitchen), library, wifi and laundry.

Studios can be booked for £20 per day, with discounts for extended stays.

The entire site can be booked for creative groups. Please get in touch for our group rates. Group retreats are booked by one person with a single fee payable.