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 deadlines for Cove Park’s 2016 Crafts, Film, Literature, Visual Arts, Architecture and Jerwood funded residency programmes are now passed. Thank you to everyone who has applied this year. All applicants will be contacted by e-mail by the end of January 2016 and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in February 2016. For information on future opportunities, please visit these pages again and join our mailing list.


Individuals with a creative project can use our accommodation and studio spaces at Cove Park between October and April for independently-funded residencies. In the first instance please fill out the enquiry form, by following the link below. A Cube (our self-catering individual live/work spaces) costs £60 per night with a two-night minimum stay (single occupancy; £70 double occupancy). A Pod (which sleeps up to four) can be booked for £130 per night. Our new accommodation units within the new Artists Centre, with adjoining studio included, cost £110 per night. We offer a 10% discount nightly after five nights and a 20% discount nightly after 10 nights.

Residencies include use of the brand new Artists Centre, opening July 2016, communal cooking and dining spaces, library, archive, wifi and laundry.

The entire site can be booked for creative group residencies. Please get in touch for more information. Group residencies are booked by one person with a single fee payable.