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Last Minute Residency Opportunity

We are pleased to offer a number of residencies at a reduced rate for independently funded artists looking for space to develop their work this spring. These residencies are available from Monday 22 April 2019.

Residencies can begin on a Monday or Thursday and should last a minimum of 3 nights. The available accommodation includes Cove Park’s Cubes, Pods and the new units, with studios attached, adjacent to our award-winning Artists Centre. We also offer three additional studios on site and access to workspace and the library housed within the Artists Centre.

Please see the Accommodation Overview information sheet for images of the site and facilities.

These independently-funded residencies are offered at a reduced rate:

Cube: £40 per night (normally £66)
Artists Centre Accommodation with attached studio space: £60 per night (normally £80)
Pod: £100 per night – up to 2 residents in Oak Pod, 4 in Taransay Pod – (normally £145)

Availability:

Cubes: between 22nd April and 20th May 2019
Artists Centre: between 25th April and 16th May 2019
Pods: between 22nd April and 9th May 2019

If you would like to book or receive further information, please contact:

Rebecca DeWald, Partnerships Manager (Maternity Cover)
rebecca.dewald@covepark.org

Or call 01436 850500
 

Partnerships Manager (maternity cover)

The Partnerships Manager is one of Cove Park’s small, dedicated staff and is involved in all aspects of Cove Park’s work with specific responsibility for the development and management of residency-based partnerships, events and activities which complement the residency programme and provide crucial earned income to support that programme.  Cove Park’s current Partnerships Manager will take maternity leave from May 2019 for 10 months and ahead of that we are seeking someone for this part-time position.

The role is 3 days per week and dependant on experience will pay £18,000 (£30,000 FTE).

Please refer to the full Job Description for more details and how to apply. The deadline is 21st January 2019. Interviews will be held on 31st January or 1st February 2019.

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Cove Park & The Lighthouse Residency

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design, working in partnership with Cove Park, has developed a new opportunity for emerging designers, architects and craft practitioners. This residency has been developed with the aim of supporting the research and development of new work within the unique setting of Cove Park, with the eventual outcome of exhibiting work, research or outcomes within the Review Gallery at The Lighthouse.

The residency will run for two weeks from Monday 2 April and the artist will receive a fee and materials allowance. Applications should be sent directly to The Lighthouse and the deadline for submissions is 29 January 2018. Further information is available here.

Self-funded Residencies, December 2017 – February 2018

Last winter we ran a pilot, offering subsidised residencies during the months of December, January and February. Following the success of 2016 we are again offering residencies for individuals or groups of up to 12, at a special subsidised rate. We invite artists to apply for residencies for 3, 4 or 7 nights, or multiples thereof. For more information please visit the self-funded residencies section of the website.

Researcher in Residence

In 2017, Cove Park will be working with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) to host a PhD student in March 2017, as part of our multi-disciplinary, year-round programme.

This one-week residency is open to doctoral researchers working in any area of the arts and humanities, including the creative arts and arts policy, and offers the chance to spend a week at Cove Park, giving focused time and space to develop an aspect of research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with residents from Cove Park’s partnership residency programme, including international artists working in the fields of animation, sound and visual art.

Applications are open to PhD students in arts and humanities at a SGSAH member HEI, in their 2nd or 3rd years. The residency will run 20th – 26th March 2017.

Please see the guidelines on the SHSAH website here. The deadline has been extended to Monday 6th February 2017.

 

Older Artists’ Lab

LAB FOR OLDER ARTISTS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF A NEW ARTISTIC CAREER, AT COVE PARK

Open to Scotland-based artists in all artforms who are aged over 50, and led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath from Magnetic North.

This lab is a partnership between Cove Park, Magnetic North, Luminate – Scotland’s creative ageing festival, and a-n The Artists Information Company.  It offers an opportunity for six older artists working in any art form to take part in a facilitated process, exploring how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.  There will also be time for individual reflection and work.

The aims of the lab are to:

  • Create a supportive atmosphere for discussion
  • Stimulate dialogue about creative processes
  • Give space and time for artists to reflect on their own creative practice
  • Make time for individual reflection

 

The lab is open to artists who have recently embarked on a new artistic career including those who have trained at a young age and have returned to their practice later in life, those who have worked in the arts in different capacities and are now changing direction, and those who have come new to their artform in their later years.  We are keen to receive applications from artists who are about to embark on their new career, as well as those who have already begun to work professionally. Please see Luminate’s website for details of how to apply. http://www.luminatescotland.org/ This is a funded opportunity.

Deadline for applications: midday on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

 

Meet Your Maker – textiles & architecture event – 2016

Cove Park will host its first Meet Your Maker event to celebrate and share the practice of two Scottish designers who took part in the 2016 summer residency programme. Tying in to the themes for the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Cove Park will deliver an afternoon of presentations and workshops with knitwear designer Jennifer Kent of Edition Scotland and architect Andy Campbell of Dress for the Weather.

Both designers will offer a fascinating insight into the impact that an intense period of dedicated time has on a practice. Jennifer and Andy will set up examples of their work and working methods, and invite you to peek behind-the-scenes of their residency projects. Visitors will also be able to participate in workshops with both designers, trying their hand at designing and producing a sample on a domestic knitting machine and creating concrete casts by experimenting with pigment, dyes and aggregate.

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There will also be the opportunity to take a look around our brand new Artists Centre and explore the Cove Park site.

The event is FREE and will run from 12pm – 5pm on Friday 21st October. For more information please see our Eventbrite page or contact Dawn Youll at dawn.youll@covepark.org or on our temporary number 07500791942. 

Meet Your Maker is a rolling programme of demonstrations, showcases and workshops taking place at various locations across Scotland run by Craft Scotland.

 

images:  Jennifer Kent – Cove Park Studio (photographer Jennifer Kent), Andy Campbell – Cove Park studio (photographer Catrin Kemp)

 

 

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Cove Park Tours/Hinterland

Scotland’s Festival of Architecture & Design is launched this month with Hinterland: an opportunity to experience Scotland’s greatest modernist ruin, Kilmahew/St. Peter’s, near Cardross, Helensburgh. To mark this event, Cove Park is offering free guided tours from 3.30 – 4.30pm on 22 and 23 March. These tours will focus upon the site and the unique accommodation and studios Cove Park provides for its artists and visitors: specifically our ‘Cubes’, produced by the London-based company Urban Space Management from recycled shipping containers, and the ‘Pods’, wooden buildings designed by Glasgow-based architect Andrew McAvoy. The tours will give an insight in to how these buildings, and a new Artists Centre currently being constructed on site, respond to the environment in which they are located and support our wider programme. To reserve a free place, please book via Eventbrite

Cove Park Development Blog charts construction of our New Artist Centre

The construction of Cove Park’s new Artist Centre has begun and will complete in early summer 2016.

We will post images, stories and insights on the Cove Park Development blog over the coming months so you can keep up to date with progress.

The £1.4 million capital project is funded by Creative Scotland and a number of trusts and individuals, including major awards from the Robertson and the Monument Trusts. The new Centre has been designed by Cameron Webster Architects and is being built by Clark Contracts for Cove Park’s expanding programme of artist residencies and free public events, with spaces for workshops and performances and comfortable communal space for visitors.

The build includes two accommodation units and two studios, which will increase Cove Park’s capacity to twelve and allow a greater diversity of residencies for individuals and groups.

For further information please contact Julian Forrester directly:
julian.forrester@covepark.org
01436 455063