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Partnerships Manager (maternity cover) – Re-advertisement.

7 February

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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 for this re-advertisement is 25th February 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 28th February 2019.

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January’s Newsletter

16 January

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Our first Newsletter of 2019 includes information on current residencies, new appointments, our search for a Partnerships Manager and updates on Hands-On Cove Park and the Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme!

December 2018 Newsletter

5 December 2018

December’s Newsletter includes news of funded residency opportunities in 2019, our current residency programme and an update on Scotland + Venice 2019. The Featured Artist this month is Emer Tumilty.

September’s Newsletter

10 September 2018

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Our September Newsletter has information on all of the residents taking part in Cove Park’s programme this month, news of the appointment of the Scotland + Venice 2019 Project Manager and a call for applications to the Scotland/Japan 2019/2020 residency exchange programme. This month’s Featured Company is Magnetic North, a company that has worked with us for several years and returns again this month.

August 2018 Newsletter

13 August 2018

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Our August newsletter has now been published, including updates on all our current residencies, our Featured Artist Jamie Crewe, information on a new Book Deal Residential Masterclass and upcoming Hands-On activity including Saturday Studios with Laura Lightbody and Scarlett Cohen French.

Cove Park’s July 2018 Newsletter

5 July 2018

Published today, our July Newsletter includes updates on all our current residencies, Scotland + Venice job opportunities, information on a new Book Deal Residential Masterclass and our summer Hands-On programme of workshops and events!

Call for Applications: Early Career Residencies, 2018

24 April 2018

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In 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. You can download further information and the application guidelines here.

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The Work Room / Cove Park Residencies 2018: Call for applications

28 March 2019 - 23 April 2019

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The Work Room and Cove Park are collaborating again in 2018 to offer a Work Room member a residency at Cove Park either for themselves, or along with collaborators from other disciplines. The residency is intended to bring a new dimension to a creative practice or practices.

This year we have 4 ‘artist weeks’ of residency time to allocate: The lead artist/s can use the time as they wish, with collaborators for the whole or parts of the time. We encourage applications which seek to investigate multi-disciplinary approaches. The residency will sit within the summer programme, and is a paid opportunity.

Please see the attached Guidelines here for more details. Deadline 23rd April 2018.

March 2018 Newsletter

15 March 2018

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This month’s Newsletter has information on all our current residencies and events, including Alex Bygrave, Hardeep Pandhal, Janice Parker and Luke Pell. Our Featured Artist this month is Margaret Salmon. Read more here.

Cove Park’s February Newsletter

15 February 2018

Cove Park’s February Newsletter has information on all our current residencies and a new residency taking place in March developed with Glasgow International. Our Featured Company this month is Cryptic and you find out more about the company’s Winter Residency Programme and the artists taking part this season.

SGSAH Research Residencies 2018

22 January 2018

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A call for applications to this year’s Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Research Residencies has just been announced. These are to support a doctoral researcher in arts and humanities at a SGSAH member HEI to spend one or two weeks at Cove Park in March this year. Further information is available here and the deadline for applications is 19 February.

Cove Park’s January Newsletter

17 January 2018

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This month’s Newsletter has information on all our current residencies, opportunities and information on our forthcoming Hands-On Cove Park programme. Our Featured Artist is Florence Dwyer: Florence took part in our 2017 programme of Crafts residencies and will also lead workshops as part of Hands-On this year. A very happy 2018 to all our friends, supporters and of course the artists, companies and groups we work with!

Cove Park’s October 2017 Newsletter

17 October 2017

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Read more about Cove Park residencies, funded opportunities and events in this month’s Newsletter! Our Featured Artist this month is writer Heather Parry, recipient of this year’s Scottish Emerging Writer residency.

Cove Park’s September Newsletter

12 September 2017

Our September Newsletter has information on all our current programme, events and forthcoming opportunities. August’s Featured Artist is the London-based artist, designer and current resident Linda Florence.

Analysing Artists Residencies – A PhD Collaboration & Opportunity

10 August 2017

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In partnership with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, Glasgow School of Art, the University of Glasgow, the Bothy Project and The Work Room, Cove Park is pleased to be part of a new PhD project focussing upon the impact of artists residencies upon individuals’ artistic practice. For further information and details of how to apply please click here

Self-funded Residencies, December 2017 – February 2018

3 August 2017

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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.

Cove Park’s June Newsletter

13 June 2017

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Cove Park’s summer programme is in full swing! Our monthly Newsletter has updates on all our current artists, events and our Hands-On Programme. This month’s featured artist in Luke Pell.

We’re Recruiting – Hands-On Programme Co-ordinator

22 May 2017

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The closing date has now passed. Interviews will take place at Cove Park during the week beginning 12 June 2017.

Cove Park’s May 2017 Newsletter

16 May 2017

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Cove Park’s third monthly Newsletter features news on who’s here this month and details of our current Hands-On Cove Park programme. Our Featured Artist this month is composer and musician Sally Beamish. To receive the Newsletter each month, please join our mailing list.

Cove Park’s April Newsletter

18 April 2017

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Cove Park’s second monthly Newsletter features news on who’s here this month, details of our Spring Hands-On Cove Park programme and a call for applications to Choreographer & Collaborator Residencies developed in partnership with The Work Room. Our Featured Artist this month is Sarah Forrest. To receive the Newsletter each month, please join our mailing list.

Cove Park’s March Newsletter

14 March 2017

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Cove Park issued the first of what will be our monthly Newsletters this March. These will include news of our current programme and the artists and organisations we are working with. It will also feature the work of one of our former residents, highlighting both the impact the residency had upon their work and current projects. Information on future residency opportunities and events will also be announced in our Newsletter. To receive this each month, please join our mailing list.

Researcher in Residence

8 December 2016

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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

22 February 2019 - 28 February 2019

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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.

 

Cove Park Translation Centre

28 July 2016

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COVE PARK ANNOUNCES TRANSLATION RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 

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COVE PARK is delighted to announce its new TranslationProgramme, in partnership with Publishing Scotland, which this year brings two translators each for a four-week residency at Cove Park. The programme is designed to develop their practice and also boost the profile of literary translation.

Anne Brauner, of Cologne, and Clara Pezzuto, from Milan, will each take up a residency in September. Both translators are working on books by Scotland based authors, and their residency at Cove Park will enable them to get a feel for the setting of the books, as well as meet the author and network with publishing professionals in Scotland.

In 2017, the Translation Programme will expand to include partnerships with Writers Centre Norwich and University of Glasgow, in addition to a continuing relationship with Publishing Scotland, creating a truly UK-wide and outward looking programme. Highlights include residential mentoring for translators and poet-poet translation, as well as a sizeable increase in the number of translation residencies available.

The Translation Programme has been generously funded bythe UK National Lottery through Creative Scotland Open Project Funding for two years, with the aim of developing translation into a permanent strand of Cove Park’s interdisciplinary artistic programme. Currently Cove Park is Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre, and aims with this new programme to become Scotland’s Translation Centre as well.

Publishing Scotland is the network body for the publishing industry in Scotland and administers the Publishing Scotland Translation Fund on behalf of Creative Scotland.

 

For further information please contact: Polly Clark, Cove Park Literature Programme Polly.clark@covepark.org

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Summer Launch Announced for Hands-On Cove Park

10 February 2016

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Cove Park will launch a new educational, participatory and public event programme this summer. ‘Hands-On Cove Park’ is made possible by support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Robertson Trust and will benefit from the new Artist Centre, accommodation and studios currently being developed on site. ‘Hands-On’ will launch in July and will see existing educational activity, such as our Artists in Schools programme, delivered alongside new strands such as residential Portfolio Preparation Classes, Masterclasses and Saturday and Holiday Art Clubs. Further details on the programme will be announced this spring and a Media Release is available here: Hands-On Cove Park Media Release

Argyll Youth Arts

26 November 2015

Argyll Youth Arts increases opportunities for young people in Argyll & Bute to experience creative arts activity. It is one of nine regional arts hubs developed as part of Creative Scotland‘s Time to Shine initiative, empowering young people through the arts and arts projects initiated and inspired by young people, supported by and working with arts professionals from their community and beyond.

Argyll Youth Arts positions young people directly in control of originating the programme in their region, supporting them to develop the skills and creative vision to realise events within their community and connect to an Argyll-wide network of youth arts activities. At the core of the programme and network are the Young Promoters and Youth Arts TV Channel Managers who will curate their own youth arts activities, as well as create a dynamic online presence for the region’s young creatives to connect, share and grow together.

Cove Park with other professional arts organisations including Dunnon Burgh Hall, Comar, Artmap Argyll, Artsqwest and The Tower form a Steering Group supporting the Young Promoters and Youth Arts TV Channel Managers as well as delivering a range of other activities.

The Argyll Youth Arts logo is the winning design of Grace Carroll, a student at Locgilphead High School, who was mentored by designer Maeve Redmond, a resident at Cove Park in 2014.

Invitation to comment on Cove Park’s site plans

30 October 2019 - 06 November 2019

Site Consultation

Recently we had a consultation with interested members of our local community to see how best Cove Park can develop its site in ways that will improve access and opportunity. We have now produced a draft report which summarises the ideas and thoughts that arose on the day, and we are now inviting comments on it from those who came and have had further ideas, or those who could not attend on the day but want to contribute. It can be downloaded here:

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In brief, we propose a native woodland on Cove Park’s site, and also a polytunnel accessible to the local community. How might these be made of best use to you?

Other key ideas which emerged were using Cove Park as a site for John Muir projects with local schools, and also linking our woodland with the two neighbouring woodlands and possibly including a trail.

Your comments on these ideas and anything else  in relation to the benefit to the community of these plans will be incorporated into our final report.

Please email your comments to polly.clark@covepark.org by Friday November 6th.

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Cove Park Development Blog charts construction of our New Artist Centre

21 September 2015

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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

Research Residencies 2015

4 June 2015

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Cove Park is pleased to announce details of a new series of self-funded residencies available from September 2015. Designed to support research connected to the arts and culture in the broadest sense, this series will take place within the context of Cove Park’s internationally acclaimed residency programme.

Located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast (just one hour from Glasgow), Cove Park provides unique, comfortable and well-equipped spaces in which to live and work.

This series is founded upon our experience of hosting former research residents (such as Maria Fusco, Reader, School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art; Professor Ysanne Holt, Department of Arts, University of Northumbria and Dr. Craig Martin, School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art) and will become an important element of Cove Park’s annual programme.

Cove Park’s Cubes can be hired for £50 per night, based on single occupancy for two nights or more. To launch this series, Cove Park will offer a 10% discount on bookings over 5 nights and a further 20% discount on bookings made for subsequent residencies.

We have a limited number of spaces available this autumn – please get in touch quickly to reserve yours!

For further information, please contact Julian Forrester:

01436 850123
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Cove Park Seeks Assistant Director

6 May 2015

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Cove Park wishes to appoint an Assistant Director to join its small, dedicated team. The postholder will be involved in all aspects of Cove Park’s work but with specific responsibility for its public engagement initiatives and the development and management of events, partnerships and activities that complement, and earn funds to support, its summer residency programme.

We are looking for someone with the knowledge and professional experience of working with artists and arts organisations across the UK; a track record of producing and programming successful revenue-generation events in an arts facility; experience of creating and managing educational and community events. Knowledge and professional experience of the creative industries, of the arts internationally and of running a building are desirable. We need strong planning, prioritisation and time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and activities.

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary circa £27,000 per annum (depending on experience). To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV. Deadline for applications: Friday 5 June 2015, 5.00pm. Interviews at Cove Park on 16 and/or 17 June 2015. For an informal chat about the position, please call Julian Forrester on 01436 850123.

For further information please see the Job Description.

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