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Assistant Director, Maternity Cover

18 January 2017 - 13 February 2017

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The Assistant Director 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 partnerships, events and activities which complement the residency programme and provide crucial earned income to support that programme.

To provide maternity cover for Catrin Kemp, Cove Park is looking for someone to be involved in all aspects of Cove Park’s work as described above but we would consider a person whose abilities are more suited to the administrative aspects of the role, with a secondary responsibility for event and partnership management which would in that case be shared with the Director.

Please see the full job description (PDF) for details of the role and apply in writing to Julian Forrester, Director, by 13th February 2017.

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 2017 - 28 February 2017

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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 

PUBLISHING SCOTLAND

 

JULY 29TH 2016

 

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 2017 - 06 November 2017

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
julian.forrester@covepark.org

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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