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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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August 2018 Newsletter

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.

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.

We’re Looking for Volunteer Art Workshop Assistants

Our weekly Saturday art classes for children and young people are an important part of Hands-On Cove Park. Working with ours Hands-On Programme Co-ordinator and freelance professional artists, you will support children and young people to experiment and play with ideas and a wide range of materials and approaches. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals [aged 18+] to gain some practical experience in devising and delivering quality art workshops for children and young people.

The classes will run as follows:

30 September 2017

7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2017

4, 11, 18 and 25 November 2017

2 December 2017

What are we looking for?

Ambition – this opportunity offers access to a well–respected venue and associated artists
Commitment – you must be available for all of the dates detailed
Energy – intellectual and physical [we’re located on a 50 acre site over-looking loch long]
Enthusiasm – for art and the ability to share that with children and young people

What are we offering:

We’ll make a weekly contribution to travel expenses
We’ll put you through a Basic Disclosure Scotland check
We’ll give you the opportunity to work with, and learn from, professional artists who are also experienced community artists
We’ll connect you to other networking opportunities

How to Apply

Please send us your CV and a letter of application [no longer than 1 side of A4] explaining why your skills and experience are suited to this voluntary position. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Interviews will take place at Cove Park during the week beginning 4 September 2017.

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.

 

The Hands-On Cove Park events programme is go!

Hands-On Cove Park is a programme of talks, workshops and events for people in Argyll & Bute led by professional artists currently and formerly resident at Cove Park.

We are delighted to announce the first events in the programme launched at our Community Open Day on Saturday 17 September 2016.

Beginning in October you can choose from:

1. a week long Create Your Portfolio course for young people wanting to prepare and compile a portfolio to apply for the creative higher education course of their choice

2. 1973: Dance and Movement Workshop for over 50s with dance-maker and choreographer Janice Parker, part of Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival

3. absorb yourself in a weekend dedicated to Developing Your Design Process, through Drawing, Colour and Pattern with knitwear designer Jennifer Kent of Edition Scotland

4. try your hand at producing knitwear samples with Jennifer Kent and concrete casting with architect, Andy Campbell of Dress for the Weather at a Craft Scotland Meet Your Maker event.

And starting in November – with a seasonal whizz bang of course! – sign up your young creatives to regular Saturday Art Club sessions for 5-11 year olds or National Art & Design Saturday Club sessions for 12-18 year olds.

You can find out about the above events and more as we announce them, and book your place at hands-on-cove-park.eventbrite.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cove Park!

Image: Jennifer Kent’s studio at Cove Park

1973: Dance and Movement Workshop

We are delighted to announce our first event in the Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival programme.

1973 is a dance and movement workshop for anyone over 50 with choreographer Janice Parker built around her archive of 43 years of creating dance with people.

The workshop is for all abilities (you will dance seated and standing) and levels of experience from first time (always wanted to dance but never tried) to professional (still dancing) dancers.

The free event will take place at Cove Park from 14:00-16:00 on Friday 14 October 2016. For further information and to book visit
hands-on-cove-park-1973-dance-movement-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

1973, in partnership with Janice Parker Projects, is part of Hands-On Cove Park.

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Community Open Day 2016

Community Open Day

2-6pm, Saturday 17 September 2016

Take a look inside the new Artist Centre, meet resident artists and get creative with a taste of our ‘Hands-On’ programme at the Cove Park Community Open Day.

This summer we opened our new Artist Centre, the Jacobs Building. We’d like to invite you to come on inside and have a look around and much more besides.

Our resident writers, artists and craftspeople offer a warm welcome into their studios where you can find out what they have been working on this Summer. Either join a guided tour starting at the Artist Centre at 2:30pm or 3:30pm to visit the studios, or explore the site at your leisure.

During the afternoon we will have drop-in creative workshops for children and young people, a taster of our forthcoming Hands-On Cove Park programme of creative workshops, events and talks for people in Argyll & Bute led by our current and former resident artists.

To end the day (hopefully bathed in sunlight on the decking!) please join us for a BBQ from 5-6pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cove Park!


The day is for all to enjoy. For your own comfort when visiting the site please note:

1. there is ramped access to the Artist Centre from the car park and level access throughout the building
2. sturdy footwear or wellies are recommended, especially if it rains!
3. as we have highland cows and grazing sheep, please don’t bring dogs, except Guide Dogs
4. children must be supervised at all times

Cove Park seeks Saturday Art Club Tutor

Cove Park seeks an experienced professional creative practitioner to deliver their Saturday Art Club for children aged 5-11 from Argyll & Bute within their Hands-On Cove Park programme.

The successful candidate will have:

1. knowledge and experience of working across many creative sectors and with varying media, reflecting the breadth of our international residency programme
2. a minimum of three-years experience, or equivalent, devising and delivering creative activities for children and young people
3. the ability to inspire, excite, encourage, engage and motivate children to enjoy, learn and develop from their own and others participation in and enjoyment of creative activities

Hands-On is a new and exciting programme of creative educational and participatory public events for people in Argyll & Bute responding to our international residency programme. Hands-On comes at a critical and exciting time in Cove Park’s development with the opening of our new Artists Centre. The Saturday Art Club is a core strand of Hands-On activity for children and young people running concurrently with the National Art & Design Saturday Club (for ages 12-18) to be led by a to be appointed National Art & Design Saturday Club Tutor.

The appointment is on a self-employed freelance part-time basis, initially for 24, three-hour sessions from October 2016 – June 2017. A fee of £2,430 – £2,880 will be paid, dependent on experience and in line with SAU rates of pay.

Full details about the position, including how to apply, are provided in the Saturday Art Club Tutor Job Information (0.5MB PDF).

The application deadline is 17:00 on Monday 12 September 2016.

Applications should be emailed to Helen Voce, Hands-On Programme Producer, helen.voce@covepark.org. Please direct questions about this position by email to Helen in the first instance.

Please download and complete a Cove Park Monitoring Form and submit it with your application.

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Cove Park seeks National Art & Design Saturday Club Tutor

Cove Park seeks an experienced professional creative practitioner to deliver their National Art & Design Saturday Club for young people aged 12-18 from Argyll & Bute within their Hands-On Cove Park programme.

The successful candidate will have:

1. knowledge and experience of working across many creative sectors and with varying media, reflecting the breadth of our international residency programme
2. a minimum of three-years experience, or equivalent, devising and delivering creative activities for young people and children
3. the ability to inspire, excite, encourage, engage and motivate young people to enjoy, learn and develop from their own and others participation in and enjoyment of creative activities

Hands-On is a new and exciting programme of creative educational and participatory public events for people in Argyll & Bute responding to our international residency programme. Hands-On comes at a critical and exciting time in Cove Park’s development with the opening of our new Artists Centre. The National Art & Design Saturday Club is a core strand of Hands-On activity for young people and children running concurrently with the Saturday Art Club (for ages 5-11) to be led by a to be appointed Saturday Art Club Tutor.

The National Art & Design Saturday Club (NADSC) links school children aged 13-16 with tutors and professional creative practitioners via a programme of creative sessions at arts organisations and venues across the UK that complement the school curriculum and develop young people’s talents, life skills and confidence. Cove Park is the first NADSC in Scotland and will enable young people from Argyll & Bute to connect into a national creative programme at a time when they are exploring and deciding on their future education options.

The appointment is on a self-employed freelance part-time basis, initially for 24, three-hour sessions from October 2016 – June 2017. A basic fee of £2,430 – £2,880 will be paid, with an additional fee of 5 days at £215 – £266 per day for attendance of NADSC activity in London. The fee is dependent on experience and in line with SAU rates of pay.

Full details about the position, including how to apply, are provided in the National Art and Design Saturday Club Tutor Job Information (0.5MB PDF).

The application deadline is 17:00 on Monday 12 September 2016.

Applications should be emailed to Helen Voce, Hands-On Programme Producer, helen.voce@covepark.orgPlease direct questions about this position by email to Helen in the first instance.

Please download and complete a Cove Park Monitoring Form and submit it with your application.
Further information about the NADSC can be found at saturday-club.org/, in the Saturday Club Trust document (4MB PDF) and the 2016 Yearbook (available on request).

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