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)


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)

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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Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image Residencies

We are pleased to announce a new residency programme for 2018 and a call for applications. Cove Park, in association with LUX Scotland and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, will award up to four funded Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image Residencies in 2018. This new series of funded residencies will run between May and September next year and emerging or established artists and filmmakers, based in Scotland, are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday 11 December 2017. Further information is available in our Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image Residencies 2018 Guidelines

Hula: Film Screening and Q&A

In association with the Cove and Kilcreggan Film Society, we are pleased to host a screening of the short film Hula, followed by a Q&A with the film’s Director Robin Haig. This event will take place at Cove Burgh Hall on Thursday 14 September (from 7.30 – 9.30pm). To reserve your free ticket, please visit our Eventbrite page. This event is part of our Hands-On Cove Park programme.

About the Film:

Winning Best Drama at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards in 2016 Hula is a gently humorous drama about divorcee Clara. Reluctant to engage with her Highland community, she setus up her empty-nest home as a B&B. Her first guest is an artist who introduces her to change by rearranging the beroom feng shui style. Next, a pair of elderly tourists painfully remind Clara of the joys of love. Finally a hilwalker, as lonely as she is but not nearly so stuck initiates an evening of unexpected hilarity which spurs her onwars to a new, ultimately more promising phase in her life.

About the Director:

Robin Haig is a writer/director from the Highlands of Scotland who is currently developing her first feature film, part of a trilogy, and a TV drama series based on her award-winning short Hula.

Image: Blyth Duff as Clara

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


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. This is a funded opportunity.

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


Summer Launch Announced for Hands-On Cove Park

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