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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.

 

1973: Dance and Movement Workshop

13 September 2016

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

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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.

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

Hanna Tuulikki’s ‘Away with Birds’ Performance

17 July 2014

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Away with the Birds arrives in the small isles! Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August 2014

Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds will be performed in the beautiful harbour of the Isle of Canna. Tickets will be released in the next couple of weeks, including information about travel to and accommodation on Canna. Please visit the project’s facebook page for further information.

“Absolutely stunning… a chance to hear the sky brought down to the earth” Tim Dee, BBC Radio 4

Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
Produced by Suzy Glass in association with Tramway, the Canna Community Development Trust, National Trust for Scotland and Cape Farewell.

Kathy Hind’s ‘Tipping Point’

20 February 2014

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This March Kathy Hind will be at Cove Park, developing new work, for her upcoming commission at the Norwich and Norfolk Festival in collaboration with Cryptic. The commission will take place between 9-18 May 2014.

Kathy’s music merges machinery and natural stimuli to create stunning sound and visual aesthetics. Her music and visual art grows from a partnership between nature and technology. Hinde’s new sonic video-installation, Tipping Point, explores our relationship to water and the effect climate change is having on the water cycle.

 

Pippa Murphy

20 May 2013

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As a composer Pippa Murphy has been involved in performances, recordings, collaborations, installations and multimedia work in the UK and abroad. She has written music for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, Scottish Opera, Hanoi Contemporary Music Ensemble, St Magnus Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Mayfield Singers, Scottish Flute Ensemble, Paragon Ensemble, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Sonic Arts Network, Youth Music and COMA. She has written for numerous contemporary theatre companies including Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh, 7:84

She has devised and facilitated many community education projects, including composition workshops in Iran, over 50 composition projects in primary schools in Aberdeenshire, trained teachers in Scotland, Syria,Botswana, India and China with the British Council. She has taught at Edinburgh, St Andrew’s and Aberdeen Universities and composed with asylum seekers in Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh.

She completed her BMus, MA and PhD in composition at Birmingham University. She writes for Whitakers Almanac, Sunday Times and The Scotsman.

Fuel at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 19th – 29th August

11 August 2011

 

Regular Cove Park residents Fuel Theatre Company have new projects on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, Fuel at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  For more information and to book tickets visit the Fuel website.