Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme 2019/2020: First Open Call

31 August 2018


In 2019 and 2020 Cove Park, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Hospitalfield will collaborate with a number of partners in Japan to deliver a new residency exchange programme for visual artists, makers/designers and curators based in Scotland and in Japan. This programme, supported by British Council Scotland/Creative Scotland, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, will take place over two years, marking the British Council’s UK/Japan 2019/2020 Season of Culture and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

This is the first open call for the Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme. We now wish to invite visual artists, makers, designers and curators based in Scotland – with a particular interest in ceramics – to apply for two residencies taking place in Japan between January and March 2019 (one place for an artist and one for a curator). These residencies are offered jointly by Arts Initiative Tokyo in collaboration with Creative Residency in Arita  and the participating artist and curator will have the opportunity to work in Tokyo and in Arita.

Further information on these funded residencies and application guidelines are available here. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 September 2018.

Please note, further calls for applications for residencies with other partners in Japan and for Japanese artists to take part in residencies in Scotland will follow.



Early Career Residencies Announced

29 August 2018


Cove Park is pleased to announce details of this year’s Early Career Residency Programme. Following an open call for applications, four residencies have been awarded to artists based in Scotland, Wales and England. The participating artists are: Emily Hasler (writer), Jenn Kirby (composer/performer), Zephyr Liddell (textile designer) and Tom Sewell (visual artist). We look forward to welcoming each artist in September this year.

These funded residencies support UK-based artists in the process of establishing their careers, providing an opportunity for research and the development of new work at this crucial stage. Although not expected to collaborate, the artists have the opportunity to work alongside each other and in the context of Cove Park’s wider programme of residencies and events.

We are grateful to The Fenton Arts Trust for their support.

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Scotland + Venice: Project Manager Announced

27 August 2018


We are delighted that Emma McIntyre will be joining the Scotland + Venice 2019 team as Project Manager.

Emma McIntyre has produced and managed numerous large scale events, festivals and commissions, and has most recently held positions as Associate Producer at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Tramway, Glasgow.

A key part of the delivery team for the Charlotte Prodger’s commission for Scotland + Venice 2019, Emma will be working across all aspects of the project.

Charlotte Prodger has been selected to represent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.  This presentation is commissioned and curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park.

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.