Scotland + Venice Professional Development Team Announced

20 February


Scotland + Venice is delighted to announce the names of the 17 Scotland-based individuals that will take part in the 2019 Professional Development Programme. The programme offers a significant opportunity to support Scotland’s presentation of new video work by Charlotte Prodger at this year’s Venice Biennale of Art, May-November 2019.

Cove Park is spearheading the 2019  Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme. This year, in addition to partnering with six Scottish Art Schools and Colleges, the Programme will benefit from new collaborations with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (talc), Argyll and Bute. The aim is to open up this opportunity beyond those currently in further or higher education to help address the significant barriers that people can face in pursuing or progressing a professional career in the visual arts.

The Professional Development Programme receives support from the participating institutions, with additional funding from Art Fund, from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and from British Council Scotland.


News from Cove Park – February 2019

7 February

This month’s Newsletter includes the appointment of Cove Park’s new Chair, Lauren Dyer Amazeen. We are all delighted by this appointment and look forward to working with Lauren at such an exciting time for Cove Park.

The Newsletter also provides updates on current residencies, our ongoing partnership with The Lighthouse, a new exchange with Australia and much, much more! This month’s Featured Artist is Kari Dickson.

Lauren Dyer Amazeen Appointed Chair of Cove Park

7 February


We are delighted to announce that Lauren Dyer Amazeen has been appointed Chair of Cove Park.

Lauren is an arts writer, critic and lecturer.  She recently served as Chair of CCA Glasgow for seven years — and on the Boards of Outset Scotland, David Dale Gallery, Market Gallery and on the Friends Committee of Glasgow School of Art. She was Director of The Kitchen centre for video, music, dance, literature, film and art in New York City during the 1990’s and a founding consultant/curator of the ZKM Interdisciplinary media arts centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. Commenting on her appointment, Lauren has written:

‘I am honoured to serve as Chair of Cove Park here in Scotland, sustaining the vision to provide a natural, creative place for both a local and international community in this beautiful corner of the world.  It is a stewardship I cannot resist.”

Lauren takes over from Dame Seona Reid, Chair during a significant period of development for Cove Park, including the creation of the Jacobs Building, Cove Park’s new Artists Centre in 2016.

Peter and Eileen Jacobs, Cove Park’s Founders and Trustees, stated:

‘We are excited to welcome Lauren and look forward to working with her, all our Trustees and staff on the next phase of Cove Park’s development and our 20th anniversary in 2020.’

Image: Lauren Dyer Amazeen at Cove Park: (top row, left to right: Emma Henderson, Rebecca DeWald, Vanessa Payton; bottom row, left to right: Alexia Holt, Lauren Dyer Amazeen, Maeve Redmond, Julian Forrester).

Partnerships Manager (maternity cover) – Re-advertisement.

7 February


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 for this re-advertisement is 25th February 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 28th February 2019.

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