The exchange of ideas and inspiration is at the heart of the Cove Park experience. To develop this further, Cove Park with the help of Jerwood launched the Creative Catalysts programme in 2011.

Creative Catalysts are people of distinction from the arts, science, academia, or more generally from public life, who are invited to Cove Park for one or two-week long residencies.¬†As with any resident, each Catalyst is with us firstly for the sake of his or her own work. However, we specifically invite individuals whom we feel will make a valuable contribution to Cove Park’s programme as a whole: facilitating discussion and exchange between all the residents through the organisation of events, readings, talks and screenings.