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Cove Park has a new Artist Centre allowing us to run year round. 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 residencies for 3, 4 or 7 nights, or multiples thereof. Proposals are invited from UK-based artists (individually or in groups) working in any creative discipline who would benefit from time, space and creative exchange on Scotland’s west coast.

Dates and duration of the self-funded residencies

We hope that by opening up Cove Park this winter we can support artists who might not otherwise have the means to take up a residency.

Please note: Artists applying for this self-funded opportunity can also apply for a funded residency (across our curated Craft, Film, Literature, Performing and Visual Arts programmes), if they meet the requirements. Please sign up for newsletter updates via our website, and follow us on Twitter (@CovePark) and Facebook. Guidelines and deadlines will be published in the coming weeks.

The minimum duration of a residency will be three nights. We will be offering three night residencies [beginning on a Friday] and four night residencies [beginning on a Monday]. We are also happy to consider longer residencies, from one week to a month.


Artists will fund their time at Cove Park at a subsidised rate. Applicants should identify their preferred duration of residency at Cove Park, and which dates would best suit. Applicants should also identify the type of accommodation they would prefer, from the following (please refer to images on the website):

Cube – We have 6 self-contained, self-catering live/work units created from converted and insulated shipping containers. Bed, desk, en-suite shower and kitchenette. (For each cube: £40 per night). 1 Cube is wheelchair accessible.

Oak Pod – Aimed at those working in partnership or on a shared project, the oak-framed pod contains 2 double bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, shared kitchen and lounge space. (For the whole pod: £86 per night)

Taransay Pod – Aimed at those working in pairs or small groups, the pod contains 2 bedrooms each with bunk beds, 2 en-suite bathrooms, 2 kitchenettes and a shared lounge space. (For the whole pod: £86 per night)

New bedrooms – Each of the new bedrooms (one of which is wheelchair accessible) has a bed, desk, kitchenette and en suite shower. (For each room: £40 per night).


Selection Criteria & Process We welcome applications from adults of all ages, abilities and disciplines. Please send a statement outlining your current practice and what you would wish to work on while at Cove Park, including images and weblinks where necessary, on no more than 2 sides of A4. Please include your full name, address, contact number, email address and Skype handle if available. Additionally please state:

Your preferred dates and duration of residency

Your preferred accommodation type

Whether you will require a studio

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 15th September 2017. You will be notified by Friday 29th September with the outcome of your application. Submit the information to