Cove Park’s Visual Arts Creative Development residencies were funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. The programme consisted of six six-week residencies, running in parallel, for established UK-based visual artists, makers, designers, art writers and curators during Cove Park’s summer programme. The aim was to enable each artist to undertake research and develop new work. The residencies were enhanced by a complementary series of talks, visits and events involving a number of guest speakers.