Cove Park was founded to give living artists opportunities to create freely and on their own terms. New work in the arts needs financial support as, for example, does original thought in science or medicine, and currently we need two kinds of help.
A New Building
In 2014 we will rebuild our artists centre. The current building is too small and very expensive to run. We have a design for a new space that offers both artists and public facilities to make, to explore and to share in the making of new work across the art forms. It also increases our capacity from ten to twelve bedrooms and adds two properly equipped studios. We have the promise of public funds for approximately 50% of the £1.3 million costs. Some big trusts will, we hope, fund part of the balance, but no contribution is insignificant and we hope that individuals – including past residents who have benefited from being here – will see fit to help.
In a few weeks we will begin a crowd-funding campaign to raise a specific amount towards what is needed overall. If you would like to be a part of it, please tell us. We promise you some interesting benefits, as befits a centre for creative thought!
Sketch of proposed exterior Proposed floor plan
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Cove Park Development Blog
Follow the progress of the capital project here.
New buildings make it possible to run new residency programmes. Two of them are:
Up until now we have offered opportunities to individuals and collaborating groups, but never to an individual who needs focused time with another person. With two more bedrooms, we can offer One-to-One residencies throughout our annual programme.
Additional and upgraded artists’ and public facilities mean a much expanded set of programmes for our wider community, programmes that will promote participation by anyone wanting a hands-on experience of the arts: making, doing and writing.
These are examples of what we can do with better facilities. Creative Scotland’s annual grant allows us to plan these and all our programmes with a degree of confidence, paying for about 50% of their costs. But this leaves 50% to find from private sources. If you want to support us in giving an artist what could be a career-changing opportunity, please get in touch.