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.


Sketch of proposed exterior                            Proposed floor plan
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Our brand new Artists Centre  designed by Cameron Webster Architects and opening July 2016 will allow us for the first time to offer year-round residencies and participatory activity to individuals and groups. This means – in addition to enabling artists of all disciplines the time and space to experiment and create new work – we can realise year-round dedicated arts activities for our wider community in the form of Hands-On Cove Park.

Hands-On is a programme of creative workshops, events and talks for people in Argyll and Bute led by national and international professional artists currently and formerly resident at Cove Park. Hands-On has been been made possible through funding from two major UK Trusts, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Robertson Trust, plus support from Argyll Youth Arts and The Bridge Awards.

The Residencies and Hands-On Cove Park are examples of what we will 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 or a member of our community with an immersive creative learning experience please get in touch with our Programme Producers.

Alternatively you can donate here. Any contribution, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

You can also support Cove Park by purchasing a unique limited edition ceramic Swallow.

Thank you!

For the progress of the capital project and a complete list of all our trust funders please visit the Cove Park Development Blog