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.

Creative Scotland’s annual grant supports our core aims and ambitions, allowing us to run a programme of funded residencies and associated talks, studio visits and events with a degree of confidence, paying for about 50% of their costs.

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.

50% of our core costs come from other trusts, foundations and individuals, listed here. We are particularly grateful to those supporting 2017′s programme;

Fenton Arts Trust will support 3 emerging artists with residencies across Craft, Literature and Visual Art.
Henry Moore Foundation will support Indian artist Sahel Rahal’s residency, in collaboration with CCA Glasgow and the British Council

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!

We have now completed our capital project to rebuild the Cove Park Artists Centre. Images can be seen under ‘Cove Tour’. We are hugely grateful to all those who supported this project, especially Creative Scotland, The Monument Trust and The Robertson Trust. A complete list of all our funders can be found here and on the Cove Park Development Blog