Cove Park offers funded residencies throughout the year. These opportunities are awarded following an open call and application process, or via nomination and direct invitation. Residents are given the time, space, freedom and financial support to concentrate upon the development of their own work. This programme supports those wishing to focus upon specific projects and those aiming to develop new ideas without the demands of deadlines or public presentation. This is enhanced through a series of events designed to promote discussion between all the artists on residency.

Residents receive a fee, private and self-catering accommodation, workspace and, if required, a studio. All artists have 24-hour access to Cove Park’s Artists Centre and its communal spaces, kitchen and library.


Current opportunities:

Translation Programmes, Autumn 2019

Call for applications to participate in Translation Week, produced in partnership with the National Centre for Writing. Open to literary translators working into English. Further information is available here.

Through a partnership with Publishing Scotland, Cove Park seeks to appoint two translators of Scottish books and/or books by Scotland-based authors for two-week residencies (overlapping with Translation Week). Further information is available here.

SWAP: UK/Ukraine Residency Programme for Artists and Curators

Cove Park is one of several partners in Scotland delivering a residency exchange programme for artists and curators based in Scotland and Ukraine. Further information and application guidelines are available here. The deadline is 27 June 2019.


The deadlines for application to our Summer 2019 funded programme of Crafts & Design, Experimental Film & Moving Image, Literature and Visual Arts residencies have now passed. Please join our mailing list to receive details of forthcoming opportunities in 2020.