Cove Park’s new American Friends of Cove Park membership programme is live!

This initiative is a new addition to our wider individual giving programme, to provide supporters based in the United States with a tax-effective way of donating. To do this, we have partnered with Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

Outset is an international charity that for 20 years has been supporting institutions to unlock funding for innovative art projects. They do not take any commissions and 100% of funds raised are received by Cove Park. Cove Park and Outset have worked together on several projects, including a residency for the artist Catherine Street at the time of her exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and a major commission of new work for Cove Park by artist Alex Frost. Support from Outset is also making possible a presentation of new work by artist Louise Hopkins, to be shown at Cove Park during the summer of 2023.

Gifts to Cove Park: 

  • benefits artists through our increased financial support (weekly stipends, materials and travel budget)
  • helps maintain and preserve our 50-acre site, artist accommodations and studios
  • provides more opportunities for artists based in the United States to travel to Scotland for a residency

Giving levels for American Friends of Cove Park

$150 annual: helps offset the cost of materials for a studio-based artist
$300 annual: covers the fee for an artist to provide a creative workshop for local children in Argyll
$700 annual: covers the weekly residency stipend of £550
$1,000 annual: helps offset the cost of international travel from the US to Scotland

Sponsor a fully-funded artists residency

Donations of $3,000 or $5,000 meet the costs of a fully-funded two-week or four-week residency for individual artists. These awards provide artist’s fees, travel costs and materials allowances. Program Patrons will be offered naming rights for the residency and invited to discuss their interests and requirements with Cove Park’s Director, Alexia Holt.

To join, please complete and submit the American Friends of Cove Park Form.