Cryptic’s international artist residency programme provides professional development time and support for musicians and digital artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice, whilst engaging with other artists and receiving peer-to-peer learning. The emphasis of this residency programme is on research and the development of existing or new work and is not geared towards a final presentation.

This talent development opportunity is essential for both the artists and for Cryptic in nurturing the next generation of creative talent. Ultimately, the combination of international and UK artists at various stages in their career is what makes the learning experience so inspiring and for many artists it’s the ‘must go’ date in their calendar.

Since 2012, Cryptic has curated this annual artist residency programme at Cove Park focusing on music, sound and multi-media, with over 50 artists benefitting.

The 2020 Cryptic Residents include: Matt Zurowski (UK), Ela Orleans (UK), Katie Anderson (UK), Solareye (David Hook, UK), Matthew Collings (UK), Alex Smoke (UK), Robbie Thomson (UK), Alba G Corral (Spain), Lo Kindre (Daniel Magee, Ireland/UK), Aeger Smoothie (Mikhail Pinyaev, Russia), Linh-Ha Bui (Vietnam), Paula Guersenzvaig (Argentina), Sinéad Hargan (UK), Heather Lander (UK), Kathy Hinde (UK), Myriam Boucher (Quebec) and Alex Augier (France).

You can read more about the participating artists and their work here.

Image: Paula Guersenzvaig