Residencies & Jobs

Cove Park: Funded Residencies 2023/24

Cove Park's Funded Residencies are open to individuals who urgently require the time, care, financial support, and facilities to focus upon and develop their own professional creative practice. 

Closing date: 5 Dec 2022

Cove Park is located on a 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast. The site benefits from both an outstanding rural location and proximity to Glasgow.

Since its launch in 2000, Cove Park has welcomed over 3,000 national and international artists, creative practitioners, and researchers, working in all art forms and creative disciplines, and at every stage in their careers. Cove Park’s self-directed residencies support individuals and collaborators to focus upon research, experimentation, the development of current projects, and the production of new work and ideas. Their dedicated professional team provides the support and care necessary to ensure each residency is as productive, engaging, and enjoyable as possible.


Funded Residencies: Aims & Eligibility

Cove Park's Funded Residencies are open to national and international individuals and collaborators who urgently require the time, care, financial support, and facilities they offer to focus upon and develop their own professional creative practice. A final presentation or participation in a public event is not a requirement, but they aim to support those who wish to work within and contribute to a community of residents, and to benefit from the experience of working alongside individuals and collaborators engaged in a wide range of specialisms.

To facilitate exchange, discussion, and collaboration, Cove Park organises opportunities for residents to meet throughout the course of their residencies, and to participate in informal peer-to-peer events, dinners, talks, studio visits, and screenings. For those working in Scotland for the first time, they provide opportunities to meet and engage with other cultural organisations and artists across Scotland.

Cove Park has recently established new partnerships with national and international environmental, academic, scientific, and cultural organisations and networks concerned with the climate crisis. Residencies are ideally placed to bring together individuals and groups, from a diverse range of backgrounds, for a sustained period to collaborate, exchange ideas, and focus upon new approaches to urgent issues of global concern. They continue to welcome applications from those working on projects connected to the climate crisis and wishing to take part in and actively contribute to this enquiry-based approach.


Fees & Financial Support

Cove Park is committed to fair work and pay. In 2023, Cove Park will increase the fee payable to their residents from £450 to £550 per week.

Please note: The Resident’s Fee is inclusive of VAT and payable by Cove Park to the artist. The appointment is on a freelance basis and residents are responsible for paying their own tax and national insurance. Travel Allowance is provided for national and international residents, which reflects the increased costs of travel and allows for slow travel when possible.


Learn more via the Application Guidelines (open PDF).


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Opportunity provided by:
Cove Park
Venue Location:
Cove Park
Peaton Hill
Argyll & Bute
G84 0PE
01436 850 500
Main Contact:
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