We aim for time spent at Hospitalfield to act as a step change in the evolution of an artist’s work.

The residency programme at Hospitalfield provides opportunities for visual artists, filmmakers, writers and other cultural practitioners to focus on the development of a specific idea, project or the development of new work. 

It is a context in which participants can work independently or collaboratively. Selectors are looking for applicants that can demonstrate clearly what their project or focus for the residency will be.

Please note that currently:-

  • The funded residency programmes are devised for those developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary visual art practice.
  • The Interdisciplinary Programme is a programme that welcomes applications from a wide range of cultural practitioners.
  • The Graduate programme invites applications from art courses.
  • We work with partners to devise and run other specialist residency programmes throughout the year.

 

Applications are invited from artists who have a specific project or period of work to focus on and for whom this time will be invaluable. We expect that applicants will have had a formal training or similar and will be developing projects and new work for public exhibition or developing their research with some form of future public outcome in mind. The programmes are structured for individuals working at a range of points in their career. Each has a specific focus, the Interdisciplinary Programme for example aiming to cultivate a group which has the broadest range of practices. Selectors will consider the application statements with care and in accordance with the aims of each of the programmes. We do not expect to do interviews so will select from the applications.  ​

Participants in the programme live and work in the house, studios, gardens and courtyards of the estate. The location overlooking the North Sea gives a feeling of isolation and is an extremely peaceful place to work however, once off the threshold of the estate the reality is that Hospitalfield is a part of the small fishing town of Arbroath and within walking distance of useful amenities. Arbroath station is on the east coast train line running from London to Aberdeen and the direct trains to all of the main Scottish cities. The long daylight hours in the spring and summer, beautiful coast line and high percentage of sunshine hours defines this part of Scotland.

Selectors for the residency programmes at Hospitalfield are looking for applicants that can demonstrate clearly what their project or focus for the residency is and what they anticipate the potential that this setting will offer them and the progression of their work.

To read more about Hospitalfield's Residency Programme please visit our website...

Interdisciplinary Residency Programme 2021

Application Deadline Sunday 7 February 2021, midnight


A highly international part of Hospitalfield's programme which is open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work.

Open to applications from international and UK-based artists, writers, architects, producers, dancers, choreographers, curators, designers, educators, researchers and those developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary cultural practices.

For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project. This is a subsidised, self-funded residency programme. 


Residency Period 17 - 30 May 2021

Residency Period 16 - 29 August 2021

Residency Period 4 - 17 October 2021

Residency Period 8 - 21 November 2021


*Each residency hosts 8 practitioners. Due to the Pandemic the residents will include artists from the 2020 and 2021 Interdisciplinary Programmes. There are 18 places available on the Programme this year.


Eligibility International and UK-based artists, writers, architects, producers, dancers, choreographers, curators, designers, educators, researchers and those developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary cultural practices.

For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project.


Places 18

Selectors:

Luke Pell (Artist working across disciplines in Scotland), Maitreyi Maheshwari (Head of Programme, FACT Liverpool). Facilitated by Cicely Farrer (Programme & Communications Manager, Hospitalfield).


About the Interdisciplinary Residency

The Interdisciplinary Residency Programme at Hospitalfield has been devised to appeal across all art forms, it has been planned as an opportunity to support those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work.

We will ensure that this is a productive time set within the retreat-like setting of Hospitalfield, which works for individuals or collaborative groups as a test bed for developing their practice.

Hospitalfield facilitates a programme of interaction and discussion within the group. It is also an opportunity that appeals to those arts professionals who need time to work on a specific project, undisturbed, in a supportive environment.

The selectors will wish to bring together a group that reflects a very broad range of practices that will find the time invaluable and gain much from the informal exchange or working within the residency setting.

Please note we actively discourage proposals which are site specific or directly draw on Hospitalfield itself as we want people to come with (and leave with) work which is relevant and useful to them ongoing in the wider world.

Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply to this residency (this means that if you are still studying during the residency period, please apply in the future and join our mailing list to hear about other residency news and deadlines). 

It’s really important that residents are able to commit to the entire residency period to provide consistency for the group and to make sure you can immerse yourself in the situation and your work.

Funding: The Interdisciplinary Programme is not supported directly through public funds but Hospitalfield aims to keep it affordable and it is subsidised. We expect that some of the applicants will pay for themselves and others will look to their professional body, local cultural support structures, private trusts or advocating agency for support. Examples of these would be; Creative Scotland, regional Artist & Craft Maker Awards, Hope Scott Trust, Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland Scheme and The Cross Trust in Scotland and similar agencies in other countries which practitioners can access information about through relevant Arts Councils and artist support organisations.

If you need information to support a funding application in advance of our selection dates please use the material on our website.

If you are selected for the residency by our panel we are happy to provide supporting documentation, such as an official letter, after the offer has been made.

Payment information: Cost for a full 2 weeks residency is £650 per person full board and shorter residencies within this period can also sometimes be accommodated.

50% of the costs is due on selection as a form of confirmation. This is a non-refundable deposit. The second 50% is due two months before your residency starts. You will be given invoices for the payments for your own records.

Dates: Although we have fixed the dates of these residencies for 2021 Hospitalfield reserve the right to make changes and consult selected applicants about them.

Print Place on Interdisciplinary Residency Programme 2021

Application Deadline Sunday 7 February 2021, midnight

There are four residency period which you can apply to be considered for:

Residency Period 4 - 17 October 2021

Residency Period 8 - 21 November 2021


Eligibility International and UK-based artists and designers who are experienced printmakers.

Solo use of the Kinpurnie Print Studio to complete a design, publishing or fine art project or to experiment with new ideas. Also open to collaborative duos.

The Interdisciplinary Residency is a highly international part of Hospitalfield's programme which is open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work.

For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project.



Places 2


Selectors

Luke Pell (Artist working across disciplines in Scotland)

Maitreyi Maheshwari (Head of Programme, FACT Liverpool). 


Facilitated by Cicely Farrer (Programme & Communications Manager, Hospitalfield) with advice from Annis Fitzhugh, Director, DCA Print Studio.


About the Print Place on the Interidisciplinary Residency Programme

The Printmaking Residency fits within our Interdisciplinary Residencies which are a highly international part of Hospitalfield’s programme, open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work. For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project.

We will ensure that this is a productive time set within the retreat-like setting of Hospitalfield, which works for individuals or collaborative groups as a test bed for developing their practice.

Hospitalfield facilitates a programme of interaction and discussion within the group and with invited guests speakers. It is also an opportunity that appeals to those arts professionals who need time to work on a specific project, undisturbed, in a supportive environment.

The Interdisciplinary Residency Programme at Hospitalfield has been devised to appeal across all art forms, it has been planned as an opportunity to support those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work.

The Residency is open for application from musicians, writers, artists, designers, architects, producers, dancers, choreographers, commissioners, curators, educators, researchers and others developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary cultural practices.

The selectors will wish to bring together a group that reflects a very broad range of practices that will find the time invaluable and gain much from the informal exchange or working within the residency setting.

Please note we actively discourage proposals which are site specific or directly draw on Hospitalfield itself as we want people to come with (and leave with) work which is relevant and useful to them ongoing in the wider world.

Funding: The Interdisciplinary Programme is not supported directly through public funds but Hospitalfield aims to keep it affordable and it is subsidised. We expect that some of the applicants will pay for themselves and others will look to their professional body, local cultural support structures, private trusts or advocating agency for support. Examples of these would be; Creative Scotland, regional Artist & Craft Maker Awards, Hope Scott Trust, Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland Scheme and The Cross Trust in Scotland and similar agencies in other countries which practitioners can access information about through relevant Arts Councils and artist support organisations.

If you need information to support a funding application in advance of our selection dates please use the material on our website.

If you are selected for the residency by our panel we are happy to provide supporting documentation, such as an official letter, after the offer has been made.

Payment information: Cost for a full 2 weeks residency is £650 per person full board and shorter residencies within this period can also sometimes be accommodated.

50% of the costs is due on selection as a form of confirmation. This is a non-refundable deposit. The second 50% is due two months before your residency starts. You will be given invoices for the payments for your own records.

Dates: Although we have fixed the dates of these residencies for 2021 Hospitalfield reserve the right to make changes and consult selected applicants about them.

Deadline:  Friday 8th February 2019, midnight    

Residency Period:  8 July 2019–4 August 2019 

Eligibility: UK and UK-based visual artists

Places: 6 - receive £1000 Research & Development Bursary

Selectors:  


Information about the Residency Programme at Hospitalfield:

http://hospitalfield.org.uk/residencies/

 

The Summer Residency is a funded programme with 6 places available for UK or UK-based visual artists.

Selected artists receive a Research & Development Bursary that supports them whilst they are working away from their home base.

Artists are invited to submit an application that describes a project, or their focus of work, whilst they are a participant in the programme.

This residency includes: Programme of visits and discussion; full board catering; 24 hours access to studio space.

Students are not eligible to apply to this residency (this means that if you are still studying at the point of the deadline you can't make an application, please apply in the future and join our mailing list to hear about other residency news and deadlines including our Graduate Residency).

It's really important that residents are able to commit to the entire residency period to provide consistency for the group and to make sure you can immerse yourself in the situation and your work.

*** After reading about our programmes please decide which is most appropriate for your project. Please don’t apply for both the Summer and Autumn Residencies***



An opportunity for Scottish art school graduates

Thirty Places: three groups of ten artists

Supported by the William Grant Foundation, Hope Scott Trust and Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation.

Programme Mentoring Circle: Artist Sekai Machache (Edinburgh), curator Eoin Dara (Head of Exhibitions Dundee Contemporary Arts) and writer/curator Tendai Mutambu (Bristol) and Cicely Farrer (Programme Manager Hospitalfield). We thank Dundee Contemporary Arts for their valuable partnership on the development of the mentoring Programme.

Continuing on from the precedent of the Graduate Residency which has run for 8 years at Hospitalfield, the Graduate Programme 2021 is designed to support the next generation of artists. Through this programme we hope to give artists who have graduated from art schools and colleges in 2019 and 2020 artistic and professional development pathways at a time of significant uncertainty.

The programme will offer 30 artists a year long association with Hospitalfield. At the heart of the programme that we are offering is the support that participants will gain from both the Mentor’s Circle and the 16-day residency at Hospitalfield and each other. The programme will support three groups of ten artists all will have graduated in the last two years from Scottish art schools; emerging out of full-time education into what is in many ways a closed world. This structured programme will provide the selected artists with a new network and a period of time to focus on the development of their work.

Situated just to the south of the rural coastal town of Arbroath, Hospitalfield is an artists’ house; a place of ideas combining the conventions of the museum and the academy and interpreting these models for this moment in time. Hospitalfield is attentive to its aims; to support artists and, in this ever-changing environment, our programmes change and respond to the shift in artists' needs.

The Graduate Programme  will be selected by and facilitated with the Mentoring Circle which includes Sekai Machache (Artist, Edinburgh), Eoin Dara (Head of Exhibitions, Dundee Contemporary Arts) and writer/curator Tendai Mutambu (Bristol) and Cicely Farrer (Hospitalfield Programme Manager).


Programme Residency dates:

18 June – 4 July 2021

18 October – 2 November 2021

28 March - 12 April 2022

During the residency time artists will have studio time, group crits, studio visits, field trips and after dinner discussions. The residency includes full board catering, private bedrooms and 24-hour access to studio space.

Yearlong programme: Online and outside

The online programme will include talks programmes, facilitated sharing of practice, experience and skills, mentorship. There will be one group visit within Scotland for all 30 participants. Participating artists will be able to select what part of the programme that is useful to them. The programme does not demand full attendance if this is not possible. It is important the participating artists are proactive in clarifying what parts of the programme will support their needs.

Award: £600 bursary per artist. This is designed to cover the residency period.

Places: 30

Eligibility: Artists who have graduated from art programmes in Scotland in 2019 or 2020. We will consider applications from artists applying from programmes in other arts disciplines if they can demonstrate that they are practicing in the area of contemporary art. We expect applicants to explain this in their application.

Application deadline: Sunday 31 January 2021 at 11:59PM


How your application will be assessed:

Your application will be assessed based on your artistic interests, thought/making processes and how you demonstrate that this programme will support your specific artistic and professional development needs.

Please note we tend to discourage projects while on residency which are site specific or directly draw on Hospitalfield itself as we want people to come with (and leave with) work which is relevant and useful to them ongoing in the wider world. 

Online Q&A about the application process:

On Tuesday 12 January 2020 at 17:00, Hospitalfield Programme Manager Cicely Farrer will be running an online Q&A about the Graduate Programme and Application Process.

A recording and transcript of the Q&A is now available on our website.

If you have any questions, you can email these to programme@hospitalfield.org.uk or send us a message on social media @hospitalfield

Covid-19 Adjustments:

Hospitalfield carefully follows Scottish Government Guidelines in taking precautions around Covid-19. These include 2m physical distancing, mask wearing, limits on room capacity, increased cleaning procedures and table service in all food/eating environments.

In advance of a residency at Hospitalfield, systems and protocols are carefully assessed in accordance with the current public health situation and visiting artists must strictly follow the guidelines for the safety of themselves, their peers and the Hospitalfield staff team, both in advance and during the period of the residency and programme.

Based on the assessment of the public health situation, the residency dates are subject to change based on what is considered to be a low risk environment to run the residency in and whether travelling between tiers or countries is possible.

Access:

It is possible to complete the application questions either in written answers or with audio recorded answers. If you have any questions about the application form please email programme@hospitalfield.org.uk.

In the application form there is space for you to include any access, mobility or health factors you would like to bring up at this stage. If your application is successful, there will be opportunity to complete a more detailed Access Rider document. Prior to your application we aim to provide as much helpful information as possible around access to best inform your decision about whether to apply. If you have any questions, please email programme@hospitalfield.org.uk

Hospitalfield is a 19th century artists' house and there are a number of steps up to many of the rooms in the house and between the House, Studios and around the Grounds. 

If for accessibility reasons you are interested in participating in this programme only through the online programme please include details of this in your application.


Mentoring Circle:

Sekai Machache (she/her) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self. She is interested in the relationship between spirituality, imagination and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing. Sekai works with a wide range of media including photography. Her photographic practice is formulated through digital studio based compositions utilising body paint and muted lighting conditions to create images that appear to emerge from darkness.

Sekai is the recipient of the 2020 RSA Morton Award and will be joining the Talbot Rice Residency Programme 2021-2023. She recently joined Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop as a board member and works for (SCAN) Scottish Contemporary Arts Network as an Artist Policy Officer.

Sekai works internationally with her most recent work taking her to Brazil where she produced a cross-cultural curatorial project which was supported by a Creative Scotland and British Council partnership. She often works collaboratively, for and within her community and is a founding and organising member of the Yon Afro Collective (YAC)

Eoin Dara is an Irish curator based in Scotland working as Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts. 

Recent curatorial work includes new commissions and publishing projects with artists Margaret Salmon, Patrick Staff, Emma Talbot and Alberta Whittle and writers CAConrad, Quinn Latimer, Christina Sharpe and Isabel Waidner. In his previous position as Curator at the MAC in Belfast, Dara staged major exhibition projects such as ‘Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place’, alongside working on new commissions by artists such as Mariah Garnett, Stuart Brisley, Kara Walker and Johanna Billing. He has recently participated on juries and selection committees for Hayward Gallery, Glasgow International, LUX and the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

A former student of the University of Edinburgh, Dara is also an alumnus of the ICI Curatorial Intensive programme. He was previously a director of Catalyst Arts, and a co-founder of the Household curatorial collective.

Tendai Mutambu is a writer, curator, and film programmer based in Bristol where he is Assistant Curator: Commissions and Public Programmes at Spike Island. In 2019 he was Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival’s Programming Fellow for which he curated ‘Artist in Profile: Marwa Arsanios’. Other recent projects include five film programmes of work from the LUX and British Council collections touring internationally until 2022 and ‘Sriwhana Spong: a hook but no fish’ at Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre, NZ. Tendai has written for Art Monthly UK, British Film Institute, LUX Moving Image, Ocula Magazine, Frieze, Runway Journal of Contemporary Art, Art New Zealand and several exhibition catalogues.

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