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 both art and design 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...

The Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield is an intensive two week residency of dedicated studio time, facilitated talks, studio visits, group crits, field trips and after dinner discussions.

The aims are to:

– Catalyse new research and production of work.

– Develop critical discussion and reflection.

– Build diverse peer networks.

Hospitalfield works with experienced selectors who who are interested in emerging practices. As well as being involved in selecting the group each year, they also visit the residents while they are at Hospitalfield to lead discussions and workshops.

The Graduate Residents are at the stage of negotiating their transition from the influence of their teaching institution to their post-education practice.

The Graduate Residency in 2019 is made possible through the support of the Hope Scott Trust.


Residency dates: 25 November - 8 December 2019

Places: 12

Eligibility: Artists who have graduated from art programmes in Scotland in 2018 or 2019. The residency is not open to artists who are part of formal education at the time of the residency or those graduating from a PhD programme. 

This residency includes: Programme of support, visits and discussion; Full board catering; 24 hour access to studio space.

Application deadline: Sunday 18 August at 11:59PM



Sekai Machache, Artist (Dundee)

Anna Danielewicz, Artist and Programming Committee member of Market Gallery (Glasgow)

Post: Sous/2nd Chef Opportunity

Hours: Full time

Salary: £21,000 to £25,000 pa pro rata depending on experience

Deadline for application: Friday 2 August 2019, 5pm

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Job Description:  Please use this link

Application: Please complete the form below and upload your CV and Cover Letter 

Hospitalfield is an exceptional historic house located to the south of Arbroath, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the sea. The organisation is making investments in to the building that will grow its hospitality and catering offer over the next 2 – 5 years.

Hospitalfield is looking for a bright, creative chef to join the current head chef/catering manager in developing the new phase of the food business within the arts institution.

The role is extremely varied, catering for residential groups, café service, large conferences, weddings, private dining, markets, pop up cafes and more. Leading into next year we will be opening up a brand new café onsite and you will play a key role in this transition.

Hospitalfield House is a stunning location to work in. There is always a wealth of interesting events and arts activities taking place that attract a wide and varied audience. Food and hospitality is an essential offer and we wish to build on the existing strong reputation for excellent healthy, often locally grown, food.

Deadline: Friday 2 August 2019, 5pm