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...

Ends on March 1, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE - Friday 1 March 2019, midnight


ABOUT BellRock

BellRock is a partnership between Creative Scotland; Olivia Stewart, Three Rivers Film; and Hospitalfield. The programme was created thanks to Creative Scotland’s Film Strategy, which identified a strategic need for additional support for filmmakers and screenwriters based in Scotland.

The aim of BellRock is:

- to find original, diverse, voices and to provide a supportive, challenging but also tranquil working environment to develop original screenplays through working with a team of international industry professionals during a series of residencies, which include one-to-one sessions, group discussions and Master Classes;

- to extend the sense of a support network of fellow participants, previous participants and mentors beyond the period of the residencies;

- to build confidence on an international stage through visiting international professionals and the presentation of projects at the EYE Film Institut to an invited audience of international industry professionals

PROGRAMME for 6 participants per year:

1) three separate full board residential workshops which include one-to-one sessions, screenings, group discussions and Master Classes.

2019 Residency Dates: 9–14 June; 5-9 August; 29 September – 3 October.

2) the opportunity to present your project at the EYE Film Institut in Amsterdam in January 2020.

SELECTORS

Olivia Stewart, Three Rivers Film and Ross McKenzie, Screen Officer, Creative Scotland.


For more information on the mentors, and of previous years' programme, click here.


We welcome writer/directors, screenwriters, filmmakers, playwrights, and artists living in Scotland and who can demonstrate their commitment in their future in film, interest and talent with previous work whether short films, feature films, documentary, or a play, and who are looking for guidance and support in writing a feature length screenplay.

DIVERSITY AND ACCESSIBILITY

BellRock is particularly keen to encourage applications from filmmakers and writers who represent the whole range of cultural diversity that makes up Scotland today.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications are made through the online form linked to this page.

Applications must include ONE of the following:

  1. A full draft screenplay – not less than 80 pages; and a link to previous filmed work (short, feature, art film or documentary);
  2. A partial screenplay – not less than 20 pages; a 1-page synopsis; and, a link to previous filmed work as sole writer or sole director (short, feature, art film or documentary);
  3. A treatment – not less than 20 pages; a 1-page synopsis; and, a link to previous filmed work as sole writer or sole director (short, feature, art film or documentary);
  4. A treatment – not less than 20 pages; a 1-page synopsis; and, a link to play performed before a paying audience.

You must also include ALL of the following:

  1. The completed online application form including a link to only one previous film work;
  2. Your CV/Bio – including any festivals, awards etc.
  3. The completed Creative Scotland Equal Opportunities Form.

You may also include if you wish:

  1. Maximum of 3 photographs for lookbook/visual reference;
  2. Supporting Statement (1 page max) – indicating overall vision, themes, tone,

Information about Hospitalfield the host and location of this project: http://hospitalfield.org.uk/

AFTER SELECTION

You must be available for all of the residential dates. Please do not apply if there is any risk that you will not be able to make all the workshops and for the subsequent presentation.

HELP AVAILABLE

If you require more information or assistance with the application process, please contact: Karlie Wu, programme@hospitalfield.org.uk

SELECTION PROCESS

After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt via email (please check your junk mail folder). Applications will be read by a panel of independent readers and a shortlist will be created.

All applications will be considered according to the following criteria:

  • The creative and cinematic merits of the proposed project;
  • The quality of writing sample and past work submitted

Applicants selected for the shortlist will have a brief Skype interview (additional material may be required), after which the final selection of 6 participants will be made.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, individual feedback will not be possible.


Information about Creative Scotland’s Screen Activity

BellRock is supported by the Scottish Government via the Creative Scotland Screen Skills Fund. It is intended to strengthen training and development opportunities in the Screen sector, and address some of the key priorities as set out in Creative Scotland’s Film Strategy 2014-17.

Post: Free Drawing School Artist Residency Year Two
Contract: 12 months (May 2019 - May 2020)
Hours:   The artist will work on a part time basis over a twelve month period. We will work with three artists to lead the school over the three years of the Drawing School. Working hours to be agreed. We are aiming for an average of 2 days per week but more days will be required during our Summer Festival in June-July 2019.

Salary: pro rata of £24,000 p.a. (based on 16 hours per week)
Reporting to: Cicely Farrer, Programme & Communications Manager
Deadline for application: 4 February 2019, midnight
Interview Date: to be confirmed

Appointment: The residency will start in May 2019.


Free Drawing School 2019 - Artist Commission 

Hospitalfield will appoint an artist-in-residence to continue to shape and run the Free Drawing School over a 12 month period. The Free Drawing School is a three year project of experimental drawing at Hospitalfield and is a core part of our on-going programme. We appoint an artist each year to take on the role.

The core theme or starting point for the Drawing School is the 800 year history of the gardens and fernery. The gardens are in the process of being re-designed, the fernery restored and the walled gardens opened to the public. This project has been devised to rung alongside this capital programme of investment at Hospitalfield. The artist will have access to the specialists that we are working with;  garden designer Nigel Dunnett and the fern specialists, based at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, who are working with us to develop a new collection of ferns. We anticipate that the School will be based on the artist's practice and ideas yet your application should consider these themes and reflect a core interest in exploring this horticultural history and drawing others in to this fascinating world through drawing.

The appointed artist will be supported by the team at Hospitalfield and will develop the project with key groups of people in Arbroath and beyond, many that we already have strong working relationships with. Now that the School has been running for a year there is a community of interest gathered around the project. During the period of their residency, the artist will be provided with a free studio at Hospitalfield where they can spend time developing their work and be in conversation with the diverse community of artists that come to Hospitalfield's busy programme.

We are now inviting applications from artists based in Dundee and the DD postcode to be the commissioned residency artist for Year Two of the Free Drawing School.

We ask for the artist to commit 16 hours per week focus on developing the school and working with participants.

The fee based on a part time contract of £24,000 Pro Rata

Exact working times to be agreed, the artist will be required to participate during our Summer Festival in June-July 2019 and the open weekends in April and September. These dates will be agreed during the proposal/interview process.The Free Drawing School is a three year project of experimental drawing at Hospitalfield. 


Deadline:  Monday 4th 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: Helen Nisbet, Curator and Artistic Director of Art Night and Mick Peter, Artist

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.


Artists are invited to submit an application that describes an urgent project, or their focus of work, whilst they are a participant in the programme. Pressure on places are high and applicants are advised to ariculate why this is the right time for them to be working on this project or development in their work.


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***



Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019, midnight   

Residency Period: 2 - 28 September 2019

Eligibility: UK and UK-based visual artists

Places: 6 each receive a £1000 Research & Development bursary

Selectors:  Martin Clark, Director of Camden Arts Centre and Alberta Whittle, Artist


Information about the Residency Programme at Hospitalfield:

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

The Autumn 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.  

Artists are invited to submit an application that describes an urgent project, or their focus of work, whilst they are a participant in the programme. Pressure on places are high and applicants are advised to articulate why this is the right time for them to be working on this project or development in their work.


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***


Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019, midnight   

Summer School Dates: 28 - 30 June 2019  

Eligibility: Artists, curators, programmers and organisers based within Scotland; individuals and groups

Places: 1 - There is an overall programmer fee of £1500

 

Information about the Summer School at Hospitalfield:

hospitalfield.org.uk/study/summer-school/


We are interested in working with an individual or collaboration who are able to produce a well considered outline proposal that we feel we can help to deliver. The proposal must reflect that the core ideas are already well considered. Whilst we do not expect a speakers list to be completed, an idea of who contributors might be is important and some idea of who might deliver the key note or initial opening event is essential. We are seeking a proposal that will catch the imagination of the target audience/participants. This tends to be a specialist audience but can often be wider.

Hospitalfield's role is to support the selected programmer/s and to use the experience gleaned from previous years regarding how to structure and timetable for an audience over 2.5 days. We can support invitations to speakers and give advice on how to manage the budget and catering. We can also advise on a programme that might include trips, walks and visits within the surrounding area. As a guide, the budget for the summer school is £4000 so please bear this in mind when thinking through what to propose within the programme.

If you would like further discussion as you are developing your proposal please contact info@hospitalfield.org.uk please title your email FIELDWORK

Hospitalfield