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 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.

 

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

 

Application Deadline Monday 28 November 2016, midnight


Residency Period 13 - 26 March 2017

and

Residency Period 21 August - 3 September 2017

and

Residency Period 13 - 26 November 2017

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

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 8 for each residency period

Selectors Jude Barber, Architect-Director, Collective Architecture; Janine Matheson, Creative Producer, Visual Artist and Executive Director of Creative Edinburgh; Nuno Sacramento, Director Peacock Visual Arts; with Laura Simpson, Hospitalfield

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 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 Residency is open for application from artists, writers, 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.

The Interdisciplinary Programme is not supported directly through public funds but Hospitalfield aims to keep it affordable. 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.

Cost for a full 2 weeks residency is £630 per person full board and shorter residencies within this period can also sometimes be accommodated.

We are open to applications from groups or pairs of collaborators.


Printmaking Residency

as part of the Interdisciplinary programme

 

Application Deadline Monday 28 November 2016, midnight


Residency Period 13 - 26 March 2017

and

Residency Period 21 August - 3 September 2017

and

Residency Period 13 - 26 November 2017

Eligibility International and UK-based printmakers (experienced)

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.

Places 8 for each residency period

Selectors Jude Barber, Architect-Director, Collective Architecture; Janine Matheson, Creative Producer, Visual Artist and Executive Director of Creative Edinburgh; Nuno Sacramento, Director Peacock Visual Arts; with Laura Simpson, Hospitalfiel. Annis Fitzhugh, Director of DCA Print Studio is an advisor on this programme.

This series of specialist Printmaking Residency places fit within our Interdisciplinary Residency programme which is 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 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.

The Interdisciplinary Programme is not supported directly through public funds but Hospitalfield aims to keep it affordable. 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.

Cost for a full 2 weeks residency is £630 per person full board and shorter residencies within this period can also sometimes be accommodated.

We are open to applications from groups or pairs of collaborators.