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...

Ends on March 20, 2017

Deadline for application: Monday 20 March 2017, midnight.

Residency period: 1 - 29 October 2017.

In a partnership with Tottenham Hale International Studios in north London, Hospitalfield is launching this open call for applications from artists living and working in the DD postcode area for a residency at THIStudios in 2017.


The artist will benefit from being within the busy studio complex where there are opportunities to meet and make connections with the other studio holders.

Please use the application process to tell us about your work and what you would use the residency for.

There is an element of exchange within the project, whereby a THIStudios artist will come to Hospitalfield between 21 August and 3 September 2017. Both selected artists would be expected to help each other make the most of the opportunity through making connections and helping them settle in.

Further to this if you would like to work with local community there could be support for that from the THIStudios team - this won't necessarily be relevant to all applicants and we really encourage you to think about how this residency opportunity can be used to progress your practice and be a stepping stone to your next projects.

Students are not eligible for this residency.

There is 1 place available on this programme.

Selectors: THIStudios

More information about this residency exchange and Hospitalfield:


Ends on July 3, 2017

Close to Hospitalfield’s 20th century history, the Graduate Programme brings together a group of recent art graduates from Scotland for a two-week residency which enables the participants to make new work, new connections between approaches and a new network with which to build their own opportunities and support systems. 

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

There are 12 places available on this programme.