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.
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.