COVE PARK, ARGYLL AND BUTE

Artists Centre, Image by Ruth Clark

Studio Facilities Studio space suitable for all types of work (one studio has a kiln) and one communal workshop hosting a range of tools/power tools and a second kiln.
The accommodation and studios have no internet access – this is provided in the Artists Centre (all artists have 24 hour access to this space). The Artists Centre and a number of accommodation units are fully wheelchair accessible.
Costs £400 per week
Minimum Period 2 weeks. 1 month is typical.
Maximum Period A longer residency can be negotiated.
Other facilities The Artists Centre provides a library and access to private spaces that can be used for meetings, screenings or laying out work in progress.
Support offered The RSA resident will be supported by Cove Park’s Visual Arts Programme Producer and by the wider Cove Park team. As with all forthcoming residents, the RSA artist will receive the Cove Park Handbook in advance of their residency and information on the facilities, local amenities, tools and equipment available. Artists are welcome to contact staff in advance of their residency to discuss specific requirements and to receive support with planning and research. The RSA resident will be welcome (but not obliged) to take part in informal and professional events designed to bring the artists on site together with staff and guests, these can include lunches, dinners, studios discussions, talks, screenings and public events.
Promotional support offered The RSA residency and artist will be featured on Cove Park’s website, highlighted on all its social media platforms and included in our monthly Newsletter.
Exhibition opportunities Cove Park does not have a dedicated gallery space and does not run a regular programme of exhibitions. However, short-term exhibitions and presentations can take place on site or in the Artists Centre following agreement with Cove Park staff. The RSA artist may also be invited to take part in our ‘Hands-On Cove Park’ programme.
Accommodation offered Each artist is provided with their own private accommodation in one of Cove Park’s Cubes or Pods. Cove Park’s residencies are offered on a self-catering basis and each unit of accommodation has a small kitchen. Artists are also welcome to use the communal kitchen and dining area within the Artists Centre.