• Cove Park in an international residency based on a 50-acre rural site overlooking Loch Long in Argyll, on Scotland’s west coast. We welcome national and international artists, creative practitioners, and researchers working in all art forms and creative disciplines and at every career stage. Our programme supports research, experimentation, and the development and production of new work.

  • Studio Facilities Private, brightly lit studios suitable for all types of work (one studio has a 60-litre kiln). Studios are...
    Cove Park

    Studio Facilities

    Private, brightly lit studios suitable for all types of work (one studio has a 60-litre kiln). Studios are c. 16ft x 20ft and have sinks.



    £550 - £600 per week for a Cube (depending upon time of year). The studio is included in this cost. Cove Park’s Pods, which are suitable for families, can also be reserved (prices available on request).


    Minimum Period

    2 weeks


    Maximum Period

    4 weeks


    Other facilities

    All residents have 24-hour access to the Jacobs Building on site and its communal facilities, including a library, large open plan kitchen, dining area, workspaces, meeting room, and laundry. Cove Park’s offices has two printers/photocopiers and the Jacobs Building has reliable wi-fi.


    Support offered

    The RSA resident will be supported fully by Cove Park’s Director, Programmes Producer, and 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 residency will feature on Cove Park’s website, in our monthly Newsletter, and on social media. We will work with the artist on the text for these platforms.


    Exhibition or other opportunities

    Cove Park does not have a dedicated gallery or run a regular programme of exhibitions. The RSA resident will be invited to join Cove Park’s Associates programme, which offers residencies and other opportunities for our former residents. If appropriate, former residents can be invited to take part in our engagement programme, devising and leading workshops for young people and adults in our local community (this work is paid at SAU rates)


    Accommodation offered 

    All residents are provided with private accommodation (including shower room, small kitchen, double bed, sitting area, and desk). Parking is available. Cove Park has accommodation suitable for those bringing children (please discuss this with Cove Park directly). Although it is possible to find childcare locally, this can be difficult due to demand and the limited number of childminders on the Rosneath Peninsula).


    Alternative accommodation

    We do not make studios available to those living off-site.



    Cove Park is accessible by public transport. We are 30 minutes by car or public transport from Helensburgh, our nearest town. It is also possible to come via train from Glasgow Central to meet a ferry crossing from Gourock to Kilcreggan on the Rosneath Peninsula (just 10 minutes by bus or taxi to Cove Park).



    We have units of accommodation and studios with level access which are suitable for wheelchair users. Cove Park is on a rural hillside and some areas of the site feature rough terrain. The spaces are private and quiet. The Jacobs Building is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It also has baby changing facilities. Support animals are welcome, but the site does have livestock (sheep and Highland cows) and therefore dogs must be kept on a. lead. We invite residents to submit an access statement prior to their residencies and will work to support each participant’s specific needs and requirements.



    Cove Park has public liability insurance but our insurance does not cover residents’ travel.


    For further details please visit covepark.org

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