Saturday, January 17, 2009

Scottish Arts Council Crafts Residencies - 2009

Deadline: 30 January 2009 (RECEIVE)

Scottish Arts Council Crafts Residencies - 2009
Cove Park
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
1st Three-Month Residency 4 May – 31 July
(open to Scotland-based applicants only)

2nd Three-Month Residency 1 June – 28 August
(open to all UK and international applicants)

In 2009 Cove Park will offer two three-month Crafts Residencies. Both opportunities are thirteen-week residencies funded by the Scottish Arts Council. The first will take place between 4 May and 31 July 2009 and makers/designers based in Scotland are welcome to apply. The second will take place between 1 June and 28 August 2009 and is open to all UKbased and international makers/designers.

The residencies provide the time and support for artists to focus exclusively on their own practice and ideas. The residents will be part of a changing group of up to 10 artists on site in any one week and they will be provided with a fee, research allowance, self-catering accommodation, private studio and access to a workshop, library and IT/computer facilities.

One aspect of the programme is to make new work and new ways of working available to a broader public. To achieve this the Crafts residents will be invited to take part in aspects of Cove Park’s public programme. This public programme will be devised in full collaboration with the Crafts resident and will be managed by Cove Park.

Resident’s Fee £5,200
Materials Allowance £750

Professional Development Opportunities
The Crafts Residencies include a strong emphasis on time for individual research and
experiment with new ideas, forms and techniques.

The Crafts residents will form part of a changing group of artists, writers, performers and critics at Cove Park at any one time enabling discussion, interaction and sharing of ideas with practitioners from other artform disciplines.

More formally, Cove Park provides the following professional development opportunities for residency participants:
• a programme of artist’s talks and events which provide a focus to encourage
exchange, collaboration and networking amongst resident artists and invited guests.
• a series of monthly dinners with invited guests, including key individuals working
within the arts in Scotland and internationally.

Download the Crafts Guidelines

For further information please contact:
Sara Barker
Programme Assistant
Tel: 01436 850 123