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 production of new work; within a collegiate setting. Selectors are looking for applicants that can demonstrate clearly what their project or focus for the residency will be.
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. Please note that currently:-
FUNDED VISUAL ART RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES: SUMMER AND AUTUMN
- The funded residency programmes (Summer and Autumn) are devised for those developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary visual art practice. Applications for 2017 closed on 23 January 2017…
- The Interdisciplinary Programme is a programme that welcomes applications from a wide range of cultural practitioners. Applications are now open for the Interdisciplinary residency dates in 2018 and the deadline for online applications is Monday 4 December 2017…
- The Graduate Programme invites applications from recent graduates of visual art degree courses in Scotland. The deadline for making applications closed 3 July 2017. You can read more about the 2017 Graduate Residents here.
We also develop partnerships and group projects to initiate residencies for UK and international artists and are currently working with Modriaan Fonds, British Council, Royal Over-Seas League, Make Works, THIStudios and New Contemporaries.
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.