The Interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield brings together a group of cultural practitioners two or three times a year for a two week residency. In the past architects, designers, choreographers, composers, musicians, curators, writers, translators, film makers, researchers and many visual artists have applied and been accepted onto the programme. It’s a highly international part of our programme and has hosted practitioners from Canada, India and America as well as from around Scotland and the rest of UK.
Hospitalfield works with leading professionals in diverse fields to promote, review applications, select and feed into the Interdisciplinary Residency. In 2016 we are working with the Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Rep Theatre, Nick Parr and the Director of Artistic Planning at Scottish Ensemble, Jenny Jamison.
During the residency each individual focuses on their proposed project or piece of work, using workspace to suit either in the historic light filled studios, their bedroom space, our gardens or Victorian period rooms. There is a programme of introductions and discussion throughout the residency, with meal times together becoming a focus for conversation.
In the past some have used the residency as a way to finish a piece of in depth work; to look back and reassess past projects; to immerse themselves into experimentation; or to focus on generating new ideas and plans.
It’s been really rewarding to have feedback from past residents which has helped us to develop the way that we run the programme, here’s some of the recent comments we’ve had, thanks to those past residents who filled out our anonymous Residency Reflection Tool.
“The 12 other people selected alongside me made for the residency to be one of the most reflective and genuine experiences I have undertaken in my art career… These connections have continued on and I feel will creep into my practice for some time.”
“turned out to be much more productive than residencies I have previously participated in.”
“It was a timely and invaluable breathing space in my year where thoughts could move freely and settle into new patterns.”
“Hospitalfield is a very inspiring place with friendly and helpful staff. It enabled me to start a new direction in my work.”
The deadline for Interdisciplinary and Print Residencies in August and November 2016 is 21 March 2016. There is an online application process which you can access through other pages on this website.
As this residency is not supported directly through public funds there is a cost attached, we try to keep it as affordable as possible. We have found that past residents have either paid for the time themselves or raised money through funding applications to private trusts or public funding bodies. There have also been several who have had a contribution to the cost from their employer.
If you have any questions about the programme, get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org