Residencies at Hospitalfield


We aim for time spent at Hospitalfield to act as a step change in the evolution of an artist’s work.

The residency programme at Hospitalfield provides opportunities for visual artists and other creative practitioners to focus on the development of a specific idea, project or the development of new work. It is a context in which participants can work independently or collaboratively. Selectors are looking for applicants that can demonstrate clearly what their project or focus for the residency will be.

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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. We do not expect to do interviews so will select from the applications.  ​

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.

The Pamphlets

All the participating artists are asked to add to the Pamphlet Series. These small digital publications represent a point or a reflection on the time spent working at Hospitalfield.

View a sample of the Pamphlet Series here…

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To read more about the past programme follow these links:

Summer Programme

Autumn Programme

Interdisciplinary Programme

Graduate Programme


RSA Residency Programme

Hospitalfield is part of the Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland scheme for 2015. The deadline for application to the RSA scheme was 21 January 2015 and Hospitalfield will receive a shortlist to select from once the RSA have looked at all the applications.

View previous Residencies