Residencies at Hospitalfield


The residency programme at Hospitalfield provides a location which is at once connected and remote: The house, studios, gardens and courtyards of the estate are ringed by trees and overlook the North Sea just as it flows in to the Tay Estuary. This situation has a feeling of isolation and is an extremely peaceful place to work. 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 is what has made it, over the years, a popular holiday destination. Once much busier in the summer than it is today, the long day light hours,  beautiful coast line and high percentage of sunshine hours defines this part of Scotland.

The programme is influenced by these beautiful natural environs as well as by the layered, historic and highly decorative setting of Hospitalfield House; its collections and rich cultural and social history.

Hospitalfield’s residency programme provides a robust and collegiate structure which prioritises the opportunity to focus and aims to create a scenario in which new ideas are developed with the aim of prompting a step change in the evolution of the individual’s practice.

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.

Selectors for the residency programmes at Hospitalfield are looking for applicants that can demonstrate clearly what their project or focus for the residency is and what they anticipate the potential that this setting will offer them and the progression of their work.

Hospitalfield Pamphlet Series gives our residents an opportunity to reflect on their time here. As we gradually build up pamphlets from each of the residents they will appear on our past residencies pages. View a sample of the Pamphlet Series here…

Details and deadlines for our 2015 residencies will be circulated at the start of December 2014.

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To read more about the 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 residencies in 2015. The application deadline is 21 January 2015. More here…

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