Graduate Residency

Application Deadline 9 July 2018, midnight

Residency Period 3 December 2018–16 December 2018

Eligibility 2018 and 2017 graduates of undergraduate and postgraduate art courses in Scotland.

Places 12

Selectors Claire Craig, Curator, Travelling Gallery and Fiona Robertson, Head of Culture and Community Development at Perth and Kinross Council.

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The Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield is an intensive two week residency of dedicated studio time, facilitated talks, studio visits, group crits, field trips and after dinner discussions.

The aims are to:

– Catalyse new research and production of work.

– Develop critical discussion and reflection.

– Build diverse peer networks.

Hospitalfield works with experienced selectors who who are interested in emerging practices. As well as being involved in selecting the group each year, they also visit the residents while they are at Hospitalfield to lead discussions and workshops.

The Graduate Residents are at the stage of negotiating their transition from the influence of their teaching institution to their post-education practice.



The online application allows the selectors to see the working mechanisms of your practice.

Within the proposal it’s important to

– Describe how you will use this residency to develop your work.

– Consider the existing demands of the programme (evening talks, trips etc) so that you propose a project which is achievable and realistic within the two weeks.


Here’s some comments from artists who have undertaken the Graduate Residency in the last few of years:

… I was able to experiment with many new materials and developed a series of works that are still of importance to me today.

Jasper Coppes (Artist who attended Graduate Residency in 2014)


The residency group was able to share a huge breadth of knowledge by including artists from two years of graduation from various colleges, including some from Masters courses, which I found very valuable…

Alison Scott (Artist who attended Graduate Residency in 2014)


Although it was quite a short time a lot of work came out from being there, ideas that I picked up on later…

Jamie Kane (Artist who attended Graduate Residency in 2013)