Graduate Residency 2019

Application Deadline 18 August 2019, midnight

Residency Period 25 November 2019–8 December 2019

Eligibility Artists who have graduated from art programmes in Scotland in 2018 or 2019. The residency is not open to artists participating in formal education at the time of the residency or those graduating from a PhD programme.

Places 12

Cost Free (meals and living and working accommodation provided)

Selectors Sekai Machache, Artist (Dundee) & Anna Danielewicz, Artist and Programming Committee member of Market Gallery (Glasgow)

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Supported by the Hope Scott Trust


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 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. In 2019 the residency is selected by artists Sekai Machache and Anna Danielewicz.

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

Over the last five years, the Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield has been a pivotal moment for many practitioners in these critical years after art school.


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)