About the Interdisciplinary Residency:
The Interdisciplinary Residency Programme at Hospitalfield has been devised to appeal across all art forms, it has been planned as an opportunity to support those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work.
We will ensure that this is a productive time set within the retreat-like setting of Hospitalfield, which works for individuals or collaborative groups as a test bed for developing their practice. Hospitalfield facilitates a programme of interaction and discussion within the group.
It is also an opportunity that appeals to those arts professionals who need time to work on a specific project, undisturbed, in a supportive environment.The selectors will wish to bring together a group that reflects a very broad range of practices that will find the time invaluable and gain much from the informal exchange or working within the residency setting.
Please note we actively discourage proposals which are site specific or directly draw on Hospitalfield itself as we want people to come with (and leave with) work which is relevant and useful to them ongoing in the wider world.
It’s really important that residents are able to commit to the entire residency period to provide consistency for the group and to make sure you can immerse yourself in the situation and your work.
The Interdisciplinary Residency Programme is a subsidised, self-funded residency. It is not supported directly through public funds.
We expect that some of the applicants will pay for themselves and others will look to their professional body, local cultural support structures, private trusts or advocating agency for support. Examples of these would be; Creative Scotland, regional Artist & Craft Maker Awards, Hope Scott Trust, Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland Scheme and The Cross Trust in Scotland and similar agencies in other countries which practitioners can access information about through relevant Arts Councils and artist support organisations. If you need information to support a funding application in advance of our selection dates please use the material on our website. If you are selected for the residency by our panel we are happy to provide supporting documentation, such as an official letter, after the offer has been made. Artists often achieve funding awards from national or trust funders to undertake the residency. If your application to the residency is successful, we can supply a letter of acceptance in order to support applications to possible funders.
Hospitalfield Guidance on Funding for the Interdisciplinary Programme – 2021
There’s more information on the application link and on the other residency and facilities pages on this website.
Hospitalfield carefully follows Scottish Government Guidelines in taking precautions around Covid-19. These include 2m physical distancing, mask wearing, limits on room capacity, increased cleaning procedures and table service in all food/eating environments. You can review our guidance to residents here: http://hospitalfield.org.uk/residencies/covid-19-guidance-for-residencies/
In advance of attending a residency at Hospitalfield, systems and protocols are carefully assessed in accordance with the current public health situation and visiting artists are asked to strictly follow the guidelines for the safety of themselves and their peers both in advance and during the period of the residency and programme.
Based on the assessment of the public health situation, the residency dates are subject to change based on what is considered to be a low risk environment to run the residency in and whether travelling between tiers or countries is possible. If you are living outside of the UK and considering an application, please email for further details around the international travel.
Please send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the application form there is space for you to include any mobility or health factors you would like to bring up. Hospitalfield is a 19th century artists’ house and there are a number of steps up to many of the rooms in the house and between the House, Studios and around the Grounds. Prior to your application we aim to provide as much helpful information as possible around access to best inform your decision about whether to apply. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com