About Residencies

Before making an application please read more about the overall Residency Programme and Facilities here.

RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES AT HOSPITALFIELD

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.

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Please note that currently:-

FUNDED VISUAL ART RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES: SUMMER AND AUTUMN

  • The funded residency programmes (Summer and Autumn) are devised for those developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary art practice. Due to the Pandemic, selected artists due to participate in the 2020 programme will now undertake their residencies in 2021. The Open Call for 2022 will happen in Summer 2021.

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCY

  • The Interdisciplinary Programme is a self-funded international programme that welcomes applications from a wide range of cultural practitioners.
    Applications for 2021 are now closed and outcomes will be communicated by the middle of June. 
    If you are interested to know more about the Interdisciplinary Residency programme please email programme@hospitalfield.org.uk

GRADUATE PROGRAMME

  • The Graduate Programme invites applications from recent graduates of visual art degree courses in Scotland. We have expanded and developed the Graduate programme for 2020 to take place in 2021. Applications for the 2022 programme will open at the end of 2021.

PARTNERSHIPS

We also develop partnerships and group projects to initiate residencies for UK and international artists.

In 2019 we worked with partners including British Council Ukraine on the SWAP Programme, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, CBK Rotterdam, Scotland/Japan Residency Exchange Programme, and Goethe-Institut Glasgow.

We had a long running partnership with Royal Over-Seas League.

RESIDENCY STRUCTURE

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.

FACILITIES

Read more information about our studios and other facilities.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

See latest call outs here.

BRITISH COUNCIL

Hospitalfield and the British Council have worked on several project including the SWAP UK / Ukraine Residency Exchange Programme, Trans Atlantic Artists Residency Exchange with British Council Caribbean and a collaboration with Clark House Initiative, Mumbai with British Council Scotland.

RECENT RESIDENCIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRITISH COUNCIL

2019
Yevgen Nikiforov, Ukraine, selected for the Autumn Residency.

2017
Ranjeeta Kumari, India, selected for Summer Residency.
Sumesh Sharma, India, invited for study visit.
Camille Chedda, Jamaica, selected for Summer Residency.

 

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Ranjeeta Kumari, 2017…
Camille Chedda selected, 2017…

Scotland Japan Residency Exchange Programme

Between 2019 and 2020 Hospitalfield, Cove Park and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) have been collaborating with a number of partners in Japan (AIT, TOKAS and ARCUS project) to deliver a new residency exchange programme for artists, makers/designers and curators based in Scotland and in Japan.

This programme, supported by British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, takes place over two years, marking the British Council’s UK/Japan 2019/2020 Season of Culture and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Scotland / Japan Residency Exchange Programme Artists

2020

Emmie McLuskey, ARCUS Project, Ibaraki

2019

Nobuko Tsuchiya, Cove Park, selected for Summer Residency

Nao Nishihara, Hospitalfield, selected for Autumn Residency

Florence Dwyer, Arts Initiative Tokyo and Creative Residency in Arita

Stacey Hunter, Arts Initiative Tokyo and Creative Residency in Arita 


ARCUS Project / Hospitalfield Residency Exchanges

ARCUS Project Ibaraki and Hospitalfield maintain an ongoing residency exchange which formed the basis for our participation in the Scotland Japan Residency Exchange Programme.

Tomoko Sato, Hospitalfield, selected for Autumn Residency 2019

Lesley Young, ARCUS Project, February 2019

Kazuya Takagawa, Hospitalfield, selected for Autumn Residency 2018

Natsumi Aoyagi, Hospitalfield, selected for Autumn Residency 2018

NEW CONTEMPORARIES

For the last three years Hospitalfield has worked with New Contemporaries, to provide a Studio Residency to one of their alumni. New Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from UK Art Schools. Since 1949 they have consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates.

RECENT RESIDENCIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW CONTEMPORARIES

Jasmine Johnson, UK, selected for a residency at Hospitalfield.

Marie Jacotey, UK/France, selected for a residency at Hospitalfield.

Alice Browne, UK, selected for a residency at Hospitalfield.

 

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Marie Jacotey selected, 2018…
Alice Browne selected, 2017…
Studio Residency for Bloomberg New Contemporaries Alumni…

ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE

Our longest standing residency partnership was with the Royal Over-Seas League, an organisation based in London and Edinburgh, which is dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond with the aim to maintain social and cultural links worldwide.

The ROSL Visual Arts Scholars have taken part in residencies at Hospitalfield since 1999. In 2013 the scheme was refreshed to also provide a significant exhibiting opportunity for the Scholar by working with specially selected commissioning partners around the UK to choose the artists and work with them on a public project in the subsequent year. This continued until 2017. Below is a summary and you can read in detail about this programme here…

RECENT RESIDENCIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROSL

2017
Madiha Ajiaz, Pakistan, selected with Liverpool Biennial.
Stephanie Hier, Canada, selected with David Dale Gallery, Glasgow.

2016
Tahi Moore, New Zealand, selected with The Grundy, Blackpool.
Jessica Yu, Australia, selected with Rhubaba, Edinburgh.
Bogosi Sekhukhuni, South Africa, selected with Auto Italia, London.

2015
Bianca Baldi, South Africa, selected with AV Festival, Newcastle.
Dineo Seshee Bopape, South Africa, selected with Collective, Edinburgh.
Tamara Henderson, Canada, selected with Glasgow International.

2014
Song-Ming Ang, Singapore, selected with Camden Arts Centre, London.
Julie Favreau, Canada, selected with Edinburgh Art Festival.
Manish Nai, India, selected with DCA, Dundee.

2013
Mehreen Murtaza, Pakistan, selected with GeneratorProjects, Dundee.
Lerato Shadi, South Africa, selected with Iniva, London.
Adele Todd, Trinidad & Tobago, selected with CCA, Glasgow.

 

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ROSL Visual Art Scholars programme page…

ROSL Visual Art Scholars 2016 announced…
ROSL Visual Art Scholars 2015…

TOTTENHAM HALE INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS

From 2016-2018 Hospitalfield worked with THIStudios in London to create a residency exchange that fits within Hospitalfield’s DD Artists Programme, which creates opportunities for artists living in its region; and THIStudios International Residency Exchange Programme, designed to facilitate new links with the studio holders, residents and communities around their building in North London. The two organisations launch open calls to artists in the DD postcode region of Angus and Dundee and to studio holders at THIStudios each year.

RECENT RESIDENCIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THISTUDIOS

2018
Astrid Leeson, UK, selected for residency at THIStudios.
Paula Smolarska, selected for residency at Hospitalfield.

2017
Amy Jones, UK, selected for residency at THIStudios.
Sophie Mallett, selected for residency at Hospitalfield.

2016
Carla Cruz, UK/ Portugal, selected for residency at Hospitalfield.
Holly Keasey, UK, selected for residency at THIStudios.

 

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THIStudios Residency Exchange 2016…
Call out to DD Artists…
Sophie Mallett selected…

MAKE WORKS

Hospitalfield worked with the online directory of manufacturers Make Works from 2015-2018 to create residencies in connection with factories and manufacturing organisations in Scotland for visual artists and designers. This has been supported by William Grant Foundation.

RECENT RESIDENCIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MAKE WORKS

2016 – 2018
Nick Evans, UK, selected for Future Plan Collection lighting project.
Victoria Morton, UK, selected for Future Plan Collection fabric project.
Katie Schwab, UK, selected for Future Plan Collection furniture project.

2015
Bespoke Atelier, UK/ France, selected for residency with Smyth Composites.
James Rigler, UK, selected for residency with Fyfe Glenrock.

 

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Future Plan Collection Projects…
What happens when you put Textile Designers into a resin factory…

MONDRIAAN FOUNDATION

In 2017 Hospitalfield developed a new residency format with Mondriaan Foundation to give a long term four-month residency to a Netherlands-based artist. This allowed the resident to overlap with and interact with several different residency programmes during the summer and autumn.

RECENT RESIDENCIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MONDRIAAN FOUNDATION

2017
Isabel Cordeiro, Netherlands / Portugal.

 

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Isabel Cordeiro selected, 2017…