Call for applications: Studio space at The Old Courthouse Building, High Street, Arbroath
If you are an artist based in the DD post code area – thanks to our partnership with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust, Hospitalfield is launching a new Studio Residency based in the heart of Arbroath town centre.
The intention is to provide artists with studio space from June to October, working amongst a community of artists, forming connections with artists practicing in national and international contexts, with support from Hospitalfield staff.
There are up to 4 places on each of the programmes – please apply for dates that suit you best at a time when you can make best use of a studio available from 8am to 12 midnight.
Studio Residency Dates
20 June – 22 August: Studio Residency One
31 August – 31 October: Studio Residency Two
The Old Law Courts building is a wonderful asset in the High Street of Arbroath and we are very grateful to the Old Courthouse Community Trust for working with us to make this opportunity possible at a time when Hospitalfield is restoring the historic artists studios.
– Advisory support from Hospitalfield staff
– 8am – 12pm studio access
– Opportunity to engage with artists participating in the Interdisciplinary and Flexible Residency Programme at Hospitalfield
– Selected artists will be invited to lunches and dinners with Interdisciplinary and Flexible residency artists.
– Introduction to the Hospitalfield’s ever-expanding network
**Please note that we are not providing residential accommodation in this opportunity.
Over the duration of the residency new groups of artists will travel to Arbroath to participate in the Interdisciplinary and Flexible Programme at Hospitalfield. The DD Studio Artists will be given the options of how they could join this programme, they could simply be using the studios, they could join for crits or they can participate in meals. We understand that artists will have other commitments so they can choose the level at which they would like to participate in each programme.
Applications are invited from artists in the DD postcode 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.
Situated just to the south of the rural coastal town of Arbroath, Hospitalfield is an artists’ house. It is a place of ideas that merges the conventions of the museum and the academy and interprets these models for this point in time. Hospitalfield is focused on its goals: to help artists, and our programmes adapt to the changing requirements of artists in this ever-changing environment.
The Old Courthouse Building on Arbroath High Street is a large former municipal building which was transferred through a community asset transfer to the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust in 2021 to become a multipurpose community centre.
We discourage applicants to base their proposal directly on the Hospitalfield’s historical house