Open Call: Studio space at The Old Courthouse Building, High Street, Arbroath

Artists in the Arbroath Courthouse from the May Interdisciplinary Residency

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.


What’s included: 

– 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.

The Format:

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.

The Proposal:

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

Application Deadline Monday 30 May at Midnight

Residency Period 4 May 2022–31 October 2022

Eligibility Artists based in the DD postcode region (this includes Angus and Dundee) over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in formal education. The emphasis is on supporting artists based in the Angus and Dundee regions.  

Places 8

Cost Free

Selectors Hospitalfield Programme Team

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Access: The Studios in the Arbroath Courthouse are based on the second floor of the building. There is both stair and lift access.

There is room on the application form for you to note any mobility or health concerns that you would like us to be aware of. We also ask that you fill in dietary requirements or allergies.