Opportunity: Studio Residency for Artist based in Angus

While Hospitalfield have not been able to host residencies with practitioners staying at Hospitalfield, we have been hosting artists currently based in Angus in the Patrick Allan Fraser historic studio. This has been an amazing opportunity to connect more deeply with artists involved in the Arbroath 2020+1 Programme and artists based in the vicinity of Hospitalfield.

The first two Angus Artists in Residence were Jeni Reid and Rachael Bibby.

We are now accepting proposals from artists based in Angus to use the Studio for four weeks from 7 April – 5 May 2021.

The artist will have:
– Solo use of the Patrick Allan Fraser Studio
– Advisory support from Hospitalfield staff
– 24-hour studio access.

If you are interested in this Studio opportunity, please email Cicely Farrer (Programme & Communications Manager, Hospitalfield) with a note of interest – it’d be great if in this email you could include:

– A brief explanation of what work you would like to develop while in the Studio, which materials you would use, why access to the Studio space would benefit your practice.
– 5-10 images which show your work
– Full name, Email, telephone and Angus residence address.
– A curriculum vitae including your education

Please send your email to programme@hospitalfield.org.uk by Wednesday 31 March at 12noon.

More information

The Patrick Allan Fraser Studio is based in the Studio at Hospitalfield. The selected artist will have solo use of the studio. While using the PAF Studio, another artist Kirsty McKeown (Free Drawing School) will be working in the next door studio. Before taking on the studio at Hospitalfield, the artist will be asked to complete a Delf Declaration Form in relation to Covid-19 and will be asked to comply with Hospitalfield’s Covid-19 and safety and security policies while on site and using the studios. The artist will be given an induction prior to taking up the studio.

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.

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 colleagues both in advance and during the period of use of the studio.


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 programme@hospitalfield.org.uk