Application Q&A for Graduate Programme 2021

12 January 2021

Graphic text: Hospitalfield Graduate Programme 2021. Applications due 31 January 2021, Midnight

An online Zoom event to help answer questions you may have about the application process for Hospitalfield’s Graduate Programme in 2021.

The event will be hosted by Hospitalfield’s Programme Manager Cicely Farrer. It is possible to email your questions in advance to or to bring your questions to the online event.

A recording on the Q&A is available to listen to here:

Application Q&A for Graduate Programme 2021

The event will be recorded and a written pdf summary of the questions and answers will be available after the event. A live transcript of the event will be running through the app

If you are interested to attend, please register via eventbrite here: 

Hospitalfield Graduate Programme 2021

An opportunity for Scottish art school graduates
Thirty Places: three groups of ten artists

Supported by the William Grant Foundation, Hope Scott Trust and Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation.

Programme Mentoring Circle: Artist Sekai Machache (Edinburgh), curator Eoin Dara (Head of Exhibitions Dundee Contemporary Arts) and writer/curator Tendai Mutambu (Bristol) and Cicely Farrer (Programme Manager Hospitalfield). We thank Dundee Contemporary Arts for their valuable partnership on the development of the mentoring Programme.

Continuing on from the precedent of the Graduate Residency which has run for 8 years at Hospitalfield, the Graduate Programme 2021 is designed to support the next generation of artists. Through this programme we hope to give artists who have graduated from art schools and colleges in 2019-2020, artistic and professional development pathways at a time of significant uncertainty.

The programme will offer 30 artists a year long association with Hospitalfield. At the heart of the programme that we are offering is the support that participants will gain from both the Mentor’s Circle and the 16-day residency at Hospitalfield and each other. The programme will support three groups of ten artists all will have graduated in the last two years from Scottish art schools; emerging out of full-time education into what is in many ways a closed world. This structured programme will provide the selected artists with a new network and a period of time to focus on the development of their work.

Situated just to the south of the rural coastal town of Arbroath, Hospitalfield is an artists’ house; a place of ideas combining the conventions of the museum and the academy and interpreting these models for this moment in time. Hospitalfield is attentive to its aims; to support artists and, in this ever-changing environment, our programmes change and respond to the shift in artist’s needs.

The Graduate Programme will be selected by and facilitated with the Mentoring Circle.

More info on the Graduate Programme and How to apply

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