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Cove Park

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Cove Park's Artist
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Cove Park's Building
Location UK / Scotland
Established 1999
Tel +44 (0) 1436 850 500
Website Cove Park Website
Address Peaton Hill, Cove, Argyll and Bute, G84 0PE, Scotland
Cove Park is an artist’s residency centre located on an outstanding rural site on Scotland's west coast. Our residencies support the development of new work by national and international artists, groups and organisations working in all art forms.
Cove Park’s unique programme of residencies, commissions and collaborative projects respond to and support the diversity of contemporary artistic practice in all the art forms. We host national and international artists from all cultures and career stages. We create a supportive and stimulating context in which new work and ideas can be developed, tested and shared. The bespoke and award-winning spaces we provide for residents and visitors to live, meet and work in, are located on an outstanding site overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde, just one hour from Glasgow, on Scotland’s west coast.
Founded in 1999 by Peter and Eileen Jacobs, Cove Park is a charity funded by Creative Scotland, by trusts and foundations and by the generosity of individuals. Since 2000, Cove Park has hosted over 1,500 artists.
We develop residency programmes in partnership with leading national and international companies, art schools and organisations, including Arts Initiative Tokyo, Fuel Theatre, Glasgow School of Art, The Lighthouse, National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells. We host and facilitate residencies devised and led by prominent organisations, such as BBC Scotland, Cryptic and Playwrights Studio Scotland. We also commission new work and work collaboratively with partners on major international projects such as Scotland + Venice 2019.
Cove Park offers both funded and independently funded residencies throughout the year. We also work in partnership with national and international arts organisations, curators and producers to develop special residential projects.


Number of Residents 12-14
Studio Type 5 studios or workshop space of 30-72 sqm
Other Facilities Workshop spaces, a large communal kitchen and dining area, the library, archive and snug with log-burner and sofas


Nearest Airport Glasgow International Airport
Nearest Station Gourock
Driving Instructions From Glasgow:On the M8, go west through Glasgow. Cross the Erskine Bridge going North. Take the A82, signed Crianlarich. Continue on the A82 turning left into the A817, signed Garelochhead. Drive ten minutes to roundabout and take road signed Arrochar.