Experimental Film & Moving Image Residency 2021 at Cove Park

Call for Applications

Deadline: Wednesday 16 December 2020

We are delighted to announce our continued involvement in the Experimental Film and Moving Image Residency in partnership with Cove Park and Alchemy Film & Arts.

In 2021 Cove Park, in association with LUX Scotland and Alchemy Film & Arts, will award a minimum of two funded Experimental Film and Moving Image Residencies of up to four weeks each during the summer months. This opportunity is open to Scotland-based filmmakers and artists, who have been working and exhibiting professionally for at least three years and are no longer in full-time education. The summer residencies will take place between May and September 2021.


Founded in 1999 by Peter and Eileen Jacobs, Cove Park offers Funded and Independently Funded residencies across all art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. Cove Park is located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast.

Cove Park’s summer residency programme provides artists with the time and support required to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The emphasis is upon research, experimentation and the development of new work. The filmmakers/​artists will be part of a changing group of national and international residents specialising in a wide variety of art forms (please see Cove Park’s website for information on those who have previously been awarded residencies at Cove Park). The artists are invited to take part in a series of informal studio presentations, talks, screenings and dinners organised by Cove Park. LUX Scotland is available to work with resident artists to support the development of public outcomes of research (if appropriate). Alchemy Film & Arts will extend an invitation to participants to attend the 2021 festival/​programme and to submit work for consideration at future festivals and events.

These residencies are funded and each artist participating in this programme will receive a fee of £425 per week.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel made up of representatives from LUX Scotland, Alchemy Film & Arts and Cove Park. The selection process will have two stages. The panel will review all applications and invite a number of artists to interview. Selection for interview will be based on the following criteria:

  • The quality of your ideas and previous self-authored work. We’d like examples of at least two pieces of work on the showreel
  • Your ability to demonstrate that you have completed two or more pieces of work that have been screened at film festivals or in gallery exhibitions, or which have received other critical acclaim
  • Your need for a period of research and development and your reasons for applying to this residency programme.
  • Your interest in working within a community of artists, including a willingness to discuss and share ideas.

Please submit the following information, ideally in a single document:

  • Postal, e‑mail and website addresses, daytime and evening contact telephone number[s]
  • A brief statement [no more than two sides of A4] describing: 1. Your current practice; 2. The reasons for your interest in this residency; 3. How the opportunity will impact upon your work and development.
  • A current CV with the names and contact details of two professional referees. [We will only contact your referees, post interview, with your permission]
  • At least two examples of your film and moving image work submitted on a showreel [maximum duration 5 minutes] uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. The panel will view the first five minutes of each showreel, so please organise material accordingly

Please send your submission to Cove Park by email to: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Find out more and how to apply here.

For further information please contact: Vanessa Paynton Director, Public Programme and Facilities Manager email hidden; JavaScript is required | 01436 850500