SGSAH Research Residencies 2018

SGSAH Research Residencies 2018

Issued: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:09:00 GMT

Photo credit, Daphne De Sonneville.

Unique research residencies for doctoral researchers in arts and humanities.

We will support a doctoral researcher in arts and humanities at a SGSAH member HEI to spend one or two weeks with one of our carefully selected partners to focus on a period of research and development in their PhD work.

SGSAH is committed to connecting arts and humanities research with Scotland’s unique cultural resources, including beautiful and inspiring locations that offer space for creativity and reflection. We work with places and spaces that have an existing residency offer and that can provide researcher with a truly supported experience.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 19 February 2018.

The Opportunities

Cove Park

Cove Park creates year-round residencies in all the art forms for national and international artists, collaborative groups and organisations. It is located on 50 acres of unspoilt hillside overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast.

SGSAH will support a doctoral researcher working in any area of the arts and humanities, including the creative arts and arts policy, to spend a week 19-26 March 2018 at Cove Park, giving focused time and space to develop an aspect of their research. The researcher will have the opportunity to engage with residents from Cove Park’s partnership residency programme.

Cove Park offers accommodation in one of their on-site 'cubes' (live/work units made from specially designed and converted shipping containers with a bed, desk, kitchen and ensuite shower room). Additionally, the researcher will have access to the new Artists Centre and its communal kitchen and dining area, library, snug and wifi, as well as the 50-acre site, in an area of outstanding natural beauty 1 hour from Glasgow. This page provides some further information on the space and amenities.

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Our 2017 resident said:

“The tranquillity and beautiful surroundings of Cove Park provided me with a week of no distractions, resulting in something tangible to take home with me.”

Hospitalfield

Hospitalfield runs a contemporary arts programme anchored in the visual arts yet encouraging interdisciplinarity. It maintains strong national and international working partnerships with the aim of making Hospitalfield a meeting place and cultural catalyst in the working lives of artists and creative professionals in Scotland and far beyond.

SGSAH will support a doctoral researcher working in any area of the arts and humanities, including the creative arts and arts policy, to spend two weeks 4-18 May 2018 at Hospitalfield as part of its Interdisciplinary Residency Programme, joining an international group of cultural practitioners and researchers. The researcher will be given space to undertake some specified and focused research and development work.

Hospitalfield offers the individual workspace to suit either in the historic light filled studios, their bedroom space, its gardens or Victorian period rooms. This page provides some further information on the space and amenities. Hospitalfield will provide a programme of introductions and discussions, which runs throughout the residency, with meal times becoming a catalyst for conversation.

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Our 2017 resident said:

“I felt that this lack of constraints in terms of time and obligations, away from daily routine and responsibilities, greatly helped my creativity and productivity. During my time at Hospitalfield, I achieved important progress in my research.”

Eligibility

These residencies are open to any PhD doctoral researcher in arts and humanities at a SGSAH member HEI. You must be at least in your second year of study (full time equivalent) to apply. Researchers who are outwith their funding period or writing up will not be eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously undertaken an SGSAH internship.


Case study: Working without distraction: the sound of silence at Cove

SGSAH blog post: Researcher in Residence at Hospitalfield House