Cryptic’s international artist residency programme, delivered in partnership with Cove Park, provides professional development time and support for musicians and digital artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice, whilst engaging with other artists and receiving peer-to-peer learning. The emphasis of Cryptic’s residency programme is on research and the development of existing or new work and is not geared towards a final presentation.

This talent development opportunity is essential for both the artists and for Cryptic in nurturing the next generation of creative talent. Ultimately, the combination of international and UK artists at various stages in their career is what makes the learning experience so inspiring and for many artists it’s the ‘must go’ date in their calendar.

Since 2012, Cryptic has curated this annual artist residency programme at Cove Park focusing on music, sound and multi-media, with over 65 artists benefitting.

 “A week to solely focus on developing a project, in Cove’s beautiful surroundings was a truly unique experience that warranted a flow of productivity that I’ve not experienced in quite some time [and] allowed me to be introduced to innovative, new ways of thinking about and making work. I left Cove Park feeling less intimidated about dipping my toes into new disciplines.” Cryptic Cove Park Residency Artist, 2019

17 artists join us for 2020 including: Katie Anderson, Matthew Collings, Sinéad Hargan, Kathy Hinde, Heather Lander, Lo Kindre, Ela Orleans, Alex Smoke, Solareye, Robbie Thomson & Matt Zurowski (UK), and Alex Augier (France), Myriam Boucher (Québec), Alba G. Corral (Catalonia), Paula Guersenzvaig (Argentina), Linh Ha (Vietnam) & Aeger Smoothie (Russia). Thank you to all our supporters who have made this possible.