Cryptic’s 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 78 artists benefitting.

Eleven artists joining us for 2024: Alba G. Corral (ES), Alex Smoke (UK), Andrey Chugunov (RU/UK), Georgina Penstkart (UK), Harry Gorski-Brown (UK), Kseniia Shcherbakova (UKR), Laura Mannelli (LUX), No Plexus (NL), SHHE (UK), Sonia Killmann(BE/UK) and Zwel Mun Wint (Heft) (MM).

Thanks to our supporters British Council, Creative Scotland, PRSF Foundation, KulturLX, Diaphonique, UK/UA Creative Partnerships and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.