A Helensburgh primary school has helped provide a “new opportunity” for creatives working with a Cove art centre.

Cove Park has established its Associates Artists in Schools Residency through a partnership with Helensburgh’s John Logie Baird Primary School.

The programme has been awarded to children’s author and short-story writer, Amber Lee Dodd, and is one of three new residencies the park has launched this year via its Associates Programme.

A representative from the centre said: “Cove Park's Associates Programme creates new opportunities for our former residents.

“We are delighted to announce three new residencies taking place this year.”

Amber's work includes the novels We Are Giants, Lightning Chase Me Home and The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley.

Her debut novel, We Are Giants, was nominated for over ten awards and named the Calderdale Book of the Year.

The park has also opened its Associates Maker/Designer Residency which it has awarded to interdisciplinary artist Anna Olson.

Meanwhile, the centre has launched its Associates Early Career Residency to 2022 Youth Arts Bursary which will be undertaken by interdisciplinary chef and artist Mathilde N'Doye.

The Associates Early Career Residency includes mentoring and the opportunity to work with Cove Park's curator of engagement, Emma Henderson, to create a Saturday Studios workshop as part of the centre’s engagement programme.

Chosen residents have worked with the park before and each programme will support their continued development.

The representative added: “We are grateful to The Turtleton Charitable Trust for their support of the Associates Maker/Designer residency and to the Hugh Fraser Foundation for their support of the Artists in Schools and Early Career Residencies.”

Pictures are at: www.covepark.org.