Professional Practice: Artist Residencies
Since our first year in 2008, Cow House Studios artist residencies have provided studio space for professional visual artists working in any discipline. These residencies offer a valuable platform for emerging, mid-career, and well-established artists. Furthermore, these residencies bring critically engaging contemporary artwork to our rural locality, studio culture, and educational programming. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for artists to explore and challenge new ideas, facilitating both individual research and interdisciplinary exchange.
Artists share our large, adaptable studio allowing them to become acquainted with and challenged by one another's work. Additionally, artists are provided with comfortable private accommodation where participants regularly enjoy great meals and conversation. Over the years, we have changed and expanded our offerings to include residences designed for artists at all levels, educators, and curators. Our regular programming now comprises three main programs. These are our Open Residency Programme, our Parenting Artist Residency, and our annually themed curated residency.
In addition to our recurring residencies, we continue to develop new programming in collaboration with key national and international organizations and artists working independently in Ireland and abroad. These partnerships offer unique opportunities for the exhibition and publication of new works as well as professional development through facilitated discussions, public talks, workshops, and studio visits. With the generous support of Wexford County Council, we will continue to expand upon these offerings and experiment with new residency models aimed to support our artistic community.