Open Residency Program, 2019

Program Description

The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research and make new work. The aim of this residency is to minimize distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter stays highly productive.

Applications are open to both Irish and international cultural practitioners working in any discipline; visual artists, theatre-makers, writers, thinkers, choreographers, designers, performers, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, etc. are all strongly encouraged to apply.

Cow House Studios provide a private room in our shared accommodation, meals and twenty-four-hour access to the studio* and facilities. Generous individual spaces are provided and the 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains woodworking tools, a darkroom and a computer lab. Additionally, we have a large selection of materials readily at hand that artists may use freely.

Dates & Fees

Price: €360 weekly

Price Includes:

  • three delicious and healthy meals daily

  • a private room and studio*

  • use of studio tools, facilities and materials

  • transportation to the nearby towns of either New Ross, Enniscorthy or Wexford twice weekly


There are 25% student and educator discounts. Additionally, we offer a 25% reduction for participants willing to share a room and studio. These offers can be combined, amounting to 50% off our weekly fee for qualified applicants.

Available Dates, 2019:

  • Week 1 – January 28th – February 3rd

  • Week 2 – February 4th – 10th

  • Week 3 – June 3rd – 9th

  • Week 4 – June 10th – 16th

Spaces awarded on a weekly basis beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday. Cow House Studios will not accommodate artists for shorter stays. Artists may stay for up to eight weeks and at any given time there will be between four and eight artists residing at the studios.

For more opportunities like this, see our regularly updated Artist Residency Page.

Application Guidelines

Submit the following documents in PDF format by Sunday, December 30th, 2018.

  1. Completed application form

  2. Recent CV/resume

  3. A portfolio or writing sample (only one pdf file). Although there is no maximum number of images that will be accepted, we advise applicants to only submit relevant materials to reduce the size of email submissions. The images should include captions or short descriptions. For videos/films/audio, you may provide links to your own website, Vimeo page, YouTube page, within the application form. Do not attach actual video files. Writers should submit up to ten pages of written material.

Please submit electronic copies of the three attachments in ONE email under the size of 10 MB to

You will be contacted by a Cow House Studios representative to confirm receipt of your application within five working days. Successful applicants will be contacted by Monday, January 7th, 2019.


For any further questions about the Parenting Artist Residency, please contact Frank Abruzzese, Co-Director, Cow House Studios.