Open Residency Program Spring, 2024

Program Description

The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to become immersed, 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


  • Week 1: January 22nd – 28th

  • Week 2: January 29th – February 4th

  • Week 3: February 5th – 11th

  • Week 4: February 12th – 18th

  • Week 5: February 19th – 25th

  • Week 6: February 26th – March 3rd

  • Week 7: March 4th – 10th

  • Week 8: March 11th – 17th

Price: €520 weekly

Price Includes:

  • three delicious and healthy meals daily*

  • a private room and studio**

  • use of studio tools, facilities, and materials

*Breakfast and lunch are self-service, while dinner is enjoyed as a group and served by Caitriona or Frank. All food is lovingly prepared in our kitchen.

**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.

Application Guidelines

Submit the following documents in PDF format to by Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.

  1. Completed application form

  2. Recent CV/resume

  3. A portfolio (only one pdf file 10MB maximum). 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, please provide links to your own website, Vimeo page, YouTube page, etc. Do not attach actual video files.

You will be contacted by a Cow House Studios representative to confirm receipt of your application. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday, December 15th, 2023.


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