Open Residency Program Summer, 2018

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 minimise distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even a short stay 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 computer lab. Additionally, we have a large selection of materials readily at hand that artists may use freely.

*Please note that each individual studio opens to the main space and does not have a closing door.

Price: €720

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 once weekly


Application Deadline Passed

Residency Dates, Monday, June 4th – Sunday, June 17th, 2018. Spaces were awarded for the entire two-week residency. There were four artists participating in this residency.


For any further questions about the Open Residency Program, please contact Frank Abruzzese, Co-Director, Cow House Studios