Cow House Studios Art Educator Residency

Each year during the spring Cow House Studios provide residency opportunities to artists teaching at second or third level institutions. We believe a meaningful and engaging art education is rooted in teachers maintaining their own artistic practice. Committed educators are often challenged to find the time necessary to focus on their own work. Our residencies provide uninterrupted time to think and create, to develop new ideas, and engage with an intimate community of artists in a unique environment.

Applications are open to both Irish and international, second and third level educators working in any visual art medium. Applicants may apply for a one or two week stay. At any given time there will be up to four artists residing at the studios. Cow House Studios provide shared accommodation, 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.

Successful applicants are responsible for travel, food and material expenses, and asked to contribute €40 per week for maintenance and other consumables.

Programme Dates

We are currently developing new opportunities for art educators. New residencies will be announced by Dec. 31st, 2016.


Application Submission Date

To be announced.


Applications are open to Irish and international educators working in any visual arts medium.

Application Guidelines:

Submit the following documents in PDF format…
1 CV/resume
2 Artist Statement
3 List of images/video Include title, year, medium & dimensions.
4 Completed application form. (Download Here)

Include 10 – 20 jpeg images maximum of 1200 pixels on the largest side and/or up to 10 minutes of video of your most recent work.

Name each file with your own name in the following format… JohnSmith_01

Please send the files using the service to

You will receive a confirmation of receipt within five working days.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. A selection panel will review the submissions and make its decision solely on the information provided. The panel members include studio staff, practicing artists and other arts professionals.