Dates & Fees

Program Dates

Arrive: June 27 Depart: July 24, 2024

Fees and Payment

Tuition is €6700. Once a student is accepted, a deposit of €1700 is due to secure the place. The balance of the fee is due on March 31st. For registrations made after March 31st, tuition is due in full at the time of acceptance.

What’s Included

The fee includes registration and tuition fees, accommodation, three nutritious meals per day, all art supplies, use of studio equipment, field trip transportation, room and entrance fees, transportation to and from Dublin airport, use of laundry facility, and bed linens.


Spaces are limited to 20 students. Applications received before Sunday, December 17th, 2023, are considered early admission and assessed on a rolling basis. Those who apply between December 18th, 2023, and February 25th, 2024, will receive notification of acceptance no later than Friday, March 8th, 2024. Late applicants may reserve a spot on the waiting list with a fully refundable €150 deposit.

The Barry O’Rourke Scholarships

Each summer, we award three scholarships for students to attend Art on the Farm. These scholarships honor Barry O’Rourke, a much-loved member of our family, and acknowledge how Barry lived his life, full of curiosity, compassion, and kindness.

Cow House Studios supports a portfolio scholarship and two need-based scholarships. All scholarship applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates an advanced practice. We assess student portfolios by determining how the realization of completed artworks reflects a young artist’s curiosities, concerns, experience, and research. Please read more about each opportunity below and note the following awards do not include airfare.

The deadline for the portfolio scholarship is Sunday, February 25th, 2024. The deadline for the need-based awards is Sunday, March 10th, 2024. All applicants will be interviewed, and successful applicants will be notified by Monday, March 27th, 2024.

1: Portfolio Scholarship: We award this scholarship to one individual based on the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and their artist’s statement. This scholarship equals 25% off our summer fees (€1675). The payment due is €5025. Download the portfolio scholarship application form here.

Need-based Aid: The following two opportunities are need-based. We determine our need-based aid using a formula based on the expectation of what a family can reasonably contribute to their child’s education. We consider a family’s income, assets, place of residence, and dependents within the household. Along with our application and portfolio requirements, parents must submit their most recent tax returns to determine eligibility.

2: Need-based Award: We award this scholarship to one individual based on the applicant’s financial need, the strength of their portfolio, and their artist’s statement. This scholarship equals 75% off* our summer fees (€5025). The payment due is €1675. Download the need-based award application form here.

3: Inclusion Award: This opportunity is open to individuals from historically underrepresented groups both here in Ireland and abroad. We award this scholarship to one individual based on the applicant’s financial need, the strength of their portfolio, and their artist’s statement. The value of this award equals our entire summer program fee. No payment is due to Cow House Studios. Download the inclusion award application form here.

Payment Methods

All payments must be made in euros. Payment can be made by wire transfer, Visa, or MasterCard. Once we have received your application form the person responsible for payment will receive an email with detailed instructions.


Art on the Farm is for students aged 15 to 17 years.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given if a request is received in writing at the Cow House Studios by March 31st, 2024. Requests received by April 30th, 2024 will be given a full refund minus an administrative fee of €1700. No refunds are given for cancellations received after April 30th, 2024. Once the program has started, no refunds are granted for early voluntary withdrawal, absences, or behavioral dismissals (decisions that are at the sole discretion of Cow House Studios). In the event that a class is canceled by Cow House Studios for whatever reason, all fees will be refunded.

Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is not included in the program fee. All participants must have medical insurance prior to their arrival in Ireland. Parents should check with their insurance provider to confirm that their child will be covered during international travel.

Travel to and from Ireland

Airfare is not included in the fee. Students must arrive at Dublin airport between 8 am and 1 pm on the first morning of the program, where they will be met and escorted by a Cow House Studios representative. Participants must schedule departures home between 10 am and 2 pm on the last day of the program. If parents would like to pick up their child from Cow House Studios, they must do so between 8 pm and 10 pm on the penultimate day of the program.

All students must be in possession of a valid passport and return ticket. A passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your arrival date in Ireland.


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