Who can apply for the residency?
The residency is open to Irish and international visual artists working in any medium.
How long is the residency?
The residency is ten weeks long, from mid September to the end of November.
Must I commit to the ten week program? Can I attend the residency for a shorter period of time?
All residency artists must commit to the full ten week programme. Arrangements can be made if participants need to travel for short periods of time due to professional or personal commitments.
Do you offer residencies at other times of the year?
We do not offer residencies at other times during the year, however we do offer a ten week visiting artist teaching position during our summer program Art on the Farm. You can read more about this position here.
How many artists are awarded a residency?
Each year four artists participate in the residency.
Who is eligible for the exhibitions in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre and Monstertruck Gallery and Studios?
All artists who apply are eligible for the shows in Wexford and Dublin.
When will the exhibitions at the Wexford Arts Centre and Monstertruck take place?
How do I apply?
Submit the following documents in PDF format…
2 Artist Statement
3 List of images/video Include title, year, medium & dimensions.
Include 10 - 20 jpeg images maximum of 1200 pixels on the largest side and/or up to 10 minutes of video in quicktime format 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 wetransfer.com to email@example.com by February 28th, 2013. In your email please specify the dates you would like to attend.
You will receive a confirmation of receipt within three working days.
What facilities are provided in the studio?
The 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains a wood shop, darkroom and computer lab. Generous individual spaces are provided, each with abundant natural light. There is a large shared open area for specific projects and working methods.
The darkroom consists of three Omega D5XL enlargers with black & white printing capabilities up to 50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 in).
The computer lab consists of four Apple Macintosh computers, a Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro high resolution film scanner, an Epson R2400 A3 plus size colour printer, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Professional, Final Cut Pro and wireless broadband.
The workshop contains a mitre saw, bandsaw, dremmel tool, wood sander and planer, jigsaw, circular saw, and basic hand and power tools.
Do you have an open day?
Each year we host Cow House Open Studios, which takes place towards the end of the residency. We invite the community to see the work created by the residency artists during their stay, and often host an artist talk and children’s workshop during the open day.
How do I get to the Cow House?
If you do not have a car, or are traveling from abroad, you will be collected from the bus or train station in Enniscorthy.
Where is the closest town/village?
Cow House Studios is located in rural farmland. The closest village, Rathnure is three miles away, and has a pub, shop, and post office. The nearest town, Enniscorthy is twelve miles away.
Do you provide transport?
Each week artists can travel into town (either Enniscorthy, New Ross or Wexford) with Frank or Rosie to buy materials and run errands. We also have bicycles which can be used locally.
Should I bring any materials with me?
We recommend that you bring basic materials with you. If you cannot carry materials personally, they can be mailed to Cow House Studios in advance of the residency.
Where can I buy art materials?
Basic art materials may be purchased in Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford. We recommend that you order additional or special materials online that can be delivered directly to the studio.
Building or hardware supplies can be ordered and delivered by a local builders supply.
Do I have to pay for the residency?
Artists are asked to contribute €40 per week for consumables, studio and housing maintenance, and are responsible for travel and material expenses.
Where will I stay?
Artists live in the Barn during their stay at Cow House Studios. This building lies adjacent to the studio. Each artist is given their own ensuite bedroom.
Cow House Studios is located on the O’Gorman family farm. Rosie’s parents, Michael and Mary, live next door and Michael still works the land. There is a family atmosphere at the Cow House, we have three very friendly dogs, and we occasionally have family and friends visiting.
What about food?
Artists are responsible for buying and preparing their own food. Transportation will be provided twice weekly to purchase groceries and other supplies. Once a week Frank will prepare a home cooked meal to be enjoyed together.
Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland for the residency?
EU residents, and residents from specific countries such as the USA and Canada do not need a visa for travel to Ireland. Citizens of certain countries do require a visa to travel to Ireland. Visa requirements for Ireland can be found HERE
. If you need a letter to assist in securing a visa, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Can I have visitors during my residency?
Yes, you are welcome to have friends and relatives visit during your stay. Your room will have extra beds if they choose to stay overnight.
Do I need to bring bed linens or towels?
We provide bed linens, but please bring your own towels.
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