The RHA School, in partnership with Fingal Arts, are offering an opportunity of a funded studio space for a professional artist for the period of one year; the residency will commence in December 2018. The award offers an artist the opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA and covers the cost of studio rental and administration. The award is open to practising artists at all stages in their professional careers working in visual art. To be eligible to apply, applicants must: have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area. The selection panel is Colin Martin, RHA School Principal; Val Connor, Lecturer and Curator; and Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal Arts.
Artists wishing to be considered should apply by completing the application form below and include:
  • A current CV, PDF document only. Maximum file size 500k.
  • A brief description of your art practice, max. 300 words. PDF document only.
  • A covering letter detailing your intentions for the allocated period at the Fingal County Council Studio Award, including a work plan, giving details of what materials and processes you use and any other requirements you have.
  • Up to six images of your work, no larger than 1MB each in size. JPG files only.
  • A list of images submitted clearly marked with the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions. For video artists, please include on this list the web addresses (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) to access your work.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12 October, 2018.

Please note that applications are only available online via the RHA website Any questions or requests for further information can be forwarded to


Current Resident

Michelle Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Throughout her practice she gathers details, textures, words and objects to generate actions that explore modes of behaviour and thought, through still and moving image, performance, installation and text. Hall is a recent graduate of the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and completed her BA Fine Art at DIT Portland Row in 2007. In 2016 Hall was jointly awarded the RC Lewis-Crosby Award at in the inaugural RDS Visual Art Awards and her work has been selected for the upcoming StartPoint Prize 2017 in Prague. Throughout November Hall will take part in a research residency with The CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS at Thames-Side Studios, London. Hall has been awarded the Arts Council Film Bursary 2017 and the Dublin City Council Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2017. Her practice has been kindly supported by the Fingal County Council Arts Office Artists’ Support Scheme 2014-2017.

Previous Recipients

2016 – Aoibheann Greenan

Image: Michelle Hall, Limbic Transfer, (stone, string, felt, plastic, thread, man-made fur, paper), 2018.