Wilton Park Studios

IPUT supporting the RHA Wilton Park Studios, an IPUT/RHA Initiative.

The RHA and IPUT are delighted to announce a new initiative: the Artist in Residence Programme at Wilton Park Studios, Dublin 2. In direct response to the ever-increasing studio crisis in Dublin, IPUT – Ireland’s largest owner of office space in Dublin – has committed to fully support a facility with three studios, in collaboration with the RHA.

“Partnering with the RHA we found a real practical way to put our support of Irish art to practical use. It’s an exciting opportunity to use some of our commercial spaces around Wilton Park to collaborate with local artists from the concept stage all the way through to the delivery of their work” – Niall Gaffney, IPUT Chief Executive.

As part of the programme, 3 artists will each be provided with fully supplemented 6-month long residencies, over a period of 3 years. Current artists in residence include Una Sealy RHA, Corban Walker and Leah Hewson.

“IPUTs foresight is helping to alleviate the current crisis of artist studio space in Dublin by providing three new fully subsidised studio spaces in the heart of Dublin city” – Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director.

Three studios will be offered on a six-month basis to three artists. The studio spaces all have natural daylight and there are kitchen facilities available. The studios have working hour access, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and are non-residential.

The first three six-month studio slots will be available from September 2019.

Artists wishing to be considered should apply by completing the application form on the RHA website rhagallery.ie/school. Applications should include:

  • A current CV (2 pages maximum);
  • A covering letter detailing the candidate’s intentions for the allocated period in the studio including an artist statement and work plan, giving details of what materials and processes they use and any other requirements they have;
  • Up to six images of their work;
  • A list of images submitted clearly marked with the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions. Video artists can include on this list the web addresses (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo) to access your work.

These are sponsored studios by IPUT, there is no monthly rent and all heat and utility costs are included.

The deadline for applications is 3 June 2019 at 5pm. Please note that the application is only available online.



Image: Wilton Park Studios, IPUT & RHA Initiative, 2019. Image courtesy of Leah Hewson.