Fingal County Council Artists’ Studios Open Call 2018

August 29, 2018 0

Fingal County Council is pleased to announce the Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio and the RHA School Studio Award Open Call.  This recently restored former boathouse is located in the beautiful setting of Loughshinny, a coastal village that lies between Rush and Skerries.  Fingal County Council Arts Office worked in collaboration with the Operations and Architects departments on the restoration of this historic building in Fingal, which was completed in 2014. The boathouse is a dual purpose building providing a lifeguard station for lifeguards and a day studio for artists.

The dramatic location of the boathouse on the water’s edge and at one end of the harbour offers a unique fully subsidised workspace for professional artists.  The objective of the studio is to provide a working space for professional Irish and International artists working in all art disciplines to develop their artistic practice.

The studio which is non-residential and fully subsidised is available for three months to one year from October 2018. The space is fully equipped with a sink and storage units. A deposit of €100 is required, which is refundable.  For further information and to download an application form see or email

Please send completed hard copy applications only to Sarah O’ Neill, Arts Office, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin.

The closing date for the submission of applications is Friday 28 September, 4pm.

The Fingal Arts and RHA School Studio Award

Fingal County Council Arts Office in partnership with the RHA School 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 on the RHA’s website.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th September, 2018. Please note that applications are only available online via the RHA website Any questions or requests for further information can be forwarded to

The closing date for the submission of applications is Friday 28 September at 5pm.