Cultivate: A Village Vision for Rathnure

Associated Residency Program

In collaboration with Workhouse Union, we are pleased to offer Cultivate: A Village Vision for Rathnure, a two-week curated residency program from May 15th to 28th, 2023. With the support of Wexford Arts Office and The Arts Council, this opportunity will expand Cow House Studios’ remit to work proactively with our local rural community in Rathnure, Co. Wexford.

This is a new departure for Cow House Studios to engage with spatial practice and open the residency to artists, architects, and designers with an explicit collaborative and locally engaged focus. Workhouse Union’s team will work alongside Cow House Studios and the local community to prepare the stakeholder context and set clear expectations and support for the program.

This is a paid residency opportunity for four creative practitioners working in visual art, design, or architecture to engage with Cow House Studios and our local village of Rathnure through co-design, creative placemaking, and community engagement. This is a practical and hands-on residency experience for those interested in engaging with local community groups and stakeholders and imagining new opportunities within a small rural village.

The residency will include engagement with hard-to-reach voices, enhancing participants’ capacity in co-design and inclusion. The projects will realize tangible outcomes for the communities involved and provide the selected practitioners with a unique real-life learning platform.

Residency Length
2 weeks - 2 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Performance Art
Digital Media
Moving Image
Industrial Design
Environmental Arts
Social Practice
Pets are not allowed
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
All meals
Studios/Special Equipment
Darkroom (Black And White)
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Large Format Scanner
Film Scanner
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Additional Eligibility Information

Creative practitioners (collective and individual) are invited to apply. The opportunity is ideal for artists, architects, and designers who wish to develop their co-design, creative placemaking, and community engagement skills and experience.

The selected practitioners will come to Rathnure and reside at Cow House Studios for a period of 2 weeks in spring 2023, from May 15th to 28th. While here, they will be immersed in the supportive and invigorating environment at Cow House Studios.

Submit the following documents in PDF format to by Sunday, April 2nd, 2023.

  1. Completed application form
  2. Recent CV/resume
  3. A portfolio (only one pdf file). Although there is no maximum number of images that will be accepted, we advise applicants only to submit relevant materials to reduce the size of email submissions. The images should include captions or short descriptions.

Please submit electronic copies of the three attachments in ONE email under the size of 10 MB to

You will be contacted by a Cow House Studios representative to confirm receipt of your application within five working days. Successful applicants will be contacted by Monday, April 17th, 2023.

Artist Stipend
Euro (EUR)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
Application Type
Open application