Studio Incubation Residencies For Artists and Curators 2017/2018

March 31, 2017


Studio Incubation Residencies  

Draíocht is delighted to announce Sarah Ward and Louis Haugh as the first two artists invited to participate in INCUBATE - a series of Studio Incubation Residencies designed to support young and emerging artists and curators in giving time and space to research and develop new work.

The next series of residencies take place late 2017 and early 2018.

The INCUBATE Residencies are for emerging, early career artists and curators (individual or small collective) who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, develop new work.  Draíocht has a particular interest in artists and curators whose interests lie in one or more of the following:
- interdisciplinary practice; 
- visual culture and new technologies; 
- socially engaged and collaborative practices; 
- visual arts practice for children and young people.
The Curator-in-Residence, Sharon Murphy will liaise with the artists and provide supports as required. 
A fee of €300 will be available for each residency.  
If you wish to be considered please send the following information to by June 2nd 2017:

A current CV (2 pages maximum); A covering letter detailing your interest in and intention for DRAÍOCHT INCUBATE including an artist statement, outline plan, details about the nature of your artistic practice and process and; Website and/or other links to your work and/or up to ten images of relevant work in jpeg format.

Further details from

Closing Date for Applications: 02 June 2017

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Amharc Fhine Gall VII

July 8, 2010

Draíocht and Fingal County Council are currently seeking submissions from Fingal visual art graduates for an exciting exhibition opportunity in 2010. This opportunity is being developed to recognise, nurture and showcase the range of talent of an emerging artist(s) from Fingal, working in any medium, seeking an exhibition in a recognised Irish gallery. This opportunity may take the form of a solo exhibition or participation in a group exhibition as part of Fingal County Council’s annual Amharc Fhine Gall (View of Fingal) exhibition to be held in Draíocht from November 2010 – January 2011. This year we will appoint an emerging, independent curator to select and present your work, a full colour catalogue will accompany the show.

Applicants must:

  • Be born, resident or be working from in the Fingal County area.
  • Have graduated between 2002 and 2010 from a recognised third level art college with a Diploma, BA or MFA. PhD applicants will also be considered as long as they fill the emerging artist criteria.
  • Be able to exhibit work from November – January 2011.
  • Be able to supply an up-to-date CV, artist’s statement and images before the closing date.

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide a typed covering letter along with an artist’s statement, and up-to-date CV. Artists should also supply at least 10 good quality images in the form of hard copy, slides or CD/ DVD which should be all clearly marked with the name, description, date, dimensions etc. Any other relevant supporting material can also be included.

Applications should be sent to:
Caroline Cowley, Public Arts Co-ordinator, The Arts Office, Fingal County Council, Swords, Co Dublin

T: 01 8708449


Deadline: 5 pm, 5 August 2010



Michelle Hall Boat Paper, wood, plasticine and string 146 x 125 x 25.5cm 2009. Part of The Happy Valley Project. From Amharc Fhine Gall 2009

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