Building on Satellite, the very successful pilot residency run in collaboration with The Mothership Project, Cow House Studios, with the support of Wexford County Council is pleased to offer an annual two-week residency designed specifically for parenting artists. The Parenting Artist Residency will make it possible for awarded artists to dedicate time to their work by offering all of the supports necessary to do so. This residency recognises that many artists discover they must drop or drastically curtail their creative practice while having children, leaving a cultural gap. This residency will support parenting artists at this key stage in their lives, assisting them to have productive and rewarding careers as they rear their families.
The Parenting Artist Residency is designed specifically for parenting artists with dependants under 18 years of age; children and partners are welcome. Through an open call, this residency will make it possible for participating artists to develop new work, progress existing projects or get back to their practice after taking time out to have children. This residency will offer childcare, a stipend of €500, accommodation and meals.
This residency aims to provide a residency platform that is notably missing from existing offerings; fostering solidarity among artists who often as a result of having a family end up isolated and alienated from existing art structures.
Selected artists and their families will come to Rathnure and reside at Cow House Studios for a period of 2 weeks from March 30th to April 12th, 2020. While here, they will be immersed in the supportive and invigorating environment at Cow House Studios. Meals, technical support and childcare (9 am till 5 pm on weekdays) will be provided allowing artists to focus fully on their work.
For any further questions about the Open Residency Program, please contact Frank Abruzzese, Co-Director, Cow House Studios
- Completed application form
- Recent CV/resume
- A portfolio (only one pdf file). Although there is no maximum number of images that will be accepted, we advise applicants to only submit relevant materials to reduce the size of email submissions. The images should include captions or short descriptions. For videos/films/audio, you may provide links to your own website, Vimeo page, YouTube page, within the application form. Do not attach actual video files.