Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Award

Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio

This recently restored former boathouse is located in the beautiful setting of Loughshinny, a coastal village that lies between Rush and Skerries.  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 artists working in all art disciplines to develop their artistic practice.

The studio which is non-residential and is available for three months to one year. The space is fully equipped with a sink and storage units. A deposit of €100 is required, which is refundable.

The studio would particularly suit artists whose practice engages with coastal, marine, heritage, environmental and geographical themes but all art practices and proposals will be considered.

Loughshinny Boathouse Studio Award 2024

Fingal Arts Office is pleased to invite applications for the Loughshinny Boathouse Studio Award, a new studio residency award open to professional visual artists working in any medium.  This opportunity offers a 9-month paid residency in Loughshinny Boathouse from September 2024 – May 2025. The aim of the award is to enable artist(s) to research and develop new work in response to Fingal’s coastal environment, focusing on biodiversity and climate change.

Loughshinny boathouse is located in the beautiful setting of Loughshinny, a coastal village that lies between Rush and Skerries in North County Dublin.  The boathouse is a dual-purpose building providing a lifeguard station from June – August and a studio for artists from September – May. 

The residency consists of a fully funded studio, including utilities and administration. The award is valued at €20,000 which is inclusive of artist fee at €15,000 and €5,000 for materials, production, outcomes, documentation costs and engagement with environmental experts if part of the applicant’s proposal.

Applications from artists who are from under-represented communities are particularly welcome.

Please note: Accommodation is not provided as part of this award. If required, the successful applicant(s) will need to source their own living accommodation.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30th July 2024 at 4.00pm

Please click on the link opposite to view/download the award brief including additional information.

To apply please click on the link below:

Alternatively, please contact Fingal Arts Office by email at  [email protected]

Nov 2018-Dec 2020 Recipients of Loughshinny Boathouse Residency

Loughshinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio Open Call