Watershed’s residency program offers artists of all shapes or forms, at various stages in their career, the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice.
We provide a studio space that has been converted from an old fish factory that is suitable for all types of artists and is very versatile. We also provide a living area for the artists, three people at a time. The Cottage is newly refurbished with three large rooms with a living space with a kitchenette and is only one minute walk to the Studio. The Space has beautiful undisturbed views of the river Corrib and fields surround the Studio. Which makes it a perfect location for an artist that wants a break and a place to escape and have some time to think, relax, and make work. The cover photo is the view from the Studio. To see more images of the Studio and the surrounding area, please visit our Instagram Watershed_artres!
It’s a great place to be for Galway 2020 European city of culture.
To Apply, Please send a copy of your CV and a short letter of intent. Along with six images of your work or a link to your website or Instagram. Please send to Watershedstudiosartresidency@gmail.com
The founder Grace O'Malley has a good track record in working in the arts in Ireland and has managed to create an environment where artistic expression can flourish and thrive on an international platform. We have currently had a diverse range of applicants from places such as New York, Germany, Virginia, California, Australia, England, Ireland, Spain, Scotland, and Chile. We have also had applications from Galway artists. Therefore we aim to create more studio spaces that could be used solely by Galway Artists to improve collaboration between residents and local artists.
Art Residency Fees
1400 per month for Professionals (one private room and one workspace in the shared open-plan studio)
810 Euros per month for students and recent graduate between the months of October to February (one private room and one workspace in the shared open-plan studio) Plus electricity dependent on usage usually 70 euro per month.
24 hr access to studio and Strong Wifi perfect for remote working.
To Apply, Please send a copy of your CV and a short letter of intent. Along with 6 images of your work or a link to your website or Instagram.
Please send to Watershedstudiosartresidency@gmail.com with the months you would like to stay in the subject line.