NCAD Clancy Quay Studio Project

Exciting Opportunity for NCAD Graduates: Clancy Quay Studio Residency Awards 2022/23

The National College of Art and Design’s Access Programme and School of Education, with the generous support of Kennedy Wilson Ireland are delighted to announce a twelve-month artist’s residency in the Clancy Quay Studio.

The Clancy Quay Studio Project aims to promote an ethos of inclusion and support for emerging NCAD graduates (undergraduate and postgraduate) through the provision of the studio space needed to produce a body of artwork and the professional support required to navigate their careers as artists.   Priority will be given to applicants from diverse backgrounds including cultural, disability and socio economic disadvantage.

The selected applicants will receive access to a large, contemporary studio space in the Clancy Quay Complex, Islandbridge, Dublin 8, rent free, for twelve months. Reasonable utility costs (electricity, heating and water) will also be covered. Successful applicants will also be given the option to take part in the Clancy Quay/Superprojects Professional Development Programme 2022/23

Since 2020, the Clancy Quay Studio Project has been partnering with Superprojects to deliver a Professional Development Programme, providing an innovative suite of entrepreneurial and professional development supports to the studio artists, alongside 15 selected emerging Irish artists. This programme will be offered to succesful applicants alongside their studio award and  may include but is not limited to lectures, workshops, mentoring and consultations from industry experts in areas such as; studio visits, managing tax, writing funding proposals & applications, valuing your artwork and marketing and social media skills (approx. 8-12 sessions online and in person).

Clancy Quay Studios forms a community of practice for the selected artist(s)/ designer(s) and aims to help participants to navigate their professional careers through providing institutional and expert support as well as encouraging peer support and building community. During the residency, each artist will be expected to initiate and participate in a number of events for the Clancy Quay community (open studio/artist talk etc) and at the end of the residency artists will be expected to donate a work of art to the Kennedy Wilson Collection in exchange for providing this opportunity.

How to apply for the Clancy Quay Residency 2022

Submissions are sought from undergraduate and post-graduate artists who can fulfil the following criteria;

  1. You graduated from NCAD in 2021 or are due to Graduate in 2022.
  2. You are willing to work on your own and as part of a small group of artists.
  3. You have the time and financial resources to commit a substantial amount of time to the studio.
  4. You have a vision or specific aim for the period of the residency, i.e. working towards an exhibition, commission or proposed project.
  5. You will initiate/participate in a number of events involving the Clancy Quay residents and community through the year, i.e. Open studio event or artist talk.
  6. You will participate in the professional development programme and events with the group.
  7. You graduated from NCAD.


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Suitable applicants may be called for an interview. The successful artist(s) /designers will take up the studio residency in September 2022, however this date may be subject to final approval.

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About Kennedy Wilson Ireland

Kennedy Wilson is an international real estate investment and services firm which has invested in Ireland in recent years and developed a portfolio of high-quality apartments to rent in prime central Dublin locations, including Clancy Quay. Kennedy Wilson Ireland, has also invested in various local cultural and philanthropic projects, most notably in the new Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, its partnership with NCAD Access Programme is an extension of this work. 

About Superprojects

Superprojects is an initiative for young audiences that generates possibilities for creative encounters with contemporary art and artists. Funded by The Arts Council, Superprojects' work includes school-based workshop and artist-residencies, commissions and other programmes that open up the richness of national and international contemporary art practice to young participants; whilst actively fostering their development as meaning-makers and artists. 

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