The aim of Harrington Studios is to support contemporary, multi-disciplinary arts practices. Located in the grounds of the historically significant King House, the studio’s mission is to encourage a curiousity for the surrounding region and environment while fostering relationships between residents and the wider artistic community, bringing critically engaging contemporary practices to the broader public.
About King House
King House is a magnificently restored Georgian Mansion located in Boyle, County Roscommon. It was built in the early 1700’s for Sir Henry King, whose family was one of the most powerful and wealthy in Ireland.
After its first life as a home, King House was converted into a military barracks in the 19th century for the famous Connaught Rangers regiment. At the end of Civil War in 1923 the barracks passed into the control of the newly formed Irish Free State Army.
Following many years as a merchant’s store, King House was saved from demolition in the late 1980s and restored to its former Georgian style by Roscommon County Council.
It now houses significant collections and exhibitions from the Connacht Rangers and the King Family. It is also home to the Boyle Civic Art Collection and hosts the annual Boyle Arts Festival visual art exhibition. It is also an offsite venue for Roscommon Arts Centre who present contemporary art exhibition.
Applications are open to Irish and international visual artists, curators, writers, choreographers, performers, filmmakers and other cultural practitioners. We support both emerging and established professionals working in any medium.
The subsidised rental of €100 per calendar month includes utilities, waste disposal and wireless broadband.
The artists’ studios are working spaces only and are not residential.
The residency programme is 6 months long. Studios will be available to rent from January – June 2019.
Deadline for applications: 16th November
Notification: 30th November
Commencement: 7th January 2019
Applicants should submit ONE PDF DOCUMENT containing:
a curriculum vitae (no more than 2 A4 pages)
An Artist Statement
and up to 10 images and/or links to audio/visual works/samples of writing
Submit all materials via WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The total application submission should not exceed 10MB.
For further information and to apply before 16th November 2018, please contact Linda Shevlin: email@example.com
This residency programme is supported by Roscommon County Council.