1 week to 1 month
Paid by host 

Accommodation, studio space and media facilities.

Paid by artist 

Travel costs and living expenses.

Application guidelines 

To apply for a residency submit an application form with the following information: project description, statement about your work, short biography, current cv, and recent samples of your work.

To download the application form, please click here.

The Guesthouse

The Guesthouse


The Guesthouse is a visual artist-led and non-profit initiative whose objective is to create a place for production, meeting and cross-practice peer exchange that includes various forms of public discourse and encounter. The Guesthouse is engaged with creating social and discursive activity in the context of a residential setting. Through hosting, meeting and eating they facilitate a diverse range of solo and group projects with visual and media based artists, curators, critics and passionate cooks, as well as being a point of interaction with local publics of interest.

The Guesthouse operates a residential residency programme, which allows individual or collective artists, curators and critics to develop projects at The Guesthouse and in the broader context of Cork city. The residency offers access to accommodation, work space and facilities at The Guesthouse and opportunities to meet and engage with other practitioners. It enables residents to work on their proposed projects and also offer them the space and time to experiment with their current practice where new artistic practices and strategies may be tried out.

There is no charge for a residency at The Guesthouse and in exchange residents are encouraged to contribute to our programme during their tenure by offering to either host a lunch, do a presentation, workshop, performance or exhibition.

Accommodation Information 

Located within The Guesthouse is a self-contained double room cum living room with separate shower/toilet and kitchen. While primarily suited for a single or couple sharing the accommodation space can be adapted to host a group occupancy.

Studio Information 

The residency does not have a designated studio/workshop, but there is an adaptable project space suitable for computer or desk based work or light fabrication. This space can also be used for exhibition of work, performance, presentation and discussion. They are also open to proposals on how the building could be used or adapted for your project.

Technical Information 

The media facilities available for use are: 27-inch iMac 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.8GHz, Final Cut Studio 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4, NEC Video Projector, portable projection screen, Nikon D3000 SLR camera, Slik tripod, Canon printer & scanner, Mackie mixing desk with PA and sub woofer, Truth monitor speakers, Berhinger Graphic equalizer and wireless internet access.


Cork city is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland located on the south coast of the island. The city is located on the river Lee, a river estuary and at the mouth of a natural harbour facilitating commercial, industrial, military and recreational facilities. Transport to Cork is serviced by an airport, train and bus service. The Guesthouse is located on a quite residential street in the historic quarter of Shandon and in recent years has been the residential and retail home to a growing multicultural community.

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10 Chapel Street
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