Artists’ Studios - Drumshanbo Library

Market House, Drumshanbo


Leitrim County Council Arts Office is seeking interest from suitably qualified artists (one visual artist and one writer) who would like to take up residence in one of two new studio spaces at Market House, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim (Drumshanbo Library Building).

In lieu of rent, resident artists will instead be asked to give over one hour per week conducting weekly or fortnightly workshops with school, community or library groups organised in partnership with Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Leitrim Library Service.

Successful applicants who envisage working with children and young people under 18 years of age must have completed a HSE approved (or equivalent) Keeping Safe Child Welfare training programme and Leitrim County Council will carry out a Garda vetting process before the residency commences.


About the Studios

The newly renovated studios are located on the first floor of Market House in the centre of the town of Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim over Drumshanbo Branch library.

The 1st floor of the building consists of two artist’s studios with wireless broadband, a separate workshop space, a kitchen and a bathroom with toilet and shower. The studios have 24 hour private independent access to the rear of the building.

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Artist's Studio


Writers workshop


Workshop, Kitchen and Floor Plan



About the workshops

In lieu of rent artists will give over one hour each week leading workshop programmes with groups organised by Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Leitrim County Library. The content, clients, material requirements and all other details of these workshops will be agreed in advance and supported by Leitrim County Council Arts Office. They may be one-hour weekly, two-hour fortnightly or equivalent as agreed. It is anticipated that the successful applicant may engage with one or two groups on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the residency.



The residency is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extending to a total of two years. A probationary period of three months will apply after which the use of the facilities and the quality and nature of engagement with workshop groups will be reviewed.


How to apply

There is no formal application form. Artists should submit the following –

-A CV which includes details of both published work / exhibitions etc., as well as examples where you have previously worked collaboratively with groups.
-Examples of previous work in .jpg max (500kb each) and .pdf format (max 1mb). Video or sound work should be uploaded onto vimeo, youtube or soundcloud with links included on a seperate document.
-A description of what you intend to accomplish in your own studio work (max one A4 page).
-A proposal for what you would like to accomplish through the workshop programme. (It is understood that you could not know what groups would be available to work with in advance of making an application, what their interests may be, or their capacity. Rather this is intended to give an indication of the type of work you would like to explore through this aspect of the residency.)
-Copy of your most recent Children First certificate (if you possess one).
-Names, contact details and details of your relationship to two referees who are familiar with the collaborative work you have carried out with groups.



Leitrim County Council Art Office
Aras an Chontae
Carrick on Shannon
Co Leitrim

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5pm Friday 5th December 2014.

Further information contact

Christine Kelly at or 071 96 21694


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