March 11, 2019

Funded Residency | Artist/Designer in Residence 2019 at Benchspace, Cork

Application deadline: Friday 29 March, 5pm.

Benchspace, Cork Ireland, Funded Artist/Designer in Residence 2019 invites applications from established fine woodworking professionals, including furniture makers or artists working primarily in the medium of wood, or in combination with other materials. The programme offers participants the latitude and creative environment to explore new bodies of work or methodologies.

The Residency is two months in duration commencing in mid-August 2019.


  • €3500 expenses to cover travel and accommodation
  • Access to the Benchspace studio 24/7 with allowances made for evening/weekend classes
  • Interaction with other makers in a creative environment
  • Exposure at professional exhibition events
  • Locally sourced materials will be provided for a significant project. (Maximum: €500)
  • Commitment to be present for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the workshop for a period of two months
  • Sharing of progression through Benchspace Social Media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Creation of a new body of work or methodology to be publicly exhibited
  • Delivery of public lectures/demonstrations.
  • Provide mentoring to Benchspace students and makers
  • Collaboration and knowledge sharing with Benchspace Makers
  • Residents are also invited to give a series of classes on an agreed topic. An honorarium for classes would be in addition to the award.

For application details please visit

Funded Residency | Artist/Designer in Residence 2019 at Benchspace, Cork