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Second Callout: Pavilion Studio 2024

17 May 2024
Second Callout: Pavilion Studio 2024

We are delighted to announce the Second Callout for Pavilion Studio 2024 Residency. We are just finishing up a successful 24 week run of supporting playwrights, makers in theatre and stage-based performance artists and we are now on the look out again, to support even more artists with a paid one-week residency at Pavilion Studio from July to September 2024 to develop existing work or create new work.

Successful applicants will be given access to Pavilion Studio for one week (Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm) at Pavilion Studio located in Moran Park House above the Irish Design Gallery, Dún Laoghaire.

Successful applicants and any listed collaborators present during the week will receive a payment for their time at Pavilion Studio, subject to budget and preapproval, kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. Along with this payment, we can also offer childcare or carer support where applicable. 

The 2024 Programme to Date

We are thrilled to announce the first list of artists who have been selected as part of Pavilion Studio 2024 and were offered weekly residencies from January to June.

Janet Moran, Aoibheann McCaul, Megan Riordan, Mary Kate O’Flanagan, Katie O’Halloran, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Finbarr Doyle, Ciara Fleming, Michael Patrick, Oisin Kearney, Michelle Read, Annie Ryan, Gina Moxley, Clara Simpson, Clare Barrett, Alan Mahon, Rhys Dunlop, Sally Ó Dúnlaing, Chris Moran, Bob Gallagher, Rebecca Blake, Dee Roycroft, Chloe Commins, Sarah Baxter.

"Knowing that the Pavilion saw something in me as an artist and my work and will continue to support me in my future endeavours has been a massive boost to my confidence. I think the residency programme is a wonderful resource and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it, especially in a setting as beautiful as Dún Laoghaire." - Sally Ó Dúnlaing

The Space

The Studio is located on the second floor by stairs in the Irish Design Gallery just a short walk from Pavilion Theatre. The room itself is bright and comfortable, overlooking Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the dlr LexIcon library. A calm, functional space for artists to use as they wish, a blank canvas for inspiration. It can be used for writing, meetings, and development of existing or new work.

"Residencies like this that encourage early development are essential, as they allow for what are often difficult first steps without the pressure of being outcome based. I was also very grateful for the opportunity to do focused work in a residency environment within Dublin as it meant that I was entirely focused on the work without the need for extensive travel / getting to know new surroundings. The ability to bring in collaborators was also extremely helpful and fruitful. The artistic value of this kind of residency cannot be overstated." - Bob Gallagher

The building has a small kitchenette and toilet, and Wi-Fi is also available. The building is a sharded space so successful applicants must be mindful of occupants in surrounding rooms and those on lower floors, due to this we cannot accept applicants wishing to work with instruments or loud music. The Studio is a perfect location for creativity with the sea, library, Dún Laoghaire Town and Pavilion Theatre all a stone’s throw away.

Pavilion Studio is only accessible by stairs; however, an alternative space can be made available for artists with accessibility requests. If you need accommodations made please note this in your application.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply, please fill in an application form below or click here.
Pavilion Studio is available from Monday 1 July to Friday 4 October.

Each residency is 5 days long, Monday to Friday, 10am – 5.30pm
If you have any questions regarding the application or residency, please email

Pavilion Theatre will not be in a position to enter into correspondence with applicants to offer feedback at any stage of the process.

Key Dates

•    Applications close Friday 31 May 2024, 1pm 
•    Applicants will be notified within four weeks of the closing date if they have been successful or not.


Pavilion Studio is made possible by the kind support of the Arts Council of Ireland.

Application Form