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Artist Callout: Pavilion Studio 2023

01 December 2022
Artist Callout: Pavilion Studio 2023

Following a hugely successful first year in 2022, supporting nearly 40 week-long artist residencies, Pavilion Theatre is once again looking for playwrights, makers in theatre and artists to apply for use of Pavilion Studio for emerging and experienced creatives to develop existing work or create new work. 

Successful applicants will be awarded one-week residencies at Pavilion Studio located in Moran Park House above the Irish Design Gallery, Dún Laoghaire. It is our intention to offer payment to artists for their time at Pavilion Studio (subject to budget).

The Programme to Date

Following an open calls in February and June 2022, the following artists were awarded one-week residencies at Pavilion Studio:

Alan Howley, Amy Flood, Barbara Tarrant, Brigid O'Dea, Cara Christie, Cathal McGuire, Cathal Ryan and Chloe O'Reilly, Charlene Craig, Chloë Ní Mhurchú, Cian Malin & Martha Knight, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Cliodhna McAllister, Daniel Wade, Dominic O'Brien & CN Smith, Eoghan Carrick, Gillian Grattan, Grace Morgan, Helen McGrath, James O'Donnell, Jimmy Murphy, John King, Kathy Rose O'Brien, Ken Harmon, Laoise Murray, Lesley Conroy, Liam McCarthy, Meadhbh Maxwell, Niamh Lawlor, Niamh McCann, Pea Dinneen, Peter Reid, Philip St John, Sara Keating, Shauna Carrick, Signe Lury and Tzarini Meyler.

The Studio has been described as "a wonderful creative space", “ideally arranged, overlooking the sea”, with the residencies having "greatly accelerated the timeline of [artists’] work" with the experience making participants feel “seen and, something all-too-rare, valuable as an artist”.

The Space

The room itself is bright and comfortable, overlooking Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the dlr LexIcon library. It is an open, calm, functional space for artists to use as they wish; a blank canvas for inspiration. It might be used for writing, meetings, or small-scale production readings and development.

Kitchenette facilities and Wi-Fi connectivity are available, with the sea, library, Dún Laoghaire Town and Pavilion Theatre itself 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. Those using the studio must be mindful of occupants in surrounding rooms and those on lower floors.

How to Apply

Pavilion Studio is available from Monday 9 January until Friday 26 May 2023.

Applicants should submit a maximum of one page to include 

  • their suitability for the use of the space and preferred dates
  • brief track record/background of the artist/company
  • a summary of the work they intend to create or develop. We will take under consideration its suitability for future programming at Pavilion Theatre
  • a proposed programme of work for the week (including details of any collaborators if working with others) which will determine the available budget

Applications (in PDF or document format) should be attached and sent to - including your artist name/company in the subject line. Pavilion Theatre will not be in a position to enter into correspondence with applicants or offer feedback at any stage of the process.

If you require additional financial support for the purposes of childcare during a residency, please state this in your application. 

Key Dates

  • Applications close Friday 16 December 2022
  • Applicants will be notified by Thursday 22 December 2022

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