SPACE Programme 2014

Apply for our collaborative artist's residency The SPACE Programme


The SPACE Programme is a unique two-week residency offering arts and creative practitioners an opportunity to collaborate, experiment and innovate. The residency allows you to escape your creative comfort zone in the open and inspiring environment of historic Castletown House. The SPACE Programme facilitates collaborations with others on new approaches to making work, but without the pressure of a deadline or the expectation of a fully finished product. Previous participants have come from a very broad range of  fields including theatre, visual arts, music, architecture, science, design, film, dance, writing, comedy and photography.

Submissions are welcome from individual Irish and International practitioners in all disciplines but please note that applications cannot be accepted from collectives or groups. Successful applicants will receive travel expenses, accommodation, breakfast and light lunch, and a stipend to cover other costs.

The SPACE Programme takes place from January 26th to February 7th 2014 at Castletown House, Celbridge Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Applications can only be made via our online application form, and must include:

  • A biography
  • An outline of current areas of work and interests
  • Documentation/Examples of work

Closing Date: 5pm, 15th November, 2013. Applicants will be informed whether their application was successful by December 13th, 2013



Here’s what previous participants on The SPACE Programme are saying…

“Intense, shattering and totally immersive: The SPACE Programme is a stimulating and practice-changing two weeks of collaboration.”  Oisín Byrne, Visual Artist

“I knew this process would be extremely important for my development as an artist. It has been one of the most important experiences of my career.” Ciaran Bagnall, Designer 

The SPACE Programme is a totally unique opportunity to look at ourselves as social beings in the context of artistic collaboration.Valeria Primost, Dance Maker

“The diversity and quality of participating artists and the structure of the program made for a very special experience, one that will continue to inform who I am as an artist and how I go about creating work.” Justin Yang, Composer

“It was a hugely enriching experience and the timing of it was perfect. It has given me great confidence in my working process going forward and introduced me to new ways of creative expression.” Niamh Shaw, Performer



The SPACE Programme is curated by The Performance Corporation with support from The Arts Council and OPW.