DCC Arts Office Information Session | Preparing a proposal as part of a consortium for potential Artist Studios within Royal Canal Park

Dublin City Council’s Arts Office is assisting the Ballymore Group to access expressions of interest from individuals, groups, organisations or consortia interested in exploring the possibility of occupying one or more properties for Artist Workspaces / Studios use within Royal Canal Park, Dublin 15, D15 DKW4.

This call for Expressions of Interest is an exploratory process and is open to artists who are part of a consortium who wish to set up studios. VAI will host a briefing session that is designed for individual artists or artist collectives who may wish to come together and form a consortium to make an application for one of the spaces. This information session is not for existing artist studio programmes.

There are three spaces for consideration at Royal Canal Park.

•‘Space A’, is a ground floor unit of 148 Sq M (1,600 sq ft), available for long term lease

•‘Space B’ is a ground floor unit of 281 Sq M (3,000 sq ft), available for long term lease

•‘Building C’ is an entire seven storey building of 3,370 Sq M (36,300 sq ft) gross, terms tbc.

Spaces A and B are smaller, street-level spaces which could suit a number of uses and could transfer to suitable new occupants relatively quickly. Building C would represent a much larger and longer-term proposal. The potential development of this building as artist work spaces / studios would represent a significant investment in the cultural infrastructure of Dublin City. It is likely that this development would require collaboration and partnership with Dublin City Council Arts Office.

All interested parties are invited to attend a briefing session.


  • Briefing on Opportunity – Individual Artists who may wish to apply for a studio as part of a self-organised consortium – DCC Arts Office
  • Considerations about setting up a studio – VAI

We recommend that you read the following information pack before attending the meeting: Royal Canal – Information Pack.

Venue: Visual Artists Ireland, Windmill View House, 4 Oliver Bond Street, Dublin 8, D08 PK82
Starts: Mon Jul 15 2019, 2:00pm GMT
Ends: Mon Jul 15 2019, 3:30pm GMT

Free event, booking is essential.

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