RHA School and Fingal Arts Studio Award 2024

Fingal County Council Arts Office, in partnership with the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) School, is pleased to announce the 2024 RHA Studio Award. This prestigious award offers a professional artist a funded studio space for one year, beginning October 2024.

Open to practicing artists at all stages in their professional careers working in visual art, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area to be eligible to apply.

Artists wishing to be considered should apply by completing the application form on the RHA’s website.

1. A current CV. PDF document only. Maximum file size 500k.

2. A brief description of your art practice. Max. 300 words. PDF document only.

3. A covering letter detailing your intentions for the allocated period at the Fingal County Council Studio Award, including an artist statement and work plan, giving details of what materials and processes you use and any other requirements you have.

4. Up to six images of your work, no larger than 1mb each in size. JPG files only.

5. A list of images submitted clearly marked with the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions. For video artists, please include on this list the web addresses (e.g., YouTube or Vimeo) to access your work.

The closing date for receipt of applications has been extended to Friday 19th July 2024 at 4.00pm. Any questions or requests for further information can be forwarded to annie@rhagallery.ie

The RHA School is a purpose-built facility within the RHA Gallery consisting of individual studios, open plan drawing studios and a library. It is an artist-led space for the provision of skill-based learning in Visual Art. Central to the RHA Schools activity is peer learning where knowledge and experience can be passed from artist to artist. The RHA School supports both traditional and contemporary approaches to art making and its offerings aim to enhance the skill set of artists working in the varied and shifting arena of current art practice. The RHA School is for professional artists who wish to up-skill or re-engage with their practice, third level students who wish to develop and practice skills in drawing, painting and creative use of materials. It is also for professional artists who wish to acquire specialised knowledge. The RHA School responds to these aims with a varied programme that includes drawing groups, residencies, workshops, masterclasses, seminars and public lectures.

Image caption: Aoife Dunne (RHA Studio Award 2023 recipient), still from video work in progress, 2024.