A Creative Residency by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company.

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company invite applications from artists to spend six months living and working in the unique environment of King’s Inns, Dublin 1.

The Creative Residency, commencing on 1st September 2019, is a new and exciting partnership between the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company. Together, they seek to sustain an artist in the creation of new work, rooted within King’s Inns and the extraordinary and historic environment of Henrietta Street, where both organisations are based. Through the residency, the selected artist will be encouraged to develop and explore the theme of art and law with reference to the King’s Inns and the residency should result in a creative response to be hosted by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.

The selected artist will be supported by both organisations to develop their practice, to explore the theme of art and law, with reference to King’s Inns through collaboration with the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company, and to create a final (permanent or temporary) creative work for public presentation at the end of the residency.

The residency offers accommodation, a stipend and additional funds for the creation of an artwork. The artist will also have the support of an Advisory Group and a network of fellow artists, creative producers, academics and legal professionals. Built into the residency is the opportunity to share practice, avail of peer learning opportunities and engage new audiences, as well as gaining unprecedented access to King’s Inns venue and resources, including the library, park, staff and students.

Artists based in Ireland, with a proven track record of working creatively are eligible, and the residency is open to any medium (architecture, circus, crafts, dance, digital media, film, movement, music, spectacle, theatre, writing, visual art, as well as multi-disciplinary practice and design of all kinds).

Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday 10th June 2019


To find out more about the award and how to make an application please download our guide to making an application below.
The guide includes information on:

The award brief
An outline of what the award offers
Who is eligible
What is required of the award recipient
Evaluation criteria for the selection process
Queries and site visits
Application details
Submission details
The selection process



The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 10th June 2019.

Applications should be submitted with all of the required documents, as outlined in our guide to making an application, which you can download here.

Applications must be made through the application form, which you can find below or here.

All applications received within the deadline will receive an automated acknowledgement. Incomplete applications will not be assessed. It will not be possible to provide feedback on the selection process to unsuccessful applicants.

Queries in advance should be sent by email to opencall@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie.

Selection process

Applications will be reviewed by a panel which will include representatives from the Society, the Culture Company, as well as independent representatives from the cultural sector and professional artists. The assessment will be made of the eligible applications received based on the criteria laid out in this notice. The panel reserves the right to invite shortlisted applicants to interview.

Decisions will be communicated by 15th July 2019 or as close to that as possible, subject to any interview process and scheduling thereof that may take place.

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Please note that Dublin City Council Culture Company is committed to developing policies and practices ensuring that accessibility, Universal Design and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities are taken into account. Reasonable accommodation of access requirements will be made for interview candidates and interviews will take place in an accessible location.

Dublin City Council Culture Company is an equal opportunity employer. More information on our Equal Opportunities Policy here.

We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We keep several kinds of personal data about our prospective applicants, employees and contractors so we can manage the recruitment and selection process effectively and efficiently and meet our legal obligations. For more information please see our Privacy Notice for Applicants here.

About Dublin City Council Culture Company

Established in March 2018, Dublin City Council Culture Company runs cultural initiatives and buildings across the city, collaborating with citizens, communities, cultural organisations, businesses and Dublin City Council itself. The company’s work is focussed on embedding cultural experiences and increasing cultural participation throughout Dublin’s neighbourhoods. Driven by its values of engagement and engagement, partnership, relevance, capacity building and quality Dublin City Council Culture Company runs projects such as 14 Henrietta Street, Tea&Chats, Culture Club, the National Neighbourhood, Culture Near You, and other cultural engagement activities.

More details are available at dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie.

About The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

Established in 1541, King’s Inns is Ireland’s oldest legal institution and the oldest School of Law. While the primary focus of King’s Inns is the training of future barristers, the School of Law ventures beyond that in its course offerings and reaches to a wider community with interests in niche areas of law. The reputation of the School of Law is international with a long list of eminent graduates including former presidents of Ireland and of other countries, taoisigh, politicians and, of course, judges and barristers in practice throughout the English speaking world.

King’s Inns is also the custodian of a unique built environment and a historical and heritage library and art collection.

Further information is available at kingsinns.ie.

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and Henrietta Street

Designed by James Gandon, the King’s Inns at Henrietta Street is one of Dublin’s landmark buildings. The first stone for the Society’s new dining hall and library was laid on 1 August 1800, the day the Act of Union received its royal assent. King’s Inns dining hall is said to be James Gandon’s only major unaltered public interior in Dublin.

The surrounding urban fabric of Henrietta Street to King’s Inns is varied. It is a close neighbour of the newly opened museum 14 Henrietta Street, operated by Dublin City Council Culture Company.

The earliest Georgian Street in Dublin, construction on Henrietta Street commenced in the mid-1720s. In the 18th century, the Henrietta Street houses were home to a small number of wealthy residents including, for a period, the encumbered estate’s court (a property-related legal body of the Georgian period). During the 19th century much of the street was given-over to tenement use.

Today, the buildings on Henrietta Street today are largely used for residential purposes or for cultural and community organisations. This includes the Daughters of Charity Community Services (which incorporates a school and other facilities for education, training and social care), Na Píobairí Uilleann (Society of Irish Pipers), Dublin City Council Culture Company (and it’s’ museum at 14 Henrietta Street) as well as the King’s Inns lecture rooms, offices and library. The surrounding area includes King’s Inns park and Broadstone, recently reimagined with the new Luas line.

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