The Model Studios

The Model supports a community of ten professional artists in our subsidised studio spaces. Our Studios are unique in that they combine an open and supportive environment for art production in Sligo which boasts a dramatic and sublime rural context in Ireland’s Northwest. The Studios are housed onsite at The Model, facilitating artistic connections for contemporary creativity, collaboration and dialogue. Dynamic starting points for participants to expand and explore their studio practice, and potentially develop new avenues of research include The Niland Collection, The Model’s contemporary visual art programme, as well as our education and public-engagement programme.

Studio artists benefit from excellent facilities and participate in The Model’s peer to peer arts initiatives, e.g. Artists’ Breakfast Club, Graphite & Easel, talks, workshops and events. The Model studio artists are at the centre of a growing and vibrant community of artists in Sligo, which continually presents new opportunities for collaboration and the development of cross-artform practice.

Studios are awarded on an annual or biannual basis, and are selected by a panel of arts professionals following an annual call for submissions. The next open call will be announced in February 2022. 

To learn more about The Model Studios and how you can apply, please contact:

Studio Artists

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