A.I.R.

Deadline for 2025 applications to be announced

The Guesthouse Project presents international and Irish artists and collaborative groups with an opportunity to live and work in Cork city. The A.I.R requires a dedication to situating your practice in the house for 1 to 3 months.

The Guesthouse is a shared space set up to facilitate transdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary non-hermetic practices that develop through experimental modes of operation. The residency facilitates research and experimentation and the development of collaborations that create new approaches to artistic practice. We invite artists to find new ways of imagining, activating and utilising the Guesthouse building. We are interested in artists that have both solo and collaborative practice and work in a transdisciplinary manner.

The A.I.R. opportunity is open to all practitioners at any stage of their career (who are not currently in education or living in Cork City) such as:

  • experimental filmmakers
  • sound artists
  • musicians
  • visual artists
  • performance artists
  • artistic and/or scientific researchers
  • culinary artists
  • creative programmers and digital technology artists
  • curators
  • anybody working within a specialist area of interest who wants to work within the arts and with artists.

The residency gives visiting artists a point of contact with the Guesthouse artist community and runs for the duration of three months. The deadline for application will be announced during 2024. Please sign up to the mailing list for updates.

Facilities

The ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen and is available to artists (especially culinary artists) for experimental dining and social gatherings. The first floor event space is equipped for sound performances, screenings and live-streaming for public events. The second floor maker’s space is a shared workspace equipped with trestle tables and chairs, basic materials, photocopier, scanner, printer, sewing machine and a selection of tools and equipment.

Accommodation Information

The Guesthouse resident artists are provided with a loft apartment that contains a bedroom with a double bed and separate living area with a double desk space for working, two single beds for guests and a small diverse library. On the second floor there is a fully equipped private kitchenette and shower room. On the ground floor there is also a fully equipped kitchen and dining room available to our artists in residence for larger gatherings.

Duration

Three month blocks. First block starting from 1st January.

Paid by host

Residencies are free to artists. This includes accommodation and facilities.

Paid by artist

Artists are requested to pay a monthly membership fee of €50. Artists also need to cover their travel, material and living costs.

Application guidelines

The applicant should send an email to the.guesthouse.project@gmail.com with the application form downloaded from here. Under the subject heading AIR 2025. Download Application – Deadline for applications will be announced in late 2024.

A.I.R. is a very specific commitment, and not one that will suit everyone. We want applicants to carefully consider whether this is the right thing for them before applying.

Download Application