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Creative Spark was established in 2012 to promote innovative and creative businesses, including new and established enterprises in Louth and the wider north-east region.

Creative Spark Residency Programmes 2021


Creative Spark is delighted to offer visual artists a residency programme for 2021.Creative Spark is a not-for-profit company established to promote creative and cultural industries, including new and emerging businesses and freelance practitioners, in County Louth, Ireland. Creative Spark provides a dedicated creative training and workspace facility.The Creative Spark Residency Programme will provide opportunities for visual artists and art professionals to research and develop their practices. It will support both emerging and established visual artists working in any medium, but will give preference to those artists developing a body of work in a printmaking discipline.Application is by open call and is open to Irish and international applicants.Each residency will be supported by provision of studio space in Creative Spark, along with access to all the facilities and basic technical support.

Duration - 2-3 Months per residency


The recipient artist will be required to give demonstrations and provide talks on their practice during their residency and donate one piece to Creative Spark archives. The residency should include a community participation element and may conclude with an exhibition of the recipients work locally. 

Accommodation Information:  

Private rental – no accommodation provided. Where possible they advise artists about possible options locally. 

Studio Information: 

Fully fitted studio space with water supply. 

Technical Information: 

Fully equipped printmaking studio-Creative Spark print studio. 

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 DEADLINE for receipt of completed applications 12th October 2020 

This programme has been generously supported by Create Louth (Arts Service of Louth County Council)