4.14.5 Artist in Residence

There are currently two parks, St Patrick’s Park and Albert College Park, supporting the City Council’s artist in residence programme. It is administered by the Council’s Arts Office and consists of living and studio space within the parks.

The programme provides work space for both local and international artists, as well as giving a specialised and appropriate use for the historic park buildings where studios are located. Engagement with the public forms part of the requirements of selected artists and resulting events add to the visitor experience at these parks. The programme is considered successful and over 40 artists have availed of it since its commencement.