We’re inviting applications for the 2024 Dearcán Bursary.
Supported by Cork County Council Arts Service and South Cork Local Enterprise Office, the award includes twelve months of workspace and full access to benchspace’s professional manufacturing equipment.
The successful applicant will also receive a stipend of €10,000 towards expenses. All Artists and Professional Makers living in the Cork County Administrative area can apply.
You can download full details of the award and application process here (pdf).

All artists, craftspeople and product designers living in the Cork County Administrative area can apply.
 Deadline 5pm Friday 17th May. 

An online information session will be hosted at 12:30pm on Tuesday, 7th May 2024. To register for this session please email: hilda@benchspacecork.ie

Information Session and FAQ can be found here.

What previous Winners have said about the Dearcán Bursary:

“I’d encourage people to apply for this if they want to push their artwork and boundaries of making.”

“Without the support of the bursary it would have been hard to get things off the ground.”

“It’s been a gamechanger for the way I present my work.”

“(benchspace) It really is a facility that is one of a kind.”