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Welcome to UCD Parity Studios, a university wide programme connecting the rich ecology of art practice in Ireland with research and education at University College Dublin. 


Through our Artist in Residence Programme, Elective modules and Public Engagement Programme, we support critical thinking and creative approaches to cross- disciplinary research, pedagogy and communication.


We offer year long residencies to professional artists who are interested in developing collaborative projects in a university environment. Artist studios, based in converted laboratories in UCD School of Physics, provide a bright working hub and supportive environment for this unique community of artists at University College Dublin.


Supported by UCD Colleges of Science, Social Sciences and Law, Arts and Humanities, Engineering & Architecture and College of Business  artists are offered an artist’s fee, 24 hour access to artist studios , access to UCD academics researchers and students, talks lectures and symposia and UCD libraries .


Our mission is to create a dynamic network of  professional artists, academics, researchers and students, working at the intersections of their disciplines.  






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Our 2017/18 Artists In Residence


Artists David Beattie, Sarah Browne, Glenn Loughran, Julie Merriman, Méadhbh O'Connor, Alice Rekab, Sonia Shiel



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We will be announcing Open Calls for new residencies at UCD later this year. If you would like us to let you know about these open calls and other upcoming opportunities,

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Our sincere thanks to the Associate Artists in Residence for your invaluable contributions to the UCD Parity Studios programme and to the enrichment of research and education at UCD in 2016 . A fond Au Revoir! Come back often and soon...