The Cabin at Road Books

Name of Residency: The Cabin

This is a spacious one-person timberframe cabin, purpose-built in the past year as an artist residency, self-contained, well-insulated and well-heated, in a secluded spot between garden and woodland on a hill in County Cork. We built the cabin in order to be able to invite artists and writers to work in peace on their own projects, and to participate in the environmental project we have been working on here for the last 30 years.

Initially, residencies will be for a week or two weeks. Later, we expect to consider longer stays. Applicants must write a brief proposal telling us how they will use the time. We accept applications on a rolling basis. There is a modest fee, with the possibility of bursaries. We have secured two bursaries from one local business, and we are working on other connections.

Residency Programme since: 2019
Description of Organisation:

Judy Kravis, writer, and Peter Morgan, artist, have lived on this hilltop in County Cork, Ireland, for many years, gradually creating out of former agricultural land, a rich and varied landscape of native woodland, garden and meadow.

They both worked as teachers, of literature and art, and have produced many artist books, often collaboratively, under the imprint of Road Books.

In recent years they have opened their environmental project to other people, including art students and sustainable horticulture students. In their own lives, there is a useful and creative balance between artist work and land work. Hence the plan to initiate an artist residency, with an emphasis on participation in the work of the land.

Organisation founded in: 1992
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Bicycle
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): €200 per week
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Residents are expected to engage with the the land by contributing to our environmental project in any way they can, for a few hours a week.
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Cork
    Nearest Train Station: Cork
    How to reach by plane: Cork Airport is 15 kilometres away.
    How to reach by train: Cork City train station is 10 kilometres away.
    How to reach by car: We are 10 kilometres northwest of Cork City centre.
    Street & Number: Garravagh, Inniscarra
    Postal Code: P31 K351
    City: County Cork
    Country long: Ireland
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    County Cork P31 K351 IRL
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