Studio Rental

Studio space available for rent at the National Sculpture Factory…

The National Sculpture Factory  provides a dynamic and  supportive working environment for artists. The NSF also runs a dynamic programme of talks, projects and professional development opportunities which add further opportunities for engagement.

We offer flexible  spaces to  artists working in the contemporary visual arts.

For postal applications please submit to National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork. IRELAND.

The Factory floor has the capacity to house up to 12 individual artists in studio at any one time. Rental for a space on the factory floor is €190 per month for a single bay and €220 per month for a double bay. Double bays are granted by NSF Technical Manager based on your studio application and the project requirements. Studio rental includes technical support from our Factory technicians and use of all available equipment. There are extra charges for specific usages of the Kilns (see below for more details).
A working bay may be rented for shorter periods than 1 month (see full listings below).

Booking Guidelines & Procedures
Everybody who works on the Factory floor must be a full, up-to-date member for insurance purposes. Membership can be processed on receipt of studio application.
To rent a studio space you must submit a full NSF studio application form well in advance of your desired time for rental.
Email:  info [at] for NSF studio application form
Once you have submitted your form, your application is reviewed and a decision is made within 2 weeks. The criteria for NSF studio rental are as follows:
The individual is a practicing visual artist.

There is an availability of space(s).

The suitability of the project to the Factory floor space.

Length or time of rental.

Health & Safety
Please read our Health & Safety Induction:

NSF Induction

NSF Health and Safety Policy

Studio Rental Charges                                                                             

Daily  €30
Weekly  €90
Monthly (single bay) €190.00
Monthly (double bay) €220.00

Annual Membership

Resident of Ireland €25
UK residence €35
International residence €50
Life-time membership €150

Kiln Firings (price per electrical unit)                                                                                            

Studio holders 24c
Members 30c
VAI members 27c
Non-members (commercial rate) 42c + €12

NSF studios are for the use of practicing professional visual artists. Other arts organizations may also apply for the space where they are not in direct competition with visual artists.

To request a membership application form please contact Elma O’Donovan at