Backwater Studios Graduate Residency Award

This Graduate Residency Award Scheme provides an opportunity for graduating students to continue and advance their practice, educational opportunities and/or career options. This residency, awarded by the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD), provides the successful applicant with studio space in Backwater Artists Group Studios (see photos below) for 9 months and access to CCAD library in return for assistance in CCAD Materials Shop (5 hours per week).

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to operate independently. They may be required to assume a level of responsibility in the operation of the shop so should have initiative, a responsible attitude and good communication skills.

The selection is based on a written proposal (outlining how the residency would be used to advance the candidates practice, educational and/or career options) and proven experience and level of competence in given discipline. The selection panel comprises lecturing and technical staff of CCAD.

Please contact CCAD admin office by email at for the application form and further details. Please put ‘Graduate Residency Application’ in subject line. The deadline is usually in late May just before the CCAD degree show.