Leitrim Sculpture Centre is a national resource for advancing the creative practice and knowledge of visual art making and its collaborative engagement with the ecologies of landscape, place and the rural.

Functioning as a testing-ground for creativity and innovation LSC encourages experimentation in the material production and display of compelling and challenging new work whilst facilitating the creative and professional advancement of the artist and art-form alongside increased public engagement in the arts.



Leitrim Sculpture Centre, in association with Leitrim County Council, is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2021. Each residency takes place at the Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s stipend of €2,500. The residency comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period. In addition to the stipend, residential accommodation, a private studio with broadband and access to all facilities at the Centre is provided. Period of residency is for 8 weeks.

Deadline for applications:          Sunday 15 Nov 2020         
Notification by:                             Wedensday 9 Dec 2020 

For more information and guidelines on how to apply please see our website and download the Guidelines here.

For information on recent residencies selected during 2020 go to the residency page

LSC acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council Arts Office in making these residencies possible. All residencies are subject to the extension of continuing levels of funding to be confirmed in early 2021 as well as Covid-19 guidelines current at the time.



LSC is very happy to host artists applying for the Arts Council Professional Development Award. We have accommodation and a broad range of facilities for hire.

Please note: applications for this award are accepted on an ongoing basis until 17:30 on Thursday 19 November.

The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to support practicing artists and arts practitioners to upskill through access to a professional development or training opportunity.

Applicants can propose a specific once-off training or developmental opportunity. This can be accessed digitally or in person, in-line with COVID-19 guidelines. Examples might include:
Creative development supports, such as participation in workshops, specialist courses, master classes, research projects, residencies, coaching/mentoring, attendance at conferences/seminars, Career development supports, such as strategic and/or financial planning, promotional, presentation or digital skills, proposal writing.
The proposal may be to work with an individual or organisation based in Ireland or abroad.

For Arts Council application guidelines go to:

Please contact info@leitrimcentre.ie for details about accommodation and facility hire prices.



Due to recent Covid-19 restrictions the Sculpture Centre and Gallery is closed until further notice.

The Leitrim Sculpture Centre is proud to be funded by the Arts Council, Leitrim County Council, Creative Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.


All workshops are postponed until further notice.

To register an interest in specific workshops, email info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

For more information- see the Workhop Resource Manual

We have rooms in self catering accommodation to rent at €25 per night for workshop participants.