Artane Place Artist Workspaces Information Sessions

Cllr Heney wishes to advise constituents that the City Council’s Arts Office, ( in collaboration with Xestra Asset Management)is providing an opportunity for artist workspaces in Artane Place (formerly known as Butterly Business Park) Dublin 5. The Arts Office is consulting with the arts community to establish demand for 4 artist workspaces and to proceed to allocate these units in an open and transparent process. As part of the process there will be two information workshops (via Zoom), an Open Day to view the units available and an open application process which will be assessed by a panel.

Artane Place is a busy commercial centre just off the Kilmore Road and may be known by many as the site of Lidl Artane. It is close to the Malahide Road, Artane Castle Shopping Centre and 5 minutes from Northside Shopping Centre. It has easy access to the M50 and a regular bus route into Dublin City Centre.

Artane Place is also the site of the Stardust tragedy where 48 people died on Valentine’s Day 1981. Xestra Asset Management having recently taken ownership of the site of the tragedy and the adjoining buildings, have engaged extensively with survivors, families, and communities affected by the tragedy. With the support of Dublin City Council and in consultation with the local community a memorial square is planned. It is the intention of all involved in this initiative to continue (through ideas like opportunities for Artists) to honour the experience and legacy of all still affected by the Stardust Tragedy.

It is intended that artists will be provided with a turn key workspace. The City Arts Office understands from its own research that artists can afford at most €200 per month for a space of this kind and final pricing will be guided by this research. Xestra is committed to engaging with the successful artists on the final outfitting of the unit, allowing the successful artists an input into the co-design their workspace.

Information on Units
The units available are two 1st floor studios and two ground-floor studio/workspace.

Workspace A: Unit 70: a first-floor unit c 920 sq. ft.

Workspace B: Unit 74: a first-floor unit circa 810 sq. ft.

Workspace C: Unit 35a is a ground floor unit c 311 sq. ft.

Workspace D: Unit 36 is a ground floor former bookies at the front of the site 1105 sq. ft.

It is envisaged that the successful artist(s) will operate the unit under licence of Dublin City Council. The exact details of the reduced rent on each unit will be explained to interested parties, as well as, any other terms and conditions at the Zoom information session(s) and an Open Day organised by Dublin City Council’s Arts Office. The dates for these are as follows:

Information Session 1: Wednesday 24th November 2021 @ 10.00 am. A 1-hour session with a presentation by Dublin City Council followed by a question-and-answer session.

Information Session 2: Wednesday 24th November 2021 @ 7.00 pm. A 1-hour session with a presentation by Dublin City Council followed by a question-and-answer session.

Open Day: Friday 3rd December 2021. Application Forms will be made available at the Open Day.

Application Forms will be available on from Friday 3rd December 2021 @ 12.00 noon.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 22nd December 2021 @ 12.00 noon.

The Information Sessions will consist will be approximately one hour long consisting of a presentation by Dublin City Council followed by a question-and-answer session.

You must register in advance for the Zoom information sessions and may do so by clicking the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.
INFORMATION SESSION 1 – Wed 24th Nov @ 10:00am
INFORMATION SESSION 2 – Wed 24th Nov @ 7:00pm
For more information, please visit: where the application form will be available from Friday 3rd December.

For any enquiries, please contact Ken Germaine on 0834051321 or email: