Sculpture Practice Award

Announcing 2022 FSAS Practice Awardees

FSAS is delighted to announce the 2022 Sculpture Practice Awardees
The primary focus of the 2022 Sculpture and Digital Media Practice awards (formerly Bursary Awards) is for artists to develop and refine their practice. An awareness of our facilities, resources and artistic programme is helpful to artists making an application. Support and guidance will be provided by our digital media, sculpture workshop, curatorial and administrative teams. Awarded artists will also be profiled in our annual FILE NOTE publication.
Sophie Béhal’s work presents itself as sets of sculptural narratives – objects and images exploring and evoking feelings that cannot necessarily be verbalised but that shape our interpretation of the world. Her work manifests itself as sculptural installation, often incorporating text, audio and photographic elements. Recent projects include: Postal Project, Carlow Arts Festival, 2021, Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Platform Arts Centre, Belfast, 2019; In the Offing, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, 2019; Things That Matter (solo show), curated by Leah Corbett, Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery, 2019. Recipient of Arts Council Bursary Award 2021, Agility Award 2021and Carlow Arts Festival seed funding 2020.

Evelyn Broderick
is a visual artist, maker and ceoltóir. Her praxis MAKING|THINKING is an open dialogue that evolves through the interactions of the communities she engages with. Evelyn develops socially engaged structures to shackle and bind sculpture, printmaking and sound together in order to question the role making has in a both social and collective context. As a traditional Irish flute player, Evelyns sculptural work draws on the performative collective experience intrinsic to Irish traditional music. Evelyn was 2020/2021’s artist in residence at UCD’s Parity Studios at the College of Social Science and Law. 

FSAS 2021 Sculpture Bursary Awardees: Aideen Farrell and Deirdre O'Mahony

FSAS 2020 Sculpture Bursary Awards: Katherine Sankey and Elaine O'Dea 

Information on the Sculture Practice Awards
We are looking for artists who want to experiment with new materials and / or access the particular facilities of the sculpture workshop.
This award offers full time access to a bay in the sculpture workshop.
This award offers scheduled access to a bay in the sculpture workshop for up to three months.
A stipend of €600 will be contributed.
Support will be provided by the Workshop Manager, alongside our curatorial and administrative team.
See our full list of our sculpture workshop equipment
To appy for a place please submit:
 - A short statement specifying what you wish to gain during your time here 
 - A short project plan
 - A current CV (3 page maximum) or short bio
 - Up to 5 images of recent work / research with captions
 - Up to three video links - maximum 3 minutes duration each
Materials can be sent in a single PDF preferably and/or via online transfer to: artadmin[at] with the email subject: 'Sculpture Practice Awards 2022'
Closing date for applications: currently closed
Late applications will not be accepted.
Email enquiries: artadmin[at]