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22 May 2011

National Sculpture Factory (NSF)

The National Sculpture Factory (NSF) is an organisation which provides and promotes a supportive and enabling environment for the making of art and the realisation of creative projects. It actively support artists and their practice through residencies, lecture programmes, cultural exchanges, masterclasses and professional development workshops.

The National Sculpture Factory provides facilities for working on installation, ceramics and glass, metalwork and woodwork. Studio rental includes; technical assistance; use of all Factory floor equipment; Canteen facilities; meeting room with wireless internet access, scanning, printing and photocopying facilities; use of reference library and NSF archive; loan service of audio-visual equipment; full administrative support.

Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes Programme:

The National Sculpture Factory is the participating host venue in Ireland of the prestigious Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes Programme that supports and facilitates the cultural exchange of artists of outstanding potential. The programme offers three international artists the opportunity to undertake a major residency at the National Sculpture Factory, engaging with both local artists and a different culture and community.

Crawford Graduate Award for Sculpture:

The National Sculpture Factory awards, on an annual basis, a Crawford Graduate Award for Sculpture to a final year student from the Crawford College of Art & Design.