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MART Studios at The Grainstore Cabinteely Park

MART Directors Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin are delighted to have successfully partnered with the Arts Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to provide MART Studios at the iconic Grainstore building at Cabinteely Park, County Dublin. 

MART will facilitate artists and creative studios to individuals, groups and organisations in the area to provide the opportunity to create, showcase and develop new and existing work. MART will work alongside established and emerging practitioners of all disciplines to provide safe and professional workspace and exhibition opportunities.

MART is operating this building on a break even basis, where all money generated from the rental of studios goes directly to the operating, insurance, management, maintenance and rental costs of the building.

Application Form

Apply now via this short online formWe are looking for applications from all disciplines of artists and creatives. As his is a rolling deadline for applications until MART finds the correct members for the space, we strongly encourage people to submit as soon as possible via our short form.

MART is open to applicants from those who will engage with the public and those who may not. 

For the ground floor we are looking to partner with an existing group, collective, organisation, creative company.

For the top floor there is a possibility for one collective to take all 3 spaces, 2 spaces, or individuals taking each one.

We are looking for applications from members who will pay a monthly fee and sign up for a 1 year membership agreement. We are not looking at facilitating daily bookings at this time.

The Grainstore is located in Cabinteely Park, – View Map, within the lovely park grounds there are fabulous walks, sculpture gardens, playground and more. A great coffee shop sits next door to the Grainstore and lovely outside terrace area, along with a free public car park.

There are two floors in The Grainstore building which are broken down into the following spaces:

Ground Floor:  {No longer Available}

  • Own Door Access
  • Reception Area with Kitchenette
  • Main Ground Floor Studio / Performance / Exhibition Space
  • Storage Room
  • Toilets

Top Floor: 

  • Main Top Floor Studio {400-800 per month depending on use}
  • Studio 1 {No longer Available}
  • Studio 2 features a sound booth {No longer Available}

MART is proud to provide a wide range of creative studios varying in sizes. We have small and large studios in contemporary workspaces and large creative spaces.

MART was set up by artists for artists. It began in 2007 by Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin as a way to create exhibition opportunities for artists. 

MART seeks to create opportunities by providing creative workspace and platforms to support creatives from all stages of their careers to test new ground.

Our Values

At MART we redevelop buildings, work with local communities, attract and create jobs and improve localities through our main values:

  • Cultural Advocacy: We advocate for the arts and visual culture, promoting inspiration, education and freedom of expression. We develop creative platforms to support and challenge artists. We dedicate all of our activities to supporting creativity.
  • Community Building: We regenerate vacant and derelict buildings, allowing them to serve their locality. We create communities of artists allowing for opportunities of collaboration and support.
  • Sustainability: We operate as a self-supporting organisation and provide a safe studio environment allowing artists to concentrate on their work and sustain their practice in a dedicated space, free from worry.

Our Member Benefits:

  • Joining one of Ireland’s largest creative artistic communities with over 150 members across Dublin.
  • Opportunity to exhibit your work our annual Member Exhibition 
  • Occasional free use of our galleries for documentation of work, photoshoots, rehearsals, etc.
  • Skill Sharing – Connect, share and learn for free with your fellow creative peers.
  • Members Group Critiques & meet-ups.
  • Curator Visits by MART curators or visiting professionals.
  • Feature your work on our Website and Social Media to our thousands of followers.
  • Promote exhibitions and other news through MART Social media channels. 
  • On The Radar For International Exhibitions.
  • Access To Tools & our Equipment.
  • Heart of Vibrant Creative Community.
  • No Bills | Superfast Broadband | Parking where possible.
  • Open Studio events held throughout the year
  • Safe & Comfortable Space with studio access from 7am to 11pm daily.
  • Fire and burglar alarm, with security monitored 24hrs a day.

Meet Some Members

Enquiry Form