RHA School Access Programme

RHA School Access Programme

The RHA School strives to provide a welcoming and supportive learning environment for a wide range of learners on a professional pathway in Art. There are three strands within our Access Programme available for all our courses and workshops. These provide a fee wavered Access Place under three categories:

Third-level student, Professional artist and Open access.

The aim of the Access Programme is to remove barriers to participation in the RHA School programme based on financial constraints. To apply for consideration of an Access Place please state in your cover letter which strand of Access you are seeking along with a brief outline of how you meet the criteria for receiving the access place. Access Places are subject to a competitive process and adjudication is based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic quality and potential.
  • Suitability and feasibility of the applicant's practice to develop from the specific course activity.
  • Financial need.

RHA School Access Programme Strands:

Third Level Access

To qualify for this strand you must be a registered third-level student on the island of Ireland. Third-level students can apply for access to individual modules on the CPD in Painting and/or Drawing as well as to individual masterclasses. It is important to ensure you’re your participation in a course will fit with the existing schedules of your course and that you seek permission from the Head of the Department on your course to participate.

Professional Artist Access

This strand of access is open to all practising professional artists and serves to provide a space for artists to up-skill or extend their skill base for any of our courses.

Open Access

The RHA School aims to be an accessible and supportive environment for all learners and does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, family status, age, race, membership of the Traveller community, or socio-economic background. We believe that the educational space is a sanctuary and platform for individual development and that a healthy learning environment should include multiple views and perspectives. Open access aims to foster inclusion and educational support by removing financial barriers to gain access to the learning environment.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the RHA School Access Programme or application process please contact our School Administrator, Annie O’Brien: annie@rhagallery.ie / (01) 661 2558

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