Workhouse Union works with artists, designers, architects and crafts-people to develop projects examining housing, civic infrastructure and the commons, engaging people with the spaces and places we live.

How We Work

We believe that art has a positive and real role to play in civic life. We are committed to finding meaningful ways of connecting creativity, participatory design and public engagement processes to the planning and development of the spaces and places we live. Our work and research emerge through strategic partnerships and collaboration with other individuals, creative practices, organisations, local authorities and community groups.

Organisations that we have worked and collaborated with:

VISUAL, Carlow, Donegal Sports Partnership, Camphill Callan, ICOMOS Ireland, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Children & Young People’s Services Committee, Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, Lifelinkk and the HSE.

We have received funding and support from:

The Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Office Kilkenny County Council, Create – National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, Creative Ireland, Culture Ireland, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Leader Partnership, Waterford City & County Council and Wexford County Council.