St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse

Art Arcadia’s residency studio and exhibition space in Derry/Londonderry is on the top floor of St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse, an 18thcentury building located within a heritage site that includes St Augustine’s neo-gothic church, built in 1872, and its ancient graveyard dating back to the 6thcentury.
An 18thcentury cottage attached to the Old Schoolhouse doubles up as main office and accommodation for artists.


We run an ongoing programme of artist residencies with local and international artists. The duration of the residency can vary from four weeks to three months. For detailed information and for requesting an application pack, please email us using the form on the Contact Us page.

Geographic context

Derry/Londonderry is located in the west of Northern Ireland, close to the border with the Republic of Ireland, and is the second-largest city in the region.
The city represents the converging point for all Art Arcadia members and is the centre of operations of the organisation. For over ten years the four Art Arcadia members lived in Derry and worked for local arts organisations, building up a friendly and professional relationship supporting each other in their various creative endeavours. This continuous collaboration finally led to the establishing of Art Arcadia as a constituted organisation.
Derry/Londonderry and Northern Ireland are at the core of Art Arcadia’s vision and constitute the fulcrum of our international network. Although international in scope, projects originating from Northern Ireland will aim to return to the region in the form of post residency projects such as exhibitions, workshops, talks, collaborations and contaminations.