About Crawford Supported Studios

Tom & John Noel working - Crawford Supported Studio

About Crawford Supported Studios Space

Crawford Supported Studios provides safe studio space, art materials, equipment, two long-term studio facilitators, assistance with transport and communications, access to exhibitions, audiences, peers, and support in terms of professional training and development.

Dedicated studio days take place in the Crawford Art Gallery on Tuesdays and MTU Crawford Art College of Art & Design on Thursdays each week.

We have collaborated with L’ Arche, Cope Foundation and SECAD to support artist members, nurture individual creative projects. The Studio is outward looking and keen to build links with organizations, artists, schools, community groups and fellow supported studios.


Crawford Supported Studios are a legacy project. The studios aim to honour and sustain the remarkable supported studio established by Artist and Nurse, Hermann Marbe, at the John Birmingham Day Care Centre, Cork, in 2009.

Crawford Supported Studios was established in 2018 to support both artists from Glasheen Art Studio Programme (GASP) founded by Hermann Marbe, and Cúig (Creativity Unlimited Integrated Group), founded ten years previously by the Mayfield Arts Centre.


Crawford Supported Studios are anchored by a long-term partnership between MTU Crawford College of Art & Design and Crawford Art Gallery, with ongoing support from Cork City Council. In 2023, we launched a series of artist film portraits, and this dedicated website with funding from MTU Arts Office CONNECT Le Chéile Arts Project Fund.


Contact Information


To enquire about sales, commissions, exhibitions, workshops or collaborations please contact Emma Klemencic at Crawford Art Gallery.


021 4907862

Crawford Supported Studios

C/o Crawford Art Gallery

Emmett Place


T12 TNE6