114% Funded


Target: €3500


€4,015 Raised


40 Funders

Residency and solo show

By Artist/Kevin Callaghan


My crowd fund is for an ongoing residency at the National Sculpture Factory, supported by The NSF leading to a solo show in New York in 2018.
By purchasing one of these great rewards you will be supporting a young Irish Artist to develop his practice at this ongoing residency and help him to continue exhibiting nationally as well as internationally.

I will work in a number of disciplines and mediums including laser cut wood and metal, ceramic and 3D printing.

I grew up in Donegal as a child of the 80s. At the age of 15 I realised I wanted to pursue art and design as I found a real interest in creating. Taking that interest to a logical step I studied Art for the Leaving Cert. I actually failed Honours Art but was determined enough to get into art and design school in Derry. Ten years later I found myself enrolled in a Masters at the Royal College of Art after finishing a BA at the Crawford College of Art in Cork. Next to practising as an artist, I regularly teach intensive sculpture workshops in both Ireland and London and have taught homeless individuals through collaboration with Crisis in the UK. I feel importance in giving back the knowledge I have learned.

At this stage of my career it is very important that I have the funds to thrive in this current climate. This is why I am crowd funding to further develop my career as an Irish artist. The National Sculpture Factory has sponsored my space to continue this exciting new work.

The money received through this crowd fund will purely be spent on the production of new artworks in both 2D and 3D. It will go towards the shipping costs/insurance, materials and the promotion of the artwork. 

I am very experienced in my field and I am confident that my project will be successful. It is a self-lead undertaking, which is not new to me. In essences with the financial support the ongoing work on the residency will allow me to deliver the rewards on time. I am asking for a minimum of €3,500 and I feel the rewards are a great exchange. You can visit the rewards page on my website http://www.kevincallaghan.ie/Crowdfund-1.

Thank you so much for your support, it really means the world to me, could not do it with out you and that's the truth.

Kevin Callaghan 2016



Kevin Callaghan/Glasgow Residency

Subject: Kevin Callaghan/Glasgow Residency

Support and Irish Artist and Invest  

Hi Guys, Thanks for the support in my crowdfund last year, I know I'm crazy, I'm doing another. But if you would like to support it again, that would be great, but please pass it on to someone that would like a great reward and invest in an emerging Irish artist.

Its been a busy year since I moved back from London just over a year ago, I have been artist in resident in The National Sculpture Factory, I have completed a commission for Dublin Airport Authority through Business to Arts and set up the design company www.cond.ie. I have been accepted in the Glasgow Sculpture Studio for a self-funded residency. I am now doing a crowd-fund through fundit to help with material and the residency fees.

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How you can help

One way you can help is by sharing my campaign and forwarding this email to anyone you think may be interested. Crowdfunding is all about getting the word out there so I’d be forever grateful if you could help me do that and I feel the rewards I have put in place are fulfilling.

If you like what I am doing and fancy one of my works in return you can invest at https://fundit.ie/project/glasgow-residencykevin-callaghan (all details are there). You can invest anything from €25+ - €500+ - every little helps!, I have carefully picked great rewards for you. If for any reason I don’t make the target of a minimum of €3,200 you will be fully reimbursed. I am going to do everything in my power to make the crowdfund happen as my work means the world to me and I really would like for you to have a piece of my work too.

To bring you up to speed

The residency will commence on the 16th of Jan in the Glasgow Sculpture Studio which has a strong artist community and great facilities. The residency is the beginning of a new series of works that will really build up a language for further investigation into C&C, paintings and sheet bronze objects. I will be exhibiting in Ireland on my return and you will get a special invite these shows.

You can see the reward at http://kevincallaghan.ie/Crowdfund

Your support would be amazing.

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to hearing from you.

funders (40)

There are 37 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project