Category: Residencies & Studio Exchanges

Cow House Studios Open Residency Programme, Spring 2018

Deadline: 3 December 2017
Price: €360 weekly

The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research and make new work. The aim of this residency is to minimise distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter stays highly productive.

Applications are open to both Irish and international cultural practitioners working in any discipline; visual artists, theatre-makers, writers, thinkers, choreographers, designers, performers, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, etc. are all strongly encouraged to apply.

Cow House Studios provide a private room in our shared accommodation, meals and twenty-four-hour access to the studio and facilities. Generous individual spaces are provided and the 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains woodworking tools, a darkroom and computer lab. Additionally, we have a large selection of materials readily at hand that artists may use freely.

Price Includes:
three delicious and healthy meals daily
a private room and studio
use of studio tools, facilities and materials
transportation to the nearby towns of either New Ross, Enniscorthy or Wexford twice weekly

AaBKC Residency Fall 2018 – Artist Networking Program | Denmark

Deadline: 5 November 2017
Dates: September 3 – October 26, 2018
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Eligibility: International visual artists
Focus: Networking and research
Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) invites international visual artists to apply to AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2018 program. The aim of AaBKC Residency is to introduce international artists and curators to the visual arts scene in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. Specifically, the program facilitates networking as a mode of artistic research.

AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2018 program invites one international artist to live and work in Aarhus from September 3 – October 26, 2018, where s/he will have an opportunity to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events.


AaBKC Residency Spring 2018 – Curator | Denmark

Dates: April 30 – June 22, 2018
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Eligibility: International curators
Focus: Networking and research
Deadline: November 5, 2017

AaBKC Residency’s Spring 2018 program invites one international curator to live and work in Aarhus from April 30 – June 22, 2018, where s/he will have an opportunity to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events.

In addition to exploring the arts community of Aarhus, AaBKC Residency also gives visiting curators the time and space they need to conduct research, write, plan exhibitions, or engage in other self-directed work, as desired. We do not expect a specific product or exhibition as the result of the residency, but wish to provide residents with the necessary resources to make the most of their time in Denmark.


Open Call | Overheard Map of Now Online Residency

Deadline: Sunday 15 October, midnight

We’re holding the third edition of Overheard Map of Now, and would love to hear from you if you want to take part in collaborative, overlapping residencies between November 6 and December 4.

Over a week-long residency that will take place online, artists are invited to explore the paradox of solitary connectedness, the incredible prevalence of digital personas – both consciously performed and not – and the acts of translation and duration that go into making physical work digital and vice versa.

Artists will work in pairs of one digital and one physical artist, in whatever way they wish, to develop work around the theme. Each artist will be given full access to the website, and is welcome to use other forms of digital communication (Hangout, Instagram, anything) to communicate work and interact with the artists that come after them. All work will need to be open-source. Please note this is an unpaid opportunity.


Open Call | Walkers Photographer-in-Residence, Dublin

Application deadline: 10 November

Business to Arts and financial services law firm, Walkers, have launched a new Photographer-in-Residence programme under the Docklands Arts Fund which will see a photographer work with children and Walkers staff to develop their creativity and photographic skills.

The Photographer-in-Residence role will include working with pupils at a local school, participating in photography workshops with young people. The residency supports Business to Arts’ wider programme of activity, which promotes the Arts collaboratively with businesses, artists, audiences and communities.

The Photographer Fee for this project is €6,000 (inclusive of all taxes/VAT or other income related taxes). In addition to the Fee, a budget of up to €2,000 will be available for workshop equipment, preparation and other materials or expenses incurred by the Photographer during the Residency. A budget to document the project through film or other means will be managed by Business to Arts.

The process of selecting a Photographer is twofold:

1. Open Call application through this online form

2. Interview with shortlisted Photographers, with interview panel comprising representatives of Walkers, Business to Arts, Dublin City Council and others as appropriate (December 2017).

Shortlisted Photographers will be contacted in late November, with a view to a shortlist interview at the beginning of December 2017.

The selected Photographer will be announced at the end of January 2018.

Full information on the application process can be found here: Briefing Document for Walkers Photographer-in-Residence here:

Open Call | Jon Schueler Scholarship International Visual Artist Residency 2018, Isle of Skye

Application deadline: Monday 16 October, 5pm

Applications are now open for the sixth international Sgoilearachd Jon Schueler/ Jon Schueler Scholarship International Visual Artist Residency at Scotland’s National Centre for Gaelic, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in The Isle of Skye in 2018.

The Artist will receive for the 3 month residency:

• an artist fee of £8,000
• an allowance of £500 for materials
• provision of an artist’s studio with ICT service and support
• travel costs
• accommodation on campus

The 12 week residency will take place from Mon 23rd July – Friday 12th October 2018.

A unique international partnership between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts (Scotland) and the Jon Schueler Charitable Trust, with support from the Royal Scottish Academy, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to come and research, develop and produce work for 3 months in the dedicated artist’s studio in a spectacular island sea-shore setting overlooking The Sound of Sleat on the West coast of Scotland, the place which so inspired Schueler as an artist.

The Scholarship is open to international artists (including Scottish and UK) working to the highest level of contemporary professional practice in a visual medium and with a particular interest in landscape and the environment. Artists must have completed formal arts education at least 3 years previously.

For more information and to apply visit:

Open Call | Project Studio Members 2017/2018, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Deadline: Friday 13 October, 5pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce its 2017 call for project studio members. Artists are invited to apply for Project Studios with availability from December 2017 – 2018. Project studios are aimed at artists who are at an earlier point in their career, who demonstrate talent and potential and wish to spend a year working in a secure, supportive environment with a view to developing their emerging artistic practice..

Monthly studio rents at TBG+S are considerably subsidised and are inclusive of heating, electricity and WiFi. For further information on studio facilities click here.

Applications for Project Studios must be made online. Please download and read carefully the guidelines and application form.

Click here for guidelines on how to apply and to download the application form: templebargallerystudios.cmail20.

Deadline Reminder | The Institut Français Residency Programme 2018, Paris

Deadline to apply: 29 September

The Institut français is launching the 2018 call for applications for its residency program at the Cité internationale des arts / Paris.

Who this program is aimed at?
The program is aimed at foreign artists from all around the world who wish to pursue a research project in Paris during a minimum period of three consecutive months, and that are supported by one or more cultural partners.
These partners associated with the artist may be institutions of the French cultural network abroad (Institut français, Cultural Services of the French Embassies, and Alliance française) and / or French or foreign cultural structures (art centers, associations, multidisciplinary laboratories, galleries, museums, theaters, production centers for dance and circus, concert halls, festivals abroad, etc.).

Duration of stay :
3 or 6 months

Modalities of the residency:
The Institut français in Paris provides artists with a studio-apartment at the Cité internationale des arts.
The partner associated with the artist, in France or abroad, finances the artist’s travel and / or living expenses and submits the artist’s application.

Eligibility crtieria:
The associated partner who submits the application must:
commit in writing to cover the travel and / or subsistence expenses of the artist and can also specify the financial commitment of other partners involved in the project;
provide a reasoned opinion on the reasons for its support of the application of the artist
explicitly indicate how it intends to showcase the work of the laureate during or following the residency.

Applications submitted directly by artists will be unacceptable. They must be deposited by the associated partners on the following platform:
IFprog ( The Institut français recommends that associated partners liaise with Fanny Rolland ( from the Residency Division, prior to submitting applications, as to build the residency project together.

For more information see:

Open Call | The SPACE Programme – collaborative artist’s residency

Application deadline: Monday 25 September

The SPACE Programme is a unique residency offering arts and creative practitioners an opportunity to collaborate, experiment and innovate.

This unique international multi-disciplinary residency allows you to escape your creative comfort zone in the open and inspiring environment.

The SPACE Programme facilitates collaborations with others on new approaches to making work, but without the pressure of a deadline or the expectation of a fully finished product. The only requirement is an openess to collaboration. Previous participants have come from a very broad range of fields including theatre, visual arts, music, architecture, science, design, film, dance, circus, writing, comedy, opera and photography.

Submissions are welcome from individual Irish and International practitioners in all disciplines but please note that applications cannot be accepted from collectives or groups, or those who wish to work on a specific project. The idea behind The SPACE Programme is to bring your creativity and willingness to collaborate, and see what happens.

Successful applicants will receive travel expenses, full-board accommodation, and a stipend to cover other costs.

The SPACE Programme takes place from the 20th – 27th November in inspiring surrounds in Ireland.

Applications can only be made via our online application form, and must include:

•   A short biography (no more than 500 words)
•   An outline of current areas of work and interests
•   Documentation/Examples of work (live links, including to file sharing sites such as dropbox, only – no attachments accepted)

Funded Residency | Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency, London

Deadline for applications: Monday 25 September, 5pm

Three-month funded residency in the Stuart Hall Library (Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London), in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation.

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and the Stuart Hall Foundation are pleased to announce the second Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency commencing in January 2018. The residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period from February to April 2018. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500 and given support to pursue their research in the library.

Building on the distinct connections between both organisations, the residency offers a visual artist the opportunity to develop their practice by excavating the ideas contained within the library, taking the writings of Professor Stuart Hall as a starting point.

We are particularly interested in working with an artist whose practice is informed by perspectives on politics, identity and activism; who is interested in the language of the international and ideas around diaspora; and whose methodology may relate to notions of archiving and the archival.

An outcome of the residency is not expected, we want to emphasise that the process of research is the prime focus of this residency.

For further information, please download the residency brief and FAQ document here:

Open Call | New Talent Residency Programme, Bristol

Application deadline: 18 September

Watershed are passionate about supporting brilliant people working at the intersection of culture, creativity and technology.

Watershed welcome applications for the New Talent Residency programme. They are looking for ambitious practitioners with ideas for creative technology projects. You could be just starting out, changing career direction, or looking to return from a career break. With space to work within the Pervasive Media Studio, a community of peers, a project bursary, and support to make, test and discuss your work – Watershed can help you get your idea off the ground.

The residency offers:

— Two months in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio, at least two days per week
— A bursary of £2,000 plus a £500 materials budget (managed by Watershed)
— The opportunity to become part of the Pervasive Media Studio’s community of over 150 artists, creative companies, technologists and researchers
— A week of specially tailored activity at the start of the residency to help you to get the most out of
your time with us
— A hand-picked mentor drawn from the Studio community
— Time with the other New Talent residents, as well as with Watershed’s Producers and Creative Technologist to develop your ideas
— Sharing and showcase opportunities at appropriate stages in the residency.

This is a two stage selection process. If you are interested in applying for the residency, for Stage 1 please submit a short online application form. Watershed want to know about your background, your idea, the difference this will make to you and any examples of work you would like us to look at.

To view the Brief and Application Form visit:

Open Call | Artists’ Residencies in Tsung Yeh Artist Village 2018, Taiwan

Deadline: 4 September 2017

Tsung Yeh Artist Village, inheriting the exquisite Japanese architecture from the old sugar refinery, presents a stage for the aesthetics of crafts. Tsung Yeh Artist Village has launched open-call for 2018 AIR to select artists who are interested in cross disciplinary art, visual art and art performance.

Residence: Tsung-Yeh Artist Village (No. 5, Tsung-yeh, Madou District, Tainan City 721, Taiwan)

Residence period: 2018.1-12 (Each applicant may only be accepted for a single three month term)

16th Jan.- 16th Apr. 2018 / 30th Apr.- 30th July 2018 / 1st Sep.- 30th Nov. 2018

Travels expenses are not directly covered but different cost are supported including NTD 30,000 per month maximum for living expenses (which can help to cover part of the travels) and production expenses which can cover the transportation of works.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2018, Austria

Application deadline: 18 September

In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2018.

The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. In the field of cultural education, the stay is primarily designed to foster exchanges and networking and not the realisation of a project.

The residency provides:

  • Residencies are provided in Vienna (all disciplines) or Salzburg (only visual arts, photography, video and media arts). Accommodation subject to availability.
  • Contribution to cost of living expenses of Euro 800 per month.
  • One-time contribution to art supplies of Euro 300 for visual artists and composers.
  • For the duration of the stay and depending on the place of accommodation, residents are provided with a mobile internet connect stick including SIM-card or WLAN for the duration of their residency. Notebooks will not be provided.
  • For the duration of the stay, a cell-phone with a one-time prepaid credit in the amount of Euro 40 will be made available to the residents.
  • Residents will also receive monthly passes for public transport in Vienna or Salzburg for the duration of their stay.

For more information: AiR_eng_Call for Applications 2018-

Applications can be submitted via the Artists in Residence online platform:

Open Call | Residency Programme for Media Arts Creators 2017, Japan

Application deadline: 19 September

This residency programme is part of the “Project to Support Nurturing of Media Arts Creators” organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho). Emerging artists in Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) around the world are invited to come and stay in Tokyo to create new works. Whether the works are media art, videos, games, animations, or manga, during their stay the artists will be able to experience Japanese Media Arts culture, with an additional opportunity to meet with Japanese creators to discuss their works. The aim of this programme is not only to support the creation of significant works but also to stimulate cross-cultural dialogues through Media Arts.

The following will be provided by the program:

  • Travel expenses
  • Living allowance
  • Travel insurance
  • Housing and workspace
  • Location in Tokyo
  • Assistance from an expert in the appropriate field
  • An opportunity to present the works at the end of the residency
  • Opportunities to meet Japanese creators

No application fees are required, but the residents are responsible for the production expenses.

Applicants should be between the ages of 20 and 35 (not definite, as applicant’s previous career will also be considered).

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Blitz Residency 2018, Malta

Deadline: 31 August

Incoming residents are given the opportunity to live and work in a unique space in the heart of the city that will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. Applications are open to highly motivated individuals from all artistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) film, photography, performance, painting, sound, architecture, electronic music, installation and digital platforms, etc. Blitz residents are given a space to work, experiment and research their project, and engage with the Blitz community, culminating in a final production for presentation to the public.

Travels can be reimbursed to up to 300 euros. Production cost support is of 1,500 euros.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | The Islands Arts Writing Residency, Canada

Deadline: 20 August

Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Canada, from November 1 to December 15, 2017.

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about writing, remoteness, isolation and time across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole.

Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing, and periodical production (journals, art books, magazines).

Applications should directly consider the role of writing and criticism in contemporary art, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

• Have published a minimum of two arts writing texts or critical essays on contemporary art
• Hold a valid driver’s license, and be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country

The successful candidate will be required to give a public presentation on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and to present their work at Art Metropole, Toronto.

The successful candidate will be provided with private accommodation and studio space on both Fogo and Toronto islands, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Travel expenses are also covered.

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | Saari Residence 2018, Finland

Application deadline: 15 August

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents.

Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary, marginal, or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

A two-month individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses.

Individual residency grant classification:

Grant 1: beginning of career €2,400 /month
Grant 2: mid-career €2,800 /month
Grant 3: experienced artist €3,500 /month.

Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (2–4 weeks).

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Arts Council of Northern Ireland Indian Residencies

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 10 August, 4pm

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is pleased to announce new residency opportunities in India, where it has been forging links with the British Council, Shruti Foundation, Sanskriti, the Jaipur Literature Festival and others.

(1) Vedaaranya Artists’ Residency at Ramgarh Shekhawati Rajasthan
Arts Council of Northern Ireland is now in a position to offer two one-month residencies in the historic town of Ramgarh Shekhawati in the princely state of Rajasthan, founded in 1791, which was one of the richest towns in 19th century India.

Artists may apply for a month long residency at any time from December 2017 to April 2018. however dates from January to April 2018 are preferable.

The value of the residency is £1,900 which covers:

  • Accommodation costs inclusive of three meals per day and teas and coffee twice a day
  •  Studio space
  •  Access to Library and museum
  •  Basic art materials
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Local doctor


I carried a watermelon | SHELF Instagram Residency

Application deadline: 31 July, midnight

SHELF is inviting applications from emerging and mid career artists for our ‘I carried a watermelon’ Instagram residency program which will run through Summer 2017.

Artists will take over the @shelf_london Instagram account for a period of 1 week to showcase a specific project of their own design. This can be the narration of an idea, evidence of the workings towards which, the documentation of its completion or ideally an amalgam of all three stages of artistic musing.

We are asking for artists to send their project proposals based on what would be most useful for them to shine a light on. What would you carry a watermelon for?

If you haven’t seen Dirty Dancing then you’re lying or a fool. Remember Jennifer Gray and the watermelon?? This could be you, swaying in the heat of the moonlight, POISED to saunter down the path at kellermans READY for your showcase and adoration.

This is access to the party.
This is the potential to blurt out what terrifies you.
This is us asking you to take a risk, to show up and DANCE