Category: Residencies & Studio Exchanges

Micro Residency at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Deadline: 28 April 2017
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

The Micro Residency programme is a research and development opportunity for artists at any stage of their career. Designed to foster experimentation and innovation, the Micro Residencies allow the participants to engage in an intensive six week period of production, testing and investigation while living in the onsite apartments.

The programme enables artists to explore new ideas out with their normal practice whilst benefitting from ESW’s facilities and staff support allowing residents to develop their ideas without the pressure of producing work for public exhibition.

The residents will also be part of a vibrant and welcoming studio holder and artistic community opening up the networking and peer review opportunities.

As this residency programme is conceived as a period of artistic research the only set public outcome is a presentation of your current practice. This is normally an artist’s talk but is open to what form this event takes. There is no exhibition outcome expected from the residency.


Short Term Residency in ROJA ART LAB, Latvia

Application deadline: 25 March 2017
ROJA ART LAB, Roja, Latvia.

Time: 9 to 24 of July, 2017.
Short term artist in residence program ROJA LAB is accepting applications for this summer. Located in Roja, a small seaside town in Latvia, this residence program gathers vibrant international crews of emerging and mid-career artists and provides an opportunity to create experimental and/or site-specific artwork. We are keen to hear from visual / fine artists, sound / noise artists, performance artists .

Trans Live Arts Salon Residency Part of Live Collision Festival, Dublin

Deadline: Friday 7 April, midnight

Are you interested in live performance, and/or trans activism, consciousness-raising queer art, the mobilisation of politic, carving a central space for trans identity, engaging with trans people across the community, and/or writing back against the cisgender narrative of being trans in Ireland? If so, the TRANS LIVE ART SALON Residency might be for you.

After an extremely positive first iteration of the residency in 2016 we are delighted to continue to grow the TRANS LIVE ART SALON and residency as part of LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017: Part 1 where we will present a festival residency for artists in all media, arts workers and other interested parties of all generations from gender minorities (e.g. transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, non-cis intersex). It will take place during the festival from 19 – 23 April 2017.


Open Call | Artist Residency at Clonakilty Community Arts, Co. Cork

Deadline: 13 April 2017

Open Call: Incidental Traces 2017: Artist Residency at Clonakilty Community Arts.
Clonakilty Community Arts Centre invites proposals for a short artists residency and follow-up solo exhibition to take place in 2017. The call out is open to professional artists and/ or artists collectives originally from, or who have studied visual art in the West Cork region. This residency is made possible by funding from Cork County Council Arts Office.

The aim of the project for the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, is to provide opportunities for all to engage with the visual arts as creators, spectators and participants. Mediation of exhibition programmes is key and the Learning Programme for the gallery will link to all exhibitions.  Applicants should be open to the mediation of their work to the general public through an education programme.
The artist will be provided with a private studio in Clonakilty for 4 weeks and support from Arts Centre staff and volunteers and an artist’s fee of €500.

Please visit: for more information.

Open Call | European Digital Arts Residency for Artists in Ireland, France and Latvia   Recently updated !

Application deadline: 5 May, 5pm

Creative Europe Project EUCIDA (European Connections in Digital Art) is delighted to launch this call out for three digital artists (Ireland, France, Latvia) to take part in the European Digital Artist in Residencies strand of the EUCIDA programme that will be taking place from the 18th of September 2017 to the 29th of September 2017.

The EUCIDA Artist in Residency provides artists with an opportunity to bring their practice to a new, productive, supportive and dynamic environment located within one of the three Partners’ venues, Dublin, France and Latvia. This is an opportunity for digital artists, based in Ireland, Latvia or France to collaborate transnationally in new media, digital arts or arts and technology and to further explore their work in a supportive environment.

The selected artist from Ireland will travel to either France or Latvia, the host county will be decided based on the applications received and the work proposed. The Residency offers flights, accommodation, a stipend and an artist fee. The selected artist will be provided with a studio/ space (needs dependant) and access to the Partners’ venues equipment and facilities.

For more information and details on how to apply see:

Funded Residency | AaBKC Residency 2017, Denmark

Application deadline: 17 April, 5pm

Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) invites international visual artists to apply to AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2017 program.

The aim of AaBKC Residency is to introduce international artists and curators to the visual arts scene in Aarhus, Denmark – the second largest city in Denmark and designated European Capital of Culture 2017.

Specifically, the program facilitates networking as a mode of artistic research.

AaBKC Residency’s Fall 2017 program invites one international artist to live and work in Aarhus from August 14 – September 22, 2017, 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. By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency facilitates short- and long-term professional development, allowing artists to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and relationships, create future work opportunities, refine their networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.

Living accommodations, work space, and a small exhibition space will be provided, as well as a stipend (6.000 DKK) and travel support (2.500 DKK). AaBKC staff will also offer comprehensive administrative support throughout the residency, working with the selected artist to develop a residency program tailored to his/her specific interests and professional goals, offering professional counseling, and introducing the resident artist to relevant contacts.

Please submit a brief motivation letter (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages) and current portfolio to

For more information see:

Freud Project | Open Call for IMMA Residency, Dublin 8

Application deadline:  Wednesday 5 April 2017

IMMA is seeking proposals from cultural practitioners to work in response to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021. Launched in October 2016 the project features 30 of the artist’s finest paintings, and 20 works on paper. Supporting process based research IMMA invites interested candidates to propose contexts and research in their own practice which would explore, contest, expand, complement or radicalise the resonance and impact of the work on show in the Freud Centre and open to new possibilities with selected practices.

Over five years IMMA is presenting a series of Lucian Freud related exhibitions, with revolving and evolving manifestations yearly. All 50 works are currently on display without intervention for this first year and this is the inaugural call for proposals.

With this extraordinary resource IMMA is programming special exhibitions, education partnerships, symposia and research to maximize resources for schools, third level students, artists and audiences all over Ireland and beyond. Through this opportunity IMMA supports the development of studio practice, artistic production and encourages means and methods developed with the institution to work with various museum publics.

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Ceramics Residency Programme 2017 Limerick School of Art and Design   Recently updated !

Deadline: 31 May 2017

The benefits of exposure to professional practitioners has long been recognised by the LSAD Ceramics programme.
Artists begin their residency in mid-September. Over the course of their residency, participants make a number of presentations on their practice and give a demonstration of skills that are specific to their making processes. The residency culminates in an exhibition of work completed during the participant’s time within the ceramics programme. This is accompanied by an exhibition of process, demonstrating both the creative process and the technical development of the work.
We welcome applicants from the breadth of ceramic practice, selecting two annually to work within the ceramics facilities for six months. The residency benefits both practitioner and students through an exchange of experience, skills, materials and facilities and affords students a valuable opportunity to work alongside and engage with professionals in practice.
To date we have had four residents, Gemma Dardis and Maeve Haugh in 2015 and Kate O’Kelly and Mary Conroy in 2016.


Open Call | Emerging Artist in Residence at An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk

Deadline: 24 March, 5pm

An Táin Arts Centre’s summer residency programme is open to recent graduates and artists at the start of their career looking to establish a collaborative practice.

Part of the residency is hoped to include the mentoring of second level students on their portfolio for third level. Aside from this, an Táin are not prescriptive about in the manner in which you work with and in the community, but we would like to see applications that demonstrate a genuine interest in collaboration and public engagement. Applications from individual artists and/or arts collectives working in any visual arts form are welcome.

The resident artist will be provided with the studio space adjoining The Basement Gallery from July 1st to September 30th, administrative and outreach support, and the opportunity to exhibit in the main gallery space for the month of September. The value of the bursary is €2000, which includes a living stipend of €500 per month and a materials bursary of up to €500 (with receipts). Living accommodation is not included in the residency.

Funded Residency | Jon Schueler Scholarship, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Deadline application: Monday 3 April, 5pm

Visual Arts Residency / Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The residency will take place from Mon 25th September to Friday 15th December 2017.

Applications are now being welcomed for the fifth Jon Schueler Scholarship, Visual Artist in Residence, an exciting international residency opportunity to take place in Skye in the summer/autumn of 2017. In 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 setting overlooking The Sound of Sleat, 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.

The annual (2013 -2020) visual arts scholarship has been set up in celebration and in memory of the life, work and artistic influence of internationally renowned artist and abstract expressionist, Jon Schueler (1916-1992), in recognition of his very special relationship with the landscape and environment of the Sound of Sleat.

The aims of the residency are 1. to provide a visual artist working to the highest level of contemporary practice a period of research, development and production in a unique environment, 2. to promote Skye, The Gaeltachd and Scotland as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and to promote the exchange of ideas.

The Artist will receive:
• a residency fee of £8,000 for the 12 week period
• an allowance of £500 for materials
• provision of an artist’s studio with ICT support
• reasonable travel costs of a single return trip to undertake the residency in Skye (12 weeks) met in full as part of the scholarship
• accommodation on campus

For more information see:

Studio Residency Call Out, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre , Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Artists’ Residency Programme

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre offers Artist in Residence studio opportunities to artists. Artists are invited to apply for an opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public.
This is a non-accommodation residency. Currently West Cork Arts Centre does not offer a stipend for the duration of a residency. We recommend that artists apply to their own Arts Councils, Local Authorities etc to source funding for accommodation, travel and expenses.
The three Artists’ Studios are located on Level 2 of Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s new arts building, and range in size from 18.2 metres square to 21.2 metres square. They are interconnecting work spaces, with north facing roof lights, that can be closed off from each other. Each studios is equipped with heating facilities, desk/work bench and wireless internet. Weekend and evening access can be facilitated.


Call for Artists | International Residency at Digital Arts Studios, Belfast

Deadline: Friday 31 March 2017, midnight
Digital Arts Studios, 38-42 Hill St, Belfast, BT1 2LB

Applications are now being accepted for the next International Residency at the Digital Arts Studios, Belfast. The DAS residency programme encourages and supports artists in the creation of innovative, challenging and experimental work by providing a creative hub with access to a range of facilities and resources. International residents are provided with shared living accommodation in Belfast and receive a stipend of £200 per month.
The next International Residency period is June and July 2017 inclusive. There is one international residency place per period and the successful artist will have the opportunity to deliver a public talk at partner venue The Golden Thread Gallery during their residency.

For more information visit


Open Call | Home Residency at the Digital Arts Studios, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 31 March, midnight.

Applications are now being accepted for the next Home Residency at the Digital Arts Studios, Belfast. The DAS residency programme encourages and supports artists in the creation of innovative, challenging and experimental work by providing a creative hub with access to a range of facilities and resources.

The next Home Residency period is June to September 2017 inclusive and there are four places available. The Home Residency offers artists based in Ireland and the United Kingdom four months to work on a specific project of their choice, developing skills and artistic practice, with DAS providing the support to showcase that new work.

3 Funded Research Residencies | ALMAT – Algorithms that Matter

Deadline: 16 April

Algorithms that Matter is an artistic research project by Hanns Holger Rutz and David Pirrò. It aims at understanding the increasing influence of algorithms, translating them into aesthetic positions in sound, building a new perspective on algorithm agency by subjecting the realm of algorithms to experimentation.

Almat is grounded in the idea that algorithms are agents that co-determine the boundary between an artistic machine or “apparatus” and the object produced through this machine. The central question is: How do algorithmic processes emerge and structure the praxis of experimental computer music? The hypothesis is that these processes, instead of being separated from the composer—as generators and transformers of infinite shapes—exhibit a specific force that retroacts and changes the very praxis of composition and performance.

This call is directed at experienced practitioners in sound art and experimental computer music, for whom algorithmic and computational strategies represent a central element in their work. Applicants should be able to demonstrate this through their past work. They are capable and interested in exposing and reflecting their process and work through writing, discussion and other forms of discourse. During the project, they are expected to either engage with software frameworks that the project team has developed, or with software they have developed in open source environments.

The project is conceived in such way, that applicants will work collaboratively with the project team. Each residency will be preceded by an online preparatory process in cooperation with the project team (this will begin at latest two months before the start of the actual residency). The applicants are then expected to spend the two months of the residency in situ.

The residency’s aim is to carry out algorithmic experimentation (in the form of compositions, installations, etc.) in an iterative setting, with focus on process and specific constraints. Applicants are expected to work both independently and collaboratively during the residency. An additional researcher will observe and document the work process and contribute to the public exposition of the traces.

The tangible outcomes will be presented locally and internationally by the project team, and the artists are invited to attend events related to the project. We want to emphasise that research is the prime focus of the residency, but that we intend to provide opportunities for public presentation of the works and artefacts created through the process.

Duration of residency: 2 months

Start date (in situ): October 2017 (select time slots in form)

Remuneration: 5,000 EUR total (contract for work; subject to taxation where applicable). This sum is meant to cover all expenses, such as travelling, living costs and accommodation.

For more information see:

Funded Residency | Institution in Residence, Czech Republic

Deadline: 15 March

The initiative for contemporary art presents the programme Institution in Residence, which initiates a creative and critical contemplation of artistic institutions.

It challenges organisations, collectives or individuals to invent institutions, experiment with formats and programmes of organisations, in order to offer an alternative ordering of functional and power relations, an innovative use of time capacities etc.

Institution in Residence offers institutions the option of residence within the framework of the legal and material infrastructure of in Prague, Czech Republic (Institution in Residence). Co-operation is possible also without the necessity of physical relocation, by means of electronic consultation, financial support (Institution-in-Time-Residence/Institution-in-E-Residence) etc.

The internationally conceived residence programme enables institutions to avoid forced production, an instrumental exchange of projects and enables institutions to focus on developing alternatives to existing institutional practice.

The aim of the challenge is to revitalise political and poetic versions of internationalism and to create working relationships and conditions within the framework of temporarily constituted autonomy.

Institution in Residence is a component of Institutional Therapy of, a programme which attempts to bridge the divide between the methods of work and the mission of an artistic organisation.

The product of the residential programme shall be made to measure outputs and a blog presenting reports on the experiences and knowledge gained during the residence.

The organisers are looking for:

– an independent and responsible cultural organisation, collective or individuals
– with an interest in social issues, feminism and post-colonial themes
– focus on the contemporary culture of Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia an advantage
– institutional history is welcome but not a condition.

They offer:

– the opportunity to make use of an office and flat in Prague, Czech Republic, for a period of two – three months in the period May – December 2017
– coverage of travel expenses
– monthly grant of 2,300 EUR

For more information see:

Funded Residencies | 3 International Residency Opportunities ENLIGHT 2017

Deadline: 1 April

The second round of residencies offered from the newly formed ENLIGHT project invites three European artists to undertake collaborative residencies developing public-realm artwork with technical teams based in Manchester, Stavanger and Rome.

Curated Place with SPECTRA Festival in partnership with MIRIAD at the Manchester School of Art (UK), I/O Lab in Stavanger (Norway), and Fondazione Mondo Digitale in Rome (Italy), are offering artists the opportunity to participate in a new programme and network producing and promoting light and sound artworks – exploring the meeting point of art, technology and design. Artists will be invited to undertake several short residencies with their host organisations – supported by their teams of technologists and technicians to create a new public realm work for exhibition in our existing festivals. The residencies are squarely focused on completing production for exhibition outside of traditional art spaces and developing the skills and networks of all involved.

Residencies will take place in the following production windows with hosts:  July to October 2017.

Applicants must hold a valid passport from and reside in an EU Member State (passport and residency need not be the same state).

The organisers will provide:

• Hosts’ support and personnel to develop their ideas, and the resources of the host organisation
• All travel, accommodation and a sustenance budget
• An artist bursary of €2000 fee ring-fenced from all other costs
• Marketing for the project
• Introduction to local cultural partners and peers in the host cities
• An exhibition of the work in Aberdeen/Rome/Stavanger

Artists should apply through the application form here:

Funded Residency | Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Norway

Deadline: 15 March

Professional visual artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two or three months duration in 2018. Curators are eligible to apply for a one month residence in 2018.

Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to master the English language. The program is not available for students. Neither is the programme available for artists or producers within theatre, dance, film, litterature or music.

The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of NOK 10.000,- as well as covered travel expenses up to NOK 6000,-. Living and working spaces for free. The centre has five private residency houses of various size for the selected artists. Five identical 50 m² north-lit panorama window studios, with an additional common workshop furnished with a variation of equipment and heavy machinery for wood work. The artists’ lodgings is fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.

NKD is located just north of Sognefjorden, on the westcoast of Norway. It lies in a rather remote area, literally in the middle of nature. Dale is a typical small fjord community with a few shops and a small café. The nearest town, Førde is one hour away by bus. Bergen, the nearest city is three hours away by bus and boat.

Download our application form at:

Funded Residency | PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018, Korea

Deadline: 31 March

Celebrating 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, Arts Council Korea is pleased to announce an open call for young emerging artists around the world to participate International Residency Deep in the Mountains. It is an international performing (music/dance) & visual arts residency program certified by PyeongChang Culture Olympic Games is organized as a part of nurturing culture projects.


International Residency Deep in the Mountains is open to 20 artists including 5 artists from Korea and 15 from overseas between the age of 25 (born in 1992) and 39 (born in 1978) practicing disciplines of music, dance and visual arts.

Highly proficient in spoken English. Should be able to obtain visa to travel Korea (if applicable).

Benefits for participants:

  • Round trip airfare
  • Daily meal, accommodation, and transportation during the residency program
  • To take part in tours in cultural, historical and natural environment around Gangwon Province including venue cities of 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games: PyeongChang, Gangneung, Jeongson
  • Stipend (500,000 KRW)
  • Support for artwork production (only applicable for visual artists)
  • Support for performance and exhibition production showcasing the outcome of the residency program
  • Networking and promotion opportunities with Korean artists and art professionals

For more information

Funded Residency | Tír Sáile Residency Programme, Mayo

Submission deadline: Thursday 6 April, 4.00pm

Mayo County Council and Aras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre invites submissions for three public art projects/residencies in Erris, County Mayo.

This is an exciting opportunity for artists to work with communities and revisit some of the Tír Sáile sculpture trail sites with new artistic vision and approaches to contemporary public art practice. The original trail was developed nearly 25 years ago and is currently undergoing a thorough maintenance programme including repairs, new signage and a new website, to be launched alongside the residency programme.

In addition to the residency programme artist Dorothy Cross will be working on a research project during the Summer and it is hoped a significant new commission will be realised in the following year.

Maximum budget is €10,000 for each residency, and will cover design, supply, installation or performance, artist’s fee and any community involvement initiatives, inclusive of all costs, VAT, insurance and other charges.

This is based on approximately a one month residency period, 2 week research and development phase and attendance at launch events.

It is assumed approximately €7,500 be allocated to the artists fee and €2,500 for materials or other residency or performance/outcome costs. Artists are welcome to suggest how they would like to breakdown the budget to suit their proposal.

In Addition to this budget:
Accommodation for the full period of the residency will be provided and further supports around documentation, launch costs, marketing etc will be provided.

Expression of Interest and Competition Process:

This is initially a one-stage competition, open to all artists. If a clear choice can not be made from the stage one submissions and further, detailed information is required a limited number of artists may be invited to develop proposals further and an honorarium will be paid to each shortlisted artist.
Initial submissions must contain:

• Brief description outlining any initial concept ideas or approach to a residency
• Indication of preferred site
• Outline of potential community/resident involvement
• Preferred timescale
• CV and examples of previous work

Q + A for artists:
Áras Inis Gluaire/ Erris Arts Centre at 12am on Thursday 16 March
Gaynor Seville, Public Art Coordinator and Brendan Murray, Director of the Arts Centre will be available to run through the brief and answer any questions.

It is not compulsory to attend but if you are attending please inform Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator

Submissions to be delivered to:

Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator,
Mayo County Council, Áras An Chontae, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Email submissions: Ensure all files combined in the submission are less than 10MB in a zipped file. Dropbox must be used for larger submissions.

For more information see:

Application for Cill Rialaig Residency Now Open, Co. Kerry

Deadline: 15 March 2017

The Cill Rialaig Project invite applications for residency awards at their artist retreat on Bolus Head near Ballinskellgs, County Kerry.

The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre is located in one of the great, untouched rural landscapes of Southwest Kerry.

The selecting panel sits twice yearly.

Please email Mary O’Connor at for an official application pack.