Category: Residencies & Studio Exchanges

Open Call | European Media Art Platform Residencies

Deadline for applications: 20 January, 2018

The European Media Art Platform offers residencies for media artists in the fields of digital media including internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art. Artists with European residence or a European passport can apply for a two-months residency within April and August 2018 at one of the involved organisations in Linz, Liverpool, Zagreb, Helsinki etc.

Students are not eligible, but young artists are encouraged to apply. However, there is no age limit. Artists groups are welcome if they are wiling to share the conditions including the accommodation.

EMARE includes a grant of 3.000,- Euros, project budget of 4.000,- Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members’ festivals in 2018-2021. All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 23rd to 25th of March in Helsinki.

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme.

Detailed information online

Open Call | Nightlife Residency, China

Application deadline: 15 December

China Residencies, I: project space and The Neighbourhood are calling for DJs, producers, artists, and performers to work in Beijing for a fully-funded two month residency in February & March 2018, in the ever-growing and increasingly idiosyncratic nightclub and electronic music communities in Beijing and China.

The chosen resident will get:

  • A round trip flight to Beijing
  • Two months accommodation and worskspace at i:project space in February & March 2018
  • $1,000 USD stipend
  • Introductions to local collaborators and project support from our three supporting organizations
  • Open Studio, resident nights at nightclubs & spaces to perform or exhibit across Beijing

For more information and to apply online visit:

Open Call | atelier LUMA Research Programme, Arles, France

Application deadline: 5 January

atelier LUMA is a programme of the LUMA Foundation. It is a think tank, a production workshop and a learning network developed as part of the new creative, production and research center currently under construction in the city of Arles, located in the Camargue region in the South of France.

Based at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, atelier LUMA creates new and sustainable ways of using the natural and cultural resources of the bioregion. From agricultural waste recycling to the promotion of traditional craft, as well as facilitating transdisciplinary exchange between innovative creators, atelier LUMA aims to develop long-term solutions for local issues with global resonance. Central to their approach are the greater implementation of circular economic practices, the engagement with the environment and the community alike, using design as a tool for transition.

Designers, architects, engineers, researchers and other practitioners from all over the world are invited to submit research proposals that can benefit from the know-how and expertise of atelier LUMA.

Proposals should present innovative directions for engagement with local resources and assets, and can range from materials research to social services and impact. Proposals should also outline a research direction and a preferred topic of engagement, with the understanding that atelier LUMA will act as a mediator in the region, connecting designers with local partners and resources, and assisting the research grantees during all steps of their project development.

Grantees will be expected to conduct a one year research with a flexible period of residence in Arles. In addition to a designer fee, the recipient will receive an allowance to realise their project (subject to scope of proposal).

Submitted proposals should take in consideration the following criteria: environment, use of local resources, hospiality, culture and education, innovation and excellence.

For more information and application details visit:

Open Call | TBG+S/HIAP International Residency Exchange 2018

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday 18 December, 5pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) in partnership with HIAP–Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme invites applications from Irish artists for the twelfth annual exchange between Ireland and Finland in 2018.

Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 19 artists and curators from Ireland and Finland to undertake new creative work in the cities of Dublin and Helsinki through the exchange programme. Now a well-established opportunity, the TBG+S and HIAP exchange fosters opportunities for Irish artists to gain experience, build networks internationally and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community.

The TBG+S and HIAP International Studio Programme is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, The Finnish Institute, London, The Embassy of Finland, Dublin and FRAME – The Finnish Fund for Art Exchange.

For information on how to apply and to download an application form, please click here:

Residency Open Call | Maurna Crozier Memorial Bursary

Application deadline: 28 February 2018

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan is a residential workplace for artists, dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity within a welcoming home-like environment.

The Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio invite professional visual artists born in, or resident in, the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, to apply for a one week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan. The Bursary covers one week full board accommodation in the Big House, the use of a studio and £100 for expenses.

The Bursary was established in memory of Dr Maurna Crozier (1942 – 2015) who was a founding member of the Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, a member of the F.E. McWilliam programming committee and a board member of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Maurna had a lifelong commitment to enlarging cultural life in Northern Ireland. She served on the boards and committees of many of Northern Ireland’s major cultural institutions, including: the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; National Museums and Galleries for Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Museums Council; the Linen Hall Library; the Historic Monuments Council and; the Crescent Arts Centre.

Interested artists should submit a proposal detailing in less than 1000 words, a specific project for which they require the Bursary and residency at Annaghmakerrig. Please also include an up-to-date CV and 5 images of recent work.

Applications will be accepted by email or by post to:

Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio
F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio
200 Newry Road
BT32 3NB

Open Call | Blacksmith-in-Residence Programme at Moneypenny’s Forge, Co. Armagh

Submission Deadline: Monday 18 December

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is embarking on a Heritage Lottery-funded project to develop Moneypenny’s Forge as a unique heritage craft facility on the banks of the Newry Canal. This 2-year project will increase access to the Forge through learning programmes, events and workshops. We are currently seeking proposals from experienced blacksmiths to participate in the delivery of the project through our six-month Blacksmith-in-Residence Programme.

The successful applicant will be offered:
• A residency fee of £7500
• Full access to the Forge and all equipment within, 7 days a week
• Access to a materials budget for the development of a new body of creative work
• Opportunity to earn additional income by creating objects for the Forge
• Opportunity to earn additional income by facilitating evening classes and events

The successful applicant will be required to:
• Be available at the Forge a minimum of 2 days per week over a six-month period to deliver learning and drop-in sessions. (Additional sessions such as facilitating evening classes or events will be offered at a rate of £25 per hour.)
• Assist our team in developing the facility as an accessible and exciting learning space
• Contribute to the creative and professional development of our core user group – ‘Moneypenny’s Blacksmith Workshop’

For further information and an application pack, please contact:
Louise Rice, Community Arts Development Officer
Tel: 028 3831 1682

Open Call | The Burren Art Group Residency

Application deadline: Friday 8 December

The Burren Art group are pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for artists in Clare. As part of the group launch, up to 6 flexible short-term studio residencies will be offered during December 2017 (of approximately 2 days) in a former church in Kilkeedy on the edge of the Burren. There is no cost to the artist and all art materials will be provided, along with tea and coffee. Participants will have the chance to network with each other as well as focus on their own work, which can if they wish be included in a future group exhibition.

Applications by e-mail please to which should include your contact details, samples of work and relevant experience. Also a short statement outlining how you feel you could benefit from and contribute to the project, or a youtube link if you prefer.

The Burren Art particularly welcome applications from emerging artists in the early stage of their career as well as those who do not have traditional art qualifications in order to encourage inclusivity and diversity.

The Burren Art Group would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland 2017 and Clare Arts Office.

Open Call | Centre Culturel Irlandais Artist Residency Programme 2018/19

Applications to be made on-line by Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm GMT

Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

– Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.
– Residencies of 1 to 3 months will be awarded for the period August 2018 – June 2019.
– Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.

CCI are delighted to be pursuing our partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2018-2019 residency programme:

Music Network
Contemporary Music Centre
Design and Craft Council of Ireland
Visual Artists Ireland
Literature Ireland
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
Meath Arts Office
Ealaín na Gaeltachta

CCI and these partner organisations will share the costs of residencies enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer.

Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on our website:

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris.

Open Call | Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residencies 2017/18

Application Deadline: Monday 4 December 2017, midnight

Hospitalfield’s Interdisciplinary Residencies are open for application. Space for thinking: across art forms. Open to writers, designers, artists, curators, musicians, researchers, educators…

Residency Periods

  • 12 – 25 March 2018
  • 4 – 18 May 2018
  • 20 August – 2 September 2017
  • 5 – 18 November 2017

Eligibility: International and UK-based artists, writers, architects, producers, dancers, choreographers, curators, designers, educators, researchers and others developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary cultural practices.
Selectors: Cara Ellison, games journalist and developer, and Jenni Fagan, novelist and poet.
Places: 8 for each residency period
Cost: £630 for a two week full board residency

A highly international part of Hospitalfield’s programme which is open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work. For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project.

More information and to apply:

Open Call | Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program 2019

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Each artist will be required to provide and carry all of their backpacking gear, food and art supplies for the journey (though food caches are available, provided artists arrange delivery in time for May flights). Bringing a support person, friend or family, is highly recommended. That person will help share the load and enhance safety while travelling, camping and working in bear country.

Each of the artists chosen will travel during separate two-week periods. Artists will receive up to $100 USD support from Skagway Arts Council in purchasing necessary art supplies and will receive a $1000 CAD honorarium from the Yukon Arts Centre. The residency will occur over a two-week period between late June and early August.

This residency is open to applicants of any nationality for the 2019 edition. Artists applying for the 2019 edition are required to apply before February 1st, 2018.

For more information and application details:

Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award 2018 – Call for Applications – VAI Members Only

Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award

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Visual Artists Ireland
in partnership with The Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Tyrone Guthrie Centre

The Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland. The award provides a one week fully paid residency/retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency will be self-catering, and will provide accommodation and a studio facility. Further details about the Centre can be found on their website

The award is only available to individual artists. It is not suitable for group applications.

Only online applications will be accepted. The deadline is 5:30pm, Friday 15th December 2017. No applications will be accepted after that date. To ensure that the system is fair for all, there can be no exceptions to this. For that reason we recommend that you do not leave it until the last minute to make your application.

The winner will be announced in the second half of January 2018.

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Open Call | Home Residency at Digital Arts Studios, Belfast

Application deadline: Thursday 30 November, 4pm

The Home Residency at the Digital Arts Studios offers four months in which to work on a specific project of your choice and to develop your skills and artistic practice.

DAS will provide artists with a productive and dynamic environment to produce work and offer support to artists in realising the aims of their residency.

The next Home Residency will run from February to May 2018, inclusive.

For more details on DAS residencies, application guidelines and to apply please see:

Contact: with any enquiries.

Open Call | Week-long Printmaking Residency at Graphic Studio Dublin

Deadline for applications: Friday 10 November, 4pm

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional artists, Graphic Studio Dublin in association with Dublin City Council is offering a fine art print residency. This residency offers to an emerging or established artist who is interested in exploring print processes, the opportunity to make a fine art print with a printmaker at Graphic Studio Dublin. The week-long residency will provide an ideal environment for the development of a creative project in printmaking and an opportunity to network with other artists.

The professional aims and objectives of the successful candidate will be continually assessed during the residency to ensure the artist gains the maximum benefit from their time. The collaborative nature of the residency, and the collective studio environment will be of enormous assistance to the artist in achieving his/her goals.

The applicant should have been brought up in, educated in or currently live in the Dublin City Council area.

Please follow the link for further information and to download the application form:

Open Call | Glassmaking Artist Residencies at North Lands Creative, Caithness, Scotland

Application deadline: Monday 27 November, 5pm

Throughout the year, North Lands Creative offers residency opportunities to professional artists, curators, craft makers and designers who want to develop their work and practice. The selection is highly competitive and they will choose individuals who they believe will make the best use of the facilities they have built for glass-making and who may also have a positive impact on the professional glass community. North Lands Creative offer five strands to their AiR program:

Sustainable Production
Sustainable production residencies are designed to encourage exploration, research, development and experimentation that encourage the development and greater utilisation of eco-design and manufacture principles in glass making. There will be an opportunity to share findings to peers and North Lands Creative visitors via the annual forum and to invite and encourage feedback.

This residency is offered to an artist or designer, who wished to take an already- developed idea to the next stage and produce a limited edition range that is market focused or responds to a design brief from a commissioner.

Socially Engaged
Aimed at artists who are working nationally/ internationally where relevance and needs of the community drive the work, and the community should be involved in shaping the project. The residencies encourage active engagement and collaboration, and an investment overtime to address complex social issues.

New Work/ Bespoke Commission
Aimed at artists, craft makers and designers who are working internationally for whom a change of scenery might offer fresh inspiration; offering the individual dedicated studio time and access to the facilities and technical support with a view to realising a major project or body of work.

Curator in Residency
The residency takes the link between curator and North Lands Creative collection as the starting point from which to explore curatorial practice and the considered understanding of glass making from a public perspective. North Lands will also encourage students who wish to undertake self-initiated curatorial work that reflects the interests and aspirations of North Lands Creative.

Applications may be submitted by email to or North Lands Creative, Quatre Bras, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BN.

Residency Conditions

  •  Free accommodation and access to the Alastair Pilkington Studio (includes heat, light, Wi-Fi)
  •  As part of the residency agreement an artist/ curator fee and travel, costs will be covered. Dependent on the residency proposal a materials allowance will be provided therefore it is important to indicate an estimated budget as part of the submission process
  •  While on residency, in agreement with North Lands Creative, the invited artist/ curator will do a public talk and write a brief report on completion of their residency

For more information and to download application form:

Open Call | Artist’s Book Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Application deadline: 15 November

Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, invites applications for the Artist’s Book Residency Grant. The Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.

The contract stipulates that 20% of the edition goes to WSW’s archive, exhibition, and display copies; 20% of the edition goes to the artist; and 60% of the edition goes to general sales. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for our artists’ books, and artists can collaborate with WSW on marketing for a 50% commission fee.

WSW’s artists’ books are held in over 200 collections world-wide, and in nine repositories that have the majority of our collection: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, University of Michigan, The Library of Congress, and Bucknell University.

For more information and to download application form:

Open Call | AaBKC Residency Spring 2018 (Curator), Denmark

Application deadline: Sunday, 5 November

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. By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency facilitates short- and long-term professional development, allowing curators 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.

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.

Living accommodations and work space will be provided. AaBKC staff will also offer comprehensive administrative support throughout the residency, working with the selected curator to develop a residency program tailored to his/her specific interests and professional goals, offering professional counseling, and introducing the resident artist to relevant networking partners.

Emerging and established curators are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will have a strong desire to expand their network of artists, curators, gallerists, and other arts professionals.

– Combined living/work accommodations: private apartment in central Aarhus, with attached multi-purpose work space
– Additional work space: desk within Aarhus Center for Visual Art’s offices
– Administrative and networking support from Aarhus Center for Visual Art staff
– Discounted meal card for Godsbanen’s in-house cafe, Spiselauget
– Bicycle

– 10.000 DKK stipend (honorarium, travel, and ART BAR)
– Free living accommodations and work space
– Residents must cover daily living and working expenses

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Omi International Arts Center Residency Program 2018, USA

Application deadline: 31 October

Omi International Arts Center is calling for submissions (visual arts, sound art, performance, social practice) for its 2018 Art Omi residency program.

Art Omi invites artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles and practices, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate and share ideas. During four weeks each June – July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.

Artists are provided with a private studio, shared living quarters, and meals at no cost, but are responsible for their travel and material expenses.

Application is open to artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. Eligible to apply are also PhD students or professional artists, with at least 3 years of professional experience, currently enrolled in a master degree other than in the Arts.

Omi International Arts Center is located two and a half hours north of New York City in the historic Hudson River Valley. Named for a neighboring village, Omi is close to the small town of Ghent, New York, as well as Albany and Hudson, which offer train connections only thirty minutes away.

The 2018 Residency will take place from 14 June to 10 July, 2018.

For more information see:

Open Call | Leitrim Sculpture Centre Professional Development Residencies

Deadline for applications: Sunday 3 December

Leitrim Sculpture Centre are offering up to seven Professional Development Residencies that provide artists with the resources and/or time out for research towards the development of new work. These are offered to artists and other creative practitioners involved in the visual arts without the need of having to produce an exhibition, or specific project outcome, during or at the end of the period.

Each residency includes an artist’s stipend of €1,000 and in addition comes with residential accommodation; a private and heated studio with broadband internet; the use of the chosen LSC facilities and basic energy use. Period of residency is for a min of 4 weeks.

Notification by: Friday 26 January 2018

For more information and guidelines on how to apply:

Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Manorhamilton, North County Leitrim
T: 071 9855098

Open Call for Residency | How to Flatten a Mountain 2018, Wexford

Deadline: Sunday 14 January 2018
Price: €950

How to Flatten a Mountain is an exciting residency opportunity open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes.

The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2018. During the residency, participants will take an active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators and as a group will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, as needed, always working in collaboration. As an integral part of the residency, three artists based in Ireland will facilitate day-long workshops to provoke and animate different avenues for thought. Each facilitator brings to the residency new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for participants.

Price Includes:
three delicious and healthy meals daily while at Cow House Studios
lunch and dinner while in Dublin
most comfy accommodation while at Cow House Studios*
informative and challenging readings, workshops and presentations
travel to and from Dublin
ink and paper for our printers, film and b&w paper for darkroom
access to all Cow House Studios facilities, computers, darkroom, and studios

*Price does not include room and board while in Dublin.

Form more information please visit:

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