Category: Residencies & Studio Exchanges

Open Call | Artist in Residence, AiR Tilburg, SEA Foundation, Netherlands (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 28 February

SEA Foundation invites visual artists, art critics and curators to apply for a residency in 2017. Candidates can apply for one term. Either April – June or September – November 2017. With it’s AiR program, that affords opportunities for experimentation to try out new ideas, practices and strategies, SEA Foundation promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research and discussion in the Tilburg region, in the south of the Netherlands.

The aims are:
• To support the production of art and the theory of art
• To evoke discourse on art and art practices within a local and global context
• To promote and relay critical and researched based production of art
• To facilitate exchange between art intermediaries and artists, creating an expert network

Artistic merit is the basis for selection. All applications will be judged a panel consisting of SEA Foundation team members that is complemented by international advisors. The individually shaped residencies include bespoke mentoring.

Please note: Application fee is €30

Up to 3 months depending on project proposal.

Paid by SEA Foundation

• Heating, water and electricity
• 4 hours per week bespoke mentoring and training
• Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
• WIFI everywhere on the premises
• Breakfast
• Use of workshop and equipment
• Use of art-related library
• Interaction with local peers and other residents
• Office facilities and printers
• PR activities
• Free parking (road side)
• Bike on loan

Costs for the residency
€ 570,- per week
When a partner stays too, add 70 euro per week or part thereof.

There are 4 grants available per year for selected applicants. Grants are meant to cover the above costs for a residency at SEA foundation, to a maximum of 6 weeks. These grants / stipends depend on your gross annual income.

You may be eligible for a SEA Stipend. The stipend is 200 euro per week. The stipend covers all production costs (excluding travel).

SEA Foundation hosts residencies for the benefit of Curatorial Practice, Visual Arts, and Writing. To shape SEA Foundation’s expanded residency programme further an Advisory Committee has been brought together. This committee is composed of artists, critics, and curators who continuously push the boundaries of their fields. In their advisory capacity, the experts share knowledge on development and initiate introductions that benefit both the residents and the programme. This is how we keep SEA Foundation abreast of interesting developments in the field of contemporary art.

For more info about SEA FOUNDATION & how to apply, visit

Open Call | Photography Residency in Viseu, Potugal

Deadline: 24 February

Open call to all photographers regardless of their nationality, for a one-month residency to take place between April and May 2017 in Viseu, Portugal.

This residency will result on a photographic series that will be exhibited during the 2017 edition of Fujifilm FIF Viseu – International Photography Festival. The entire body of work will be edited in book in 2018 and released during the 2nd edition of Fujifilm FIF Viseu to take place that year. The selected photographer will also be required to hold a workshop aimed at students of photography / arts / multimedia and the presentation of the project carried out within this residency in a talk with guests to happen in this year’s edition of Fujifilm FIF Viseu.

The challenge is to look at the neighboring parishes of Viseu, promoting a broader understanding of their social and economic contours, valuing their specificities, bringing communities together and involving them in the photographic project. The residency aims to foster contemporary artistic creation and the development of a distinctive creative language for photography.

Fujifilm FIF Viseu will guarantee all travel and accommodation expenses, and Fujifilm, the festival naming sponsor, will offer the selected photographer the brand new and iconic Fujifilm X100F.

For more information and to apply visit:

Online Residency | Digital Artist Residency

The digital residencies provide an online space on our website for artists to develop works, ideas and practices. Residencies will take place online between March – June 2017, with each selected artist having one month to complete a proposed project.

DAR is looking for proposals for online projects and works which respond to the interaction and the understanding of various digital themes. We are interested in projects that deal with research interactions between digital, online spaces and/or physical locations. Artists would need to communicate clearly how these works would be appropriate for DAR’s online context. DAR is accepting proposals from practitioners who work with site specific practices which may include performance, film, video, New media, video, Sonic art, live works and cross-disciplinary practices. We are also interested in artists working with exclusively online practices too.

The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in the world. DAR is particularly interested in proposals from artists working collaboratively in different physical locations who could work on DAR together. We are interested in artists who can make use of DAR’s 24/7 access and multimedia facilities such as live streaming.Individuals as well as artist groups can apply.

Chosen artists must submit at least one post per week.

DAR provides:

– A page on our website. This is normally the style of a blog, but artists are encouraged to be ambitious with any specific ideas about how they want their work presented, write it on your project proposal and we can discuss how this can be realized.
– DAR offers technical support in achieving the aims of the online residency.
– DAR will support and promote the artist and their work through its network.

Apply through link here.

Fire Station Artists’ Studios International Curator Residencies 2017/18

Closing date for application: Friday 17 February, 5pm

Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland invites international curators to apply for short term flexible residencies in Fire Station for 2017/18.

The aim of this residency programme is to provide opportunities for international curators to familiarise themselves with the Irish visual art scene, undertake research and make connections. Through these residencies Fire Station aims to build links and foster collaborations between Irish artists, curators, art institutions and their artistic peers internationally.

During this period, Fire Station facilitates a series of studio visits and meetings with artists and professionals involved in the Irish contemporary arts sector. The residency duration is one week to one month, depending on needs of the curator, with no structured outcome prescribed. This residency aims to foster and develop new connections and opportunities within Ireland and internationally for visual artists and curators.

For more information see:
Please contact Jennie Guy (Arts Programme Curator) with any queries. Email:

Burren College of Art Alumni Residency Award 2017

Deadline: 15 March

Residencies will take place from 11 September to 6 October, 2017.

The BCA Alumni Artist in Residence Award was created in 2014 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Burren College of Art. The aim of the award is to recognise the valuable contribution our alumni have made to the continued growth of the College and we invite former Individual Study Abroad undergraduates, postgraduates and Summer School students to apply for these awards annually. Artists-in-residence and students from Faculty-Led Study Abroad groups are not eligible to apply for this award.

Each award provides the resident with four weeks of: individual studio space on campus, access to all college facilities and single room, and self-catering accommodation in Ballyvaughan at the reduced-rate of €300 for the month.

Artists will be welcome to participate in campus activities such as Visiting Artist talks, gallery openings and orientation week events.

To apply please visit our website:

Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
T: +353 (0)657077200
E: Lisa Newman

Deadline Reminder | Funded Residency at Artlink, Donegal

Deadline for applications: 14 February, 4.30pm

Artlink [IRL] are seeking four Visual Artists to take part in paid artist residencies in Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland, in 2017. Applications are open to professional visual artists working in any discipline including but not limited to: sculpture, photography, painting, installation, and video.

Residencies are expected to take place from March to September 2017 for between two to four weeks at the discretion of the artist. During the residency artists are expected to develop new work or new ideas based on the unique site, and engage with local artists and Artlink members. This engagement could be through presenting artist talks, workshops, demonstrations or other events.

Artists will be paid a residency fee of €6500/5000 for undertaking the residency. The residency fee covers all flights, accommodation, transport, materials, living expenses and artist’s fee. The selected artists are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and travel arrangements and managing their budget as appropriate.

There are four residency positions available. The residencies and the associated fees are allocated as follows:

• 1 x Norway/Iceland based Artist [NOR/ISL] €6500
• 1 x International Artist [INTL] €6500
• 2 x Irish Artists [IRL] €5000 each

The [NOR/ISL] residency is available to any professional artist living and working in either Norway or Iceland and is supported by the Donegal County Council as part of an ongoing partnership. The [INTL] residency is available to any artist living and working outside the island of Ireland, and the [IRL] Residencies are open to any artists living and working on the island of Ireland including NI.

How to Apply
Please email with a copy of:

• Artist CV
• Up to 10 images of your work and/or links to up to two video works (if applicable)
• A brief residency proposal (max 500 words) outlining how you would engage with the local area, Artlink Studio artists and Artlink members during the residency.
• Please state which strand you are applying for [NOR/ISL], [INTL] or [IRL].
• State availability and preferred dates to undertake the residency.

Funded Residency | Kunstverein EXTRA programme, Athens

Deadline: 19 February

Kunstverein EXTRA is pleased to announce in cooperation with Antonia Rahofer a call for applications for four artist residencies for the first half of 2017. The programme provides a total of 2 x 2 funded residencies from April to May and from June to July.

The capital of Greece is a city that invites artists to explore its sociocultural, economic, institutional, and architectural conditions and to encounter its vibrant cultural scene. Moreover, from April to July, the city hosts this year’s documenta, which, now in its 14th edition, has vowed to »learn from Athens«.

Your residency will focus on the development and realization of your project plans, the results of which will be presented in an exhibition at the end of your stay. You are free to choose the media and formats you want to utilize.

The local cooperation partner is Snehta Residency, whose wide-ranging international network provides ample opportunities for the chosen artists to make valuable contacts.

The call is open to artists from all fields who
> have had exhibitions and/or have published their work in some form.
> live and work in Austria or are able to plausibly demonstrate their connection to Austria.
> were born in 1976 or later.
> have good English language skills.

Each artist will receive a sum of 650 euros per month for living expenditures and production costs (1300 euros in total; if an artist is absent for more than 14 days, he/she will be paid the aliquot sum)
Travel expenditures: round-trip ticket for no more than 200 euros.

For more information see:

Open Call | Waterford Healing Arts Trust Artist-in-Residence 2017

Deadline: Thursday, 2 March, 2pm.

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites artists to of all arts disciplines to apply for its 2017 Artist-in-Residence programme. WHAT has been running an Artist in Residence programme since 1994. This year, the focus of this residency will be the artist’s engagement of patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences.

Interested applicants are invited to attend a briefing session in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 2pm. Please phone 051 842664 or e-mail no later than 10 February to book your place.

This residency is funded by the Arts Council.

The artist will be given:

• Studio space for a six month period with access to a digital darkroom, arts and health library, dance floor in the multi-use studio space, internet and administrative support as requested
• A fee of €4000 to include materials and / or production costs.
• Mentoring support from WHAT staff

The artist will:

• Engage part of the patient population of the hospital in participatory and / or collaborative arts experiences
• Host an open day in his/ her studio space
• Meet the management committee of WHAT
• Produce a short report at the end of the residency

We are interested in hearing from artists whose practice fits with or can be adapted to the acute hospital environment.

How to apply
Those wishing to apply for the residency should submit:

• A current CV (maximum 2 pages)
• A short outline of your proposed approach to engaging with patients of UHW (maximum 300 words). This should consider: –
• What will be your creative invitation to patients?
• What are your aims for the residency?
• What time commitment can you make to the residency over the 6 month period?
• Documentation of practice: six to ten fully captioned images (slides/photographs/ CD of jpegs) /DVD / sound recordings / publications including where available documentation of collaborative practice
• Contact details for two current referees

For further details and application requirements please see

Open Call| Joya: Artist in Residence, Andalucía, Spain

Deadline: 25 February 2017 for the periods April, May June 2017

Joya: AiR is an international artist and writers’ residency in rural Andalucía, Spain / an off-grid residency house in the middle of natural park Sierra María-Los Vélez, near the vibrant Spanish cultural town of Vélez Blanco.

We are a not-for-profit arts organisation and international multidisciplinary residency. We are inviting artists and writers to apply for residency opportunities typically of the duration from one week to a month. We will consider longer periods if required.

Typically, we are looking for young and mid-career artists and writers who express professional standards in their practice. We are looking for artists and writers who can bring a depth of knowledge and learning to the residency experience. Our acceptance policy is non-discriminatory but we do ask for a minimum requirement of an undergraduate degree from all applicants. In return we offer a residency that is often transformative. Residents have the opportunity for reclusive silence or a more shared involvement with other resident artists.

Resident artists and writers have access to studio space as well as 20 hectares of our own land and an additional 22,000 hectares of natural park. In addition, they have their own bedrooms each with an attached bathroom. All meals are included, breakfast and lunch can be taken to suit your timetable, evening meals are communal and always lively.

As part of the residency experience we ask artists if they would like to make a presentation of their work to other artists during the course of their stay. It is not obligatory but it is a good opportunity to showcase an artist or writers practice and receive constructive criticism.

Fees + Condition:
The weekly fee for the residency is €300 plus tax at 10%. If selected, we ask for a minimum deposit to secure the opportunity of one week’s fee. This is payable via PayPal and is subject to a 2.9% additional fee for the cost of the transfer.

We are very happy to provide artists/writers letters of invitation for visa or funding applications.

For more information please visit:


Open Call | The Morning Boat Residency, Jersey

Deadline: 10 February

The Morning Boat is an international artist residency on the island of Jersey that aims to generate a discourse on issues and practices that are central to the island’s economy, social fabric and way of life.

Activities focus on local industries that are often referred to as the foundations of the island economy – Agriculture, finance and tourism – and their impact on people’s lives. Projects will be developed specifically for the island of Jersey. Work will take place in public spaces and every-day working environments, in collaboration with the local community.

Artists will receive an artist fee of between 1800 and 2000 pounds for a period of approximately four weeks in Jersey. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and accommodation will be provided. A small production budget will be available for materials and a network of partners are standing by to provide additional material and logistical support.

Applications should include:

  • A detailed portfolio or links to work that clearly illustrates your artistic practice.
  • A short statement detailing your interests and methodology as an artist.
  • Your reasons for applying to The Morning Boat.
  • Your current availability over the next two years.
  • Where you heard about the project.
  • Any other information you feel is relevant to your application.

Please email your application to

Please note: Although we welcome suggestions and ideas for public presentations of work, we do not expect finished ideas, due to the research based, collaborative and site responsive nature of the programme. We are more interested in the kind of work you do and how you imagine going about doing it in Jersey, in relation to the themes we are exploring.

In February we will contact shortlisted artists to discuss their proposals, methodology, timescales and potential partners. We hope to start inviting artists to conduct preliminary research in March 2017.

For more information see:

Open Call | PRAKSIS Residency with Lindsay Seers, Oslo

PRAKSIS and Fotogalleriet invite international, national and local applications from interested individuals to participate in a residency led by artist Lindsay Seers (UK) between 24 March and 24 April 2017.

Seers’s project, A GLOBAL STATE OF PAREIDOLIA, references in its title the phenomenon of seeing legible objects within random visual data, and has connections with the field of neuroscience. Applications from individuals with a professional, academic or creative interest in and knowledge of neuroscience, and/or in filmmaking, vocal/sound art, and biographical narrative are particularly welcome. Seers also hopes to make contact with people with heterochromia who would be interested to participate.

The residency will form a close-knit community for discussion, learning, exchange and making. Seers will lead a series of public events exploring key themes in her practice, and the residency group will have plenty of scope to discuss and develop their own practices’ key issues, questions and ideas. The residency’s activities, approaches and day-to-day schedule will be developed collaboratively by the group from 24 March 2017 onward.

This residency offers comfortable accommodation for non-Oslo based residents in central Oslo. The residency community will come together regularly at the residency studio space, and at organised events and meals.

While the residency is free and offers accommodation and meals, PRAKSIS regrets that at this stage we cannot yet offer transport costs or a fee. However our team is happy to advise on and support applications for external grants wherever possible.

Please submit:

  • A completed application form. We kindly request that you send a PDF version of the application.
  • Recent CV/resume.
  • Portfolio (only one PDF file). Up to 5 images.

Please submit only electronic copies of the above in ONE email under 5 MB to:

For more information and application form see:

Open Call to Curators | AaBKC Residency at Aarhus, Denmark

Deadline: 10 February

Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) invites international curators of contemporary visual art to apply to AaBKC Residency’s Spring 2017 program.

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

AaBKC Residency’s Spring 2017 program invites one international curator to live and work in Aarhus from May 15 – June 26, 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 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.

Living accommodations and desk space will be provided within Godsbanen, the cultural production center that houses AaBKC and/or private accommodations in Aarhus.

– 6.000 DKK stipend
– 2.500 DKK travel support
– Free living accommodations and work space (office desk)
– Residents must cover living and working costs (including art materials)

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

Applications may be submitted via email to Please include a brief motivation letter (max. 500 words), CV (max. 2 pages), and recent writing sample or visual material from previous curatorial projects (max 5 pages).

For more information see:

In the Hole Residency | Saskatchewan, Canada

Deadline for Submissions: 15 February

Have you always wanted the intensity of a day or 2 (or 3) in a large earthen hole with one other person?

In the Hole is a short-term residency located in an earthen hole on Treaty 6 territory in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. Each resident will spend 6 hours each day in this hole as a participant in this residency. Residents can come for one day up to a maximum of 3 consecutive days. There will be one person at a time at the Residency.

This residency, organised by Linda Duvall, coincides with a confirmed exhibition at PAVED Arts Saskatoon (424 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4, running from May 5 – June 17, 2017). Live video and audio streaming from the hole will be presented in the gallery in the city of Saskatoon 60 Km away for the duration of each residency day. Each participant in this residency will spend these 6 hours each day in the hole with the artist/organizer Linda Duvall and a video camera.

Submission Information
Dates of the Residency: May 5 to June 17, 2017
(any consecutive days Tuesday to Saturday)

1) State the length of time that you wish to stay – one, two or three days
2) State the dates of your availability in order of preference
3) On one page (maximum 400 words), state why you wish to attend this residency. Outline what contributions you might make to the project.

Please include a short bio and any website links within the one-page text.

Send submissions to –
Please put In the Hole in the Subject Line

Deadline for Submissions – February 15, 2017

Funding is available to each resident in the amount of $50.00 per day for up to 3 days. In addition each participant will be provided with a food budget of $25.00 each day.
Each participant must find their own way to Saskatoon. Once you arrive in Saskatoon, we will provide free transportation to and from the site. Also included is accommodation in the form of single bedrooms and kitchen for cooking in a shared cottage near the site of the hole. You will be responsible for purchasing supplies and preparing your own food while in residence. If you wish to stay longer in Saskatoon, you will need to find your own accommodation there.
Thanks to Saskatchewan Arts Board and PAVED Arts for supporting this project.

Information about the Site of the Residency

This 6 foot-deep hole was dug in 2012, with a 5-foot walkway circling a central mound of earth. This hole has been hollowed out of thick prairie grassland with roots dangling overhead. Since then this space has been subject to ongoing weather events like rain, snow, hail and wind. Various transformations have occurred due to gopher and swallow incursions, and larger animals like deer, foxes, skunks and coyotes that discovered this sheltered space.
A space such as this hole can be approached from the perspective of the Anthropocene and ecology, spirituality and burials, secrecy or revelations, history and agriculture, and metaphor and symbol. This land is especially significant in terms of the history of Saskatchewan since there is no evidence that it has ever been tilled.

Content of time / Information about the Residency

The premise of this residency is that new knowledge comes from the concentrated interaction of people with varying knowledge bases and perspectives. This hole in the ground is a possible site for conversation, contemplation, making sounds, reading out loud, or being silent. This is also about duration, about spending extended blocks of time surrounded by earth and sky, and one other person. This residency is open to anyone with an interest in exploring this experience regardless of age, artistic, educational or cultural background. Accessibility can be discussed.
This immersive experience provides an alternative model for participating in a residency. In this model the organizer of the residency is an active contributor with the participant in the entire process. In the Hole provides a context for looking directly at collaboration within an experiential perspective.


What if it rains or snows? The show must go on. Umbrellas, warm coats and rain boots will be available.

What is the final product? The total emphasis of this project is duration and process, the visceral feel of being in this hole. If you want to create products leading from this experience later, that is your choice.

Can I create permanent or large-scale changes to the hole? Probably not but let’s discuss what you have in mind.

For more info and some images, go to

Open Call | Online Residency Using 3D Modelling Software SketchUp

Deadline for applications: 25 January

The SketchUp Residency is a project created and curated by artists Sid and Jim. Participating artists are asked to use 3D modelling software ‘SketchUp’ for the duration of their term. Using the SketchUp Marketplace Sid and Jim will curate a series of models to be used as the location of each residency. Artists might want to consider the location, medium, the SketchUp marketplace and of course, their own practice when forming concepts for their work; they are allowed to use any of the features that SketchUp offers.

This month’s location is A Chlidren’s Playground meaning that selected artists will be making work in this location. The manner in which this manifests is entirely up to the artist. We will try to facilitate anything that the selected artist believes to be appropriate or necessary for the conceptual structure of the work they make during the residency. This could be anything from a navigable 3D model for the SketchUp website, to an embedded animation of the work, to a downloadable VR model. Please be inventive and don’t feel limited by these suggestions!

Artists must consider the exhibition ‘space’ to be online; at the end of the residency the 3D model will be the homepage of the website. Users will be have the ability to explore the work online, as well as download it themselves and even make it compatible with basic VR equipment such as Google Cardboard.

During the residency selected applicants are asked to publish their research via The SketchUp Residency Instagram account, posts can be made, found, stolen etc. and should be done at least twice a day.

SketchUp is a free 3D modelling program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design.

To apply to be the next resident please fill out the online form on Curator Space here:

Please include

  • An artist statement and proposal outlining how you wish to use the platform. (max 300 words)
  • Examples of your work: either a website or a selection of images/videos/3D Models

Emerging Artist Residency Award 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.

The successful artist or arts collective will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on artist CV, proposal, portfolio, and references.

Applications are now being accepted for the July to September 2017 residency.

Please email with one pdf document including the following details:

  •  Artist(s) CV (max three pages)
  •  Proposal for residency (500-1000 words). Reference should be made to the communities the artist would like to work with, proposed themes, outcomes, outreach, workshops and/or talks, as applicable.
  •  Portfolio with samples of current and previous work (max three pages)
  •  Three professional / academic references

For further information see:

Maurna Crozier Memorial Bursary for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Deadline: 10 February, 4pm

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 and 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 has been 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 Councill; 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 before the deadline.

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

Open Call to Artists Under 30 | The Moth Retreat, Cavan

Deadline: 23 February

The Moth is home to the international art and literature magazine of the same name, and its junior counterpart The Caterpillar, as well as hosting several major literary and art prizes, including the €10,000 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize.

The Retreat
The directors of The Moth, Will Govan and Rebecca O’Connor, have lovingly restored an old barn next to their house and office in rural Cavan. The accommodation is over two floors, with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs and a living/studio space and kitchen diner downstairs. They have created what they believe is the perfect environment in which artists and writers can work, away from the distractions of their everyday lives. The Moth is situated along a beautiful quiet country lane, surrounded by some of Cavan’s famous lakes. The nearest village of Milltown is 3 kilometres away. The accommodation is self-contained, but the directors of The Moth are on hand should the artist need anything. A bicycle is provided, and there is Wi-Fi, and Cavan Town is only 15 minutes away by car.

The Bursary
Cavan County Council Arts Office invites artists and writers under 30 to apply for a week-long residency at The Moth Retreat.

Applicants must send samples of their work. If you are a writer, two short stories, six poems or the first three chapters of a novel will suffice. If you are a visual artist, please send up to 10 high quality images of your work. A 200-word biography and a 200-word statement about your work and how you would benefit from staying at The Moth should accompany your application.

Please apply in writing to:
Format: photos in jpeg and documentation in Microsoft word.

Cavan County Council acknowledges the ongoing support of the Arts Council to arts development locally.

Open Call | Studio Residency Award at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: 3 February

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Cavan County Council is offering a Studio Residency Award to an artist who is interested in developing their arts and health practice in the autumn of 2017.

This Award provides financial support for an artist to reside in Skibbereen and have full access to Uillinn studios along with a learning opportunity on the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork.

There are three Artists’ Studios 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 studio is equipped with heating facilities, desk/work bench and wireless internet.

The Award provides space for an artist to engage in a programme of work for 4 weeks, to interact with the other artists in residence, exhibiting artists, and work alongside the Arts for Health Artists Team in a health care setting. This award is suitable for an artist who has basic understanding of participatory arts practice and is committed to participatory practice.

The residency programme at Uillinn promotes public access to artist’s studio for specific groups on creative learning programmes and with the general public at specified times.

To find out more about arts and health practice and the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork see:

To apply:
Please send a proposal to

The application should include:-

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • An artist’s statement.
  • A maximum of 10 images of your most relevant work (jpegs no larger than 2mb each) or other appropriate samples.
  • A list of image titles and information.

An A4 written proposal which clearly states the following:

1. What you hope to achieve during your studio residency.
2. Your key learning objectives in relation to your Arts and Health/collaborative practice
3. Please specify the length of residency you’re interested in and preferred dates. (4 weeks during September to November).
4. Any ideas that you may have about ways to engage with participants on arts and health programmes at Uillinn or with the local community / general public.

Cow House Studios Open Residency Program

Deadline: 12 March

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: €360 weekly

Price Includes:
– three 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

Application Guidelines
Submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • Completed application form
  • Recent CV/resume
  • A portfolio (only one pdf file). Although there is no maximum number of images that will be accepted, we advise applicants to only submit relevant materials to reduce the size of email submissions. The images should include captions or short descriptions. For videos/films/audio, you may provide links to your own website, Vimeo page, YouTube page, within the application form. Do not attach actual video files.

Please submit electronic copies of the three attachments in ONE email under the size of 10 MB to

For further information regarding dates and application form please visit the website:

You will be contacted by a Cow House Studios representative to confirm receipt of your application within five working days. Successful applicants will be contacted by Monday, April 10, 2017.

Call for Applications | TBG+S Recent Graduate Residency 2017

Deadline: Monday 23 January 2017 at 5pm
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is accepting applications for the TBG+S Recent Graduate Residency 2017.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Recent Graduate Residency is a professional development opportunity aimed at recent graduate artists in Ireland. Now in its fourth year, the residency offers a 12 month studio at TBG+S with added professional development supports.

The residency, beginning in Spring 2017, provides a large free studio for one year, in addition to a €1,000 stipend, €500 international travel bursary, a variety of institutional supports including mentoring and a programme of visiting curators’ visits.

The opportunity is aimed specifically at Irish artists who have graduated from a BA/BFA in Fine Art in any recognised university in Ireland or abroad in the past three years. Graduating classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 are eligible to apply. The successful candidate will either be currently based in Ireland or intending to return to live and work in Ireland during the period of the award. This opportunity is aimed at artists who have not yet completed an MA programme in fine art, and so those currently studying for or who completed their MA are uneligable to apply.

The Recent Graduate Residency recipient was Avril Corroon in 2016, Hannah Fitz in 2015 and Conor Mary Foy in 2014.