Category: Residencies & Studio Exchanges

Funded Residency | FLACC Residency, Genk, Belgium

Deadline: 1 July 2017

Visual artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals. Due to the diversity of FLACC workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with interest in artistic labour, challenging the notion of a ‘workplace’ or with a focus on experiment are preferable. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between February 2018 and December 2018. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.

Every year, FLACC facilitates the realisation of 10 to 15 artists’ projects in Genk, in tune with the contemporary context of art making. The process-based projects are developed independently of any need for presentation, and are in most cases aimed at the realization of new work. Core concepts here are equality, cooperation, and space for experimentation.

When: Three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between February 2018 and December 2018

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | ZARYA Artist-in-Residence, Vladivostok, Russia

Deadline: 31 August 2017

ZARYA Artist-in-Residence programme based on ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art in Vladivostok is a project aimed at provision of support to professionals in the field of contemporary art that welcomes artists regardless of their preferred genres and techniques, as well as age and nationality. ZARYA A-i-R offers the young artists an opportunity to live and work in the new environment and conditions conductive to intensive work that provide a chance for successful implementation of creativity projects.

Eligibility of participants:

Individual artists or teams (age requirements – not younger than 18 years), working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photo and video, installation, performance, choreography, theater, music and street art.


– a grant for development and implementation of project (700 USD);
– compensation of air ticket and/or railway fare (385 USD);
– compensation of the project materials (up to 140 USD);
– accommodation in a furnished studio apartment;
– a workshop (33 m2);
– PR support and assistance in coordination of the developing project.

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV), Japan

Deadline: 31 July

As a base for expressive and creative activities of both international and domestic artists, “Akiyoshidai International Art Village(AIAV)” was constructed August 1998, in Shuho Town next to The Akiyoshidai National Park, which beautiful limestone landscape was formed over three hundred million years ago.

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert. The Residence Support Programme provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence programme, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.

Theme: The Future of This Land
Residency period: 14 January to 9 March 2018
Numbers of artists accepted: 3 artists (2 international and 1 Japanese), 40 years old or under. (born on or after 2 April, 1977)
You may apply as a group no larger than 2 artists.


  • Travel expenses: A one time round trip from your neighboring international airport to AIAV (Economy class air tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets)
  • Accommodation at AIAV (private room with bath/toilet)
  • Studio (assignment will be arranged after due deliberation: artists may have to share with others)
  • Production expenses: 200,000 yen (For each group)
  • Per diem: 2,800 yen x days of the program (Per person)

For more information and application details:

Studio Residencies at Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Application deadline: 30 June, 5pm

Fire Station Artists’ Studios offers living and working spaces for visual artists, as well as workshop and computer facilities. Three studio allocations will be made available in early 2018.

Residencies are from 1 year to 2 years 9 months.

Your application should include:

  • A covering letter
  • A current CV (3 pages max) and documentation of your work (Jpeg images and web showreels)
  • Residency work plan
  • Artist statement
  • An image list
  • A selection committee then reviews your application and makes recommendations to our board. The selection committee bases its decision solely on what you provide.

International artists, with a demonstrable connection to Ireland, are welcome to apply and shorter term residencies might be considered.

Studios allocation for 2018 (you can see images of each studio by clicking ‘Studios’ on the menu to the left):

2 studios (Studio 9 & Studio 10): January 2018
1 studio (Studio 8): March 2018

The Covering Letter
Tell us, in detail, how you hope to use the studio, e.g. to work on a commission, to prepare for an exhibition. Tell us why you need residential space specifically.

Include a work plan, giving details of what materials and processes you use and any other requirements you have, such as wheelchair access. This will help us provide you with the most suitable space.

Tell us for how long you will need your studio. We let out studios for between 1 year and 2 years, 9 months. If you need a studio for more than one year, we will review your progress after your first year.

Three residencies at two start dates will be offered in this round; please outline your preference if you have one.

For more information and to apply online:

Residency at InterContinental / Wee Art Pub (Wub), East Belfast.

Deadline: 23 June

Wee Art Pub (Wub) is a new artist collective who have formed to curate and develop an arts and social practice in previously disused spaces. Our building (formally The Continental Pub, Parkview Bar and Hotel) has been gifted to us until the beginning of 2018 after which time it will be redeveloped in to residential apartments. Wub are looking for artists working in any medium to come and work at the Wub for a period of 3-6 weeks (negotiable).

There is a dedicated artist in residence space on the 3rd floor, but artists are invited to use any space within the building depending on their project; this includes a traditional bar downstairs which is easily opened onto a busy street, a floor with a stage and dance floor and various small spaces which can be utilised as you see fit.

The Wub has a general aim of positive social change and as such we are looking for artists whose work is concerned with this practice. This could be architectural, site specific, work which explores sustainability, art in social context or community outreach. We are particularly interested in artists who’s work explores ideas around gentrification in an urban environment and the subject of Artwashing.

The building is to be developed into a residential zone in 2018, so practices concerned with play or the change of the superficial fabric of the building are also encouraged. We are flexible and open to all ambitious project ideas which we will support as much as possible.

This is an unpaid residency and as such artists will cover their own costs including a small fee of around £10 per week for very basic running costs. The artist in residence will also be expected to take on some responsibility for the everyday running of the building while they are here as is in keeping of our collective ethos.

Please send 6-10 images or links to your work, your current CV and a short proposal (300 words max) of how you would like to use the space to:

Funded Residency | HIAP Residency Programme 2018, Helsinki, Finland

Application deadline: 28 June

HIAP Residency Programme is HIAP’s main residency programme, which has welcomed international artists to Helsinki since the year 1998.

Where: HIAP Suomenlinna and HIAP Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland

Duration of residency: 3 months. The programme at HIAP is divided into three residency seasons:

Spring (March – May)
Summer (June – August)
Autumn (September – November)

The applicants will be asked to state their preferred residency period in the application form.

The selected artists will receive:

  • accommodation and studio space free of charge
  • a monthly working grant of 1200€
  • a travel allowance from the country of residence to Finland

The main funders of HIAP Residency Programme are Taike Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Ministry of Education and Culture and City of Helsinki. With the support of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture by Nordic Culture Point, artists based in Nordic and Baltic countries are eligible for an additional support in the form of a production budget.

Apply now:

Open Call | West Dean College Artist in Residence, West Sussex

Application deadline: 3 July

Co-ordinated alongside the full-time Visual Arts programmes at West Dean College, the Artist in Residence Open Call is designed to support contemporary practitioners in developing research projects and studio-based practices. The Visual Arts programmes are based in the School of Creative Arts, which also includes incorporates Creative Writing and Historic Craft Practices – Musical Instruments.

The residency programme provides artists with full board accommodation for a three-week period. Studio space is provided, as well as access to resources and facilities, including the College’s technical support, the Historic House and the West Dean Archive and Collection. There is a materials budget of up to £200.

Applications are encouraged from artists whose interests align with a variety of thematic areas related to the College’s history and current activities including, but not limited to: Architecture, Archives and Collections, Conservation, Dance, Design, Education, Horticulture, Music, Patronage, Publishing, Surrealism, Theatre, and Writing.

Resident artists enrich the creative learning environment of the College by providing support to full-time Graduate and Postgraduate students. This will include a presentation on their practice or research, tutorials and/or seminars, workshops and group critiques. The amount of time expected to be allocated to these activities is equivalent to two full days.

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, Germany

Application deadline: 30 June

For more information and application details: Residential fellowships in the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, Germany are awarded to international visual artists. Residencies last 3 or 9 months.

The topic for the Balmoral residential fellowships is ‘Shaping the future. How do we want to live, love and work?’

The preconditions for applicants for the residential fellowships for visual artists are a completed course of study in art (M.F.A. or comparable) and three years of continuous artistic work after the conclusion of studies until the beginning of the fellowship. Applications are also possible for autodidacts distinguished by special artistic achievements, as documented by exhibitions and prizes. The fellowships provide €1,400 a month and free accommodation.

A 9 month fellowship for a curator is also available. Applicants for curator fellowships must be fluent in German.

For more information and application details:

Open Call to UK Based Artists | Emerging Artist Residency in Rio de Janeiro and Xingu Indigenous Reserve

Deadline: 30 June

British Council Brazil and People’s Palace Projects are proudly launching a year’s programme of three residencies for 3 UK based emerging artists to work in Brazil, produced by Casa Rio (PPP do Brasil’s artist residency space, Rio de Janeiro), taking place between September 2017 and March 2018.

The application for the first 30-day residency, which will select one UK based emerging artist, is currently open. Residency takes place in September 2017, in partnership with the Indigenous Association of the Kuikuro People in Xingu Indigenous Reserve (AIKAX), in Central Brazil. The application is destined to artists working with a wide range of different media and platforms, and that are interested in developing an international work in Rio de Janeiro and the Xingu Indigenous Reserve (Mato Grosso State, Central Brazil), working with the Kuikuro Indigenous community (Ipatse Village).

For the residency, the selected artist will join nine Brazilian artists from a range of cultural organisations from Rio de Janeiro in the trip. The month will include a few days’ orientation in Rio de Janeiro (artists will be staying at Casa Rio, a residency centre for artists curated by People’s Palace Projects –; all 10 artists will then travel to the Xingu for a 15 days residency in the Ipatse Village, (Mato Grosso State, Central Brazil). The trip also includes a return to Rio de Janeiro at the end where there will be a public sharing of the collaborations.

The offer to the artist will include: economy flight London/Rio/London; airport transfers; insurance; accommodation; per diems; artists fee based on UK industry guidelines for artistic residencies; a small budget for materials; a local producer/translator to support their project; a local team setting up and monitoring the residency with appropriate local partners if needed; local transport costs; incidental costs appropriate to the residency (e.g. provision of hammock, mosquito net, vaccinations, etc).

For more information and application details:

Open Call | The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 Artist in Residence Programme

The deadline for receiving projects: 31 May

As part of the call for Euroregion and Creative Europe – Cooperation Projects, The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 project is launching a second selection process for European artists from a member state of the European Union to take part in its artist-in-residence programme.

Grants are being offered for 12 artists in residence to carry out research work with particular emphasis on working and creative processes. The international professional with expert mentor residency will last two months or eight weeks and will take place in one of the network’s centres.

2017 – From the 2nd October to the 30th November 2017 in Albi, Palma, Girona, Roma, Bratislava or Montpellier.
2018 – From the 1st February to the 30th March 2018 in Albi, Palma, Girona, Roma, Bratislava or Montpellier.

Artists can apply for both periods.

Interested visual artists should send their CV, a summary of their artistic trajectory, proposed project, details of related activities with different audiences and a methodology for documenting the creative process. Visual artists should also list three centres and residency spaces in order of preference.

Visual artists of legal age from a member state of the European Union.

Each artist will be awarded a €3,200 grant to cover allowances for research, subsistence expenses, and travelling expenses (including taxes).

For more information see:

Open Call | Interface Residency, The Inagh Valley, Co. Galway

Deadline: 6 July

Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface offers artists an opportunity to engage with a unique environment and to be inspired by the exciting research taking place in a spectacular landscape.

Time: Autumn/Winter 2017

How to apply: Send a pdf including your proposal, cv, artist’s statement and eight samples of recent work or links to work. Please include a letter of reference. Send email to:

What we offer: Access to a studio space and accommodation for residency periods between 2 and 6 weeks long.
Please note: A driver’s license and a car are essential for this residency for which the artist is entirely responsible.

Interface Residency Programme
The Inagh Valley,
Co. Galway
353 86 1993878

Deadline Reminder | Studio Incubation Residencies at Draiocht Blanchardstown

Closing Date for applications: 2 June

The INCUBATE Residencies are for emerging, early career artists and curators (individual or small collective) who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, develop new work. Draíocht has a particular interest in artists and curators whose interests lie in one or more of the following:

– interdisciplinary practice;
– visual culture and new technologies;
– socially engaged and collaborative practices;
– visual arts practice for children and young people.

The Curator-in-Residence, Sharon Murphy will liaise with the artists and provide supports as required.
A fee of €300 will be available for each residency.

If you wish to be considered please send the following information to

  • A current CV (2 pages maximum);
  • A covering letter detailing your interest in and intention for Draiocht INCUBATE including an artist statement, outline plan, details about the nature of your artistic practice and process;
  • Website and/or other links to your work and/or up to ten images of relevant work in jpeg format.

Further details from or

Open Call | ARTISTS at RISK Save Haven Residencies

Application deadline: 15 June

ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a new institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin and hosting them at “AR-Safe Haven Residencies”. AR’s founders at PM curate related projects.

Public Call for ARTISTS AT RISK
Our first public call for art practitioners at risk is now open. Art professionals at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply here: than as asylum seekers or refugees, we welcome AR-Residents as honoured visiting art professionals. AR-Residencies enables practitioners to take a “breather” from their home country, or to use the programme as a “stepping stone” to re-orient their professional lives.An international jury will select AR-Residents to be granted short or long-term residencies. The jury will be appointed by the Co-Directors of AR with help of the Advisory Board.

advisory Board of Artists at Risk (AR)

  • Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot)
  • Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief,
  • Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Savvy Contemporary/Curator-at-large, documenta14)
  • Helge Lunde (Executive Director, ICORN)
  • Julie Trebault (Artists at Risk Coalition, PEN America)


Funded Residency | PARK – Platform for Visual Arts, The Netherlands

Application deadline: 30 May

PARK is an alternative, non-commercial, artist run location for visual arts in Tilburg, encouraging experimental approaches. With roughly 250m² in the city of Tilburg, the heart of the Netherlands, PARK provides a regular programme of exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions and concerts. Location of PARK is an 8 minutes walk from the central railwaystation. Museum de Pont and TextielMuseum are PARK’s neighbours.

The main focus of PARK is stand alone solo and group exhibitions of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

In addition the space is regularly used as place of production. An annual artist in residence-programme concludes the repertoire.

The current open call is open to artists who work in the field of contemporary fine art. One selected artist will have the opportunity to stay seven weeks and work on a plan, from July 10 until August 26.

This call includes no media restrictions – installation-based, painterly, sculptural, multimedia or performative works are all welcome.

The artists will be provided with €1000.- all-in budget for this residency. This budget includes all costs such as travel, equipment, catering and artist fees.

Also, the artists will be provided with free accommodation in the centre of Tilburg and a 250 sqm workplace at the premises of PARK. The residency entails the realization of an open day presentation on Saturday 26th August.

PARK will provide technical and curatorial support plus advertising and announcement for the presentation.

Digital applications (in PDF) must include:

Actual CV
Copy of ID
Portfolio / Documentation of recent work
Plan of intentions and motivation

Open Call | Siamsa Tire Residency, Tralee, Co Kerry

Application deadline: 31 May

Siamsa Tíre, home to The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, is seeking proposals from visual artists to undertake a residency in its theatre building in Tralee from the 19th of June to the 19th of August 2017. As part of the residency, the selected artist will be invited to respond creatively to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, engaging with others working in the building, particularly the members of the performing company. There will be a level of public engagement as part of the residency, the details of which will be mutually agreed with the successful candidate.

The chosen artist will be invited to use two of the gallery spaces as working studios and will also have access to office space. A fee of €2,500 will be provided, along with a materials stipend of €500.

Additional information:
Note: This residency does not include accommodation as part of the award. Applicants outside Kerry will need to organise their own accommodation if their application is successful.

Access to the space will be from 9am-8pm, Monday to Saturday (the artist would be asked to spend a minimum of 15 hours resident in the theatre building in any given week).The successful applicant should be fluent in English.

How to Apply: Please email with the following:

• An Artist’s CV
• Up to six images of your work and/or links to up to two video works (if applicable)
• A brief residency proposal (max 300 words) outlining how you feel the residency would benefit you as an artist, and how you would hope to engage with the work of the National Folk Theatre.

Please Note: Feedback will not be provided for unsuccessful applications.

Open Call | Lay of the Land Tombolo Residency 2017, West Cork

Application Deadline: 12 June, 5pm

Lay of the Land is a visual arts organisation creating and curating site responsive projects in Ireland. They produce powerful, imaginative and considered projects that encourage artists and their practice to engage with the landscape surrounding them, while forging deeper connections with local community and the history and heritage of that landscape.

Lay of the Land believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. Their projects create greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities while allowing the visual arts to stand alone as a valuable and necessary cultural activity and experience.

This year four previous Tombolo artists will be returning to the project and Lay of the Land are calling out for two emerging artists to join them in a two week residency on Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork, in September 2017. The residency will culminate in a public exhibition over two weekends. Bed, board and transport for the duration of the project will be covered by Lay of the Land, and the artists will receive a materials budget and be paid a stipend for their time.

Lay of the Land are seeking artists whose practices focus on the landscape, and where themes of environment, community, heritage and collaboration are intrinsic to, and reflected in their work.

If you are interested in making a submission please go to to view further details and application guidelines for the project.

Open Call | D-Light Studios Residency Program, Dublin

Application deadline: 30 June

This exciting new program awards one creative individual/collective/start-up a free project studio for 6 months. The awardee(s) will have 24hr access to their studio along with scheduled use of Studio A and B, dark room/wet room access, free WiFi, kitchenette facilities, free parking and free access to all D-Light Studios calendar of events.

Who is eligible?
-Artists of any form: painters, sculptors, musicians, inventors, designers, illustrators, anything creative.
-Videographers / Photographers
-Creative Start Ups / Entrepreneurs
-Collectives / Organisations

How to apply:
Fill out the application form on and hit send.

What we are offering:
-6 months studio residency at D-Light Studios
-24 Hour access to the studio
-Free Parking
-Dark Room access / wet room
-Features on our website / social media platforms / newsletters
-Collaboration opportunities
-Free access to all D-Light events
-Access to the main studio space (D-Light Studios A & B)

Artist in residence will be expected to give:
-Regular updates about your progress and your work that we will share on our social media platforms and monthly newsletter content
-1 workshop to be held for the local community

D-Light Studios
46 North Great Clarence Street
Dublin 1
T: +353 1 430 4905

Open Call | Contemporary Drawing Practice Residency at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest: Friday 2 June

Proposals are invited from practising artists in the area of contemporary drawing for the period 1 September 2017 – 30 June 2018. The residency is located within the context of the College’s focus on initial teacher education (primary teaching) and is made possible by the Arts Council, in partnership with Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and the Lime Tree Theatre. The residency will be hosted by MIC’s Department of Arts Education and Physical Education. We welcome applications from individual visual artists within the expanded field of drawing. Artists who use drawing in the context of a wide range of media for example film, animation, performance, sculpture and in a traditional manner are welcome to apply along with demonstrated interest in creating work with or for children; and with an interest in developing their practice in an education setting.

The residency will offer the visual artist opportunities to generate work, share work/work in progress and avail of studio and research facilities. This opportunity is one of a number of artist residencies supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in the context of Initial Teacher Education.

Expressions of interest from potential holders of the residency should include:

• An artist CV outlining experience and achievements to date
• Examples of artistic work (i.e. images, recordings, written work, web links)
• A residency proposal outlining: proposed activities and engagements (for one
academic year) which you consider will support the aims of the residency; details of how you intend to develop your practice over the course of the residency; a statement of potential links and synergies within Initial Teacher Education in MIC and the programme at Lime Tree Theatre.

Following receipt of applications, a shortlist will be compiled for further assessment. The tender will be awarded following an assessment process. Assessments will be scheduled at Mary Immaculate College for week commencing June 26th. The assessment panel will include representatives and/or nominees from the college community and the Arts Council.

Open Call | Spark Artists’s Residency Programme 2017, Leitrim

Application deadline: 31 May

Leitrim County Council Arts Office seeks interest from artists who wish to participate in the 2017 SPARK artists’ residency programme.

SPARK is a partnership project of Leitrim County Council Arts Office and the Local Enterprise Office Leitrim supported by the Arts Council. It is aimed at artists who are interested in working in new environments and companies who are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisations. As part of Spark, artists take on the dual roles of artist and collaborator and in both roles, there are no pre-determined outcomes and instead these are determined by the artist in partnership with the company as the residency progresses.

This year’s residency will be with Leitrim County Council itself, based at the local authority’s headquarters in Carrick on Shannon and it presents a particularly exciting opportunity for artists that have an interest in the work of a local authority.

Open Call | Greywood Arts Residency, Co. Cork

Application deadline: Friday 26 May, 4pm

Greywood Arts invites proposals from visual artists (or small teams of collaborators) for a one-week residency to take place the last week in June, leading up to our Opening Celebration 1st July, 2017.

Artists will receive free accommodation and workspace. We are interested in process, thus a requirement of this residency is that the selected artist (or group of artists) share some aspect of their process via demonstration, exhibition, discussion, etc. at our opening celebration Saturday 1st July. Projects that respond to or interact with the site are especially encouraged.

Residency: Sunday 25th June – Sunday 2nd July
Artists will be notified by 31st May

To apply, send the following to:

  • Name(s), contact information
  • CV (one page max)
  • Artist Statement
  • Up to 5 Work samples

Proposal (one page max):

  • Tell us about your project
  • Tell us about your process
  • How would you engage with the community at our opening celebration?
  • What kind of support does your project require?

Selected artist(s) receive:

  • Accommodation (self-catering)
  • Workspace: the visual arts studio is 5.2m square (17×17 ft) with four south-east facing windows and high ceilings. There are work tables, a drafting table, and a sink. Note the studio is located on the second floor.
  • Transportation from Cork City to Killeagh if required.
  • Inclusion in all marketing for the Opening Celebration and a feature on our website

Greywood Arts
Main Street
Co. Cork
T: 083 845 1750