Location: Artlink, Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland
Duration: 2 - 4 Weeks, April to December 2019
Artist Fee: €6500/5000
Artlink are seeking four Visual Artists to take part in paid artist residencies in Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland, in 2019. Applications are open to professional visual artists working in any discipline.
Artlink was formed in 1992 and is the longest established professional art organisation in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Artlink office, studio and workshop spaces are based at the historical and picturesque location of Fort Dunree Military Museum, Donegal.
Artlink is an artist-led organisation, run by a team of professional artists working from onsite studios in Dunree. Artlink’s Mission is to link artists to the community and the community to art by devising and delivering innovative art projects resulting in exhibitions, public art and community projects. Artlink seeks to captivate the imagination of the public through participatory, educational and outreach programmes. It invests in National and International emerging and professional artists by creating opportunities for artists to develop their creativity and art practice.
The four artist residencies 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 April to December 2019 for between two to four weeks. 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 Visual Artist living and working in Vesterålen [NOR] €6500
- 1 x Visual Artist living anywhere in the world [INTL] €6500
- 2 x Visual Artist living and working in Ireland[IRL] €5000 each
The [NOR] residency is available to any professional artist living and working in Vesterålen, Norway 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.
Mary Cremin- Void Gallery
Sara Greavu - CCA Derry~Londonderry
Shelly McDonnell - Visual Artists Ireland
Steven Lewis - Artlink Ltd Board
How to Apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with 1 .pdf file to include:
- 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 in the subject line of the email which strand you are applying for i.e. "Residency [NOR]"/ "Residency [INTL]" or "Residency [IRL]".
- State availability and preferred dates to undertake the residency.
The deadline for applications is 14th February 2019 at 4.30pm
Due to the large volume of applicants we are unable to enter into correspondence, selected artists will be announced in March 2019 on our website www.artlink.ie
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we apply as a duo/collaborative group?
Yes but the fee will be shared between you
Where can I stay?
There are lots of options locally. We can work this out with selected artists.
I am from Northern Ireland can I apply?
Yes, artists living and working on the island of Ireland apply for Residency IRL
I am an Irish artist living abroad, can I apply?
Yes you can apply for Residency INTL
I am a Norwegian artist not living and working in Verstralen, can I apply?
Yes, you can apply for Residency INTL
Can I send anything other than 1 .pdf
Should I hire a car?
We are in a remote location. There is some public transport. Transport options will be discussed with selected artists
Can I send you an email with a question?
Yes, but we might not have time to answer
Is the studio wheelchair accessible?
The studio is located on the ground floor. There are two steps but we have a temporary ramp for access.
This project is supported by the Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts, Arts Grant Award 2019 and Donegal County Council.