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14 Feb 2017

Artlink visual arts residency in Donegal, Ireland


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Open call for visual artists for Artlink residencies at Fort Dunree, Donegal in Ireland. Four residencies are offered, one for an artist based anywhere in the world, one for an artist from Norway/Iceland and two for artists from Ireland.





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.


The Residencies
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 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


Location: Artlink, Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland
Duration: 2 - 4 Weeks, March to September 2017
Artist Fee: €6500/5000



Deadline for applications: 14 February 2017


About Artlink
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 results of which are shared with the local and wider communities by delighting, challenging and stimulating the audiences of Inishowen, County Donegal and beyond.