Set in the centre of one of Europe's most dramatic landscapes, the Burren provides the context for clear focus and the purpose of the Artist Residency programme at Burren College of Art is to provide time, space and the environment for an uninterrupted period of creative work. It has proven to be particularly suited to emerging and established artists and faculty wishing to investigate new areas of inquiry, explore new techniques or develop a body of work for exhibition, entrance or application for grants and positions. More especially, residents at the Burren College of Art benefit from the strong sense of community that underpins this special place.
Our approach to art is ideas-led and this is demonstrated in the life of the college community. Conversations about art, creativity and people, and their importance to the world forms the glue of this community, where established and emerging artists can spend time finding and developing their creative selves.
Artist Residents at the Burren College of art may work in solitude or choose to interact with College life, while availing of the spacious facilities, which
In addition to museums and galleries in Dublin and Belfast, Ireland's location at the gateway to Europe permits easy access to other art centres. The Burren College of Art organises field trips to London and Berlin for regular semester students which Artist Residents may join at cost.
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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Residencies are normally for a minimum of 4 weeks and are available throughout the year. Residents are given dedicated studio space, to which they have access 24/7, as well as scheduled access to other college facilities as required. The current fee for a 4 week residency is €860. While accommodation is not included with the residency, we can provide applicants will a list of local housing upon request. Residents can avail of student housing for the period of their stay at the College, subject to availability. Complete the application form here
Residents wishing to enrol on one of the College's Summer Workshops can avail of a 10% discount on workshop fees. Courses range from Landscape Photography, Watercolours and Abstract Painting to Experimental Drawing, Portrait Photography and Botanical Painting.
The Burren College of Art accepts no obligation to refund any fee or part thereof within 4 weeks of the start of the programme.