Course Fees and Accommodation

    The tuition fee for the Summer Academy is €2850 for the three-week programme.  This includes the cost of a private, en-suite room in our 11-room campus housing for the duration.

    How to Apply

    The program is open to established or emerging artists and art students, and spaces are limited to 15 participants. To apply, please submit between 10 and 15 images of your recent work along with your CV, a brief biography and a 500 word written statement outlining your position on artistic practice in relation to our ecological emergency and what you hope to achieve from participating in the BCA Summer Academy.  All of these documents can be submitted through the application form below:

    The application deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021

    Successful applicants will be notified by May 15, 2021

    Contact: Lisa Newman, or +353 65 7077200

    Summer Academy Application Form



    PLEASE NOTE: Once you’ve submitted your application, you should immediately see an acknowledgement page confirming the submission.  If you do not see this, please contact Lisa Newman at to make sure your application has been received by the College.

    NOTE: While we make every effort to accommodate persons with various abilities, if you have physical limitations which would prevent you from walking along narrow country roads between the College and Ballyvaughan, we highly recommend you consider renting a car for at least part of your stay.  This is also recommended for anyone wishing to explore the Burren, nearby cities or other parts of Ireland on their own schedule.

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Current government regulations require international visitors to Ireland to show evidence of a negative PCR-covid test taken at least 72 hours prior to arrival.  After a minimun of 5 days, and evidence of a second negative test, visitors are then allowed to end the quarantine period.  Should this still be in place at the beginning of the course, we are prepared to offer an additional week of accommodation for international participants for the quarantine period in our campus housing.  Updated travel advice can be found here on the Irish Government website.

    We are extending our refund policy to give participants full refunds for fees (less bank charges) up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the Academy in the case that travel restrictions related to the coronavirus prevent them from coming to Ireland.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Newman at or +353 65 7077200.


    Burren College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or scholarship programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities.