The BCA Alumni Artist in Residence Award was created in 2014 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Burren College of Art. The aim of the award is to recognise the valuable contribution our alumni have made to the continued growth of the College and we invite former Individual Study Abroad undergraduates, postgraduates and Summer School students to apply for these awards annually. Artists-in-residence and students from Faculty-Led Study Abroad groups are not eligible to apply for this award.
Many former students speak of the impact their time in the Burren has had in shaping their art practice and careers, and of their desire to revisit and reconnect with this source of creative inspiration. We are happy to be able to offer this award to support four of our alumni each year, and to welcome their return to the Burren.
Each award provides the resident with four weeks of: individual studio space on campus, access to all college facilities and single room, self-catering accommodation in Ballyvaughan at the reduced-rate of €300 for the month. Artists will be welcome to participate in campus activities such as Visiting Artist talks, gallery openings and orientation week events.
The 2017 Alumni Award cycle has now ended. Calls for applications for the 2018 cycle will be announced in January.