Alumni Residency Award

Alumni Residency Award

The BCA Alumni Artist in Residence Award was created in 2014 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Burren College of Art. As part of this year’s 25th Anniversary of the College we are delighted to offer four alumni residency awards which include free studio and housing.

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 Global Ecologies Studio Summer School students to apply for these awards annually.

Artists-in-residence, workshop attendees 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 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 self-catering accommodation in Ballyvaughan for the month. Artists will be welcome to participate in campus activities such as Visiting Artist talks, gallery openings and orientation week events.


We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 award until May 24.

The 2019 Alumni Residency will take place from October 20 – November 15, 2019.

To apply, please complete the online application form below.  Additionally, please either include a link to your website on the form or send 10-12 images of your current work through GoogleDocs or to

The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, May 24.  Applications will be reviewed shortly thereafter and all applicants will be notified before the end of June.

Please contact Lisa Newman with any questions at or +353 657077200.

Alumni Residency Award Application Form


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