Open Call for the Linenhall International Residency 2022!

The aim of the Linenhall International Artist Residency is to invite an artist not living in Ireland to experience life and culture in the West of Ireland.

The Linenhall Arts Centre is based in the heart of Castlebar in County Mayo, Ireland. We provide a vibrant programme of visual art, theatre, music and literature to our community in the west of Ireland. Castlebar is a unique and beautiful location, steeped in culture and we wish to invite a highly experienced international visual artist whose practice will benefit from this environment, to join us for a residency at the Linenhall.

The Linenhall International Artist Residency will support an artist in the creation of new work and/or the development of their artistic practice. We would like to offer this to a professional visual artist living anywhere in the world outside of Ireland, who can clearly demonstrate why they would like to take part in this particular residency.

The aim of the Linenhall International Artist Residency is to invite an artist not living in Ireland to experience life and culture in the West of Ireland. The Linenhall will facilitate events for the visiting artist and local artists and communities to meet and engage with one another. We see this as an opportunity for engagement across a broad context – to share ideas, to understand different approaches to and perspectives on their art form, to liaise with others and gain a broad range of experiences that will benefit their artistic practice. We hope the visiting artist will complete the residency with new experiences, ideas and inspirations based on their time in Mayo and will have made lasting connections to the artist community in Mayo.

The residency will take place in Autumn 2022 over eight weeks, with both an on-site and off-site element. The initial two weeks of the residency will be Preparation Weeks when the artist will be paid a fee for research and development of a residency plan before traveling to Castlebar. The artist will then have full on-site access to The Linenhall artist studio and accommodation for six weeks from Tuesday 20th September to 30th October.

During the residency artists will be expected to have a clear plan to develop new work or relevant research. Resident artists are expected to work, research or create from the studio space or offsite for at least 20 hours a week. We hope the resident artist will be willing to hold open studio hours or be available for some other form of engagement with the community for a minimum of a half day per week. This engagement could be an open invitation to the community as a whole, or be an invitation to local artists, or other formal or informal groups within our community. Public engagement could take the form of artist talks, workshops, demonstrations, skills sharing, visiting with community groups or other events.

The Linenhall International Artist Residency 2022 is kindly supported by the Arts Council.

Applications through the online portal here

Application Deadline: Friday 3rd of June, 5pm.

You will be asked to create a basic account with your email address and password of your choice. This will allow us to verify your email address and keep you updated of progress. You will also be able to save drafts of your application form and return to it as often as you like before the deadline.

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