Linenhall International Artist Residency 2022





The Linenhall International Artist Residency will support an artist in the creation of new work and/or the development of their artistic practice. 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.

As we can only offer one residency to one international artist in 2022, we need to select very carefully. We have decided to limit the opportunity to highly experienced artists who will be able to share their knowledge with local artists and the community.

Who can apply?

  • Highly experienced professional visual artists aged over 18
  • Artists who can clearly indicate why they want to come for a residency in Ireland
  • Artists who want to build working relationships or lasting connections in Ireland
  • Artists working in any medium including but not limited to: sculpture; photography; painting; installation; socially engaged practice; digital media, video.
  • Artists working individually or as the lead artist with a collaborator (application will be assessed for the lead artist only)


What do we mean by highly experienced professional visual artists?

To apply for this residency an artist should have experience of at least THREE in this list

  • Solo exhibition of your work in a gallery or visual art centre (one person show)
  • Have had work included in more than 5 exhibitions or events (group or solo shows)
  • International Exhibition (other than the country you live in)
  • Have had an International Residency
  • Have received arts funding or Award for art
  • Have had work purchased or commissioned by government, museum or corporate client for inclusion in a recognised collection
  • Registered as a professional artist or self employed artist in your country you live in
  • Graduated with Degree or Diploma in Art
  • Have been a practicing artist for more than 5 years
Prize Summary: 
Funded 8 week residency includes artist fee €8,000; materials budget €2,000; studio; accommodation; travel expenses up to €650.
Prizes Details: 

Offered by the International Artist Residency 2022:

Preparation Weeks
The International Artist Residency is for 8 weeks in total. The initial two weeks of the residency will be prepartation weeks when the artist will be provided with a fee to research or develop a residency plan from their home or elsewhere from 5 – 19 September. The artist will then have access to accommodation and full studio facilities from 20 September – 30 October.

Artists’ Studio
The artist will have access to a large solo artist studio 4.6m wide x 5.2m deep x 4.2m high with private bathroom facilities. There is also a private outdoor space and access to the Linenhall Coffee Shop. The studio is accessible during the Linenhall Arts Centre opening hours (Tuesday to Saturday).

Private house at nearby picturesque, 4-star, Lough Lannagh Holiday Homes. Self catering accommodation, with private garden and is 20 minutes walk from the Linenhall Arts Centre. Heating and electricity, wifi, parking, bed linen and towels all included. Partners and children are welcome.

Artist Fee
8 week Residency fee totaling €8,000 (€200 per day) will be provided to the artist. This fee is inclusive of stipend, living costs or related expenses.

Materials Budget
A €2,000 budget is available to cover materials or equipment needed for the duration of the residency. Receipts will be necessary.

Travel Expenses
A contribution to travel expenses of €650 is available and can be used for any related travel expenses to Ireland or travel within Ireland on arrival. Receipts will be necessary.

Digital Hub
The artist will have full access and support as needed to use the Linenhall Digital Hub. This includes 13‑inch MacBook Pro, HD Editing Adobe Suite, Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Film scanner, Scanner, Video Camera, ViewSonic Projector, Digital Accessories (as required).

Mentorship / Curator Visit
Scheduled meetings with an expert or curator based in Ireland for feedback, peer learning or studio visits. The mentor, format and focus of these sessions will be tailored to the needs of the resident artist.

Visual Artists Ireland Help Desk Support
Scheduled one on one support with Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) for guidance, advice and general
information on opportunities, strategic planning, applications, artists’ statements, websites, tax etc.

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