Deadline: Open call

New Residency Opportunities at Burren College of Art

Burren College of Art invites applications for the new Residency + and Burren Immersion programmes.

Description of residency program
Providing Time, Space and Inspiration is the founding principle of Burren College of Art. Our Residencies provide a place to retreat, reflect, and renew outside of the demands and rigors of daily routine. Set in the centre of one of Europe's most dramatic landscapes, the Burren is a place where the power and beauty of nature envelops and invites you to expand your vision and abilities as an artist.  

Duration of residency
4 - 12 weeks

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We have now expanded our offerings to accommodate artists at all levels, and those seeking a greater degree of professional feedback and involvement in the College community. In addition to our ongoing BCA Artist Residency, Burren College of Art is pleased to announce our new Residency + and Burren Immersion 12-week Residency programmes, offered between September and April. The Residency + offers studio time combined with weekly meetings with our faculty, while the Burren Immersion:12-week Residency combines independent studio time with advisory sessions and the ability to take one or more of our undergraduate courses (without academic credit) during the semester. All of our residents are welcome to attend public discussions, visiting artist lectures, seminars, exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Residency +
Residency + is a new hybrid residency program designed for recent graduates, current students, emerging and self-taught artists who are at a time of transition in their lives and careers. You will benefit from having the time, space and support to develop your creative practice, in addition to receiving professional guidance on where to go next with your work and/or education. This enhanced residency combines focused studio time with a weekly advisory meeting with our expert faculty.

Residency + is offered in 4-week-long sessions, taking place during the months of January, February, March, April, September, October, and November; during the academic semesters and the most dramatic seasonal changes in the vibrant Burren landscape.  Over the duration of the program you will have 24/7 access to your own, dedicated studio space as well as the use of our campus facilities including: 3D sculpture lab, digital print lab, black and white photography darkroom, library and free Wi-Fi throughout the campus. 

Burren Immersion:12-Week Residency
This 12-week residency programme overlaps with our academic semesters (January 9 - March 17 and September 4 - November 24) and is aimed at artists who are looking for an extended period in the Burren to develop their practice, along with the benefit of engaging in alternative forms of learning. Our BCA staff will work with you to create a fully bespoke residency program which best suits your needs by providing the options of weekly tutorials with our resident or visiting faculty, and the ability to audit one or more classes (non-credit) from our range of undergraduate courses (subject to availability and approval).  For example: Our Irish Studies course will introduce you to the land, history and culture of Ireland through lectures and regular field trips to the Burren and its environments.  We also offer a variety of studio courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and performance art. 

Over the duration of the program you will have 24/7 access to your own, dedicated studio space as well as the use of our campus facilities including: 3D sculpture lab, digital print lab, black and white photography darkroom, library and free Wi-Fi throughout the campus.  As a Burren Immersion Resident, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in the college community, beginning with group events during orientation week; through engaging with students and faculty in courses; attending exhibitions, lectures and events; and culminating with your Open Studio session at the end of the 12 week period. 

Accommodation
Campus housing is offered on a space-available basis at the all-inclusive monthly rent of €800 for a private room.  A list of additional local accommodation options are also available by request. 

Studio/ workspace
Each resident is given their own dedicated 4m X 4m workspace which they have 24/7 access to, as well as the use of campus facilities including: digital print lab, 3D sculpture lab (wood/metal), black and white photography darkroom, lecture hall, and Newtown Castle. 

Fees and support
The fee for the BCA Artist Residency is €890 per month.

The additional fee for the Residency + program is €250.

The fee for the Burren Immersion: 12-week Residency is €5500, which includes both the studio fee and campus accommodation.

Expectations towards the artist
There are no expectations placed on our artists in residence, though they do have the option of offering an Open Studio session for our students and the public at the end of their stay.

Application information
 To apply please complete the on-line application here: https://www.burrencollege.ie/art/artist-residency-application-form 

For further information please visit our website or contact Lisa Newman at lisa@burrencollege.ie 

New Residency Opportunities at Burren College of Art

New Residency Opportunities at Burren College of Art

Location
Ireland

No application deadline / Open call

Residency starts
09/01/2017

Residency ends
08/12/2017

More information
http://burrencollege.ie/programmes/residency