1-3 months
Paid by artist 

Monthly fee for the BCA Residency is 890 euros. The Resiency + is an additional 250 euros. Accommodation is separate, though they can assist you in finding housing. The Burren Immersion: 12-week residency is 5500 euros, which includes both studio and accommodation in the campus housing (subject to availability).

Application guidelines 

It is particularly suited to graduate students and artists wishing to investigate new areas of inquiry, explore new techniques or develop a body of work for exhibition, entrance, or application for grants and positions.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Burren College of Art

Burren College of Art


Providing time, space and inspiration is the founding principle of Burren College of Art. Their residencies provide a place to retreat, reflect, and renew outside of the demands and rigors of daily routine. The Burren is a place where the power and beauty of nature envelop you and invite you to connect with your creative capacity and develop your potential as an artist. Set in the centre of one of Europe's most dramatic landscapes, the Burren provides the context for clear focus and inspiration.

Their approach to art is ideas-led and this is demonstrated in the life of the college community through special events such as conferences and exhibition openings, as well as through late-night conversations in the local pubs. More especially, residents at the Burren College of Art benefit from the strong sense of connection to land and nature which underpins the unique location of the Burren.

Beginning in 2017, in addition to the year-round BCA Residency, they are now able to offer the Residency + Burren Immersion 12-week Residency programmes between September to April. The Residency + offers studio time combined with weekly tutorials with the faculty, while the Burren Immersion:12-week Residency combines independent studio time with tutorials and the ability to take one or more of the undergraduate courses (without academic credit) during the semester. All of the residents are welcome to attend public discussions, visiting artist lectures, seminars and events throughout the year. In addition to museums and galleries in Galway, Dublin and Belfast, Ireland's location at the gateway to Europe permits easy access to other art centres.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation not included with the residency. They can provide applicants will a list of local housing upon request. Residents can avail of student housing for the period of their stay at the College, subject to availability.

Technical Information 

Residency artists at the Burren College of art may work in solitude or choose to interact with College life, while availing of the spacious facilities, which include:

  • Studios
  • Newtown Castle
  • The Gallery
  • A Darkroom and Photographic Studio
  • Sculpture Workshop
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Library
  • Seminar and Tutorial Rooms
  • Study Room with Computer Access
  • Cafeteria
  • Art Supplies Shop
  • Accommodation
Newtown Castle
Co. Clare
+353 65 70 77200
+353 65 70 77 201

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