Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
26. 01 2017


Visual Artists

Location: Artlink, Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks, March to September 2017

Artist Fee: €6500/5000


Artlink [IRL] are seeking four Visual Artists to take part in paid artist residencies in Fort Dunree, Donegal, Ireland, in 2017. Applications are open to professional visual artists working in any discipline.



About Artlink

Artlink was formed in 1992 and is the longest established professional art organisation in Inishowen, Co. Donegal.  Artlink office, studio and workshop spaces are based at the historical and picturesque location of Fort Dunree Military Museum, Donegal.

Artlink is an artist-led organisation, run by a team of professional artists working from onsite studios in Dunree. Artlink’s Mission is to link artists to the community and the community to art by devising and delivering innovative art projects resulting in exhibitions, public art and community projects. Artlink seeks to captivate the imagination of the public through participatory, educational and outreach programmes.  It invests in National and International emerging and professional artists by creating opportunities for artists to develop their creativity and art practice. The results of which are shared with the local and wider communities by delighting, challenging and stimulating the audiences of Inishowen, County Donegal and beyond.


The Residencies

The four artist residencies are open to professional Visual Artists working in any discipline including but not limited to: sculpture, photography, painting, installation, and video.

Residencies are expected to take place from March to September 2017 for between two to four weeks at the discretion of the artist. During the residency artists are expected to develop new work or new ideas based on the unique site, and engage with local artists and Artlink members. This engagement could be through presenting artist talks, workshops, demonstrations or other events.

Artists will be paid a residency fee of €6500/5000 for undertaking the residency. The residency fee covers all flights, accommodation, transport, materials, living expenses and artist’s fee. The selected artists are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and travel arrangements and managing their budget as appropriate.

There are four residency positions available. The residencies and the associated fees are allocated as follows:

  • 1 x Norway/Iceland based Artist [NOR/ISL] €6500
  • 1 x International Artist [INTL] €6500
  • 2 x Irish Artists [IRL] €5000 each


The [NOR/ISL] residency is available to any professional artist living and working in either Norway or Iceland and is supported by the Donegal County Council as part of an ongoing partnership. The [INTL] residency is available to any artist living and working outside the island of Ireland, and the

[IRL] Residencies are open to  any artists living and working on the island of Ireland including NI.


How to Apply

Please email with a copy of:

  • Artist CV
  • Up to 10 images of your work and/or links to up to two video works (if applicable)
  • A brief residency proposal (max 500 words) outlining how you would engage with the local area, Artlink Studio artists and Artlink members during the residency.
  • Please state which strand you are applying for [NOR/ISL], [INTL] or [IRL].
  • State availability and preferred dates to undertake the residency.


The deadline for applications is 14th February 2017  at 4.30pm