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04/04/2014 - Norwegian Residency Opportunity for Donegal Visual Artist

 

Following the success of last year's Artist's Residency with Letterkenny film-maker Steve McCollum, Donegal County Council Cultural Services and Vesterålen Cultural Council ( Norway) are once again  delighted to offer a unique opportunity to a Visual Artist from Donegal to travel to Northern Norway to create new work over a Residency period of two weeks this autumn / winter. The offer is open to artists working in any visual medium – including painting, sculpture, photography, film, digital visual or mixed media. It includes Travel to and from Norway, Accommodation and Workspace as well as a Daily Allowance towards Board and Subsistence

 

The region of Vesteralen is a cluster of five sea islands linked by bridges, located  230 km north of the Arctic Circle. The are two possible Residency sites - Gallery Hildreland at Straume on the seaward side of Bø municipality  http://www.hildreland.no/no/galleri-hildreland/ and  Kiilgården in Andenes at the northernmost tip of Andøy Island http://www.vesteraalen.info/bygninger_andoy_kiilgaarden.htm 

 

The Residency may be undertaken over any two consecutive weeks between September 1 and December 10, 2014.

 

The Residency takes place in the context of EDGES Three Sides of The Same Sea - the transnational cultural partnership of Donegal County Council Cultural Services, East Iceland Cultural Council and Vesteralen Cultural Council. Since 2007, the partnership has facilitated a wide range of joint projects, artists visits and exchanges in the visual arts, museum / heritage, aerial and contemporary dance, music, storytelling and carnival/spectacle. 

 

Further Information - including Brief to Artists - is now available from Donegal County Council Arts Service, Tel. 074 9121968  or Email: traolach@donegalcoco.ie

 

Artists wishing to be considered for the Vesteralen Residency should forward their Submission by e-mail only to Donegal County Council Cultural Services  Email: traolach@donegalcoco.ie  on or before 5.00pm on Tuesday , April 22.

 

The submission should contain information about the artist’s Plans for the Residency, their Preferred Site and Time period, a statement as to why Vesterålen and how it might benefit their work, a CV and Samples of Recent Work submitted in electronic format, i. JPG or PDF files.          

 

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Traolach ó Fionnáin, Arts Officer, Donegal County Council.

Tel. 074 9121968   E. traolach@donegalcoco.ie

Erik Bugge, Project Manager, Vesteralen Cultural Council.

Telf.: 00 47 76 11 15 00  Mobil 00 47 91 31 36 01   www.vestreg.no/kultur

 

 

 

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