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01/05/2015 - Opportunity for Donegal artist in Norway

Norwegian residency

Kiilgarden in Andenes at the northern most tip of Andoy Island, Northern Norway


There’s a unique opportunity on the horizon for a visual artist from Donegal to spend some time north of the Arctic Circle later this year.


For the third year running, Donegal County Council Cultural Services and Vesterålen Cultural Council, Norway are delighted to present the chance for 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 follows on from two very successful residencies, completed in 2013 and 2014, by Letterkenny film-maker Steve McCollum and by Creeslough textile artist, Caoimhe Friel.


The offer is open to artists from Donegal 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 and  Kiilgården in Andenes at the northernmost tip of Andøy Island 


The Residency, which may be undertaken over any two consecutive weeks between September 1 and December 1, 2015, 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 you can e-mail: [email protected]


The closing date for receipt of artist’s submissions is 5pm on Friday, May 8.

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