Open Call: Galway x Kaunas Artist’s Residency

Open Call: Galway x Kaunas Artist’s Residency

Friday, 30 October 2020, 5.00pm

The open call invites artists born or based in Lithuania to apply for a four week residency at INTERFACE deep in the heart of the Connemara landscape.

A four-week artists; residency at Interface, a studio and exhibition space in the Inagh Valley, Connemara, County Galway. This initiative plans to create links with Kaunas, the 2022 European Capital of Culture. This residency is an opportunity for a Lithuanian artist to visit Ireland, create new works in isolation, and to help us to forge exciting creative collaborations between Galway and Kaunas into the future.

The Residency:
Interface residency is based in a former Salmon Hatchery, a series of long, low-lying modernist buildings on the shores of Derryclare Lough. The facility was bought by the current owners in 2007 to develop a centre of scientific research and development. Since then, dozens of artists have completed residencies at Interface, creating unique projects at the interface of science and art.

What we offer:
The Interface studio shares premises with the Inagh Valley Trust which drives several innovative scientific research projects in the Valley. The residency offers artists an opportunity to engage with a unique environment and be inspired by the research taking place in this spectacular landscape.

Access to the studio building is 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, so it is a good idea to plan your work around this. The resident artist has the use of a 15m2 private space as well as access to 90m2 shared studio space. Accommodation is twenty-two kilometres away at Connemara Getaway, a self-contained apartment at High Moyard. The organisers will provide the successful applicant with a car to travel between the apartment and the studio. It is necessary to be a confident and experienced driver with a full clean drivers license, and good spoken English to avail of this residency.

We are inviting artists born or based in Lithuania to apply for this residency. The successful artist will be selected via open call and will be awarded the four-week residency at Interface. All costs and accommodation will be covered, and a small stipend will be provided. The successful artists will be asked to take part in a mediated online talk/public presentation of their work during the final week of the residency.

Criteria for the successful artist are listed below:
– Artist born in or based in Lithuania.
– A professional artist working in contemporary visual arts practice.
– An element of scientific or research-based practice would be preferred to fit with the existing curatorial themes and interests of the Interface residency.
– Artist must be available within the proposed timeframe.
– Artist must be able to drive and hold a full, clean European drivers licence (this is essential due to the isolated location.)
– Artist must speak English to at least an intermediate level

See link below for further details.



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