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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 and  Kiilgården in Andenes at the northernmost tip of Andøy Island 


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:


Artists wishing to be considered for the Vesteralen Residency should forward their Submission by e-mail only to Donegal County Council Cultural Services  Email:  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.          




Traolach ó Fionnáin, Arts Officer, Donegal County Council.

Tel. 074 9121968   E.

Erik Bugge, Project Manager, Vesteralen Cultural Council.

Telf.: 00 47 76 11 15 00  Mobil 00 47 91 31 36 01




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