Residency opportunity for Donegal visual artist in Norway

The region of Vesteralen is a cluster of five sea islands linked by bridges, located 230km north of the Arctic Circle.

DONEGAL County Council Cultural Services and Vesterålen Cultural Council (Norway) are 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 to three weeks.

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 230km 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 between 1 April – 20 June or between 1 September – 30 November, 2013.

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 E.


Artists wishing to be considered for the Vesteralen Residency should forward their Submission by e-mail to Donegal County Council Cultural Services traolach@donegalcoco.ieon or before 4.30pm on Friday next, April 5.

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, JPG or PDF files.

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