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Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Leitrim Sculpture Centre in association with Leitrim County Council is offering five Exhibition Residencies to visual artist during 2022. Each residency takes place at the Sculpture Centre and includes an artist’s fee of €3,000. The residency comes with a one-person exhibition at the end of the residency period and includes accommodation in a private studio-apartment with broadband; access to all facilities at the centre along with technical and curatorial support. The period of residency is for min 6 to a max of 8 weeks.

Deadline for applications:  Tuesday 28th September 2021 
New Delayed Notification Date:  Friday 12th November 2021

For more information and guidelines on how to apply please click here

(Please note that the notification date for Exhibition Residencies has now been changed to the 12th November).



The Artists’ Residency Programme is the most effective ways we support the creative development of new work whilst advancing various stages of the artists career. Residencies provide the inspirational force for many other programming strands engaging diverse activities such as research and development; creation and experimentation; context, collaboration and participation; exhibition and documentation; archiving and publication and finally promotion and marketing. There are currently five separate residency strands providing for up to 15 residencies per year. All the residencies come with residential accommodation and in many cases including a private and heated studio w broadband internet; free use of facilities; administrative, technical and curatorial support. 


This strand supports the development of new work leading directly to public exhibition, display, and participation in the Gallery. Exhibition residencies focus on specific modes of collaboration with professionals, communities, materials, environments, economies, histories or landscapes of County Leitrim. (LSC offer up to 5 residency awards per year at €3000 each; Residency period 8 weeks; Open Call in October each year; Funded by Leitrim County Council and the Arts Council)

Technical Development Residencies focus specifically on the experimental and material development of new work within the ten separate technical areas of the Centre. (LSC offer up to 3 residency awards per year at €1,000 each; Residency period 4 weeks; Open Call in February each year; Funded by the Arts Council)
In addition, awards may be granted by local authorities, self-funded or sponsored by institutions and range from €2000 – €3200 depending on the technical area and processes used.  Accommodation included in the cost (For more information on developing or costing a TDR of your own design at LSC contact info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie )

This new residency programme provides artists working in the field of contemporary visual arts, with the space, time and support for the research and development of new engagements with landscape, ecology and/or environmental contexts and themes. Artists may research new thinking, artistic practices and/or material transformations current within rural, landscape and/or environmental contexts, discourses and settings both in Ireland and/or abroad. It is envisaged that artists will use this work to develop new approaches and methods within their own practice, informing new directions for them and potentially the Centre. (LSC offer up to 5 residency awards per year at €1,800 each; Residency period 4 weeks; Open Call in February each year; Funded by the Arts Council)

A joint initiative of Leitrim Sculpture Centre and the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, this new residency programme supports artists from different artforms wishing to conduct interdisciplinary research and collaboration together. Fostering creative exchange between the visual and performing arts the residency attracts visual artists, musicians, actors, photographers, writers, dancers, designers, architects, video & filmmakers and digital media artists wishing to collaborate together on developing a new project and/or range of approaches and skills in advancing their respective practices. LSC and the Glens allocate up to two awards each year with an Open Call in Feb. The aims of this research residency are to:

  • foster and develop dialogue, exchange & collaboration across different artforms
  • advance creative practice through mutual support and interdisciplinary learning
  • seed the creative development of new public works of excellence and innovation

(LSC and the Glens offer up to 2 collaboration awards per year at €3,600 each (= €1,800 per artist). Residency period 4 weeks; Open Call in February each year; Funded by the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council)

Professional development are self-funded residencies specifically designed to offer a practical research and development base for artists, curators, critics, historians and writers who need time out to investigate a specific idea, context and/or technical or material process without the requirement of an exhibition or any specific material outcome at the end, apart from a short progress report to LSC. Artists may stay for between 4-6 weeks.


LSC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council in making these residencies possible.


LSC acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council Arts Office in making these residencies possible. All residencies are subject to the extension of continuing levels of funding to be confirmed in early 2018.