Open Call Thoor Ballylee Artist in Residence

Calling all artists! Open call for the Thoor Ballylee Artist in Residence 2024

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, supported by the Galway Culture Company, is hosting an Artist-in-Residence programme this summer in The Studio at Thoor Ballylee.

Following the success of the pilot Artist-in-Residence programme in 2023, there will be two residencies this year, each one running for two weeks, one in July and one in September.

Each residency will highlight the various talents of the Yeats’s family. W.B. Yeats’s genius for drama, poetry and literature is the focus of July’s residency. The September residency highlights the talents of his siblings, Jack, Lily, and Elizabeth as well as their father, the painter John Butler Yeats. The focus will be on the visual arts, textiles, embroidery and printing.

Artists working in any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

What the residencies offer:

Each successful candidate will be provided with accommodation, local travel costs and a modest daily stipend. They will have access to The Studio at Thoor Ballylee where they can work during their residency.

What the artists will provide:

During their residencies, each artist will engage with local artists in their genre at agreed times. They will also demonstrate their craft to the wider public through exhibitions, performances and/or workshops.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 May and the successful candidates will be notified by 7 June for the July residency and 5 July for the September residency.

How do I apply?

Send the following items in PDF format to

  • Cover Letter – Briefly describe your artistic practice and how your work would connect with and benefit from the residency.
  • CV
  • Images/short extract from your work
  • Detail your availability for:
  • Residency 1: 13-27 July 2024
  • Residency 2: 14-28 September 2024

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday 17 May 2024

Thoor Ballylee Artist in Residence in partnership with Galway Culture Company.

Funded by Galway Culture Company.

To learn more about the work of The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, please explore the other sections of our website:

To learn more about Galway Culture Company, please visit

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