Residencies at Áras Éanna with ITI

INIS ÓIRR ISLAND, Photo credit: Cormac Coyne

Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) is offering one week, residencies at Áras Éanna Arts Centre, Inis Óirr for theatre artists/makers working in an inter-disciplinary way.

Irish Theatre Institute and Áras Éanna are partnering to make one-week residencies available to four artists wishing to experience the inspiring landscape and warm hospitality that the island offers.

Each selected artist will have the following:

  • Accommodation for one week in a shared house on the island with private bedroom for each artist;
  • A stipend of €750.00 for the week plus travel costs to and from Galway covered by ITI;
  • Transport to the island and back to the mainland covered by Áras Éanna;
  • Studio/performance space in the Arts Centre to work.
  • A workshop prior to the residency (date TBC) with Paul Mercier.

Who should apply:

As Inis Óirr is in the heart of Ireland’s Gaeltacht where Irish is the first language spoken, we are encouraging applications from artists with any level of fluency in Irish who wish to work in this environment.

What can you apply for:

Artists may apply for 1 of the following weeks (2 spaces available per week):
1. Sunday 15th – 21st October.
2. Sunday 22nd – 28th October.

How to Apply:

Please fill in this form, the deadline to apply Tuesday 19th September, 12pm (noon).

You will need to include:

  1. A CV or bio outlining your recent theatre experience and projects.
  2. Tell us about the project you would like to work on if you participated in the residency. (150-200 words, max)
  3. Where you are located – this residency is open to artists across the island.
  4. Your preference of week.

You will receive confirmation from the form when it has been submitted.

Residencies will be selected by a panel of peers. We aim to contact all artists by 22nd September letting them know the outcome.
The artist must be available to use the space within their allocated residency.

Practical Considerations: Áras Eanna is located on Inis Oírr the smallest of the Aran Islands, access to the island is by boat or by a very small plane and is weather dependent. Once on the island transport is by foot, bicycle or horse and trap. There is a small grocery shop, some public bars and small restaurants available in the village near the Quay. Áras Éanna Arts centre is a 15-minute walk to the village.

About Áras Éanna:
Located in a disused weaving factory on an island with a population of less than 300 people (Inis Óirr), the centre hosts a theatre, art gallery, cafe, and a number of artists’ studios at a stunning location The centre has been inspiring artists to create great art since its foundation in 2000. 

Equality and Diversity

ITI and Áras Éanna are committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from artists resident in the Republic and Northern Ireland, and from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations, or socio-economic statuses. We want to hear from artists who are parents and carers. We particularly encourage applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in the Irish arts sector. We also welcome applications from parenting artists.

Access costs, if any artist requires additional supports, ITI will ensure a separate budget for access costs available in discussion with the artist.

Irish Theatre Institute & Áras Éanna are core funded by The Arts Council|An Chomhairle Ealaíon.