Áras Éanna Open Call 2025

Áras Éanna Arts Centre Open Call 2025

Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne is the most westerly arts centre in Europe, located on the small Gaeltacht island of Inis Oírr in Co Galway. The centre supports artists through its Artist in Residence programme. We offer artists the time and space to develop their practice and show new work in the unique environment of this island, which has a population of just over 300 people.

Áras Éanna have been welcoming artists on residencies to Inis Oírr for over twenty years. Inis Oírr is a spectacular island on the west coast of Ireland’s Atlantic ocean. It is a place of inspiration with its patchwork of fields and stone walls, dramatic Atlantic skies and a community steeped in culture and the Irish language.

Áras Éanna are inviting applicants to apply for residencies on Inis Oírr for 2025. The successful recipient’s will be offered residencies that will be allocated on dates determined by the selection board. The Open Call residencies will be from January-May and from May-December. We welcome artists at all stages of their professional life from emerging to well-established.

The residencies can be from two weeks to one month and Áras Éanna will provide return ferry to Inis Oírr, accommodation, studio space and a stipend that will be decided during the selection process.

We try and accommodate all artforms but there are certain restrictions i.e. we don’t have large studios for large scale sculpture or kilns for firing ceramics.


Please provide the following as your application

First name, Last name, Email ,Phone number,


Samples of work: ( Maximum of 5 samples : File format: jpeg, MP3, PDF, Word, Links to videos, online work can be added to word or PDF document.  The maximum size of one file is 6 MB)

Cover letter ( outline what you propose to work on while on residence (500 words max.)

Any special requirements:

Email your application with Áras Éanna Open Call 2025 in the subject line to glaochoscailte@aras-eanna.ie


Closing date: Friday 30th August at 5p.m.


Selection process will take place in September 2024 and successful applicants will be informed in October 2024

Photo credits: Dragana Kojicic & Cormac Coyne