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Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary

Ards and North Down Arts is offering one bursary for a two-week Studio Residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation to work on their own creative practice OR a place on one of Ballinglen's Residency Workshops.

The bursary is open to professional practitioners of visual arts or crafts, living within Ards and North Down Borough Council. Applicants must be 18 years+.

Ballinglen Arts Foundation is an Irish non-profit organisation located in the village of Ballycastle on the sea coast of North County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.

The residency is aimed at professional practicing visual artists and crafts people providing them the time to develop their artistic practice. Artists are provided with accommodation as well as an artist studio to work in.

The practitioners will be selected based upon their previous achievements and the project they intend to undertake during their residency / or how the workshop will support their professional development.

The selected Artist Residency or workshop should take place within 12 months of receipt of their award.


  • Encaustic Painting Workshop: Joanna Kidney, 27 April – 5 May 2018
  • Mixed Media Works on Paper Workshop: Nana Gregory, 11 – 19 May 2018
  • Mylar Matrix Workshop: Don Forsythe, 21 – 29 May 2018
  • Painting The Landscape: Andrew Wykes, 5 – 13 June, 2018
  • Landscape Painting – The Quick Study Workshop: Josette Urso & Peter Schroth, 13 – 21 July 2018
  • Catherine Farish – Collograph Printmaking Workshop: Catherine Farish,
  • 30 July – 7 August 2018
  • Jordan Wolfson Landscape as Source Workshop: Jordan Wolfson, 14 – 22 August 2018
  • Abstraction Workshop: Nuala Clarke, 27 August – 4 September 2018

For more information on each of the Residency Workshops please visit:


Applications are now OPEN for the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary

DEADLINE: Monday 26 February 2018, 12noon


Download a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary Application Pack here:


Application Packs are available from:

  • Download: via the link above
  • Email:
  • Visit: Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
  • Telephone: 028 9181 0803

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