River Residencies Open Call

The River Residencies offer a structured residency programme that will support artists to work with communities in rural locations along the River Shannon in Cavan, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

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The selected artists will meet with communities engaged with the river through craft, environmentalism, leisure, industry, or simply through a life lived along its banks. Local participants will support artistic research in each county and will be invited to participate in the creation of artistic projects.


The residencies aim to promote learning about the River Shannon and strengthen connectivity in rural communities through creative practices.

In addition, they foster meaningful engagement between artists and community groups through supporting artists and communities in co-creating collaborative artworks


To create a new residency model focused on best practices in rural contexts.

Who is it for?

Individual artists and artist-led collectives.


Cavan, Ireland
Clare, Ireland
Limerick, Ireland
Tipperary, Ireland

Duration of stay

3 months research residencies.

3 months production residencies.

Financing amounts

4.000€ artist fee.

4.000€ material and production budget.

Travel costs (up to a maximum of 1.000€) and self-catering accommodation.

Curatorial support, local guides and documentation.

Source of funding

Co-funded by “An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme” of Ireland’s Arts Council.

Type of activity


Type of sector

Arts, Audio-visual arts, Crafts, Digital arts, Digital media arts, Film, Science, Visual arts, Music, Contemporary art, Virtual media art, Theatre, Applied arts, Interdisciplinary art practices