BCA Alumni Artist Residency Award

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Featured Alumni Artist in Residence

Nicole Gibbs received her MFA from The Ohio State University in 2009, where she was a John Cavanaugh Sculpture Fellow. With degrees in painting, art history, ceramics, and sculpture, her mixed media practice combines drawing and painting, clay, fibers, and collaborative practice. She has shown nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH), AIR-Yamanashi Gallery (Kofu, Japan), Portland Art Center (Portland, OR), and Movement Research (New York...

BCA Alumni Artist Residency Award

The BCA Alumni Artist in Residence Award was created in 2014 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Burren College of Art.  The aim of the award is to recognise the valuable contribution our alumni have made to the continued growth of the College and we invite former Individual Study Abroad undergraduates, postgraduates and Summer School students to apply for these awards annually.  Artists-in-residence and students from Faculty-Led Study Abroad groups are not eligible to apply for this award. 

Many former students speak of the impact their time in the Burren has had in shaping their art practice and careers, and of their desire to revisit and reconnect with this source of creative inspiration.  We are happy to be able to offer this award to support four of our alumni each year, and to welcome their return to the Burren.

Each award provides the resident with four weeks of: individual studio space on campus, access to all college facilities and single room, self-catering accommodation in Ballyvaughan at the reduced-rate of €300 for the month. Artists will be welcome to participate in campus activities such as Visiting Artist talks, gallery openings and orientation week events.  

We are now accepting applications for this year's Alumni Residency Award with a deadline of March 15, 2017.  

Winners will be announced by April 1, 2017.  

Residencies will take place from September 11-October 6, 2017. 

To apply, please complete the PDF application form below and return it along with portfolio images to Lisa Newman at lisa@burrencollege.ie.  

Images can be sent through either Dropbox or www.wetransfer.com