Open Call: Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society Artist in Residence 2024

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, supported by the Galway Culture Company, is hosting an Artist-in-Residence programme this summer in The Studio at Thoor Ballylee.

Following the success of the pilot Artist-in-Residence programme in 2023, there will be two residencies this year, each one running for two weeks, one in July and one in September.

Each residency will highlight the various talents of the Yeats’s family. W.B. Yeats’s genius for drama, poetry and literature is the focus of July’s residency. The September residency highlights the talents of his siblings, Jack, Lily, and Elizabeth, as well as their father, John. The focus will be on visual arts, textiles, embroidery and printing.

Artists working in these areas are encouraged to apply.

What the residencies offer:

Each successful candidate will be provided with accommodation, local travel costs and a modest daily stipend. They will have access to The Studio where they can work during their residency.

What the artists will provide:

During their residencies, each artist will engage with local artists in their genre at agreed times. They will also demonstrate their craft to the wider public through exhibitions, performances and/or workshops.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for applications is 17th May and the successful candidates will be notified by 7th June for the July residency and 5th July for the September residency.

How do I apply?

Send the following items in PDF format to

  • Cover Letter – Briefly describe your artistic practice and how your work would connect with and benefit from the residency.
  • CV
  • Images/short extract from your work
  • Detail your availability for:
    • Residency 1: 13th-27th July 2024
    • Residency 2: 14th-28th  September 2024

The closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday, 17th May 2024

To learn more about the work of The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, please explore their website here: