Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society Artist in Residence

Project Name

Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society Artist in Residence

Project Partners

Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society and Galway Culture Company

Role of Galway Culture Company

Funder and Partner

Strategic Aim

This project falls under our second strategic aim;

Support and Develop Place-based Cultural Programming

Project Description

The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, supported by the Galway Culture Company, is hosting an Artist-in-Residence programme in summer of 2024 in The Studio at Thoor Ballylee.

Following the success of the pilot Artist-in-Residence programme in 2023, there will be two residencies in 2024, 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 is on visual arts, textiles, embroidery and printing.

Project Outcomes – what we expect from this project

Artists awarded this residency will receive accommodation, local travel costs and a modest daily stipend. They will have access to The Studio where they can work during their residency. 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.

How this project is funded

This project is funded by Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


April 2024 through September 2024.

See the open call here.