July 17, 2018

Open Call | Curfew Tower Residency 2019, Cushendall, Northern Ireland

Proposals are invited for a 1 month residency at the Curfew Tower in Northern Ireland. The Curfew Tower is in a small town called Cushendall on the Antrim Coast of Northeast Ireland. The tower was built in 1817 and was originally used as a prison. It is a multi-story building located in the center of Cushendall. The residency supports 1 artist at a time per month.

Residency 2019:
In July 1975 Bas Jan Ader left Cape Cod, Massachusetts in a small sailboat called the Ocean Wave, in search of the miraculous. He left on a solo voyage, a transatlantic journey, from Cape Cod to Falmouth, England. On April 18th, 1976 approximately 150 nautical miles from the southwest coast of Ireland his boat was discovered and he was nowhere to be found. He disappeared from the face of the earth…searching for something. Artists are asked to submit proposals that relate to the idea of ‘searching for the miraculous’ leaving it open for various interpretations.

Please note: There is no fee for the residency. There will be an exhibition opportunity at the end of the residency. Artists are responsible for their own travel and living costs.

Please provide the following information
• A 250 word project description of how your proposed project relates to this idea.
• 3-4 examples of past work
• A brief bio (in paragraph form)
• Have you ever been to Northern Ireland? Why are you interested in this open call? (100 word max)
• We are looking for residents in the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
•  Please note any months that you would not be able to participate in this residency.

Submit a PDF no larger than 3mb with all application materials. Send via email to

For more information see:

Open Call | Curfew Tower Residency 2019, Cushendall, Northern Ireland