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March 5, 2018

Residency | Calafort by Lay of the Land, An Port, Donegal

Lay of the Land invites you to partake in an immersive, off-grid residency in An Port, Donegal. It is open to artists and makers from across all disciplines.

For the first instalment, Lay of the Land are offering the residency to a select number of people at a reduced cost of €240/person. Max 5 residents.

An Port, is remotely situated to the north-west of the Gaeltacht region of Glencolmcille. Overlooking Port there is an old stone cottage where the artists in residence will live and work. The residency is open to artists, curators, The location will provide the artists with a powerful backdrop for their development. The days will involve long walks exploring the landscape; engaging with it and each other will encourage the artists to gain a greater understanding of where their practice lies. Group discussions will centre around an overarching question of β€œWhat is the current cultural landscape of Ireland”? There will be an emphasis on documentation, skill swapping sessions and time alone for each resident to explore the direction their work is taking or would like to take. Without the constraints of producing something final, residents will be free to create without expectations.

The off-grid cottage can host 5 residents. There is a central living space and kitchen, and two stoves. Everything runs on gas and solar creating a rare opportunity to spend time disconnected from the outside world.

Applicants can send information about their working practice/bio/blurb, as well as a brief summary of their expectations for the residency to layofthelandproject@gmail.com

layoftheland.ie/calafort


Residency | Calafort by Lay of the Land, An Port, Donegal