Interface

Open to visual artists/musicians/writers. The studio is located in a centre of aquacultural research, formerly a salmon hatchery, sited in one of the most beautiful glacial valleys on the west coast of Ireland.

Projects have included a research station for seaweed farming and a product which protects bees from the varroa mite and the nosema virus. In 2019, they have undertaken what will be the largest reforestation project in the country, as they plan to replace the surrounding Sitka spruce forest with native woodland. This will deliver a broad range of ecosystem services to native woodland biodiversity as well as positively impacting on surrounding water courses.

The two old water towers and an extensive complex of water tanks and channels provide a uniquely industrial environment on the shores of Derryclare Lough. The artist in residence will be immersed in both the beautiful landscape of the Inagh Valley and the scientific research ongoing in the building.

The accommodation is in Moyard, 25 km from the studio.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Interface is a not for profit residency programme for visual artists, musicians, writers and dancers. The mission of Interface is to provide catalysing opportunities for artists in residence to engage with other international artists and local people through a unique platform with outstanding natural beauty that explores the intersections between scientific research and art. Our vision is that artists will have the space, time and resources to create, inspired by the special synthesis of science and nature which exists at the Inagh Valley Trust Facility.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Swedish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Small hand and power tools available
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Musical-instruments
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
If yes, please specify: We can provide accommodation for one artist at a time. Further artists need to find alternative accommodation with which we can assist.
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes
    Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Forest Conservation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Dublin
    Nearest Train Station: Galway
    How to reach by plane: Fly to Dublin airport
    Street & Number: Moyard
    Postal Code: H91NV9V
    City: Galway
    Moyard
    Galway H91NV9V IRL
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