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AIR on the Edge
Artist in Residence on the Edge of Europe

AIR on the Edge is a one-month international artist residency exchange between Denmark, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands and Serbia. It focuses on artists professional development, creating opportunities for artists to engage with rural communities and is rooted in rural places and cities on the edges of Europe.

Through these residencies we offer artists an opportunity to connect with host organisations, communities, nature, heritage and cultural landscapes of a variety of rural places and cities.

AIR on the Edge partners invite artists to apply for one of ten AIR on the Edge residencies that will be hosted in either Ireland, The Netherlands, Serbia, Denmark and Finland to engage with our local communities. Ten artists, two from each country, will be awarded a residency, and two artists will be hosted in each country. Artists must apply for a residency that is not in their country of residence. Residency dates offered will be subject to availability.   Artist studio space, self-catering accommodation, artists fees and travel expenses will be provided for successful artists.

The application deadline is August 25th 2023 @ 5pm CET.

Click HERE or the button below to download the AIR on the Edge Open Call guidelines. 

AIR on the Edge Partners


Áras Éanna and Galway County Council, Galway - Ireland
Arcadia, Fryslan - The Netherlands
Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, Novi Sad - Serbia
Tampere Art Museum, Tampere - Finland
Brogården Kulturvæksthus, Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality - Denmark

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AIR on the Edge

Artist in Residence on the Edge of Europe

Open Call

September 2023 – June 2024

AIR on the Edge residencies will take place between mid-September 2023 and June 2024.

Applicants need to consider the focus of the host organisations and include engagement with their
communities. Engagement can include conversations, events, workshops, sharing knowledge, small
projects, presentations and more. Host organisations will support successful artists to connect with people, groups and organisations locally.


Host organisations for the residencies are Áras Éanna (Ireland), Arcadia (The Netherlands), Network of Cultural Stations (Novi Sad, Serbia), Brogården Kulturvæksthus (Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality - Denmark) and Tampere Art Museum (Finland). Applicants will select three of their preferred host organisations when applying.

Who can apply?



To be eligible to apply, artists must demonstrate:

  • Their artistic practice and track record

  • They have experience working with communities in their artistic practice

  • They live or work in County Galway (Ireland), Fryslan (The Netherlands), Novi Sad (Serbia), Pirkanmaa (Finland) or Ringkøbing-Skjern and mid Jutland area (Denmark)

  • They have a basic level of English



Your application will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Artistic track record

  • Experience working with communities

  • Quality of your proposal

  • Fit of your practice and proposal with your preferred host organisation



Application Process

Applications will be assessed by a decision panel including the host organisations. Shortlisted artists
may be invited for interview.


What you need to submit:

  • Your completed application form

  • Your up-to-date artistic CV (Max 3 pages)

  • Examples of your work (Max 10 images or 5 links)

Artist Fee

Each successful artist will be paid an artist fee of €3,000 for a residency of 20 working days.
Up to €1,000 is available towards travel and per diems for 8 rest days. This €1,000 must include all
ground travel, air travel, visa costs and rest day per diems.

Artist studio space and self-catering accommodation will be provided.

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