Clare Island Studio Residency 2021

The RHA now welcomes applications for the inaugural Clare Island Studio Residency 2021. This two-month artist residency will run from early March to the end of April 2021.

Clare Island is located 3.5 miles off the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland and the ferry crossing from Roonagh Pier takes approximately 25 minutes. With approximately 160 permanent residents, a vibrant community offers a host of amenities and activities including a cafe, two bars, a food store and post office, walking, hiking, bike hire, yoga, archaeological sites, fishing and a beach. A Community Centre and Heritage Centre are also located on the island. For more information on Clare Island, please click HERE.

This residency, through the generosity of a private benefactor, comprises of exclusive use of the house and a separate studio at a nominal cost of €250 per month to cover utilities. The house and studio have WiFi and underfloor heating. The studio is not suitable for sculptors. Interested applicants should fill out the application form below.


The deadline for applications is 5pm, 14th December 2020.

For further queries, please contact the RHA on