2022 – November

OPEN CALL – Call out for artists-International Residency Programme-Partnership Interface, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Pasaj (Istanbul) and Detroit (Stockholm)

Interface is delighted to issue this call out for a fully funded series of exchange residencies in 2023.

This open call is directed to Ireland-based artists at all levels of their practice in search of space and opportunities to develop new European and national partnerships for their work.

Two artists will be selected by the Irish partners, Interface and Leitrim Sculpture Centre.

Residency Details:

The selected artists will each attend:

  • One international residency for 3 weeks at either Pasaj, Istanbul in May 2023 or Detroit, Stockholm (June or August 2023)
  • One national residency for 2 weeks at either Leitrim Sculpture Centre (September/October 2023) or Interface (time TBC).

In both cases artists will be asked to select their residency preferences when applying.


Residency period:

May – November 2023.

Funding and terms:

Each artist will receive a stipend of €2750 (incl of VAT) to cover the 5 week residency period (€550 per week)

Accommodation and studio space is also provided as well as a contribution towards travel costs.

About this residency and the partners:

This residency is funded through the Arts Council’s International Residency Scheme.

The Partners


Interface is a studio space and residency programme for artists, situated in the Inagh Valley Trust Facility, in the heart of Connemara. 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 within outstanding natural beauty that explores the intersections between scientific research and art. www.interfaceinagh.com


PASAJ is an artist initiative that runs a project space used for various purposes (exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks) in the field of contemporary arts.  PASAJ focuses on social context, knowledge, and memory of the space as well as connecting with the local community. It aims to facilitate skills exchange and to establish an environment where artists encounter each other and other inhabitants in the area. PASAJ invites artists to build up site-specific projects in communication with its surroundings. about | PASAJ


Detroit Stockholm is a studio collective and artist-run gallery for artists from various disciplines. Founded more than a decade ago and is today run by its 23 international members. Our members work with performance, installation, textile, film, painting and more. Our core values have always been to provide affordable art spaces, with the gallery as a free platform to explore ideas. As a complement to our members’ exhibitions, we also invite local and international artists to share their art, projects and workshops. Detroit Stockholm has included art exhibitions, music & art happenings to nomadic performance-art festivals. Detroit Stockholm

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Leitrim Sculpture Centre is a national resource for advancing the creative practice and knowledge of visual art making and its collaborative engagement with the ecologies of landscape, place and the rural. Functioning as a testing-ground for creativity, innovation and learning LSC encourages experimentation in the material productions and display of compelling and challenging new work whilst facilitating the creative and professional advancement of the artist and art form. The artistic programme consists of Residencies; Exhibitions; Artists Technical; Resource Support; Workshops; Research; Community Engagement and Creativity; Youth which are guided by the: a) Creative Development of the artist and/or art form by way of advancing technical skills, knowledge and understanding through practical learning and by testing new forms of exhibition, display and dissemination. b) Collaborative engagement of the artist and/or art form with changing landscapes and environments and the diverse cultures, communities, practices, material worlds and public fields of interest that compose them. www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

How to apply: Send one pdf including your proposal, CV, artist’s statement and eight samples of recent work or links to work.

Please note: A driver’s license and a car are essential for a residency at Interface, for which the artist is entirely responsible.


22nd November 2022-Call out issued

9th December-deadline for applications

13th December assessments

Successful applicants informed by 20th December