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Call for Emerging Reciprocal Residency 2024

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Northern Ireland | Lithuania
Lithuania | Northern Ireland

CCA Derry~Londonderry
 is the leading art space dedicated to supporting emerging visual artists for artists from Northern Ireland and their international peers. CCA is located within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry, the second city of Northern Ireland that sits on the border with the Republic of Ireland. CCA is artist-centred with recent exhibitions featuring artists such as Bojana Janković, Laura Wilson, Alberta Whittle, Grace McMurray, Anne McCloy and Femi Dawkins, Sally O'Dowd, Larry Achiampong, David Blandy and many more. CCA is a member of the Plus Tate Network. You can read more about CCA on our About page and our previous projects on our Exhibitions page.

During almost half of the century, Kaunas Artists’ House (KAH) established its name as one of the most important and longest existing Kaunas’ artistic spaces. Previously known for the bohemian atmosphere, today the villa of KAH is open to contemporary content and diverse cultural phenomena. As an institution funded by Kaunas city Municipality, KAH operates as a mediator between artists and their audiences as well as cultural institutions and their visitors. During recent years, KAH has developed 4 main working directions: Residency Programme, Cultural Infocenter, Educational Programme and Repertoire events and Projects. KAH seeks to be open to different kinds of audiences and render itself more disability-friendly. More information could be found here.

Following its pilot in 2020 and follow up in 2022, CCA and KAH are preparing the third of their ongoing series of Reciprocal Residences. These residencies have a simple aim, to create opportunities for artists from Northern Ireland and Lithuania to participate in artist residencies across the globe and to receive artists, stimulating mutual dialogue and exchange. The residency period in Lithuania and NI will take place during February 2024 lasting up to one month culminating with two solo exhibitions of new and/or existing work at CCA Derry~Londonderry, March–May 2024.

We are seeking Applications from emerging artists based in or from Northern Ireland and Lithuania.

Participating artists will receive:
– temporary artist studio
– accommodation
– access to Derry~Londonderry or Kaunas city/Kaunas district (LT) networks and resources
– exhibition March–May 2024 at CCA Derry~Londonderry
– stipend of £1000 plus travel to/from Kaunas and Derry~Londonderry * and modest materials support
– artist fee for participating in the exhibition

*if you are not based in Northern Ireland or Lithuania please note our travel budget is calculated for travel to/from Northern Ireland.

Partners: CCA Derry~Londonderry, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Kaunas Artists’ House
Initiated by Director Catherine Hemelryk and former Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in the UK Justė Kostikovaitė, Director of Kaunas Artists’ House Rūta Stepanovaitė. With thanks to Agnė Bagdžiūnaitė, Residency Coordinator of Kaunas Artists’ House and Ūla Tornau, current Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in the UK.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete the form at this online link: CCA Residency Application Form

If you would like a word doc version of the application form please email

DEADLINE: 12 October 2021, 23:59 BST

This residency is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Lithuanian Culture Institute.

Previous participants:
Gintė Regina

Niamh Seana Meehan

Mark Buckeridge

Ona Juciūtė