Inis OirrWe run a year- round Artist in Residence programme providing a self-contained apartment and studio space within the Arts Centre and access to our theatre and gallery spaces. Each residency is one month in duration, which allows for the chosen artist to develop a body of work on the island of Inis Oirr. The programme is open to all Artistic disciplines and over the last 20 years we have had Painters, Sculptors, Poets, Writers, Musicians, Actors, Puppet makets and Circus performers as residents.

Aras Eanna is Europe’s most westerly Arts Centre located on the smallest of the Aran Islands. Inis Oirr is a Gaeltacht island, with its patchwork of small fields and stone walls, it‘s people and their culture and language and the magnificent backdrop of Galway Bay and the Atlantic ocean makes this place a haven for Artists of all genres. This environment provides great inspiration and freedom for Artists to explore, develop and create.

Aras Eanna Arts Centre also serves to provide a year round artistic programme to a vibrant and modern island community. The summer months see’s Aras Eanna at her busiest with a multidisciplinary programme of concerts, exhibitions, festivals, screenings and workshops. During the winter we hold art classes, run a photography club and arts related projects with young island population and various community groups as well as talks and workshops for professional artist and community artist alike.

To make an application for this programme please contact the Artistic Director Dara McGee.

Artists can apply to Áras Éanna’s Artist in Residence programme by sending the following to

– Cover letter

-CV and samples of work

-proposal ( of what the Artist hopes to do on residency)

Telephone: 099 75150

For further information on this and on our artistic programme go to


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