Art Arcadia

Who we are

Art Arcadia is an artist run social enterprise that provides artists of all disciplines with time, space and resources to develop their practice through a programme of dedicated artist residencies. Based in Derry, Northern Ireland, we operate both at a local and an international level by offering artists the opportunity to research, create and exhibit new work within a context of an ongoing international exchange of people, ideas, skills and vision.

What we do

We support artists and arts practitioners in developing and advancing their practice, this is achieved through dedicated artist residency programmes that give the opportunity to experience diverse work practices and wider cultural milieus. The participating artists build bridges between countries and cultures contributing to cultural diversity, at the same time gaining an insight into their own cultural background, thus expanding and enriching their work practices.

How we do this

We run a year-round artist residency programme at St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse, Derry, and a once-yearly invited residency at our Italian site in Pietrafitta FR. We invite selected artists to participate to our curated residencies, we also welcome artist submissions throughout the year. Our residencies have a strong public engagement element, aimed at placing the artist at the heart of the community, and are always followed by an exhibition.

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What's on

Recent projects

Lockdown Residencies
· Peter Richards
· Adam Sébire
· Ciara Finnegan
· Abridged
· Alessandra Giacinti

Artists' Blog

Id, Ego & Superego do social distancing – II

Getting the three Adams in the same place at the same time, even while marooned 75 days in a…

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Wind to light

There’s something apt about the island’s two tallest structures being so-linked

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Self-portraiture & split-screen : some coronavirus aesthetics

Back in week 5 of my marooning Id, Ego and Superego were still on good terms, each having found…

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