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Burren College of Art
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If you are ready to step away from the mainstream art school experience, then welcome to the Burren College of Art.

Burren College of Art offers a transformative experience for the emerging artist, stripping away the noise, clutter and distraction of everyday urban life to allow for a greater exploration of creativity in the stunning landscape of West Ireland.

With a maximum college enrollment of 35, the intimate community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, artists-in-residents and visiting artists creates an exciting platform for discussion, artistic collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchanges.

Our aim is to create a learning and living environment that is conducive to artistic and personal growth. We see ourselves as both remote and connected in that our location is rural, but we are networked and associated with major art and learning institutions around the globe. Our artistic community travels, exhibits and presents research internationally.

Since the establishment of the College in 1994, hundreds of students and residents have come to us for the opportunity to focus intensively on their practice, to develop their minds and creative skills, to engage with our community in discourse on art in society; and to find their own artistic voice.

The Burren, a microcosm of society, provides a rich context from which to connect with global issues. The small scale of the College lends itself to direct and experiential learning rooted in place and community. Our connections to international interdisciplinary institutions, combined with a core of creative expertise integrated in the dynamic environment and culture of the Burren, position us ideally to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.
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