Archive for the ‘residencies’ Category

Roscommon Residency Award

5th October 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Roscommon County Council Arts Office is looking for applicants for the the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency Award, which is awarded annually to an artist born or domiciled in Roscommon to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, the Artist’s Workspace in Co. Monaghan. Each bursary covers all board and lodging expenses for a two-week period plus the use of a studio if necessary.

The scheme is open to practitioners in all artforms, born or domiciled in Roscommon.

Applicants should show significant achievement in their chosen field. This would normally mean that writers should already have published in book form, painters or sculptors should have had one-person shows in reputable galleries and that composers or musicians should have had their work commissioned, recorded or performed, or whatever might be appropriate to the particular artform. Otherwise the applicant must demonstrate a high degree of promise attested by referees or other forms of support from established figures in the arts.

Each application must be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and a reasonable sample of the artist’s work: 10 images from a visual artist, a book or 20 pages of published work from writers, a recording or score from musicians and any other supporting material that might be relevant.

Applicants should state clearly what they wish to accomplish during their stay at Annaghmakerrig. This project outline is often decisive and should demonstrate that the artist is commencing, concluding or working towards a body of work, exhibition, publication or performances, which will be helped by a stay in the Centre.

Closing date: 25th Oct 2010

Theatre Artist Residency Scheme

28th July 2010 by Maura McHugh

The deadline for applications for the Arts Council’s Theatre Artist Residency Scheme is 5.30pm Thursday 12 August 2010.

The purpose of this scheme is to offer theatre artists the opportunity to create a year-long work programme in partnership with venues and local authorities. The specific contents of the work programme will be designed by the theatre artist in collaboration with the local authority and/or venue.

The aims of this scheme are:

  • to offer opportunities to theatre artists across the country to engage in a programme of artistic work relevant to their own practice;
  • to offer opportunities to venues and local authorities to develop theatre practice in their area;
  • to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of independent theatre activities;
  • to encourage a co-ordinated approach between key arts providers at local/regional level.

Priority will be given to proposals based on:

  • the relevance of the theatre artist’s track-record/experience to the content of the residency;
  • the clarity of the proposed activities as part of a coherent artistic programme;
  • the extent and quality of engagement with local communities where relevant;
  • the suitability of the artistic and administrative resources available to the residency;
  • the positive level of engagement and reciprocal support between all parties involved in the residency.

This scheme requires the committed support of local authorities and venues to the proposal.

Priority will be given to those applications where Arts Council funding is matched by venues/local authorities.

The maximum amount awarded to each successful application will be €20,000.

Applications must be submitted using the Arts Council’s online services website. More information on guidelines and the submission process are available on the web site.

Location One Fellowship

16th February 2010 by Maura McHugh

The Arts Council is looking for submissions for its Location One Fellowship:

Location One is a not-for-profit art centre in New York devoted to convergence between visual, performing and digital arts in a time of rapidly changing technology. It operates an international residency programme where emerging and established artists can experiment with new forms of artistic expression, particularly those involving new technologies.

The Arts Council offers an annual Fellowship to one artist to facilitate his/her participation in the international residency programme at Location One for 10 months, in order to develop his/her practice and create new work. In addition to the support and resources provided through Location One, the Fellowship also includes accommodation and a stipend.

Purpose and priorities of award

The Location One Fellowship is offered so as to provide an artist with the dedicated time, space and resources to concentrate on the development of practice and the production of new work, and to experiment with advanced technological tools and delivery systems. The Fellowship also provides opportunities for an artist to meet, interact and exchange with his/her international counterparts, to develop new contacts and networks and to benefit from an extended period of time in New York City.

Applicants must demonstrate that the space and time for development, the opportunity for engagement and the access to the resources and facilities at Location One would be of significant value in their professional and artistic development. Prior experience in the use of new technology and/or new media is not essential; however, an ambition to engage with the creative potential that is offered by Location One must be clearly demonstrated by applicants.

What is provided?

The Fellowship includes a studio space at Location One, accommodation and a monthly stipend of $2,000. The overall value of the award is in the region of €37,000.

The working studio space at Location One is accessible seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The resident artist will have access to Apple Mac computers with multimedia production software. S/he will have access to Location One’s digital and video equipment on a shared basis during working hours. Live two-way interactive streaming technology is also made available to residents as needed.

The deadline for applications is 5.30pm Friday, 5 March 2010, and further information about the Fellowship is available from the web site.

Residencies in Paris

2nd December 2009 by Maura McHugh

Irish artists can apply for a number of artistic residencies at the Centre Culturel Irlandais/Irish College in Paris.

Artists-in-residence have been appointed on an annual basis since the Centre Culturel Irlandais opened in the Irish College in October 2002. Residency gives the recipient the chance to spend time in Paris and engage with one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

Through the residencies and its own cultural programme, the Centre Culturel Irlandais showcases Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture and strong historical traditions on an international stage.

Guidelines for Applicants for Residency Bursary
The Centre Culturel Irlandais is a resource for Irish artists and the artist-in-residence is given the opportunity to tap into all that the Centre and Paris has to offer. The combination of living and working in these historic and atmospheric surroundings, in one of the most cultured cities in the world, helps to channel a rich influence towards Ireland and its artistic community, as well as providing a benefit to each individual who resides in the Centre.

Eligibility
Applicants must be either:

  1. Irish citizens with full-time professional involvement in creative practice.
  2. French professional artists whose work demonstrates an Irish dimension, who are resident in Ireland or have another clear link.
  3. Artists with a body of work with a distinct Irish element, and who would benefit from a connection with France and Paris.

Information on how to apply is available from the web site.

For a residency between September 2010 and July 2011, the deadline for applications is Friday 29 January 2010.

DLR Residencies

18th June 2009 by Maura McHugh

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts Office in collaboration with the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is looking for submissions for Writer in Residence at the IADT from October 2009– May 2010.

This year’s residency seeks to support writers of contemporary fiction in all genres, with the exception of scriptwriters, whose genre is supported by the Hugh Leonard Award 2009.

Writers are invited to take inspiration from varied sources including the educational context, the innovative research work and the artistic resources.

The IADT will provide a desk and access to a computer within the college but will not provide an office.

The selected writer will be required to live in (or within reasonable commuting distance) to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County, and to IADT.

Residency objectives

To create opportunities for the individual artist to:

  • develop his/her own work
  • to develop publics for her/his work among the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County community
  • engage with the student, academic and broader community as appropriate to the context, the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County community.
  • foster an environment where artmaking and an appreciation of art making can flourish
  • To conduct writing workshops with members of the community where appropriate, including a weekly extra-mural workshop located in IADT.

Selection will be made by way of an open submission competition.

Writers will submit an expression of interest together with details of previous work to date as follows:

  • A typed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • Examples of previous work.
  • Publications, programmes or published articles, such as reviews
  • Typed proposal (maximum 3 pages) for the residency detailing:
  1. A plan of work in the context of IADT and of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County, the location of the residency
  2. The benefits of the residency to his/her stage of development as a writer
  3. The benefits of the residency to his/her current artistic preoccupations including ideas for usage of the resources and facilities
  4. Ideas in relation to public engagement with due regard to the community and cultural remit of the Centre for Public Culture Studies amd the School of Business and Humanities, IADT.

Please ensure that all submitted materials are clearly marked with the writer’s name.

Criteria for selection

  • Expression of interest and capacity to address brief
  • Artistic merit and originality of work
  • Quality of previous work

The closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 17th July

A short-list of applicants will be invited to an interview on Thursday 6th Aug 2009.

During the interview, the panel will consider the applicants proposal for the residency with reference to:

  • Quality of proposal
  • Suitability of the proposal to the context of the residency as described by the stakeholders
  • Perceived ability to fulfil the requirements of the residency.

Applications to be submitted to:
Carolyn Brown,
Senior Arts Administrator,
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,
Moran Park House,
Queen’s Road,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin.