The programme is open to recent graduates and artists at the start of their career looking to establish a collaborative practice in a community setting. The aim of the residency is to assist artists to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their practice in a supportive and vibrant environment.
Part of the residency will include the mentoring of second level students on their portfolio for third level. Aside from this, we are not prescriptive about the manner in which you work with, and in the community, but we would like to see applications that demonstrate a genuine interest in collaboration and public engagement. Applications from individual artists and/or arts collectives working in any visual arts form are welcome.
The resident artist will be provided with the studio space adjoining The Basement Gallery from July 1st to September 30th, administrative and outreach support, and the opportunity to use the main gallery space for the month of September. The value of the bursary is €2000, which breaks down as a living stipend of €500 per month and a materials bursary of up to €500 (with receipts). The hours of the residency will be Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-16.00, with additional access available with prior agreement. Living accommodation is not included in the residency.
The successful artist or arts collective will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on artist CV, proposal, portfolio, and references.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email email@example.com with one pdf document including the following details:
Artist(s) CV (max three pages)
Proposal for residency (500-1000 words). Clear reference must be made to the communities the artist would like to work with, proposed themes, outcomes, outreach, workshops and/or talks, as applicable.
Portfolio with samples of current and previous work (max three pages)
Email and phone contact details for two professional / academic references
Application deadline: Wednesday, 24th of February 2021 at 5pm
Kindly supported by: Louth County Council and Arts Council of Ireland.