The deadline for submission is 5pm on the 7th of May

AIC Artist Residency in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studio

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Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios invite applications from artists that are based in Ireland for a one-month residency award based at Fire Station Artists’ Studios. The award is being offered to an artist from an ethnic minority background and will run for the month of June. The Residency timeframe incorporates International Refugee week (18-22 June 2018) offering opportunities for an artist to present work. It is funded through the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create.

About the award

This award seeks to support cultural diversity in collaborative artistic practice in Ireland, in this instance concentrating on the Visual Arts. It seeks to provide a platform for the selected artist to develop and/or consolidate their collaborative arts practice, and will provide an opportunity for the artist to make contacts and identify resources, that may assist in the further development of their practice in Ireland.

What the award involves

The award allows the artist access to the facilities at Fire Station Artist’s Studios (FSAS) in Dublin’s City Centre, which include its sculpture and digital media resource opportunities, curatorial development and support or a combination of these elements depending on the requirements of the selected artist, and an appropriate stipend.

The award also offers accommodation at FSAS (if the awarded artist is in a position to take up the accommodation, this is not a condition of the award). Accommodation at FSAS includes a studio with an open plan kitchen/living area, a bedroom which is partitioned off and its own bathroom.

Who is eligible?

Any Artist based in Ireland who is from a minority ethnic background, including migrants, refugees and applicants for international protection – living in direct provision or other accommodation. Applicants for International Protection must have a Temporary Residence Certificate. Refugees must have Refugee Status, Subsidiary Protection or Permission to Remain.

How to Apply

To apply please submit:
• a residency award proposal (maximum of two A4 pages) stating why this residency award is of interest to you and why you believe it will contribute to the development of and/or consolidate your collaborative arts practice;
• a CV and/or Biography – outlining your current practice;
• a PDF with a maximum of 5 examples of recent projects, with images, relevant links, captions and short descriptions.

The deadline for the submission is 5pm 7th May. The residency will commence at the start of June.

Send completed applications to: The Artist in the Community Scheme Residency, Create, 2 Curved Street (Filmbase Building), Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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