Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre offers Artist in Residence studio opportunities to practicing artists. Artists are invited to apply for an opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public.

This is a non-accommodation residency. Currently West Cork Arts Centre does not offer a stipend for the duration of a residency other than for Partnership Residencies, two of which are listed below. We recommend that artists apply to their own Arts Councils, Local Authorities etc to source funding for accommodation, travel and expenses. See also the EU Artist Mobility Scheme www.i-portunus.eu/

The three Artists’ Studios are located on Level 2 of Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s building for the arts, and range in size from 18.2 metres square to 21.2 metres square. They are interconnecting work spaces, with north facing roof lights, that can be closed off from each other. Each studio is equipped with heating facilities, desk/work bench and wireless internet. Weekend and evening access can be facilitated.

The studios provide space for artists to engage in a programme of work over several weeks or months, to interact with the other artists in residence and exhibiting artists, and to facilitate access to their studio practice for specific groups on creative learning programmes and with the general public.

The opportunity for people to engage with artists working on site is central to the programme, and therefore artists are requested to have their studios open to the public for 2 days each week.

Uillinn provides a vibrant creative hub and an extensive programme of exhibitions, performances and events. There is a strong emphasis on making connections, networking and working with our geographical, social and community contexts. Priority is given to artists who show a strong commitment to public and audiences and proposals that show relevance to our venue location and facilities.

We invite applicants to submit applications for periods of 4 weeks to 4 months within the timeframe February to December 2023. If you are applying for this residency, please mark the application Uillinn Residency 2023

Partnership Residencies
We are delighted to be working with partners to support our Artist in Residence Programme.

Cork County Council Residency 2023
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Cork County Council invite submissions for a 4 week studio residency from a practicing artist who is resident in any part of the Cork County administrative area.

The residency supports artists seeking an opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public. This is a non-accommodation residency. The artist will receive a stipend of €2,500 towards their residency and will share their work with the public via a number of events over the course of the residency.

Artists who have not participated in a previous residency programme at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to artists who live outside of the West Cork area.

We invite applicants to the Cork County Council Residency for a period of 4 weeks within the timeframe February to December 2023. If you are applying for this residency, please mark your application Cork County Council Residency 2023

Bealtaine/Cork County Council Residency 2023
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine and Cork County Council invite submissions for a studio residency from a practicing artist aged 50 and over to take place from 3 May to 3 June 2023.

The residency supports artists seeking an opportunity to research and develop their practice and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public. This is a non-accommodation residency. The artist will receive a stipend of €2,500 towards their residency and will share their work with the public via a number of events over the course of the residency including a Bealtaine event at Uillinn towards the end of the residency period. The successful applicant will feature as part of the national Bealtaine Event Programme.

Organised in association with Age & Opportunity and Cork County Council as part of the nationwide Bealtaine Festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age. If you are applying for this residency, please mark the application Bealtaine Residency 2023.

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL RESIDENCIES:-

The application for all residencies should include (all documents to be sent as .pdf or .doc/.docx):-

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • An artist’s statement.
  • A maximum of 10 images of your work (jpegs no larger than 2mb each)
  • A list of images with relevant information.
  • A written proposal which clearly states the following:
  1. An outline of your project / programme of work.
  2. The dates that you are available to avail of the opportunity
  3. What you hope to achieve during your residency.
  4. Any ideas that you may have about ways to engage with participants on creative learning programmes at Uillinn or with the local community / general public or              communities of interest.
  5. Details of any public engagement activity, in-person or online (workshops, masterclasses, talks, discussions etc) proposed during your residency.

Applications by email only to ann@westcorkartscentre.com

For more information click http://www.westcorkartscentre.com/residences

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY 5PM ON FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2022

Date Posted: 2 August 2022
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