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Open Call: Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Remote Residency Award

Open Call 

For an Artist Residency award, Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios invite expressions of interest from collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration.  For this residency, candidates may or may not self-identify as refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.

In 2021, the proposed Residency will happen remotely over four weeks between June and July. Offering a focused professional development opportunity that supports and nurtures the arts practice of a professional artist who is interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice.

The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. This residency opportunity is offered through a partnership between Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios.  Expressions of Interest must be received by 5.30pm on the 17th May 2021. 

About the award

This award aims to focus on capacity building and artistic practice development.  The residency operates as an experimental incubator, providing opportunity for the selected artist to explore and develop their collaborative /socially engaged practice via discussion, networking, learning/unlearning and research to generate new ideas and perspectives.  It is important to note that this is not a production residency for projects.

The residency provides the selected artist with time and resources to work with Create and FSAS via mentoring to focus on areas of their practice that rewards heightened reflection and focused critical, rigorous discussion and feedback across a range of elements in an artist’s practice.

It is aimed at an artist whose work lies in the field of the visual arts* & collaborative / socially engaged arts practice.  It seeks to:

  • provide opportunity for the selected artist to develop and/or consolidate their collaborative arts practice
  • support the selected artist to network and engage with the wider field of collaborative and socially engaged arts

*See guidelines for definition of visual arts.

What the award offers

The award offers mentoring that is tailored to the needs of the selected artist.  This will combine support with technical elements of navigating the Irish arts funding networks, with a view to building confidence in planning and creating a structured approach to advance living and working as an artist in Ireland, as well as curatorial advice and recommendations. This residency is envisaged as a supportive future-looking opportunity to engage with the Irish visual arts world as well as progress techniques and methodologies in collaborative / socially engaged practice.

A stipend is offered and agreed expenses covered. The successful applicant will meet both Create and FSAS ahead of the residency in an initial development phase over 1-2 days to discuss in more detail how the opportunity can be best tailored to the artist’s needs and to consider additional supports and logistics in terms of working remotely.

Making an Expression of Interest

See Guidelines for Create/ FSAS Artist Residency Awards 2021, linked on this page. Expressions of Interest must be received by 5.30pm on the 17th May 2021.

Further information, applicant support, guidelines and application form on the CREATE website

Image: CAPP Cartographies: Susanne Bosch. Part of Practice and Power, June 2018, Dublin. Photo: Joseph Car