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April 24, 2018

Open Call | Create and Fire Station Artists Studio Residency for Artist from a Minority Ethnic Background

Application deadline: 7 May, 5pm

Create and Fire Station Artistsโ€™ Studios invite applications from artists that are based in Ireland for a one-month residency award based at Fire Station Artistsโ€™ 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.

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.

The award allows the artist access to the facilities at Fire Station Artistโ€™s Studios (FSAS) in Dublinโ€™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 to cover travel and expenses. This stipend is not a salary, and so does not affect entitlement to Direct Provision.

The award also offers accommodation at FSAS (if the awarded artist is not 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 โ€“ 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.

For more information and how to apply: create-ireland.ie/aic-residencies/


Open Call | Create and Fire Station Artists Studio Residency for Artist from a Minority Ethnic Background