2021 Dance Artists Production & Research Open Call

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Artists' Residency Programme
for Dance Artists – Production & Research
In the UCC and Bollinger Family Space
Open call for submissions 2021

Uillinn are currently seeking expressions of interest from dancers, choreographers and dance companies wishing to realise their work from idea to performance at Uillinn Dance Studio in 2021.

Uillinn dance programme aims to increase exposure in West Cork for contemporary dance and support a dance programme with high artistic content and considered public engagement. Both the dance and visual art 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.

This is a non-accommodation residency. West Cork Arts Centre does not at this time, offer a stipend for the duration of a residency. We recommend that artists apply to their own Arts Councils, Local Authorities etc. to source funding for accommodation, travel and expenses. See the Arts Council Ireland Dance Bursary Award here www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Dance-bursary-award/​, deadline 30 July.

The Residency programme at Uillinn offers a number of practical supports including studio space, desk, key holder privileges, wifi, canteen facilities, technical and administrative support. The dance studio is located on Level 3 and is fully accessible throughout. It is equipped with sprung wooden floor, mirrors, barre and sound system. Desk, meeting room and wifi facilities are also available on level 4 and changing room with shower.  Café is on the ground floor. Weekend and evening access can be facilitated.

Uillinn provides a vibrant creative hub, with three other studios on site and an extensive programme of exhibitions and events. There is a strong emphasis on making connections and networking, even in these most challenging times we are seeking safe and creative ways to remain connected.

Priority will be given to:

•          dancers/companies in receipt of bursary or project awards

•          to artists who show a strong commitment to public engagement (COVID19 considered)

•          While COVID19 restrictions are in place, priority will also be given to artists residing or with residence in the County.

Residencies can vary in length, though out the year from 5 to 20 days, in blocks or in spread out. To find out more go to how-to-become-a-resident

To apply please submit the following: justine@westcorkartscentre.com

An application should include:-

  • The type of residency you wish to apply for Research or Production
  • An up-to-date CV.
  • Images and weblinks of your work or other appropriate samples with relevant information. (jpegs no larger than 2mb each)
  • A written proposal which clearly states the following:
  1. What you hope to achieve during your dance residency.
  2. The length of residency you're interested in
  3. preferred time of year
  4. Any ideas that you may have about ways to engage with audience or participants on creative learning programmes at Uillinn or with the local community / general public, being cognisant of government guidelines for safety

Please send a proposal to justine@westcorkartscentre.com

Applications are currently being accepted for residencies taking place in the following year.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to email in any enquiries you have in advance of applying to the same email address.

Applicants will receive and acknowledgement of receipt, please call 02822090 if you do not receive an email reply on submission.


Image: Tara Brandel Dance Research Residency July 2020


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