Residency Submissions

ARTISTS' RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

The Artists' Studios
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre offers Artist in Residence studio opportunities to practicing artists for research, the development of their arts practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community, communities of interest and general public.

This is a non-accommodation residency. Uillinn does not offer a stipend for the duration of a residency other than for Partnership Residencies which are advertised separately. 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 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.

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 workspaces, 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.
We will invite applications for 2024 in early summer 2023.

Opportunity for Artist - St. Patrick’s Day 2023
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre presents an open call for artists or arts collective to deliver a community based project as part of St Patrick’s Day 2023 celebration in Skibbereen.

The Project Award includes a studio residency of up to 6 weeks from 3 February to 18 March and a fee of €2000 to include all materials and costs required to deliver the project. Please note this is a non-accommodation residency.

The studio allocated is one of three Artists' Studios are located on Level 2 of Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre's arts building, which range in size from 18.2 metres square to 21.2 metres square. Each studio is equipped with heating facilities, with north facing roof lights, desk/work bench and wireless internet. Weekend and evening access can be facilitated and additional workspace or dance studio can be booked for public engagement activities (subject to availability)

This residency will require the artist to reside in the County of Cork and MUST have community engagement built in. The studio residency will enable artists 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.

The Award objective is for an artist/arts collective to create a spectacle artwork/event celebrating and including the local community for Skibbereen St. Patrick's Day Parade on 17th March 2023.

To apply:

Please send a proposal to residencies@westcorkartscentre.com by 6pm,Saturday 7th January 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm on 12th January 2023

The application should include:-

An up-to-date CV with links to previous work and 2-page document outlining the proposal.

The proposal should include:
1. An outline of your project idea including details of all artists involved, how you will engage with the community, what community you intend to work with and your anticipated outcome (parade float, installation, outdoor performance etc.)
2. Schedule
3. Budget

We recommend you take a look at past project before making submission - see HERE

CALL for Partnership Residency 2023
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre Residency Award supported by the Crespo Foundation.
Residency dates:
 22 July to 16 September 2023 (8 weeks)
Closing date for receipt of submissions: CLOSED
Application Requirements:
- This residency opportunity is open to contemporary visual artists who live outside the county of Cork.
- Submission headings are detailed below.
Services provided:
- Free accommodation in Skibbereen and a studio space at Uillinn.
- Weekly remuneration of 350 EUR.
- Travel costs for the journey to and from Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.

We invite artists to submit applications for a residency period of 8 weeks from 22 July to 16 September 2023. The residency will coincide with Skibbereen Arts Festival 2023 (28 July to 5 August 2023).

To apply, please email one PDF (no larger than 10MB), which must include the following:
- An up-to-date CV.
- An artist's statement.
- A maximum of 10 images of your work with full captions
- A written proposal which clearly states the following:
- An outline of your project / programme of work.
- What you hope to achieve during your residency.
- Any ideas that you may have about ways to engage with participants on creative learning programmes at Uillinn or with the local community, communities of interest, general public.
- Details of any public engagement activity (workshops, masterclasses, talks, discussions etc) proposed during your residency.

Applications by email only to ann@westcorkartscentre.com

Please mark the application Uillinn/Crespo Residency 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dance Studio (UCC and Bollinger Family Space)
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre accepts expressions of interest from dancers, choreographers and dance companies wishing to realise their work from idea to performance at the Uillinn Dance Studio.

The dance studio provides space for artists to engage in a programme of work over several weeks or months, to interact with other artists in residence, exhibiting artists, our public and our unique rural location at research, development and production stages.

This is a non-accommodation residency. Uillinn does not offer a stipend for the duration of a residency other than for Invited Commissions and Dance Development Awards. 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/

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.

The Residency programme offers practical supports including studio space, key holder privileges, wifi, café facilities, technical and administrative support. The Dance Studio is located on Level 3 of Uillinn, is 56 metres square and is fully accessible throughout. It is double height and equipped with sprung wooden floor, marley, mirrors, barre and sound system. Changing room with shower is available on Level 4. Weekend and evening access can be facilitated.

CALL for Dance Studio Open Submission 2023
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for up to five Studio Research or Production Residency Awards for 2023. These may vary in length from 5 to 20 days and can take place in blocks or spread out across the year. Uillinn does not currently offer a stipend or accommodation for the duration of these Awards. We recommend artists complement this opportunity with a Local Authority or Art Council Bursary or Agility Award to source funding for accommodation, travel and expenses.

To apply please send a submission (see below for submission criteria) to: justine@westcorkartscentre.com by 5pm, 15 December 2022 - CLOSED

CALL for Dance Development Award for Early Years 2023
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is currently seeking submissions for a Dance Development Award from dance artists wishing to create work for very young audiences. The residency supports artists seeking an opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, partner organisation BEAG and the local community. This is a non-accommodation residency with an offer of up to 12 days studio time between January and June 2023. The artist will receive a stipend of €1,500 towards their residency and will share their work with the public through a performance sharing/blogging/social media.

To apply please send a submission (see below for submission criteria) to: justine@westcorkartscentre.com by 5pm, 15 December 2022 - CLOSED

Submission Criteria - the application should include:-

  • The type of residency you wish to apply for - Research or Production or Dance Development
  • An up-to-date CV.
  • Images, video and weblinks of your work or other appropriate samples with relevant information.
  • A written proposal which clearly states the following:
    What you hope to achieve during your dance residency.
    The length of residency you're interested in
    Preferred time of year
    Any specific ideas that you may have about ways to engage with the public, locality or the centre as a whole

Please send any queries or an expression of interest seeking further information to justine@westcorkartscentre.com. We aim to make the process as simple and clear as possible, so we advise making contact before submitting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dance Studio programme is also accessed through Invited Commissions which comprise a Dance Artist in Residency Programme (Luke Murphy 2021 - 2022); Dance Company in Residence (Croí Glan 2022); and three Dance Development Awards (with up to 10 days studio time, stipend and accommodation allowance) including one Dance Development Award for an artist with a disability.

 

 

Uillinn Residencies are supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.

Image credits: 
Sergio Leitao in Studio 2021
Seiko Hayase, Present, 2022 St. Patricks Day Spectacle. 
Loosysmokes 2022 Studio Research Residency
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