Residency Submissions

ARTISTS' RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

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. Uillinn does not offer a stipend for the duration of a residency other than for Partnership Residencies (see end of page for details of upcoming Partnership Residency call outs) 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/

Uillinn provides a vibrant creative hub 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 is given to:

  • to artists who show a strong commitment to public and audiences, with a Covid-19 considered approach
  • Proposals that show relevance to our venue location and facilities
  • While Covid-19 restrictions are in place, priority will also be given to artists residing, or with residence in the County.

- The Artists' Studios

The three Artists' Studios are located on Level 2 of Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre's new arts building, 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.

Please note that we are fully programmed until the end of 2022.
We are inviting applications for 2023, please see here for full details of applications. 
Please click here to download a PDF with more details on The Artists' Studio Residency Submissions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- The Dance Studio (UCC and Bollinger Family Space)
Uillinn accepts expressions of interest from dancers, choreographers and dance companies wishing to realise their work from idea to performance at Uillinn Dance Studio in autumn 2022 or 2023.

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. 

The Residency programme at Uillinn offers practical supports including studio space, key holder privileges, wifi, cafe 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, marley, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are two ways to access this programme: By invited commissions (3 Dance Development Awards) and open submissions (5 Research or Production' Residency Awards and 1 Dance Development Award for Early Years) .

Invited Commissions: Uillinn supports a Dance Artist in Residency Programme (Luke Murphy 2021 - 2022) commissioning two Dance Development Awards (with upto 10 days studio time, stipend and accomodation allowance), Dance Company in Residence (Croí Glan 2022) commissioning a Dance Development Award for an artist with a disability (with upto 10 days studio time, stipend with assitance and accomodation allowance).

Open Submission: Studio 'Research or Production' Residency Awards can vary in length, from 5 to 20 days, and take place throughout the year in blocks or spread out across the year. West Cork Arts Centre does not currently offer a stipend or accomodation for the duration of theses Awards. We recommend artists complement this opportunity with a Local Authority or Art Council Bursary or Agiliy Award to seek funding for accommodation, travel and expenses.

In 2022, Uillinn is seeking submissions for a Dance Development Award from dance artists wishing to create work for very young aundiences. 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 upto 12 days studio time in Jan to June 2023. The artist will receive a stipend of €1,500 towards their residency and will share their work with the public eg. sharing/bloging/social media.

 For All Open Submissions:

Priority will be given to: 
• Proposals that show relevance to our venue location and facilities
• dancers/companies in receipt of agility, bursary, project, arts grant awards 
• to artists who can show public engagement considerations as part of their programme of work (COVID19 restrictions considered)

To apply please submit the following to: justine@westcorkartscentre.com Deadline 5pm, 15 December, 2022 for residencies in 2023

An application should include:-
• The type of residency you wish to apply for Research or Production
• 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. Applications are currently being accepted for residencies taking place in the following year.

Partnership Residencies
We are delighted to be working with partners to support our Artist in Residence Programme. Please click here for details on applying for any of these residency opportunities. 

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.

 

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

Image credits: 
William Bock in studio 2020
Mihaela Griveva în studio 2017, image Kevin O'Farrell 
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