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Opportunity: ArtLinks ‘Breaking the Patterns’ Artistic Residency and Work Placement

Posted: 29 January, 2024

ArtLinks are partnering with Capacity Ireland as part of a Creative Europe Project and bringing this exciting new programme ‘Breaking the Patterns’ by now accepting applications from emerging visual artists.

Breaking the Patterns is a two-year programme with residencies, exhibitions, mentoring and professional development opportunities.This is the first open call within the series of opportunities that will be advertised over the coming two years.

The programme is designed to target, support and engage with emerging Irish Visual Artists, who may not have the means to develop their artistic practice due to barriers such as financial, social or not having the supports to do so.  ArtLinks are looking for emerging artists who are at the early stages of their careers, or who have just completed or are completing further education, or who are passionate about becoming an artist and would like to be supported to do so.  This programme will foster and cultivate creativity through international European art residencies, dedicated artistic mentorship and professional development.

Successful applicants to the programme will take part in a three-month artists residency in Seville, Spain from mid-April 2024 until mid July 2024. Artwork which is completed during the programme will be exhibited in an exhibition towards the end of the residency. There is a total of six available spaces on this programme and applicants will be assessed within a competitive context. You do not need to know Spanish to apply to the programme.

Please note you must currently reside in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford or Wexford to be eligible for the programme.

Submissions open on Thursday 11th January 2024, closing date Thursday 15th February 2024. To find out more information and to complete your application form to the programme please visit capacityireland.ie

Brought to you by ArtLinks (Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford,and Wexford Local Authority Arts Services), and led by Carlow County Council Arts Service under the Invitation to Collaborate Arts Council of Ireland scheme.

Artists must be registered members of ArtLinks, if you are not a registered member please contact artlinks.ie@gmail.com to check if you are eligible and complete the application form.  If you have any further queries about the programme, please email rachaelspray@capacityireland.ie. This programme will support and be open to visual artists based within the within the ArtLinks region only, please check your eligibility at the Capacity Ireland website.


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