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The basement gallery space in An Táin. The walls are painted rough brick and host several paintings hanging lit by small spotlights.

Opportunity: An Táin Emerging Visual Artist in Residence Award

Posted: 29 February, 2024

The Emerging Visual Artist Residency is a Summer Residency in the An Táin Basement Gallery and provides artists with studio space, a materials fee, a living stipend and the gallery for an exhibition of their work for the month of September.

The programme is open to recent graduates and artists at the start of their career looking to establish a collaborative practice in a community setting. The aim of the residency is to assist artists to research and develop new work and give them the time and space to develop their practice in a supportive and vibrant environment.  

Part of the residency will include the mentoring of second level students on their portfolio for third level. Aside from this, an Táin are not prescriptive about the manner in which you work with, and in the community, but we would like to see applications that demonstrate a genuine interest in collaboration and public engagement. Applications from individual artists and/or arts collectives working in any visual arts form are welcome.  

The resident artist will be provided with the studio space adjoining The Basement Gallery from July 1st to September 30th, administrative and outreach support, and the opportunity to use the main gallery space for the month of September. The value of the bursary is €2000, which breaks down as a living stipend of €1500 and a materials bursary of up to €500 (with receipts). The hours of the residency will be Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-16.00, with additional access available with prior agreement. Living accommodation is not included in the residency.  

Access info: The Basement Gallery is accessed by stairs and a wheelchair accessible lift. There is also an accessible toilet on the same floor as the gallery / workshop space. 

The successful artist or arts collective will be selected by a shortlisting and interview process, based on artist CV, proposal, portfolio, and references.  

Please email paul@antain.ie with one pdf document including the following details: 

• Artist or artists CV (max three pages)

• Proposal for residency (500-1000 words). Clear reference must be made to, proposed themes, outcomes, any communities the artist would like to work with, any outreach elements, workshops and/or talks, as applicable.

• Portfolio with samples of current and previous work (max three pages)

• Email and phone contact details for two professional / academic references

Application deadline: Thursday 29 of February 2024 at 5pm 

Photos courtesy of An Táin. 


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