Deadline: 15/06/2018

Sirius Arts Centre Artist in Residence Programme

Multi-disciplinary residency programme in a former yacht-club building right on the sea.

Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Residency Programme

Applying for a residency at Sirius Arts Centre 2019

Submissions are now open for the next residency programme (January to December 2019) and will be accepted until Friday 15 June 2018 at 5pm. 

Sirius Arts Centre has been developing its Artist in Residence programme since 1994. This programme receives some funding from the Arts Council and Cork County Council and is well recognised internationally. The residency programme is designed to offer artists, curators and writers the opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Sirius, other organisations in Cork and the surrounding community.

Residents stay in a beautiful, two/three-bedroomed basement apartment in the Sirius Arts Centre’s building, located on the waterfront in the centre of Cobh, twenty minutes by train from Cork City. The residency provides a residential and work space to visual artists, either as individuals or groups.

Please read the following information before you apply:

- Applications are considered for both individual artists or small groups of artists who wish to share the residency.
-   The term of residence at Sirius ranges from two to four weeks. Longer residencies can be considered in specific circumstances.
- If awarded a residency, Sirius will provide accommodation in the artists’ apartment for a time agreed on by the artist and the organisation. Currently Sirius does not offer a stipend for the duration of a residency. Given the changes in funding streams for the arts in Ireland, it is recommended that, if accepted into the programme artists should apply to their own Arts Councils and local authorities to source funding for travel and expenses.
-   Artists will be invited and encouraged to host a talk, workshop or event during their stay.
-   Subsequent exhibition applications can later be accepted from national and international artists who have already developed work through the residency programme.
- There is no cost to apply to the residency programme.
-   Applications will be accepted via email only.

Please include in your application:

1. An up-to-date CV (no more than one page)
2. An artist's statement (no more than one page).
3. A maximum of 10 images of your work (jpegs no larger than 2mb each) or video links.
4. A titles list of images.
5. A written proposal for residency applications (no more than 500 words), which clearly states the following:

a. What you hope to achieve during your residency.
b. The length of residency you're interested in and preferred time of year. (This can not be guaranteed)
c. Details of any public engagement activity proposed during your stay.
d. Any interest you may have in linking with the local community or other groups / organisations during your stay.

Does your work have any pertinent links to Ireland or Cobh that the panel should be aware of?

All applications will be assessed by the curatorial panel and the applicant will be notified as soon as possible after the deadline. Please send applications via email only by Friday June 15 2018 at 5pm to: (with subject heading ‘Residencies 2019’)

Please note - applications that exceed or do not meet the required documentation will not be accepted.
Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

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Sirius Arts Centre Artist in Residence Programme

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