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Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam Artist Residency Award

Visual Arts
Monday, 27 June 2022 17:00

Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam invite expressions of interest from collaborative socially engaged artists who are from a minority ethnic background, have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this residency, candidates may self-identify as Traveller, Roma, refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.

The residency takes place across both Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam, provides opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning, with additional curatorial advice from Galway Arts Centre. The residency is aimed at a professional artist who is interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The residency runs over four weeks, 5th-30th September 2022. The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is the 27th June 2022.

The award is delivered through a partnership between Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam. Artists must be based in the Republic of Ireland to be eligible for this opportunity.

The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create, Galway Arts Centre, which is funded by the Arts Centre Department of the Arts Council of Ireland and Creative Places Tuam which is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Creative Places programme.

Please be aware that, at all times, Create and its partners are following public health guidelines to protect their staff and the artists, organisations and communities we serve. As the situation regarding COVID-19 and working practices evolve, this may mean changes to our planned work. Any changes will be circulated through our website and social media.


About the award
This is a developmental residency, it aims to support an artist who is interested in developing and/ or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. We welcome applications from artists working across all artforms. It is primarily a research and learning opportunity that allows the selected artist the time and resources to focus on a particular area of their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. It is important to note that it is not a production centered residency for projects but it will offer the opportunity for the artist to platform/ share their learnings from the residency.

The award sets out to support the selected artist to network and engage with the wider field of socially engaged arts and includes additional curatorial advice and studio space based in Galway Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary arts centre, gallery and theatre in Galway City centre. The award will offer the opportunity for the selected artist to engage in various elements of the Creative Places Tuam programme. The award allows for the artist to connect with other practitioners and communities in Galway City, Tuam and its hinterlands to foster dialogue and experimentation.


What the award offers
Studio space

The workspace is a ground floor accessible studio with wifi, natural light, and own entrance located at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street. The space is suitable for research, meetings and small scale works. Use of other spaces within Galway Arts Centre such as Nuns Island Theatre can be discussed.


The award offers a stipend and covers agreed expenses related to local travel and subsistence. The successful applicant will meet Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam to agree dates and discuss how the opportunity can be best tailored to their needs vis a vis space, accessibility, additional support and logistics in terms of travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Accommodation and travel

Unfortunately, this residency does not offer accommodation however is does include a travel/ accommodation stipend. Due to the high rental costs and difficulty securing accommodation this award may be best suited to someone who currently lives near Galway City. We welcome applications from outside the area. There is a stipend of €500 to support travel costs or to supplement accommodation needs. Please let us know on your application form how you will manage your accommodation and/or travel to Galway.


Submitting an expression of interest
See Guidelines for Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam 2022, linked on this page. The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is the 27th June 2022.


Applicant Support
We have increased supports to remove barriers for artist applicants to Artist in the Community awards. These additional supports may include: translation from other languages, Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpretation for advisory sessions, or transcription of audio and video files. We will use all reasonable endeavours to assist applicants eligible under the conditions of the award. To find out more please contact Create at least 2 weeks in advance of the closing date. Email us at info[at]create-ireland.ie or call us on (01) 473 6600. If you feel your needs are not outlined here please contact us and we will do our best to support you.

For further information on how to apply, please see the Create Ireland website at: https://www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/residencies/create-galway-arts-centre-and-creative-places-tuam-artist-residency-award/





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