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Irish Museum of Modern Art announces Artists Residency Programme

The Irish Museum of Modern Art announce a new online application process for those applying to the Artists’ Residency Programme. Applications can be made online, through IMMA’s website, from Tuesday, 12 June, until 13h GMT/Irish Time, Tuesday, 24 July 2012. Successful applications will be scheduled to participate on the Residency Programme in 2013. Residencies range between two to six months in duration.

Santiago Borja, In the Shadow of the Sun. ARP 2010, IMMA. Courtesy the artist.

The Artists’ Residency Programme (ARP) is the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s (IMMA) studio / residency programme. The ARP provides opportunities for artists, curators, critical writers, and art professionals to research and develop their practices, it supports both emerging and established professionals, working in any medium by application or invitation and is open to Irish and international applicants.

The ARP is a unique programme which is immersed in the urban context of contemporary Irish culture. Situated onsite at IMMA, this prime location offers a natural catalyst for creativity and dialogue. The Museum’s Collection, Exhibitions, Education and Community Programmes, National Programme, Talks and Lectures, and 17th-century architecture and grounds all provide a dynamic starting point for participants to expand and explore their studio practice and potentially develop new avenues of research where IMMA residents can tap into the many resources available to them.

ARP participants have opportunities to engage in ARP Conversations and Open Studio events and they get to showcase their ongoing studio practice or previous work made by them during their residency. The live / work location onsite at IMMA offers opportunities to participants to meet with the public, art professionals, the local community, and colleagues to expand practices and discourses. The ARP also provides a professional platform for international artists to come and live in Dublin for a concentrated period of time within an affordable and creative context alongside participating Irish artists.

Artists participating in the Residency Programme receive a free studio and separate, complementary living space all located on site at IMMA. There are eight studios at IMMA: four loft spaces and four large ground floor spaces. There is a communal house called the Flanker Building which has five bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms, and can facilitate live-in wheel chair access on the ground floor. There are also three self-catering apartments above some of the studios. Resident artists also receive a small stipend.

Applications are evaluated by a selection committee consisting of members of staff from IMMA and external arts professionals. The committee bases their selection on the artistic quality of the applicant’s work, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant’s career, and the relevance of the applicant’s practice to the cultural context of IMMA and contemporary art.

If you wish to make an application you will require the following:
1. CV
2. Statement about your practice
3. Objectives and proposal of work for residency
4. Documentation most appropriate to your work (i.e. digital images, audio/moving image work, and/or written work)
5. Names of two professional references who are familiar with your practice

Remember that you will be required to register online prior to making an application. Applications can be saved and returned to up until the closing deadline. However, applications must be submitted in time in order to be considered eligible for selection.

Application deadline: Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 13h GMT/Irish Time

For further information about the residency or making an application please refer to IMMA’s website

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