IMMA announces first IMMA 1000 Residency Award Winners which include studio space and a financial bursary for Irish artists, the awards are supported by the IMMA 1000 fund.
The four artists selected for the IMMA 1000 Residency Programme are Jenny Brady, Neil Carroll, Dragana Jurisic, and artist duo Walker and Walker.
IMMA 1000 is a fund specifically created to support IMMA’s work with Irish artists in the drastically altered social and economic environment we find ourselves in since 2008, one which has made it increasingly challenging for artists to continue living and working in Ireland. One of the key aims of the IMMA 1000 fund is to secure the artist ecosystem for the future. It does this in three key ways; supporting artists’ income through commissions and exhibitions; supporting artists’ work through the purchasing of work for the IMMA Collection and supporting artists to live and work in Ireland through bursaries and the IMMA residency programme, the first four of which are announced today.