Brief Artist in Residence Exploring a Shared PastDownload File
Wexford County Council ( WCC) under the Per Cent for Art Scheme and Pembrokeshire County Council ( PCC) Wales, invite submissions for two Artists in Residence to work in Wexford and Wales, on the theme of ‘Exploring a Shared Past’ as part of the ‘Ancient Connections’ cross-border arts, heritage and tourism project linking North Wexford with North Pembrokeshire.
Each artist residency is valued at €22,000 in total to include artist’s fees, materials, and final public art outcomes.
The artists can work in any art form or combination of art forms i.e. visual art, film, writing, theatre, music, sound, traditional arts and each residency must involve a public artistic output at the end. These outputs could be an exhibition, film screening, reading, sculptural installation, performance etc. where members of the public and local communities can be involved and/or attend. The proposal can be submitted from artists working in a single art form or across disciplines or art-forms or as an artistic collaboration.
The focus of the commission is on the creation of new and original artwork and must involve place-base enquiry, engagement with other stakeholders within ‘Exploring a Shared Past’ and meaningful collaboration with local communities of place or interest.
This Artist in Residence Programme is being awarded under a Two Stage Open Competition. The residency will run from May 2020 – April 2022.
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Ancient Connections propose to work with two artists-in-residence, one based in Pembrokeshire and one based in Wexford. The Wexford based Artist in Residence will be managed and supported by Wexford County Council Arts office, through the Percent for Art Scheme, the Artist in Residence in Pembrokeshire will be managed by Pembrokeshire County Council.
The two artists will be expected to meet, communicate, and share knowledge and plans as they develop creative ideas during the course of each residency. Artists will be encouraged to take part in workshops, talks or other public engagements in relation to the Ancient Connections programme as they arise. Artistic collaboration between the two artists is not obligatory, but would be welcomed if it develops organically. The selected artists would work closely with some of the emerging findings by other specialists working on the project in the areas of archaeological excavations, geophysical surveys, historical research, folklore and/or story gathering. At the end of their residencies each artist would produce new art works as a response to this period of research and engagement. The artwork will be publicly presented in Pembrokeshire and in Wexford.
The focus of the commission is on the creation of new and original artwork(s) and must involve place-base enquiry, engagement with other contractors within ‘Exploring a Shared Past’ and meaningful collaboration with local communities of place or interest. Experimental ways of working with communities of place or interest is encouraged as is innovation and excellence in artistic practice.
Artists who live in Pembrokeshire or Wexford or can show a demonstrable link to either region are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Deadline Stage One: Monday 2nd All artists notified by 9 March 2020
- Deadline Stage Two Proposals – Monday 20 April 2020. All artists notified by 30 April 2020
- Residencies and public art outcomes – Mid May 2020- April 2022
Each artist residency is valued at €22,000. This is inclusive of artist’s fees, studio time, materials, production, insurance, venue hire, public art outcomes, and will be paid in 3 instalments at start, middle and end of residency.
This fee is inclusive of VAT and which breaks down to approx. 45-50 days for research, making and final presentation of artwork outcomes. It is entirely the responsibility of each artist to determine how they will structure their days during this 2-year period, and they will determine their schedule based around other work commitments, and the ongoing developments of the Ancient Connections project. The artists may not bill WCC or PCC for any further fees.
There is an additional travel budget of €2,000 per artist to facilitate exchange and travel between the Wexford and Wales residency artists, which will be administered by each local authority.
Stage One – An Open Call: Expression of interest is invited from artists, including artists groups.
Stage One requires the following:
- Completed application form and checklist.
- CV ( max 3 pages)
- An Expression of Interest. initial thoughts on how you would approach the residency from an artistic and community engagement point of view. This is not a proposal. (500 words maximum )
- Examples of previous art work 8-10 relevant examples of your previous work with one separate page clearly listing: medium, context, year, etc.
Online applications only.
For Wexford applications email: firstname.lastname@example.org Enquiries Tel 00 353 9196369
For Wales application email: email@example.com Enquiries Tel: 0044 (0) 1347 770141 / 00 44 (0) 7798 925695
All four documents must be collated into one PDF document (Max size 10 MB).
Stage Two – Detailed Proposal
Stage Two will comprise of a restricted competition with a shortlist of ten artists (maximum) in total across Wexford and Wales (5 artists – Wexford and 5 Artists -Pembrokeshire) from Stage One. These artists will be invited to develop proposals for the Stage Two of the residency commission.
Each artist will be paid €500 on completion and submission of proposal.