Trinity College is pleased to invite applications from artists for a 12 month artist‐in‐residence position commencing in March 2020. The artist will be based at TTEC (Trinity Technology & Enterprise Centre), Grand Canal. The aim is to enable the artist to develop new work through a collaborative process of engagement with communities which should include local residents and school children and may also include technology and creative start‐ups and businesses, as the site transitions towards a new campus at the heart of the proposed Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID). The new site will have a focus on technology and creative arts, housing researchers, industry and start‐ups, as well as providing a welcoming space and opportunities for local residents. It is intended that this artist‐in‐residence position will be the beginning of a long‐term commitment to integrating art into the campus and wider innovation district. Submissions are welcome from artists working in any art form.
The artist‐in‐residence will focus on collaborative, community oriented programming, working with local residents of all ages, school children and community groups. Applicants will be expected to produce new work, engage with the history and culture of the area and site, as well as considering the proposed plans for development. Our hope is that they will listen to the issues that affect this community and respond to these issues with collaborative art that is ambitious, radical, engaged, and meaningful. This is an open brief and artists may use a range of art forms, including but not limited to theatre, story‐telling, film‐making, music, visual art, dance, writing, animation.
The artist will be expected to work in close collaboration with the Trinity team tasked with the TTEC development.
S/he should plan on hosting a number of events or workshops over the course of the year, with the primary target audience being Docklands residents, but open of course to a wider audience.
Artists Brief: Trinity-Grand-Canal-Artist-in-residence.pdf
Support and Fees
The Artist‐in‐Residence position will be for one year part‐time (3 days/week) with a fee of €33,000 to include the artist fees, materials and other expenses/ inclusive of VAT. Working days/hours are negotiable.
This is a two‐stage process. Stage One requires a written application (details below) which should be submitted by Monday 3rd February at 5pm. Applications will be shortlisted up to 5 entries and those artists will be asked to take their ideas further for the closing date for Stage Two on Friday 28th February. They will be paid €500 to do so. The successful applicant will be chosen by a panel of 5 comprising representatives from Trinity and external artistic experts.
A briefing meeting will be held for interested applicants on Wednesday 15th January in Unit 18, TTEC (the proposed location for the residency) from 10am – 11.30am to answer questions about this application and the TTEC development. Access is via Macken Street.
Criteria for assessment
• Understanding of the brief and context
• Strength of the proposed process and outline programme
• Merit of the artistic concept
• Track record of the artist
Stage One application
Please submit the following before Monday 3rd February at 5pm:
• Letter of application (no more than 2 * A4 pages) outlining:
o Why you are interested in this opportunity
o Your experience of working with communities of interest and/or place
o How you would propose spending your time within the residency
o An initial overview of your proposal for this artist‐in‐residence programme
• Supporting material to demonstrate your work from a community project, e.g. imagery, short video, written material
Applications should be submitted by email as a pdf to the Community & Enterprise Engagement Manager, Mary Colclough, firstname.lastname@example.org
Queries should be addressed to Mary by email or telephone +35386‐8175466