Creating a Sustainable Global Society is one of the four strategic themes underpinning UCD’s 2020-2024 Strategy. Responding to the unprecedented loss of Ireland’s biodiversity, is critical to this challenge.
UCD are delighted to announce a new residency at UCD Parity Studios which aims to contribute to this challenge, supported in partnership with UCD Earth Institute and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
The Earth Institute is UCD’s institute for environmental research. The Institute comprises a community of over 100 senior academics and 200 early career researchers drawn from across the University’s six constituent Colleges, and seeks to promote interdisciplinary activity across the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, engineering and architecture. Areas of multidisciplinary expertise include biodiversity, ecosystems, the built environment and sustainable communities.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County is a partly-urban and partly rural environment framed by two of the greatest assets of natural heritage on the island – extending from the shoreline of Dublin Bay to the uplands that form the borders with County Wicklow and South Dublin. It is also an increasingly urbanised county where the sustainable management of biodiversity presents its own challenges to the Council, local groups, businesses and educational institutions as well as those who live in the county.
Proposals are welcome from visual artists, working in any medium who wish to contribute to the awareness of biodiversity and its importance in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council through the lens of artistic practice.
What they offer
- a stipend of €10,000 (paid through UCD payroll in installments agreed with the artist).
- free 24 hour access to studio space at UCD Parity Studios.
- cross-disciplinary peer support through monthly artists in residence process meetings.
- access to UCD library, lectures and other university resources.
- Research support through the extensive network of UCD Earth Institute academics and researchers and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
What is Expected of the Artist
- make connections with UCD researchers and Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council personnel. While formal introductions to relevant researchers are made, many fruitful conversations
- have occur through chance meetings on the corridor or during coffee breaks, so being on campus is an important factor in the process.
- prepare a 20min talk for the purposes of introduction to your work and proposal.
- use the studio space to develop your work on average two days a week, over the course of the year.
- make the process of your research visible to others online
- be available for a UCD Open Studio Day when the public and wider UCD community will be invited to visit the studios and talk with you about your work.
- participate in the monthly artists in residence process meetings.
- give a practical workshop related to your work to UCD students
- credit UCD and DLR partners as described in the terms of agreement between artist and UCD Parity Studios
For more information and application details see: ucdartinscience.com/earth-inst-dlr