Greywood Arts is awarding a four week residency 22 August – 20 September to support development of a public art project in the rural East Cork village of Killeagh. The residency provides accommodation, workspace, project support and a stipend of €1,500 to a visual, performing, multi-disciplinary or other genre of practicing artist whose project is experienced in the public realm. This year, the residency precedes Ireland’s nationwide Culture Night (September 18th) and we hope to celebrate the public art project that evening.
Unexpected Spaces aims to support an artist working in the public sphere while increasing access to art in the community of Killeagh. The artwork created during the residency should be situated or presented in the public sphere, or should be experienced from a public space. It is not expected that the artwork will be permanent or remain onsite. It is hoped that the residency will support a process focused outcome that can be shared with and engage the public. The public art residency is one component of the project, which will also offer public art themed workshops for different community groups.
An Artist stipend of €1,500 is to cover materials and fee, divided at the discretion of the artist.
This year, Unexpected Spaces will tie into Culture Night, Ireland’s annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts on Friday, 18th September. https://culturenight.ie/
While Greywood Arts are completely open regarding the theme, topic and medium, the project should be responsive to the setting and context of the village.
Unexpected Spaces is made possible by support from Cork County Council.