The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media is the lead Department for the coordination of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023. One of the new elements of the Programme is the Artist-in-Residence scheme for National Cultural Institutions and other key partners.
The focus for 2021 is on bodies that hold and/or present material with a direct connection to the 1912-1923 period being marked by the Decade of Centenaries and to bring those historical collections to new audiences.
The following 5 bodies will host an artist-in-residence in 2021 under the Decade of Centenaries programme:
- Beyond 2022: Irelands Virtual Record Treasury
- Military Archives
- National Archives
- National Library of Ireland
- National Museum of Ireland
Each body will engage an artist selected from a specific discipline or a range of artistic disciplines (depending on the bespoke requirements/emphasis of that body) to reflect on specific collections identified by the Institution and a theme or themes falling under the scope of the Decade of Centenaries.
General information and links to all briefs on Decade of Centenaries Artist-in-Residence Scheme 2021 here.
Military Archives Residency
Military Archives are delighted to partner with the Department as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 to invite an artistic response to the rich primary source material with a view to bringing it into the public domain in new and imaginative ways. Specifically, they are interested in developing digital content through the medium of animation or with a graphic artist.
Objectives of the Scheme:
- To expose and explore new perspectives on and ways of communicating the content of material with
a direct connection to the 1912-1923 period, especially to non-specialist and public audiences;
- To develop new and original work which helps to bring the Military Archives’ collections to new and
- To provide contemporary creative arts practitioners with an opportunity to develop their creative
practice in the interdisciplinary environment of the Military Archives; and
- To develop the profile of the Military Archives and encourage new audiences.
An artist in residency will be awarded in 2021. The duration will be for one year, from May 2021-May 2022. The artist may have a work space based in the Institution for the period of the residency. However, public health guidelines will be followed at all times in relation to restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
Applications close 19 March, 5pm.