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 on Decade of Centenaries Artist-in-Residence Scheme 2021 here.
National Museum of Ireland Residency
The National Museum of Ireland aims to engage an artist who wants to work on a collaborative and socially engaged residency over two years where they will co-create work of depth and ambition with communities, taking inspiration from the NMI collections and the buildings they are housed in, as they relate to the Decade of Centenaries.
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 National Museum of Ireland’s collections to new and existing audiences;
- To provide contemporary creative arts practitioners with an opportunity to develop their creative practice in the interdisciplinary environment of the National Museum of Ireland’s and
- To develop the profile of the National Museum of Ireland’s and encourage new audiences.
An artist in residency will be awarded in 2021. The residency at the National Museum of Ireland will cover 2021 and 2022. The artist may have a work space based in the National Museum of Ireland 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.
Each residency comes with the following benefits:
- A fee of €20,000 is proposed for each artist with up to an additional €5,000 available for materials and the production of proposed creative output (this will also cover any T&S related costs and all expenditure of this allocation has to be vouched by the artist and agreed by the National Museum of Ireland);
- Access to the collections and expertise of the National Museum of Ireland;
- Dependent on the Institution, a work space in the National Museum of Ireland may be provided to facilitate access to relevant staff and resources (subject to Public Health Guidelines);
- A unique opportunity to engage with the National Museum of Ireland’s extensive community, partners and stakeholders, and to access its diverse range of research and cultural collections;
- Promotional support to launch their new work and draw attention to their portfolio of work; and
- Opportunity to collaborate with other artists involved in the scheme in other Institutions.
For more information as well as a complete application checklist and list of requirements click here.
Applications close 19 March, 5pm.