This residency is open to artists of all levels. It is suitable for an artist with an existing practice who wants to learn new skills and expand their practice as this residency will give you the space, materials and mentorship to advance your practice. However, if you do not have any experience as an artist but are creative and want to learn new skills with the potential of making a career as an artist please don’t let your lack of experience hold you back from applying. The residency will be tailored for the selected artists ability.
Artists must be based in the Greater Dublin Area, to be eligible for this opportunity. Applications close at 5pm on August 20th.
Who is eligible?
- This residency is open to artists who are based in the Greater Dublin Area and who have first-hand experience of living in the direct provision system in Ireland.
- This residency is aimed at a person who is interested in a career in art, and who wants to learn and develop their practice. The artist’s experience level can vary from a beginner to someone with experience and an existing art practice. The residency will be tailored to the abilities of the selected artist.
- The artist must be over 18 years of age.
Application and deadline details
If you are interested in applying for this residency, you must fill out the application form available on SCOOP’s website. If you have previous artwork, a portfolio or CV which you would like to submit in addition to your application you can email it directly to email@example.com. Please note you must submit an online application.
The deadline for applications is August 20th 2021 at 5pm.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to a call with the Panel for a short chat about you, and your reasons for applying for this residency. This meeting is provisionally set for August 24th 2021.
The successful applicant will be notified by August 27th 2021 and will be required to attend an induction meeting during the week of August 30th 2021 (provisional dates).
The Residency will begin on Monday September 6th 2021.
What does the residency programme offer?
Studio Space and Materials
The residency offers studio space for one person at the Jill & Gill Studio in Dublin 8. The studio has a large range of machines and materials which the selected artist can use if they decide. The residency includes all the art materials required by the artists during the residency. The Studio has a kitchenette area with fridge, microwave and kettle for the artist to prepare and eat.
All agreed expenses related to travel.
The residency includes mentorship from artists Jill & Gill. This creative duo are offering mentorship to the selected artist including an induction meeting to discuss the artists goals and how to achieve them. There will be monthly mentorship meetings with Jill & Gill. The artist will be expected to provide updates on their work and discuss any additional needs of the artists. There will be opportunities for the artist to connect with other artists and suppliers in the industry and grow relationships.
There will be a weekly check-in with the SCOOP team. This will be an opportunity for the artist to get support from SCOOP; ask for anything they need, discuss their work and ask any questions they may have. The artist will be expected to give an update on their work, progress and goals for the upcoming week.
This residency sets out to support the selected artist to network and engage with the wider field of artists and other people in the industry. It allows for the artist to connect with other artists and suppliers in Dublin to create lasting relationships.
The selected artist also has the opportunity to:
- Participate in an annual group exhibition with the other residency recipients (not mandatory)
- Create an art print or tee-shirt for the SCOOP online store (not mandatory)
- Participate in SCOOP’s annual Art Auction fundraiser (artists receive 50% of the auction sale price)
Submitting an application