The VAI @ DAS award is open to all members of VAI.  2014 will be the third year of the VAI@DAS competition; a residency award open to professional visual artists.

What is the award?

The winner will receive a residency at the Digital Arts Studios in Belfast. The residency offers:

The Digital Arts Studios is based in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast City Centre. Conveniently situated within walking distance of galleries and cultural venues at 38 – 42 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB.

Who can apply?

Artists who hold current membership of Visual Artists Ireland. For information on joining VAI go to

How are award winners selected?

Applications will be reviewed and the award winner will be selected by a VAI/DAS panel.

How to apply

All applicants must provide the following:

  1. A Project Proposal
    1. Provide a description of the project that you wish to complete during the residency.
    2. Outline how you intend to make use of the residency, bearing in mind the duration of the residency and the facilities and resources that are available to you.
      *The proposal may contain written and visual material.
  2. An Artist statement
    1. Provide a statement outlining why you feel the residency would be of benefit to your project and/or your practice overall.
  3. A current CV (max 2 pages)
  4. Examples of work
    1. Up to 10 still images/documentation of work
    2. Up to 3 examples of video or audio, maximum duration 5 minutes each.
    3. Up to 3 links to work online.

The application period will be advertised through our eBulletin and information services each year.

Apply online here

DEADLINE,  4pm, 30th May 2014


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