Deadline for applications: 25 April 2017
The Bealtaine Festival has created an opportunity for a care setting and its residents to engage creatively with a visual artist over the course of a number of months. The festival also wishes to offer an opportunity for an artist to develop their specific skills in relation to working in arts and health settings.
The artist selected will work closely with the residents of Orchard Day Care, Blackrock, Dublin over a medium length period of time (4 months) with a view to opening up creative arts practice to the residents and in terms of supporting this specialist area of work. Specifically, the residency will combine the artist’s engagement of the older people in creative processes with his / her creative reflection on this. WHAT and the Creative Exchanges programme will help broker the relationship between Age & Opportunity and the care setting, offer 1 – 2 mentoring sessions to the selected artist and link the artist to artists with experience of working with people with dementia. The artist will also be supported by the advice of a more experienced artist that will be sourced by Age & Opportunity in consultation with both artists.
The artist will be paid a fee of €200 per day for 32 days totaling a fee of €6500 including travel, accommodation, etc. There is an additional materials budget of €1000 to produce a final outcome/response/event.
Contact Bealtaine Festival Co-curator Linda Shevlin for information on the application process: firstname.lastname@example.org