Funded Residency | Tír Sáile Residency Programme, Mayo

Submission deadline: Thursday 6 April, 4.00pm

Mayo County Council and Aras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre invites submissions for three public art projects/residencies in Erris, County Mayo.

This is an exciting opportunity for artists to work with communities and revisit some of the Tír Sáile sculpture trail sites with new artistic vision and approaches to contemporary public art practice. The original trail was developed nearly 25 years ago and is currently undergoing a thorough maintenance programme including repairs, new signage and a new website, to be launched alongside the residency programme.

In addition to the residency programme artist Dorothy Cross will be working on a research project during the Summer and it is hoped a significant new commission will be realised in the following year.

Maximum budget is €10,000 for each residency, and will cover design, supply, installation or performance, artist’s fee and any community involvement initiatives, inclusive of all costs, VAT, insurance and other charges.

This is based on approximately a one month residency period, 2 week research and development phase and attendance at launch events.

It is assumed approximately €7,500 be allocated to the artists fee and €2,500 for materials or other residency or performance/outcome costs. Artists are welcome to suggest how they would like to breakdown the budget to suit their proposal.

In Addition to this budget:
Accommodation for the full period of the residency will be provided and further supports around documentation, launch costs, marketing etc will be provided.

Expression of Interest and Competition Process:

This is initially a one-stage competition, open to all artists. If a clear choice can not be made from the stage one submissions and further, detailed information is required a limited number of artists may be invited to develop proposals further and an honorarium will be paid to each shortlisted artist.
Initial submissions must contain:

• Brief description outlining any initial concept ideas or approach to a residency
• Indication of preferred site
• Outline of potential community/resident involvement
• Preferred timescale
• CV and examples of previous work

Q + A for artists:
Áras Inis Gluaire/ Erris Arts Centre at 12am on Thursday 16 March
Gaynor Seville, Public Art Coordinator and Brendan Murray, Director of the Arts Centre will be available to run through the brief and answer any questions.

It is not compulsory to attend but if you are attending please inform Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator

Submissions to be delivered to:

Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator,
Mayo County Council, Áras An Chontae, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Email submissions: Ensure all files combined in the submission are less than 10MB in a zipped file. Dropbox must be used for larger submissions.

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