Application deadline: 30 May, 12 noon
Electric Picnic are delighted to announce the return of our Artist in Residence programme (D.I.V.A.) for the festival in 2017. Standing for Diverse Individual Visual Artist, D.I.V.A. is a funded Artist In Residence Award and Bursary. In its second year, the D.I.V.A. programme will provide an opportunity for four professional Irish visual artists to exhibit an existing work at this year’s festival.
A bursary of €5,000 will be offered to be shared amongst the four successful artists, who through the exhibition of their work will help create an amazing backdrop to the festival experience.
In many ways, Electric Picnic is one large-scale collaborative art project – a transient work of immersive and experiential escapism. It attracts a wonderfully open audience, who are eager to absorb the world that has been created for their enjoyment. They are energetic, adventurous and curious people. They want to explore and experience, and they expect to be challenged.
The artists awarded the D.I.V.A. bursary will live and work onsite for a duration during the “build phase” of the festival and will use this time to adapt their chosen work to this very unique environment. Works must be installed and completed by the 25th August 2017. The process will involve dialogue with event organisers to ensure that the artworks created suit the festival environment, both visually and practically. Artists are responsible for providing the structures and materials required for the installation of their work and adaptation to the environment in question. Certain resources can be made available to the artists subject to availability and advance arrangement.
You do not need to develop a lengthy proposal in order to apply to the D.I.V.A. programme. As the work will already be in existence, the process will simply involve an email in which you will include photographs of the work, together with a description of the work and a short biography of the artists background and experience. A short description of how you might adapt the work to the festival environment would be advantageous.
To apply, email the above to: email@example.com
For more information see: www.electricpicnic.ie/news/artist-residence-diva-returns