Open Call | A Creative Response to Archives of Us: Cork 1918-1922 History and Archives Workshop

Application deadline: Friday 2 August.

Cork City Council invites submissions for an artist response to this Archival project: Archives of Us: Cork 1918-1922 History and Archives Workshop.

A group of up to 15 people will be enrolled on a 3 day workshop over 3 weeks on aspects of Cork’s local history and archives of the 1918 – 1922 and 1618 – 1918 periods. The workshop will encourage critical and creative thinking on this key period of our history.

Those enrolled will choose an archival collection/document and will help to present its contents and context to the group. Participants will create a written response to the chosen document, giving voice to what local history and archives mean to them and to Cork City. These responses will be placed online as a legacy of the project. An Archivist and a teacher will preselect items for the participants to choose from.

The Workshops will take place in October 2018.

The commission requires an artist response to the project. It is anticipated that the artist/s will consult with the Archivist and Teacher around the preselection of the materials to be presented to the group. The artist/s will also attend the workshops with the participants. The artist is also required to spend 2 days in residence at the Archives to gain an understanding of the collections held and work undertaken there. Following that the artist will create a response based on the work of the group, the chosen documents and historical and archival themes discovered in the workshop, and discussions with the group.
The final work will be permanently located at the City Archives.

The commissioners are looking for a response in any medium, which can be displayed in the City Archives, or digitally. Should the response be of a more ephemeral nature it is essential that this is documented visually, presented digitally for display to the public via the Archives On-line presence.

Site Visit
A site visit may be arranged by ringing 021-4505876

The budget for the project is €4000.
This includes as appropriate the following: artist’s fees & accommodation, workshop hire, materials, fabrication, installation costs (if applicable), foundation preparation (if applicable), engineering design, safety and health statements, labour, insurance, landscaping and VAT. It will be necessary to discuss in detail the entire budget breakdown as put forward by the artist prior to selection.

For full Artists Brief see: Archives-of-Us-Artist-Brief.pdf

In developing submissions artists may contact Jean Brennan with any questions or queries. Contact details are or by telephone 00 353 21 4924714

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