Open Call | IMMA Photography Residency Award 2019 – 2020

Application deadline: 17 July, 3pm.

IMMA is excited to launch an open call for an exceptional residency opportunity offering a photographer or a visual artist working with photography a chance to participate in three unique residencies through one single award.

IMMA’s new open call will provide institutional support across two established residencies in partnership with the internationally renowned Light Work photography organisation and residency in Syracuse, New York and will incorporate a third peripatetic residency to one or multiple locations through a self-initiated international research journey as proposed by the applicant. This democracy of vantage points aligns function and vision to make each residency an equally significant part of the overall experience, the amalgamation of two formal residencies with an artist’s journey has exciting and new potential for everyone involved. The motivating principle for this multiple residency award is to offer a unique experience which will open critical avenues for creative and professional resonance, with an aim to support and enhance that which is integral to the selected practice in a timely and relevant context.

This photography residency award is made possible through IMMA 1000 which supports IMMA’s work with Irish artists worldwide. IMMA will also host an international artist from Light Work as part of this partnership.

Stage 1 – IMMA Residency
The first element of this award is a period of up to three months living and working on IMMA’s Residency Programme. This time can be taken as one single block of support, or used at various stages during the overall timeframe of the award.
Free studio and accommodation at IMMA, Dublin. Bursary: €1,000 per month approx.

Stage 2 – What Happens In-Between
Thinking outside the regular structure of a residency, IMMA invites applicants to propose a self-organised international journey to a site, destination, experience or theme of interest which will offer the awardee a unique opportunity to develop and progress possibilities with their practice. This peripatetic residency will support up to 1 month of travel to one or multiple destinations for research and documentation, defining a focal point for the overall project.
€5,000 towards travel & insurances, accommodation, living and materials expenses

Stage 3 – Light Work Residency, Syracuse, New York
The final stage of this award is a one-month residency at the internationally renowned Light Work photography organisation and residency in Syracuse, New York. Light Work is a non-profit photography organisation supporting artists since 1973. Light Work provides direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging.
Free accommodation and access to the digital lab facility €5,000 towards travel, living and materials expenses

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