Open Call | Studio Residency Award at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: 3 February

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Cavan County Council is offering a Studio Residency Award to an artist who is interested in developing their arts and health practice in the autumn of 2017.

This Award provides financial support for an artist to reside in Skibbereen and have full access to Uillinn studios along with a learning opportunity on the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork.

There are three Artists’ Studios located on Level 2 of Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s new arts building, and range in size from 18.2 metres square to 21.2 metres square. They are interconnecting work spaces, with north facing roof lights, that can be closed off from each other. Each studio is equipped with heating facilities, desk/work bench and wireless internet.

The Award provides space for an artist to engage in a programme of work for 4 weeks, to interact with the other artists in residence, exhibiting artists, and work alongside the Arts for Health Artists Team in a health care setting. This award is suitable for an artist who has basic understanding of participatory arts practice and is committed to participatory practice.

The residency programme at Uillinn promotes public access to artist’s studio for specific groups on creative learning programmes and with the general public at specified times.

To find out more about arts and health practice and the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork see:

To apply:
Please send a proposal to

The application should include:-

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • An artist’s statement.
  • A maximum of 10 images of your most relevant work (jpegs no larger than 2mb each) or other appropriate samples.
  • A list of image titles and information.

An A4 written proposal which clearly states the following:

1. What you hope to achieve during your studio residency.
2. Your key learning objectives in relation to your Arts and Health/collaborative practice
3. Please specify the length of residency you’re interested in and preferred dates. (4 weeks during September to November).
4. Any ideas that you may have about ways to engage with participants on arts and health programmes at Uillinn or with the local community / general public.

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