Open Call | TOMBOLO 2019, Lay of the Land, West Cork

Application deadline: 3 March.

Lay of the Land are seeking applications by artists from across all disciplines for their site-responsive art project TOMBOLO. The project comprises of a two-week residency where six artists develop and create artworks that respond directly to the landscape, history and heritage of the area. The residency will culminate in a four-day outdoor public exhibition.

TOMBOLO 2019 will take place from the 28th of April on Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula in West Cork, the most southerly tip of mainland Ireland where the rugged coastline meets the wild Atlantic Ocean.

Logistically the project will be divided into two stages. The first stage will involve a two-week residency that will see six artists living and working together on site at Brow Head, producing artworks to be exhibited in situ. The second stage will be an exhibition of the artworks produced during the residency, it will be open to the public and will run for four days from 16th – 19th May. Additionally the weekend will feature a series of workshops and exhibition tours.

TOMBOLO is defined by an organisational philosophy that prioritises fair pay and excellent support structures for their participating artists.

-Bed, board and transport is covered by LOTL for the duration of the residency, exhibition and takedown.
-A stipend towards transport costs of getting to and from the site will also be paid to each artist (From within Ireland to Brow Head).
-A materials budget will be available to the artists and will be allocated to the art works as the project develops.
-Each artist will receive €2000 as payment for the time, ideas, labour and skills that they expend in creating and presenting work to the public.

TOMBOLO is site specific and the works produced during the project cannot be proposed until each of the artists spends time on the site. Please note we are NOT looking for specific proposals of pieces of work.

Please include the following information:

1. Up to date CV, Artist Statement, Bio and a Reference.
2. Examples of previous artwork, include photos and/or video links.
3. Please answer all six questions and please keep answers under 500 words each.

-Tell us about your relationship to the land?
-What does community mean to you?
-Tell us about the last adventure you went on…
-You have an idea….Then what? / Describe your creative process?
-Why is what you do important?
-Why do you want to be part of the TOMBOLO project?

Please visit layoftheland.ie/artist-application to read the project guidelines and apply.

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