Open Call | Waterford Healing Arts Trust Artist-in-Residence 2017

Deadline: Thursday, 2 March, 2pm.

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) invites artists to of all arts disciplines to apply for its 2017 Artist-in-Residence programme. WHAT has been running an Artist in Residence programme since 1994. This year, the focus of this residency will be the artist’s engagement of patients in University Hospital Waterford in participatory / collaborative arts experiences.

Interested applicants are invited to attend a briefing session in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 2pm. Please phone 051 842664 or e-mail no later than 10 February to book your place.

This residency is funded by the Arts Council.

The artist will be given:

• Studio space for a six month period with access to a digital darkroom, arts and health library, dance floor in the multi-use studio space, internet and administrative support as requested
• A fee of €4000 to include materials and / or production costs.
• Mentoring support from WHAT staff

The artist will:

• Engage part of the patient population of the hospital in participatory and / or collaborative arts experiences
• Host an open day in his/ her studio space
• Meet the management committee of WHAT
• Produce a short report at the end of the residency

We are interested in hearing from artists whose practice fits with or can be adapted to the acute hospital environment.

How to apply
Those wishing to apply for the residency should submit:

• A current CV (maximum 2 pages)
• A short outline of your proposed approach to engaging with patients of UHW (maximum 300 words). This should consider: –
• What will be your creative invitation to patients?
• What are your aims for the residency?
• What time commitment can you make to the residency over the 6 month period?
• Documentation of practice: six to ten fully captioned images (slides/photographs/ CD of jpegs) /DVD / sound recordings / publications including where available documentation of collaborative practice
• Contact details for two current referees

For further details and application requirements please see

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