Open Call | We Only Want the Earth Residency at A4 Sounds, with Create and Transgender Equality Network Ireland

Application deadline: Thursday 31 October, 5pm.

A4 Sounds in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) invite applications from trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming artists for a four-month residency award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The residency will run from January to April 2020. The residency opportunity aims to support an artist based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

About We Only Want the Earth
We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

About the award
A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 4-month residency award will support a trans, nonbinary, and/or gender nonconforming artist to develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist is free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of gender identity.

What the award involves
The award includes free 24-hour access to studio space at A4 Sounds, a stipend and artist fees of €2690, and access to a range of professional development and technical supports. The award also allows the artist access to the facilities at A4 Sounds, including sculpture workshop, photography darkroom, and printing suite.

Throughout the residency, advice and mentorship will be provided by A4 Sounds technicians and curators, a dedicated community engagement worker, and representatives from gender.RIP, Create (the national development agency for collaborative arts), and Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).

Gallery space and a materials/exhibition budget of up to €1,000 will be provided to support an exhibition or series of events during the last month of the residency.

Please note: this residency does not include accommodation as part of the award. A4 Sounds envisage that the award would be best suited to an artist who is based (or has access to accommodation) in or near to Dublin. However, all applications will be considered.

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