Open Call | Wexford County Council Living Arts Project

Deadline for applications: Thursday 30 May, 4pm.

Wexford County Council Arts Department in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre are seeking applications from primary schools and visual artists to participate in the Living Arts Project commencing in mid-September 2019.

The aim of the Living Arts Project is to provide children with an understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual art. Selected primary schools have the opportunity to host an artist in residence for fifteen weeks during the school year. All residencies culminate in an exhibition from participating schools at Wexford Arts Centre in April/May 2020.

Four Wexford-based artists will be partnered with schools to create a body of work over the academic year. The residencies prioritise the development of the artists’ practice within the project and encourage engaging work from the pupils. The project offers teachers an opportunity to observe and learn creative processes for use in the classroom.

In addition, Wexford County Council are inviting artists and schools to apply for a new SCHOOL STUDIO RESIDENCY This residency is aimed specifically at schools that have additional space to dedicate to the artist for their own personal practice. The artist will work and facilitate workshops in this space. The artist will engage with all class groups through the residency while availing of the space to develop with his/her own practice.

Wexford County Council are now receiving applications from interested primary schools and visual artists for lead and assistant roles. Joint applications for artists seeking to fulfill lead and assistant roles are welcome.

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