VAI Awards 2022: Call for Applications – Experience!

“a residency award that provides funding for two or more artists working across the generational divide to come together to share knowledge and experience”

Experience! The goal of this award is mutual learning, growth and the encouragement of collaboration between different generations and levels of experience within VAI’s membership. It seems simple enough, but the part that differentiates this is “mutual learning and growth.” The award is designed in response to the positive reactions that we receive from our events where artists of different areas of practice and across different generations share their work and experiences. The award is flexible as to what can be applied for. It may be for an exchange of mentoring, cross-generational research, or even a mutually developed project. What is key to VAI is that it must show the development of mutual understanding and development in keeping with our work supporting artists at all stages of their career.

The award will provide funding of 3000 Euro. It is open only to current VAI Members. Group applications must ensure that all members of the group applying are current members. The successful awardees will be paid in two tranches, 1,500 Euro upon provision of an updated version of the plan that they submitted, and the balance upon submission of a final report of their experience and findings, which may also be published in The Visual Artists News Sheet and/or The Manual area of VAI’s website.

The Application window will open on Friday, 1st April 2022.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 1st June 2022 at 5pm
Decisions will be notified before Thursday, 30th June 2022.

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