VAI Awards 2022: Call for Applications – Experiment!

“a residency to provide time and space for the awardee to experiment within their art practice”

Experiment! provides an alternative form of residency. Based on feedback from members, it is clear that it is difficult for the majority of visual artists to take time out of their lives to take advantage of residential residencies. We have heard stories of issues with time off from other work, family obligations, and simply the time needed to travel to another place for an extended period of time. Therefore, we have designed this residency in the form of research support that is open to applications from artists at all stages of their career.

The purpose of the residency is to provide artists with funding to experiment. In keeping with our advocacy on supporting artists at all stages of their career, the residency will provide funding of 3000 Euro for an artist to undertake research which is designed to bring their practice to a new level. This can be trying out new materials, undertaking training, investigating the impact of adopting a carbon neutral strategy as part of one’s practice, further learning in a specialist area, travel, or undertaking a feasibility study that contributes to the support of their practice.

The programme is open only to current VAI Members. Group applications must ensure that all members of the group applying are current members. The successful awardee(s) 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 Tuesday, 1st March 2022.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, 1st May 2022.
Decisions will be notified before 31st May 2022.

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