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Vol 11 Issuel 12
01 September 2014

Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme Deadline 5:30pm, Thursday 11 September 2014

The Arts Council announces the deadline for the Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme, 2014.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 11 September at 5.30pm.

The purpose of this scheme is to offer visual arts curators the opportunity to research and develop their practice, while developing a year-long work programme in partnership with multi-disciplinary venues and local authorities. The specific content of the work programme will be designed by the curator in collaboration with the venue and local authority.

This scheme is not conceived to fill a gap in core programming, but instead might expand on, or offer something distinctive, to an existing visual arts programme in a multi-disciplinary venue.

The aims of this scheme are:

  • to offer opportunities to curators[1] across the country to research and develop a programme of work relevant to the progression of their own practice;
  • to offer opportunities to multi-disciplinary venues[2] and local authorities to develop curatorial practice in their geographical area;
  • to encourage a considered approach to, and innovative ways of, engaging local audiences with high-quality contemporary visual arts at local/regional level;
  • to encourage the development of long-term planning and sustainability of high-quality visual arts activities within multi-disciplinary venues;
  • to encourage a co-ordinated approach between key arts providers at local/regional level.

The maximum amount awarded to each successful application will be €20,000.

The scheme is now open for applications.

All applications must be submitted using the Arts Council’s online services website.  Application forms submitted via email/post/fax will not be accepted.

For further information on the Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme please contact Kate O'Donnell, Visual Arts & Architecture Officer on 01 6180236 or by email at kate.odonnell@artscouncil.ie


[1] The definition of 'curator' for funding purposes is one who identifies him/herself and is recognised by their peers as a practicing curator.

[2] The definition of 'multi-disciplinary venue' for the purposes of this award is one which is funded by the Arts Council and presents a programme of professional visual arts to audiences/participants on a regular basis within the context of a broader multi-disciplinary programme.

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