Ormston House: River Residencies Open Call (Ireland)
Ormston House and Limerick Culture and Arts Office, in partnership with Cavan Arts Office, Clare Arts Office and Tipperary Arts Office, are pleased to announce the River Residencies co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s An Invitation to Collaboration scheme. The River Residencies will connect artists with rural communities along the River Shannon in Ireland during the spring and summer of 2021.
The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland, flowing over 360 kilometres, touching all four provinces, and separating the country into east and west. It is the backbone of the island, subsuming a multitude of tributary rivers, feeding lakes and extending into a great number of streams. The River Residencies will bring together artists and rural communities through creative practice, and will support the co-creation of artworks and interventions. The residencies will take place in the Cavan Burren, along the Shannon Estuary, on the shores of Lough Derg and in the heritage town of Glin.
One artist or artist-led collective will be hosted in each rural location in Cavan, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary. The River Residencies are part of the Museum of Mythological Water Beasts (2017–), an artistic project about, along and on the River Shannon.
This call is open to artists working in all artforms and areas of arts practice (including music, dance, visual arts, theatre, literature, circus and performing arts). The objectives would best suit artists with a track record of working with communities or in rural contexts.
The artist fee is €4000.
The materials and production budget is €4000.
Travel costs (up to a maximum of €1000) and self-catering accommodation will be provided.
Curatorial support, local guides and documentation are also covered.
The research residencies will take place between February and April 2021. The production residencies will take place between June and August 2021.
Deadline: 21 September 2020