Limerick School of Art and Design are currently accepting applications for their Ceramic Residency Programme.
The benefits of exposure to professional practitioners has long been recognised by the LSAD Ceramics programme and in 2015 an innovative, formal Residency for practitioners was established within the programme as a staple part of artistic investigation, dialogue and educational practice.
Artists begin their residency in mid-September. Over the course of their residency, participants make a number of presentations on their practice and give a demonstration of skills that are specific to their making processes. The residency culminates in an exhibition of work completed during the participant’s time within the ceramics programme. This is accompanied by an exhibition of process, demonstrating both the creative process and the technical development of the work.
Applicants are welcome from the breadth of ceramic practice, selecting two annually to work within the ceramics facilities for six months. The residency benefits both practitioner and students through an exchange of experience, skills, materials and facilities and affords students a valuable opportunity to work alongside and engage with professionals in practice.
Applicants must have completed a relevant BA Degree or show evidence of relevant experience. (This may include an apprenticeship, completion of relevant ceramics training or postgraduate studies). They must have spent at least 2 years developing professionally since completion. A panel of the programme staff will review all applications.
Practitioners will make a formal application to include:
- A professional CV outlining experience, exhibitions or relevant professional practice.
- A statement of intent outlining their proposed activity over the residency period.
- A statement of intended outcomes (e.g. producing work for a specific exhibition, exploring a defined area of research interest.)
- A costing for materials necessary to complete their intended outcome for the residency.
- A selected (digital) portfolio of professional images of work.
- A brief account of how their specific skills or approach to practice could contribute to the course over the residency period.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Final date for submission is 31st May each year and notification of the outcome will be sent out at the end of June. We will then make contact with the successful applicants to discuss the starting date for their residency. Residencies normally run from mid-September to the end of March.
Applications for September 2017 must be forwarded to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 31st May 2017
Please direct general enquiries to Fiona Bourke at: email@example.com.
Owen Quinlan at: firstname.lastname@example.org