Guidelines for Applicants

Details of eligibility for an artist residency.

Artists in residence have been appointed on an annual basis since the Centre Culturel Irlandais was inaugurated in October 2002. Through the residencies and its diverse cultural programme, the Centre Culturel Irlandais showcases Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

Who can apply

Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident in Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.

How to apply

Please submit an on-line application form via our website until Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5pm GMT. Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted.

A clear indication of the focus of the residency will be required together with a record of professional achievement: details of publications, exhibitions, performances, compositions, prizes, awards and related aspects of practice, as well as experience of other residencies. Visual artists must have had at least one solo exhibition and writers one published work.

Any familiarity with French culture and language should be indicated.

When to apply

The deadline for applications is at the beginning of January each year for residencies running from September of the same year to June of the following year. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in March. Next call for applications: November 2017 for residencies between September 2018 and July 2019.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The residency is open to practitioners in all art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.
  2. The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre.
  3. Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €700 per month.
  4. The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Partnerships

We are delighted to be pursuing our partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2016/17 residency programme. CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of month-long residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer. All applicants should fulfill the general criteria for CCI residencies as well as a number of more specific criteria.

PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH MUSIC NETWORK

Music Network is supporting a 1-month residency for a musician seeking to further his/her performance career. Musicians of all genres are eligible. This award will be made to a musician resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. Residency is based upon the Revenue Commissioners’ definition of the term (see www.revenue.ie). Residents will have a valid PPS number.

COMPOSITION RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CENTRE

The CMC is supporting a 1-month residency for a composer who is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. Please indicate in your biography if you are a member of the CMC.

IRISH DESIGN RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DESIGN & CRAFTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND and LES ATELIERS DE PARIS

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and Les Ateliers de Paris are supporting a 3-month residency for a DCCoI registered designer/maker. The recipient will be required to submit a residency report to DCCoI no later than 30 days after completion of the programme. Please indicate in your biography if you are a member of DCCOI.

VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND RESIDENCY

The Visual Artists Ireland Suki Tea Art Prize is awarding a 2-month residency. The prize is open to all professional artists resident in Northern Ireland and all Visual Artists Ireland members in the Republic of Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages. Please indicate in your biography if you are a member of VAI.

LITERATURE IRELAND RESIDENCY

Literature Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency for a mid-career writer.

WORDS IRELAND RESIDENCY

Words Ireland is supporting two 1-month residencies – one for a writer in mid-career; one for a writer working in the Irish language. As part of your proposal, please indicate the language you work in (English or Irish). Tá fáilte roimh iarratais i nGaeilge.

MIDLANDS ARTS BURSARY

The Arts Offices of counties Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford are supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in one of these counties.