Guidelines for Applicants
Details of eligibility for an artist residency and how to apply.
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
The call for applications is now closed. The deadline was Wednesday 8 January 2020, 5pm GMT
Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted. Please read the terms and conditions for CCI residencies and partner-supported residencies below.
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 at the end of March.
The call for applications is currently closed.
Terms and Conditions
- The residency is open to practitioners in all art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.
- The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre.
- Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €750 per month.
- Artists may apply for a second residency on the understanding that they will be offered accommodation and travel ONLY.
- The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
We are delighted to be pursuing our partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2020/21 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 fulfil the general criteria for CCI residencies as well as a number of more specific criteria. Applying for one of the partner-funded residencies does not exclude you from being considered for a general CCI residency in your chosen field.
PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH MUSIC NETWORK
Music Network is supporting a 1-month residency for a musician seeking to further their performance career. Musicians working in 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.
N.B. Pelase tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are represented by CMC.
IRISH DESIGN RESIDENCY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DESIGN & CRAFTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is 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.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form to indicate that you are member of DCCoI (Ticking 'Design' as your primary discipline is not sufficient).
VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND RESIDENCY
Visual Artists Ireland, supported by Suki Tea, is supporting a 2-month residency for any artist that is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are a VAI member and wish to be considered for the Visual Artists Ireland Residency.
LITERATURE IRELAND RESIDENCY
Literature Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency for a mid-career writer (a minimum of two books published with national or international distribution).
Draíocht is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist working in any discipline, with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if your profile corresponds.
GRAPHIC STUDIO DUBLIN RESIDENCY
Graphic Studio Dublin is supporting a 1-month residency for a member of the studios.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the application form if you are a GSD member and wish to be considered for the residency.
THE WELL REVIEW FICTION RESIDENCY
Funded by family and friends, The Well Review residency is awarded in memory of one of the journal’s contributing editors who played a vital role in its establishment in 2016. Open to fiction writers of Irish nationality or resident in Ireland, at any stage of their career, this award supports a 1-month residency.
DÚN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN ARTS OFFICE RESIDENCY
dlr Arts Office is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
MEATH ARTS OFFICE RESIDENCY
Meath Arts Office is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Meath.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co. Meath
GALWAY CITY COUNCIL ARTS OFFICE RESIDENCY
GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS OFFICE RESIDENCY
Galway County Council Arts Office is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in Co. Galway.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Galway County
EALAÍN NA GAELTACHTA RESIDENCY
Ealaín na Gaeltachta is supporting a 1-month residency for a Gaeltacht based artist of any discipline working in the Irish language.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form if your profile corresponds.
Details to keep in mind when applying
We recommend you type up information off-line and copy it into the form all at once.
To avoid overloading the system on the final day, we strongly advise you to make your application in advance.
You will know your application has been registered by the on-line system when you see a pop-up message on the screen thanking you for applying.
In compliance with GDPR regulations, please be aware that your details will be kept on file by Centre Culturel Irlandais for 2 years following the close of the current application process.
You may contact email@example.com should you wish to request removal of your details before this.