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

Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted. Please read the terms and conditions for CCI residencies and partner-supported residencies below.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10 January 2019, 5pm GMT. 

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.

Current call for applications: 7 November 2018 to 10 January 2019, 5pm GMT for residencies between August 2019 and July 2020.

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 €750 per month.
  4. Artists may apply for a second residency on the understanding that they will be offered accommodation and travel ONLY.
  5. 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 2019/20 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.

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 writer under the age of 40 on 31 January 2019.

DRAĪOCHT RESIDENCY

Draíocht is supporting a residency (one to two months) 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

KILKENNY ARTS OFFICE RESIDENCY

Kilkenny Arts Office is supporting a 1-month residency for a visual artist who is based in the county of Kilkenny.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co. Kilkenny

LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL RESIDENCY

Limerick City and County Council is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in Limerick.
N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co. Limerick

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 rbeaugendre@centreculturelirlandais.com should you wish to request removal of your details before this.