Call for Artist‐in‐Residence at Trinity College Dublin (Grand Canal)

Deadline: 3 February 2020 17:00

Overview
Trinity College is pleased to invite applications from artists for a 12 month artist‐in‐residence position (part‐time) commencing in March 2020. The artist will be based at TTEC (Trinity Technology & Enterprise Centre), Grand Canal. The aim is to enable the artist to develop new work through a collaborative process of engagement with communities which should include local residents and school children and may also include technology and creative start‐ups and businesses, as the sitetransitionstowards a new campus at the heart of the proposed Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID). The new site will have a focus on technology and creative arts, housing researchers, industry and start‐ups, as well as providing a welcoming space and opportunities for local residents. It is intended that this artist‐in‐residence position will be the beginning of a long‐term commitment to integrating art into the campus and wider innovation district. Submissions are welcome from artists working in any art form.

Terms of residency
The artist‐in‐residence will focus on collaborative, community oriented programming, working with local residents of all ages, school children and community groups. Applicants will be expected to produce new work, engage with the history and culture of the area and site, as well as considering the proposed plans for development. Our hope is that they will listen to the issues that affect this community and respond to these issues with collaborative art that is ambitious, radical, engaged, and meaningful. This is an open brief and artists may use a range of art forms, including but not limited to theatre, story‐telling, film‐making, music, visual art, dance, writing, animation.

Application process
This is a two‐stage process. Stage One requires a written application (details below) which should be submitted by Monday 3rd February at 5pm. Applications will be shortlisted up to 5 entries and those artists will be asked to take their ideas further for the closing date for Stage Two on Friday 28th February. They will be paid €500 to do so. The successful applicant will be chosen by a panel of 5 comprising representatives from Trinity and external artistic experts. A briefing meeting will be held for interested applicants on Wednesday 15th January in Unit 18, TTEC (the proposed location for the residency) from 10am – 11.30am to answer questions about this application and the TTEC development. Access is via Macken Street.

Applications should be submitted by email as a pdf to the Community & Enterprise Engagement Manager, Mary Colclough, mary.colclough@tcd.ie

For detailed information and application details please see attached pdf PDF icontrinity_grand_canal_artist-in-residence_171219.pdf