Thursday 18 June 2009

DLR Residencies

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Arts Office in collaboration with the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is looking for submissions for Writer in Residence at the IADT from October 2009– May 2010.

This year's residency seeks to support writers of contemporary fiction in all genres, with the exception of scriptwriters, whose genre is supported by the Hugh Leonard Award 2009.

Writers are invited to take inspiration from varied sources including the educational context, the innovative research work and the artistic resources.

The IADT will provide a desk and access to a computer within the college but will not provide an office.

The selected writer will be required to live in (or within reasonable commuting distance) to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County, and to IADT.

Residency objectives

To create opportunities for the individual artist to:

  • develop his/her own work
  • to develop publics for her/his work among the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County community
  • engage with the student, academic and broader community as appropriate to the context, the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County community.
  • foster an environment where artmaking and an appreciation of art making can flourish
  • To conduct writing workshops with members of the community where appropriate, including a weekly extra-mural workshop located in IADT.
Selection will be made by way of an open submission competition.

Writers will submit an expression of interest together with details of previous work to date as follows:
  • A typed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • Examples of previous work.
  • Publications, programmes or published articles, such as reviews
  • Typed proposal (maximum 3 pages) for the residency detailing:
  1. A plan of work in the context of IADT and of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County, the location of the residency
  2. The benefits of the residency to his/her stage of development as a writer
  3. The benefits of the residency to his/her current artistic preoccupations including ideas for usage of the resources and facilities
  4. Ideas in relation to public engagement with due regard to the community and cultural remit of the Centre for Public Culture Studies amd the School of Business and Humanities, IADT.
Please ensure that all submitted materials are clearly marked with the writer's name.

Criteria for selection
  • Expression of interest and capacity to address brief
  • Artistic merit and originality of work
  • Quality of previous work
The closing date for applications: 4pm on Friday 17th July

A short-list of applicants will be invited to an interview on Thursday 6th Aug 2009.

During the interview, the panel will consider the applicants proposal for the residency with reference to:
  • Quality of proposal
  • Suitability of the proposal to the context of the residency as described by the stakeholders
  • Perceived ability to fulfil the requirements of the residency.
Applications to be submitted to:
Carolyn Brown,
Senior Arts Administrator,
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,
Moran Park House,
Queen's Road,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin.

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