|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 09 November 2023|
|Artform and practice(s)||Traditional arts|
|Applicant type||Individual Artist|
The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2024.
The Traditional Artist in Residence, based in the Department of Music in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences, is designed to provide a traditional artist (traditional musician, singer, dancer, story-teller or practitioner of the oral
arts such as agallamh beirte and lúibíní) with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while offering students of music the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of
About the residency
The Traditional Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2024 and will be situated in the Department of Music at UCC.
The residency will have two parts:
From January to June 2024, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the Traditional Artist in Residence, in consultation with the faculty of the university,
and could include focused postgraduate teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities which bring new and unique energy to the traditional music programme. Contact time with students and staff during this time will be capped at
four hours per week, and the Traditional Artist in Residence will not be expected to deliver core curriculum.
From July to December 2024, the Traditional Artist in Residence will be supported to concentrate wholly on their own practice.
The fee to the Traditional Artist in Residence is €30,000, with the Arts Council contributing €20,000 and the university €10,000. UCC will provide the Traditional Artist in Residence with a dedicated space, where they can conduct their own creative practice,
within the university. UCC will also support the residency administratively. The fee will be paid in two instalments directly by the Arts Council, with a final report to be submitted by the Traditional Artist in Residence at the conclusion of the
Applications, consisting of a detailed proposal, a one page artist statement and a CV (3 pages max), should be sent to JTalty@ucc.ie by 5.30
pm on Thursday, 9 November 2023. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.