Graduate Artist Residency Award
Each year Sample-Studios offers a Graduate Artist Residency Award to graduates of Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork and Limerick School of Art and Design. This graduate award offers:
a 6-month free Associate Membership of the studios with full use of studio facilities and shared workspaces
full use of own dedicated studio
- support from Sample-Studios staff and the TACTIC curatorial team.
In the 6 month duration of the residency, the graduate artist will be free to explore their ideas and will be supported by the Sample-Studios team in finding the appropriate resources in Cork City so that they can further their practice. The residency will culminate in a solo exhibition of new work to be included in Sample-Studios’ TACTIC Visual Arts Programme, which is recognised for its contemporary art practices in Cork City. The exhibition will be supported by the TACTIC curatorial team.
2017 - Roisin McCabe (LSAD) and Chloe Tetrault-Kearney (CCAD)
2016 - Sophie Gough (LSAD) and Evgeniya Martirosyan (CCAD)
2015 - Andrew MacSweeney (CCAD)
2014 - David Mathuna (CCAD)
2013 - John Dwyer (CCAD)
- 2012 - Robert Power (CCAD)
Graduate Curatorial Residency Award
Each year Sample-Studios offers a Graduate Curatorial residency award to graduates of Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork and Limerick School of Art and Design. This graduate award offers:
a free 6-month Associate Membership of the studios
a fully-funded online course in curatorial studies from the NODE Centre for Curatorial Studies (http://www.nodecenter.org)
- development of curatorial skills by becoming a key part of the TACTIC team
In the 6 month duration, the graduate will be offered training in front of house, event management and planning, artist liaison, gallery management and administration. These skills will be honed in the implementation of our Sample-Studios Members’ Exhibitions and Sample-Studios’ TACTIC Visual Arts Programme, which is recognised for its contemporary art practices in Cork City. The successful candidate will curate their own exhibition as part of the Visual Arts Programme with the support of Sample-Studios resources.
2017 - Katie O’Grady (LSAD) and Irene Berkery (CCAD)
- 2016 - Dervla Mulcahy (LSAD) and Alison Fogarty (CCAD)
How to apply
To apply for either, or both, of the above opportunities, send the below information, along with your CV, to:
In the subject heading, please put: “Graduate Studio Residency Award” or “Graduate Curatorial Residency Award” (as applicable) and add “_ your name”
In the email, please give us:
1 The following personal details:
- Telephone Number:
- Email Address:
- Contact Details of Referee:
This information will be used for purposes of the award process only. If you wish to be added to our events listing, please indicate this to us. Your information will not be passed on to a third party.
2 An outline of what you hope to achieve from this residency (maximum of 350 words). Some questions to consider may be: How do you intend to use the studio facilities for the duration of the residency? How will this experience further your education and career plans?
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The residency applications are open from 11 May 2018 until the day prior to the degree show:
CCAD closing date 30 May 2018
- LSAD closing date TBC
A Sample-Studios TACTIC team will visit the degree shows. Awards will be granted based on both the merit of the application and the work on display at the respective graduate exhibitions.
Applicants should be willing to take up their residency within 6 months of the award being given. If an applicant has other obligations or opportunities, this will be taken into consideration and the residency may be postponed/expedited following discussion.
Due to the limited resources of our artist-run organisation, we are unfortunately not in a position to visit degree shows outside of Limerick (LSAD) and Cork (CCAD) in order to consider applicants outside of these colleges. We do however have a number of different membership options for new graduates which you are welcome to apply for at email@example.com.