Radical Institute at Studios of Sanctuary Residencies, supported by Cork Arts Fund at the Community Foundation of Ireland. is a collaboration between Radical Institute and Sample-Studios and provides a 15-month residency programme for artists and arts practitioners who are from an an asylum seeker, refugee and migrant background and have a developing interest in socially engaged and community collaborative art practice. This programme supports artists through mentoring and workshops which focus on self-reflective practice, creative collaboration, working with communities as professional socially-engaged artists and building collective cultures of care. Artists Seiko Hayase, Neo Gilson, Catarina Araújo and Jerome Jefferson Kiyemba are the four recipients of this residency and present their work in the form of an exhibition at the Lord Mayor’s Pavillion Nov 24 -Dec 3rd as well as a short series of workshops at Living Commons, Cork during the week of November 28 – Dec 2, 2022. https://www.
Radical Institute is a Cork-based, transnational initiative that explores how the arts and cultural practice can promote and sustain radical social and ecological change to transform our social/political movements and create new worlds. We provide a nurturing environment for participants to unleash their imagination, experiment, learn, collaborate, organise – as well as develop new approaches, practices and tools for ecological, social and community transformations. We offer collective mentoring and training programmes for cultural practitioners, artists, architects, activists and collectives, including those at risk and/or marginalised — drawing from radical thought and praxis within art, architecture and community building, sustainable organising, as well as from cultural/critical/social ecological theory. Our methods are holistic, ecosystemic, feminist and collaborative.