Artists in Residence Opportunity: Marble Arch Caves & Global Geopark

Posted 12.09.19

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council (FODC) are commissioning public art through an Artist in Residence (AiR) programme for a visual/craft artist. 

This project is funded through Artsland, a two-year arts initiative focusing on inclusion, cultural traditions and rural crafts and co-funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council.

We wish to appoint one (or more) Artist in Residence for the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark (MACGG), and through the residency commission the design and delivery of a series of new and original work. This work should be inspired by the Geopark, in particular its intangible heritage e.g cultural traditions, folklore, customs & practices, traditional skills, arts, imagery, oral traditions.

FODC is open to proposals in terms of art form across visual arts and craftwork practices and is particularly interested in receiving Expressions of Interest from those working in illustration, print-making, graphic art, ceramics, wood and silverwork.

The artwork &/or reproductions of it, may be used in future visual, educational, promotional, product or other purpose by the Geopark, yet to be determined.

The full brief can be downloaded here, along with further information about the Geopark.

Interested artists should complete the short online Expressions of Interest application form available here.

Shortlisted artists will be asked to submit a short proposal and attend an interview (which can be in person or via Skype).

Final assessment of artists will be based on artistic quality, quality of proposal and synergy of proposed work with the Geopark.

Further queries to culture@fermanaghomagh.com

Deadline for applications is Thursday 3 October 2019 at 5pm.

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