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Call for Artists/Architects - Artist in Communities Scheme - Leitrim

Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Leitrim County Council is looking for artists/architects that are interested in working with one of four Community Groups taking part in the 2017 Artist in the Community Scheme.

The Artist in the Community Scheme provides the opportunity for an artist to work with a community group in Leitrim on a specially designed project lasting 55 hours over the course of a number of months between July and December. The scheme is built on the idea of partnership. The artist and group work together to develop a lasting, memorable and enriching project for everyone involved. This is a unique opportunity for an artist and community group to actively engage in an innovative project where the knowledge, skills and expertise of both the artist and the group are combined to get the maximum benefit from the programme.

The 55 hours includes 10 hrs development time; 40 hours contact time; and 5 hours evaluation and documentation time at a rate of €40/hr. – total fee €2,200. This fee is all inclusive and the costs of any materials or other expenses involved in the project are provided by the group.

The four groups taking part this year are Glenfarne Community Development Trust, Annaduff ICA, Childhood Days and North Leitrim Men’s Group

The background to the four groups and what hope to achieve from the programme is outlined on the Arts Office website – www.leitrimarts.ie.

If you have substantial experience in developing high quality arts projects and are interested and experienced in working collaboratively with groups of people, please submit your application to ckelly@leitrimcoco.ie using the free on-line file transfer service www.wetransfer.com by

Friday 5th May, 2017

Applications should consist of a letter of interest and an up to date CV along with images/recordings of recent work (both individual work and work developed collaboratively with groups).

The letter of interest (max 2 A4 pages) should outline what it is that interests you about a group of this nature and the ways you imagine you might like to work with them. It is not a project proposal and the successful applicant will not be expected to implement anything included in it. However, references to ideas, approaches or processes you like to use in your practice will provide an insight into your methodology and ability to conceive of interesting ideas. It will also demonstrate your understanding of what is involved in working with such a group. Once selected, only then do the artist and group start to plan their project as it would actually happen. The first part of this planning process is a half day facilitated planning workshop in Carrick on Shannon on Friday 26th May involving all artists and representatives from the four groups.

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