Applications Open for UCC Traditional Artist in Residence 2024

University College Cork (Photo: Tomás Tyner)

Applications Open for UCC Traditional Artist in Residence 2024

Deadline for submissions is 9 November.

University College Cork (UCC) and the Arts Council are inviting applications from traditional artists for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence 2024 at the university. 

The residency, based in the Department of Music, will provide a traditional artist (musician, singer, dancer, story-teller or practitioner of the oral arts such as agallamh beirte and lúibíní) with the opportunity to develop their practice in a university setting while also offering students the opportunity to engage with the artist.

Residency term
The year-long residency will take place from January to December 2024 and will be split into two terms. 

From January to June 2024, the artist will engage with students and staff. They will design a programme that may include postgraduate teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities that showcase the traditional arts across the UCC community. From July to December 2024, the artist will focus fully on developing their own practice. 

The fee to the artist is €30,000, with the Arts Council contributing €20,000 and the university €10,000. UCC will also provide the recipient with a dedicated space within the university.

The deadline for applications is 9 November at 5:30pm. 

Artists who have previously participated in the residency programme include singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, concertina player and composer Niall Vallelyflute player Desi Wilkinson, singer Karan Casey, dancer Colin Dunne, concertina player Jack Talty, accordion player Danny O’Mahony, fiddle player and singer Nollaig Casey, concertina player and dancer Caitlín Nic Gabhann, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Barry Kerr.

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Published on 17 October 2023

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