Trad Ireland and UCC Seeking Traditional Artists in Residence
There are currently two Traditional Artists in Residence opportunities available, one with the new organisation Trad Ireland and one with University College Cork.
The Trad Ireland residency will be based in Sligo and runs from July 2019 to June 2020. It has two strands: to facilitate an artist in their artistic development and also to engage with Sligo communities. Work-space will be made available in Hawk’s Well Theatre. The residency comes with a payment of €10,000 and the deadline for applications is 31 May.
Trad Ireland was launched in January by Tristan Rosenstock and Oisín Mac Diarmada. Its first project was to commission research on the career opportunities available to traditional artists in Ireland. Jack Talty was appointed in February to carry out the research. The organisation is also planning a conference on traditional music. For further details on the residency, see here.
The Traditional Artist Residency at UCC will run from 1 September until 31 August 2020. The appointee will advise and mentor emerging traditional artists in the UCC community, offering six contact hours per week in the form of workshops, seminars and consultation during university terms. They will also give two public performances.
Previous traditional artists in residence include Iarla Ó Lionáird, Niall Vallely, Desi Wilkinson, Karan Casey, Colin Dunne and Jack Talty.
The deadline for applications is 6 June.
For more, see here.