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Open Call for Artist in Residence 2021-2022

Published: Wednesday, 30 June, 2021

The UCD Earth Institute, in partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, is delighted to announce the open call for Artist in Residence 2021-2022 at UCD Parity Studios. The 2021-2022 residency aims to address one of the critical global and local challenges (biodiversity, climate, water, food, the built environment, communities, and work) associated with ‘Creating a Sustainable Global Society’, one of the four strategic themes underpinning UCD's 2020-2024 Strategy.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County is a partly-urban and partly-rural environment framed by some of the most beautiful natural heritage sites on the island – extending from the shoreline of Dublin Bay to the uplands that form the borders with County Wicklow and South Dublin. Since 1994, the Council has strongly supported the Arts and acknowledged the vital contributions that they make to the wellbeing and quality of life in this region.

The Artist in Residence programme provides the opportunity for one artist to avail of diskspace in the UCD Earth Institute, artist’s fee of €10,000, cross-disciplinary peer support through monthly artists in residence process meetings, access to the UCD library, lectures, and other university resources, and research support through the extensive network of UCD Earth Institute academics and researchers and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Proposals are welcome from visual artists, working in any medium, who wish to transform connection and awareness into climate action and behaviour change on sustainability issues in Ireland. For further information and details of how to apply, please visit: All applications must be submitted by July 11, 2021 and shortlisted artists must be available for an online interview on July 19.