12 December 2008: Arts Council’s Kevin Kieran architecture award deadline announced

The Arts Council now invites applications for the Kevin Kieran Architecture Award.  Named after the late Kevin Kieran, architect, distinguished academic and former consultant to the Arts Council, this award, offered by the Arts Council in partnership with the Office of Public Works, aims to support the creative development of the architect and to direct funding towards architectural excellence and innovation.

The biennial award which is valued at €50,000 over a two-year period offers an emerging architect the opportunity to develop and deliver a research project in the first instance. Following completion of this, the architect will be contracted to design and run a building contract for the Office of Public Works (OPW).

Claire Doyle, Head of Architecture at the Arts Council said: ‘This Award is one of the Council’s most important supports to architects, providing a rare opportunity for architects to step outside the parameters of the business of architecture. It facilitates an architect to spend time concentrating on their own creative development and to input into a much needed body of architectural research in Ireland. We are delighted to offer this award for the fourth time with our partner the OPW.’

The closing date for the Kevin Kieran Award is Thursday 29 January at 5.30pm.

Further information and an Application Form for this award will be available on this website from December 19 or alternatively, contact Aisling McKone, Architecture Assistant on:

Phone: +353 1 6180253
Email: aisling.mckone@artscouncil.ie

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