The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2021.
The Film Artist in Residence, based in the School of Film, Music and Theatre, is designed to provide a Film Artist with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while offering students of film and screen media the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.
About the residency
The Film Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2021 and will be situated in the Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC.
The residency will have two parts:
From January to June 2021, the Film Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the resident Film Artist, in consultation with the faculty of the university, and could include focused postgraduate teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities which bring new and unique energy to the film and screen media programme. Contact time with students and staff during this time will be capped at 4 hours per week, and the Film Artist will not be expected to deliver core curriculum.
From July to December, the Film Artist will be supported to concentrate wholly on his or her own practice. The fee to the Film Artist in Residence is €20,000. It will be paid in two instalments to the Film Artist directly by the Arts Council, with a final report by the Film Artist at the conclusion of the residency. The Film Artist in Residence will be provided with a dedicated space, where s/he can conduct his/her own creative practice, within the university.
Making an Application
Applicants for the role must have film-making experience including at least one credit as the director or writer/director of a feature-length film or creative documentary, which was exhibited in cinema.
To make an application, Film Artists should provide:
• A detailed proposal. This should outline a vision for the role and a proposed approach for engaging with students, staff and the wider university. Relevant experience to support the proposal should be referenced.
• A one page artist’s statement, describing how the residency could impact on the development of the artist’s practice in film.
• A detailed CV, outlining film credits.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.30 pm on Thursday, 29 October 2020. Applications will be accepted by email only. Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
Upon receipt of applications, the Arts Council and UCC will establish a selection committee, comprising two representatives from UCC, one from the Arts Council and an external panellist with film expertise. The selection committee will shortlist applicants based on the following criteria:
• artistic track record (in film) of the applicant (to include at least one credit as the director or writer/director of a feature-length film or creative documentary, which was exhibited in cinema)
• quality of idea/approach (referred to above), as outlined in the application
• potential impact of residency on Film Artist’s own creative practice
A shortlist will be established (of no more than six Film Artists). Shortlisted applicants will be called to interview in late-November/December. The interview is likely to be held via video conference call, in line with public health guidelines. The interview will allow the shortlisted applicants to discuss their vision, proposal and experience in more detail. The panel will make the final decision based on the above criteria.
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