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 2023.
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 their 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.
The Film Artist in Residence will be engaged for the
calendar year 2023 and will be situated in the Department of Film and Screen
Media at UCC.
The residency will have two parts:
From January to June 2023,
the Film Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and
staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the Film Artist in
Residence, 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 four hours per week, and the Film Artist in Residence will not be expected
to deliver core curriculum.
From July to December,
the Film Artist in Residence will be supported to concentrate wholly on their
The fee to the Film Artist in Residence is €30,000, with the
Arts Council contributing €20,000 and the university €10,000. UCC will
provide the Film Artist in Residence with a dedicated space, where they can
conduct their own creative practice, within the university. UCC will also
support the residency administratively. The fee will be paid in two instalments directly by the Arts
Council, with a final report to be submitted by the Film Artist in Residence at
the conclusion of the residency.
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 be eligible to apply, applicants must:
Be resident in the Republic of Ireland.*
Be professional practising artists. Although
they might not earn income continuously or exclusively from their arts
practice, applicants must identify themselves, and be recognised by their
peers, as professional practising artists.
In line with the Public Sector
Equality and Human Rights Duty, the Arts Council and UCC are committed to
ensuring that they take positive policy measures to promote equality of
opportunity for all those living in Ireland, regardless of their gender, sexual
orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or
membership of the Traveller Community. Furthermore, we note the ground of
socioeconomic background as a further basis for which equality of opportunity
must be guaranteed. We therefore welcome applications that are representative
of the diversity of Irish society, including but not limited to any of the
characteristics outlined above.
To make an
application, Film Artists must provide:
detailed proposal. This should outline the applicant’s vision for how they
would undertake the role of Film Artist in Residence and their proposed
approach for engaging with students, staff and the wider university. Relevant
experience to support the proposal should be referenced.
one page artist’s statement, describing how the residency could have an impact
on the development of the artist’s practice in film.
detailed CV, outlining film credits.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.30 pm Oct. 13th. Applications will be accepted by
email only. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Upon receipt of applications, the Arts Council and UCC will
establish a selection panel, comprising two representatives from UCC (including
a non-voting chair), one from the Arts Council and an external panellist with
film expertise. The selection panel will shortlist applicants based on the
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 as outlined in their
potential impact of residency on Film Artist’s
own creative practice
A shortlist will be established
(of no more than six applicants). It is expected that shortlisted applicants
will be called to interview in early November. The interview will be
held via video conference call. It will allow the shortlisted applicants to
discuss their proposed vision and experience in more detail. The selection
panel will make the final decision based on the above criteria.
*There are certain exceptions
where applications may be deemed eligible if an applicant can demonstrate an
arts practice which benefits the arts in the Republic of Ireland.
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