Disciplines 
Visual Arts
Language 
English
Founded 
1997
Duration 
4-6 weeks
Paid by host 

The Residencies will be offered across their main facilities and processes at the Centre including: Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Metal Fabrication and Forge, Metal Casting and Foundry, Mouldmaking, Stone and Wood fabrication. Residencies are open to all artists based in Ireland and International.

There is no stipend paid by the Leitrim Sculpture Centre for these Professional Development Residencies.

Paid by artist 

The following is costs for each area and for a residency period of one-month. The period of residence cannot extend beyond six weeks.

1. PRINTMAKING: it is envisaged that two residencies will exist in printmaking each year.

  • Facilities include: A private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes 7 day a week (6am-10pm) access to the following Studios and Equipment: Traditional Print studio: Etching presses; Silkscreen; Litho Plate Press; Photography, Darkroom and Exposure Unit; Digital Print Studio: Mac Computor, CS2 Design and Photoshop, Quark; Woodwork area: for mounting and making frames etc.
  • Cost: €1,820 per month/per artist.

2. CERAMICS: it is envisaged that two residencies will exist here every year.

  • Facilities include: A private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes 5 day a week access to the Mouldmaking workshop, Hot Glass and Ceramic Studio that house 3 Top loading and chest electric kilns. Two gas Kilns of various sizes.
  • Cost: €1,920 per month/per artist

3. STONE AND WOOD FABRICATION: it is envisaged that three residencies will exist here every year.

  • Facilities include: A private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes 7 day a week (6am-10pm) access to the stone workshop, gantry, compressor and hand tools.
  • Cost: €1,720 per month/per artist

3. HOT GLASS: it is envisaged that one residency will exist here every year.

  • Facilities include a private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes access to the Foundry for small-scale hot glass production and access to the Hot Glass Studio, kilns and glory hole for large production during and after the LSC glass workshop period.
  • Cost: €2,240 per month/per artist

4. MOULDMAKING and SAND MOULDS: it is envisaged that two residency will exist here every year.

  • Facilities include: A private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes 7 day a week (6am-10pm) access to the mould-making studio; access to sandcasting or bronze foundry or glass workshops for final casting.
  • Cost: €2,120 per month/per artist.

5. METAL CASTING AND BRONZE FOUNDRY: it is envisaged that two residency will exist here every year.

  • Facilities include: A private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes 7 day a week (6am-10pm) access to the mouldmaking studio (plaster and wax room), metal fabrication (welding) and the foundry for final casting.
  • Cost: €1,920 per month/per artist

6. METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING: it is envisaged that two residency will exist here every year.

  • Facilities include: A private studio with, broadband, heating and access to kitchen and all communal areas. It also includes 7 day a week (6am-10pm) access to the metal fabrication and the arch, tig and oxyacetylene welding equipment.
  • Cost: €1,920 per month/ per artist.
Application guidelines 

Proposals should outline areas of technical and material involvement and describe the research and creative strategy undertaken by the artist. Details concerning the materials used and the processes involved will be required as well information regarding the wider context of this practice. Residency Proposal that should include the following:

  • Between 6- 10 images jpegs, slides / photos or CD of previous work with short descriptions, captions explaining material, size, date etc.
  • An up-to-date CV or Bio.
  • An artist’s statement (general artistic interests / approach) (1/2 PAGE)
  • A Residency Project Proposal RPP (max of 1 A4 sheets). This is a vital part of the application and should be as clear as possible.
  • An approximate budget breakdown
  • A suggested timeline for the project
Deadline 
23/09/2015

The Leitrim Sculpture Centre

The Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Professional Development Residencies (PDR)

Description 


Founded in 1997 the Leitrim Sculpture Centre is an artist-led, non-profit organization and charity annually funded by the Arts Council.

Situated in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim in the North West of Ireland, the Leitrim Sculpture Centre provides extensive technical resources and facilities dedicated to creative arts practice.

Developed as a testing ground for artistic experiment across different material processes and social contexts LSC support the creation of new work and the
acquisition of skills and knowledge in developing the artists vision.
Their aims are to:
• Support creativity, innovation and excellence in the productions and practices of contemporary visual arts.
• Advance the skills and knowledge of traditional and contemporary art making and the professional formation of artists.
• Increase public access and participation in the arts.
• Develop the creative and critical engagement of art with wider social and environmental contexts.

Leitrim Sculpture Centre is offering a series of Professional Development Residencies (PDR’s) for artists based in Ireland and Internationally. The aim of the programme is to provide artists with the technical resources for practical research towards the development of new work and to support creative development through experimental methods and engagement across different material processes.


Studio Rental Programme:

Leitrim Sculpture Centre also offer two studios to let for professional artists. The studios are 10 and 11 sq.mt in size and form part of a complex of 18 studios that have favourable access to the Centre’s extensive open planned technical areas and equipment across two premises. The studios are located in an attractive Georgian premises on Main. St. in the centre of town and are ideal for painters, printmakers, digital media creators, artist/designers etc. and all those working in 2D or light construction media.

Studio rents are €110.00 per calendar month paid in advance by standing order and licenses last for up to one year after which time artists may be renewed. Access to the Studios is from 6am to 10pm and rent includes: heating, utilities, broadband, canteen and 50% discount on rates for all the main technical facilities at the Centre.

Artists interested in applying should email a request for an application form to admin@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie or Tel: 071 98 55098

Outcome 

PDR’s are new in the sense that, unlike the Residency in Context strand, they support the creative practice of the artist without the need for them to produce an exhibition, or specific outcome, at the end or during the period.

Accommodation Information 

The Centre works alongside local providers such as the Organic Centre, and has access to a variety of accommodation within a diverse rural environment. These include:

  • McKenna’s in town on Main St is an artist’s residence and guesthouse. Cost: €20 per night. Contact mckennasmainstreet@gmail.com or call 087 203 7291
  • Bluebell House is a Bed & Breakfast, boasts of stunning views of Benbo Mountain and O'Donnell's Rock, is only a five-minute walk (1 minute in the car) from the town centre. Cost: from €50. Contact: 00353 71 9855384
  • Cill Chiaráin is a Bed and Breakfast situated in town. Contact 071 985 6135 or 086 194 5571
Studio Information 

Within its two buildings LSC supports 16 private studios, 3 residency studios and a superb gallery. The Archive and Research Centre provides technical information on all the processes undertaken at the Centre as well as links to artists groups, social and environmental projects along with useful information on local resources, history and landscape.

Technical Information 

Leitrim Sculpture Centre provides a wide range of open-planned production spaces each dedicated to Stone, Metal Casting and Fabrication, Foundry, Hot Glass, Ceramics, Woodwork, Digital Media, Traditional Print (etching and silkscreen) and Mouldmaking. 

Artists may also opt to join their many technical workshops in the area of your choosing both to learn new skills and meet other artists working in the field.

Location 

The market town of Manorhamilton lies at the hub of five glacial valleys whose dramatic and wild landscapes have historically inspired artists and poets to come and live here. The area attracts tourists seeking active eco-experiences amongst the numerous mountains, forests, rivers and lakes as well as visitors who wish to participate in the artistic, musical and cultural diversity of the region

The Atlantic coast is only 20 min drive where spectacular views of the dramatic Slieve League Cliffs (one of the highest in Europe) and the mythological Benbulben range near Sligo town are complimented by the fine seafood restaurants, numerous pubs and healthy lifestyle.

Address: 
New Line
Manorhamilton
Ireland
Telephone 
00353 71 985 5098

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