There are several national unlocked residencies available from March to mid-November 2023 (the space is shared.). Each residency is suitable for Irish-based artists/companies and includes free use of the IACC and funding. This funding can be used for any residency-related expenses, including travel, accommodation, supplies, or a mentor or other collaborator. You will need to manage your own expenses and budget. Priority will be given to proposals that explain clearly how the residency would impact the artist’s/company’s practice and the Irish circus community.
The Unlocked Residency now comes in two formats:
- Unlocked: This is our normal residency (€1600) with space for one week.
- Unlocked Plus: This residency (€2800) is for two weeks of work by more established artists with bigger plans.
Please submit a one-page proposal outlining what you’d like to achieve in the residency, which dates suit you best (usually one week), and who your chosen mentor/coach/director is if applicable. Please also include a CV and link to online examples of your work. Application deadline : Sunday 12th March 2023. Successful companies will be notified by Monday 20th March. Funded by the Arts Council.
Level Up Residency
This is a newer type of residency, to address the changing needs in the Irish aerial dance community. It’s a throwback to the early days of the IACC where groups would band together and hire an artist to help them upskill. With the Unlocked Residency being awarded to professionals, we didn’t want emerging artists to be left behind.
This residency is for an Irish-based group to bring in an international or experienced teacher/mentor for a week. It’s available from April to November (space may be shared at times). This residency is suitable for Irish-based artists and includes: free use of the IACC and funding. This funding is primarily for paying a teacher/mentor and all of their expenses, with any remainder to be used for group expenses. Priority will be given to proposals that explain clearly how the residency would impact the artists’ practice and the Irish circus community.
There will be two Level Up Residencies:
- Level Up – €2000 funding
- Level Up Plus – €3000 funding
There are no restrictions on what you can propose, as long as the spirit of the application is that a group of people receive training in the IACC. You may also propose two variations within one application, by including a budget for each funding stream. The mentor/coach etc. can be Irish-based or international.
Please submit a one-page proposal outlining what you’d like to achieve in the residency, which dates suit you best (one week), and who your chosen mentor/coach/teacher is. Please also include their CV and link to online examples of their work, as well as a list of group participants. Application deadline : Sunday 12th March 2023. Successful companies will be notified Monday 20th March. Funded by the Arts Council.
The IACC is now a full partner in the Island Connect project. A collaboration between seven organisations with creation spaces on islands in Europe. We are in the process of applying for more Creative Europe Funding. However for 2023 we will do an Island Connect exchange with C.IN.E. in Mallorca.
We will select 2 artists to travel to Mallorca the 12-25th June 2023. They will stay in the C.IN.E studio apartment and receive €1000 fee each, which includes per diems.
Applications are now open, closing the 12th March, and notification by the 20th March 2023. Click here to apply.
To read more of the Creative Europe funded project, visit the Island Connect website.
Irish Aerial Creation Centre is delighted to take part in the Arts Council’s new International Residency Initiatives Scheme (IRIS). This is a way for the IACC to bring international artists to Ireland, and to also send Irish-based/born artists to new places.
The deadline for 2023 has now passed.
To read all the details and apply click here.
Wild Card Residency
The Wild Card Residency is for any individual or organisation that has not been successful in finding other financial support for any stage of their creative process, whether they propose research & development or creation of a new contemporary circus work. There’s no funding, but free use of the space (which may be shared depending on dates). “Any idea is a good idea.”
Residency between April and Mid-November 2022. Applicants should generally apply for Unlocked before applying for Wild Card.
The Wild Card Residency is also suitable for international artists who have received funding for travel / accommodation and are looking for a place to do an international residency.
Clear Sky Residency
The Clear Sky Residency is now retired. Historically, the Clear Sky residency was a way to bring international artists to Ireland so that they could run a workshop while they did their residency. This was a way to upskill Irish-based artists at a time when aerial dance was still underdeveloped in Ireland. Aerial Dance has come a long way since we opened in 2015, and we now feel that we need to redirect these funds to supporting Irish-based artists.
We still welcome International artists to the centre through our Island Connect Project, and our New Horizons residency scheme. International artists are also welcome to apply for Wild Card residencies.