There are several national unlocked residencies available from April to mid-November 2022 (the space is shared.). Each residency is suitable for Irish-based artists/companies and includes free use of the IACC and €1500 in 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 three formats:
- Unlocked Solo: Solo applicants (€1500) will be in residency at the same time as each other for one week. Solo applicants must have some kind of mentor/outside eye, but can share with the other solo artist.
- Unlocked Group: Group applicants (€1500) are what the normal Unlocked residency used to be, for one week. There are no restrictions.
- Unlocked Plus: This is a new funding stream (€2600) 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. Please also include a CV and link to online examples of your work. Application deadline : Tuesday 1st March 2022 @ 10am. Successful companies will be notified by Thursday 31st 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 – €1500 funding
- Level Up Plus – €2600 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 and very short biographies. Application deadline : Tuesday 1st March 2022 @ 10am. Successful companies will be notified Thursday 31st March. Funded by the Arts Council.
Clear Sky Residency
There will be no Clear Sky Group or Solo residencies in 2022.
International residencies will return in 2023, due to COVID-19.
The Clear Sky Residency is available between the 19th August – 8th September 2020 and is aimed at International artists. Artists (2+) can choose a two week period during that time for the complete IACC space to themselves. The residency includes €3000 of funding and in return the artist gives a one-day workshop and a public sharing of work. Solo artists can choose a one week period during that time, with €1000 of funding.
Applications are open to all aerial circus companies, the facility is suitable for aerial dance/circus but not just dance. Applications close on Wednesday March 4th 2020. Successful applicants will be contacted on Friday March 20th 2020.
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 or Clear Sky before applying for Wild Card.
The IACC is now a full partner in the Island Connect project. A collaboration between five organisations with creation spaces on islands in Europe. Applications for the Island Connect residency have now closed. We hope to apply for new funding to Creative Europe to continue the project in 2023.
To read more and apply, visit the Island Connect website.