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Artist‐in‐Residence at Trinity College Dublin
Residency Dublin, Ireland

Artist‐in‐Residence at Trinity College Dublin


Trinity College is pleased to invite applications from artists for a 12 month artist‐in‐residence position commencing in March 2020. The artist will be based at TTEC (Trinity Technology & Enterprise Centre), Grand Canal. The aim is to enable the artist to develop new work through a collaborative process of engagement with communities which should include local residents and school children and may also include technology and creative start‐ups and businesses.


The artist‐in‐residence will focus on collaborative, community oriented programming, working with local residents of all ages, school children and community groups. Applicants will be expected to produce new work, engage with the history and culture of the area and site, as well as considering the proposed plans for development.

This is an open brief and artists may use a range of art forms, including but not limited to theatre, story‐telling, film‐making, music, visual art, dance, writing, animation.


The Artist‐in‐Residence position will be for one year part‐time (3 days/week) with a fee of €33,000 to include the artist fees, materials and other expenses/ inclusive of VAT. Working days/hours are negotiable.


This is a two‐stage process. Stage One requires a written application which should be submitted by Monday 3rd February at 5pm. Applications will be shortlisted up to 5 entries and those artists will be asked to take their ideas further for the closing date for Stage Two on Friday 28th February. They will be paid €500 to do so.

Stage One application:

Letter of application (no more than 2 * A4 pages) outlining:

  • Why you are interested in this opportunity
  • Your experience of working with communities of interest and/or place
  • How you would propose spending your time within the residency
  • An initial overview of your proposal for this artist‐in‐residence programme
  • Supporting material to demonstrate your work from a community project, e.g. imagery, short video, written material

Applications should be submitted by email as a pdf to the Community & Enterprise Engagement Manager, Mary Colclough,