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Hawk’s Well Theatre & Cairde

Time at the Well With Cairde

Hawk’s Well Theatre and Cairde Sligo Arts Festival have come together to offer a week-long artist development residency for an artist from an ethnic minority background.
The chosen artist will have space and time on the Hawk’s Well stage throughout the week of the residency as well as having a stipend to cover all associated costs, including living costs.

We invite applications from performing artists that are based in Ireland for a one-week residency award based at Hawk’s Well Theatre from Monday 28th June until Friday 2nd of July, 2021.

This award seeks to support cultural diversity in artistic practice in Ireland, in this instance concentrating on the Performing Arts. It seeks to provide a platform for the selected artist to develop and/or consolidate their arts practice, and will provide an opportunity for the artist to make contacts and identify resources that may assist in the further development of their practice in Ireland.

There is a stipend of €3,000 available to the selected artist to cover their fee, travel and accommodation if required.

How to apply Download the application form – complete and send back to by 5pm Monday 31st May 2021.

In addition you may send

• a CV and/or Biography – outlining your current practice;
• a PDF with a maximum of 5 examples of recent projects, with images, relevant links, captions and short descriptions.

The deadline for the submission is 5pm, Monday 31st May 2021
The residency will commence on Monday 28th of June 2021
Send completed applications to:

Selection process

Selection will be made by a panel of representatives from Cairde Sligo Arts Festival and the Hawk’s Well Theatre.
The selected artist will be notified on Friday 4th of June 2021.

The open call will be advertised through performing arts channels, informal networks and complementary fields of development, such as through agencies who support refugees or immigrants in Ireland.

About the Commissioners

Hawk’s Well Theatre is a 340 seat theatre in Sligo, North West Ireland which hosts a diverse programme of arts and entertainment for people in the North West. The theatre has a track record of working with diverse communities.

Hawk’s Well Theatre is a registered charity funded by the Arts Council, Sligo County Council and the Department of Social Protection

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival – a cultural adventure set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way!

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival is a registered charity supported by The Arts Council, Sligo County Council, Sligo BID, Sligo Leader and the SpotLit Literary Tourism Programme.