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Sligo Trad Artist in Residence




Trad Ireland/ Traid Éireann welcomes applications from traditional artists for the role of Sligo Trad Artist in Residence. The residency will begin on 1 July 2019 and concludes on 28 June 2020.

This initiative is made possible through funding by The Arts Council Traditional Arts Project Award 2019, and is supported by Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo.

Purpose of Residency

The residency is designed to facilitate the artistic and career development of a traditional artist, who will also positively engage with the County Sligo community through the traditional arts.

Residency Strands

1.Community Engagement & Audience Development

The residency proposal should include outreach to a mix of key community pillars such as educational institutions, healthcare facilities and workplaces.

Nature of Commitment: Up to 12 engagements will be scheduled in consultation with the artist throughout residency duration

2.Artistic & Career Development

Candidates are expected to outline how the residency award will be used to enable new or ongoing traditional arts projects, which could include solo work (composition / choreography, research) or collaborative work. Workspace will be made available during residency period by Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo.


Fee of €10,000 inclusive of VAT and all other expenses accrued by artist.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications will be reviewed by a 3-person panel, and assessed with particular focus on innovative and substantive ideas with regard to community arts engagement and personal artistic development. The successful applicant will be informed of decision by Friday 14th June 2019. Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 31st May 2019.