Leonardo/Olats, partner of the Regional Cultural Centre,
Letterkenny, Donegal County, Ireland, is pleased to announce
the call for Lovely Weather residencies project related to
art and climate change, that will take place in 2009-2010.
You will find below the detailed information about the
project and the call for participation.
LOVELY WEATHER ARTISTS RESIDENCIES DONEGAL- IRELAND
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
DEADLINE: Monday 3rd August 2009
Donegal County Council's Public Art Office in partnership
with Leonardo/OLATS seeks expressions of interest from
artists for one of five residencies (4 – 11 weeks) exploring
how art can address issues around global warming and climate
change in County Donegal.
LOVELY WEATHER ABSTRACT
Climate change over the coming century, and the social and
political action needed to counter it, will be the major
preoccupation of all sectors of society. Just as landscape
artists helped reshaped our perception of our place in
nature, so 'climate artists' are beginning to reshape the
way be perceive the inter relationship of climate and culture.
In the West we have progressively dissolved our ancestral
link to climate. This is largely a result of massive
urbanisation and the development of modern lifestyle and it
has been possible to observe a deterioration of sensitivity
to meteorology and climate. Art could help us to question
our perceptions and relationships to weather, climate and
help us to experience and reveal our inner participation
with weather and climate; the rupture of their balance and
its meaning for our world; in the same way that landscape
artists reframed the relationship of humans to their
Donegal County Council's Public Art Fund will utilise monies
from the 5 electoral areas (under the % for Housing Scheme)
to initiate a series of residencies for artists to examine
on the ground the effect of climate change throughout
Donegal. These residencies will examine cultural approaches
to weather, climate and their modifications throughout
County Donegal. (Please refer to Appendix I on the project
* The Lovely Weather Project is a national and
international residency programme for artists to be based in
County Donegal, Ireland.
* The residencies are multi - disciplinary and will
explore how artists can address issues around global warming
and climate change in County Donegal.
* Lovely Weather residencies should directly touch on
the earth sciences, communication technologies and
ecological activism, to challenge the boundaries of what art
can accomplish alongside these disciplines in the climate
* Five residencies are proposed in the five Electoral
Areas of County Donegal, Ireland. One per area. (Please
refer to Appendix II on the project website).
* Residencies will be of 4 - 11 weeks in duration
(although proposals for shorter or longer periods can be
* The residencies will not be studio based. The
Regional Cultural Centre and other bodies in the region may
accommodate proposals, which require studio space.
* The successful artists will not necessarily have to
be resident in Donegal for the entire duration of the
project. But they must demonstrate a commitment to working
on the ground during at least part of the residency.
* The residencies will be managed by co-curators for
the project John Cunningham (Regional Cultural Centre) and
Annick Bureaud (Leonardo/OLATS). Workshops and seminars will
be held with the artists and interested parties, throughout
the run of the residencies.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A TWO PHASE SELECTION PROCESS
PHASE 1 IS A GENERAL CALL FOR SUITABLE CANDIDATES
SHORTLISTING OF CANDIDATES FOR PHASE 2 WILL TAKE PLACE
SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR PHASE 2 WILL BE ASKED TO
SUBMIT A MORE SPECIFIC PROPOSAL RELATED TO ONE OF THE FIVE
LOCATION FOR THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
The partners invite artists with a specific interest in
environmental and climate issues, to submit a proposal for a
residency programme examining climate and its changes in one
of the five Electoral Areas of County Donegal, Ireland.
The proposals must be relevant to, and engage with, art
& climate and the particular environment of Donegal.
Proposals for the project will be accepted from
individuals, collaborators and groups.
Submissions MUST ONLY be submitted via the Lovely
Weather Residency Website. The online form will be available
MONDAY 8th JUNE 2009 ** (please see below)
Submissions should include a current Curriculum Vitae
(300 word max).
A maximum of 6-images/ audio/ video of previous works.
A proposed project outline (including timescale,
costings etc.) of no more than 750 words.An artist statement
of no more than 500 words.
Call for submissions – May / June 2009
Final date for Phase 1 submissions – 3rd August 2009
Shortlisted artists for Phase 2 informed – 17th August 2009
Final date for Phase 2 submissions – 25th September 2009
Successful applicants for residencies informed – 16th
Start date for Lovely Weather Residencies – 1st November 2009
Completion date for projects – 1st November 2010
Exhibition – 23rd November 2010 – 25th February 2010
** Thank you for your interest in the Lovely Weather Artists
Residency Project. Due to unforeseen technical difficulties,
the on-line application facility will not be available until
MONDAY 8th JUNE 2009. After which time we will look forward
to receiving your application.
Closing date for Phase 1 applications is Monday 3rd August 2009.
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