We Only Want the Earth: Project Award 2 Open Call

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH PROJECT AWARD 2

We are absolutely delighted to announce our second project award for our 2020 programme We Only Want the Earth!

We Only Want the Earth Artist Project Award 2

A4 Sounds in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Migrants and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ) invite applications from migrant and ethnic minority artists, including members of the Travelling community, for a six-month project award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The project will run from May to October 2020. The award aims to support an artist or group of artists based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Application Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 19th March 2020

About We Only Want the Earth

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

More information about our programme here.

About the Award

A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 6-month supported project award will support an artist or group of artists from migrant and/or ethnic-minority backgrounds, including members of the Travelling community, to develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist or group of artists with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist(s) are free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of race, ethnicity or migration.

What the award offers

The award includes

  • Free 24-hour access to studio space at A4 Sounds.
  • A monthly stipend of €500 towards materials and residency costs (Total €2500).
  • Artist fees of €690 for exhibiting a body of work and artist talks
  • An additional budget up to €2000 for activities taking place during the award*
  • Access to a range of professional development, training and technical supports.
  • Access to the facilities at A4 Sounds, including shared workspaces, sculpture workshop, photography darkroom, printing suite and equipment and suitable storage for works and project materials.
  • Gallery space and a materials/exhibition budget of up to €1000 will be provided to support an exhibition or series of dissemination events during the last month of the residency.
  • Access to all A4 Sounds public workshops and courses for the duration of the residency.

Throughout the residency, advice and mentorship will be provided by A4 Sounds technicians and curators, a dedicated community engagement worker, and representatives from Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), Migrant and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ) and our consulting artists.

This award does not include a dedicated studio space, but it does include access to all shared studio spaces and facilities and therefore is open to groups of artists to apply.

*The activities budget is imagined for for artists working collaboratively or in a socially engaged way to disseminate their work during the award in the form of talks, workshops or actions that may carry additional costs including fees for other speakers or facilitators. This budget may not apply to all applicants.

Please note: this residency does not include accommodation as part of the award. Due to difficulties sourcing affordable accomodation in Dublin, we envisage that the award would be best suited to artists who are already based in or near to Dublin. However, all applications will be considered.

Aims & Expectations of the award

The selected artist is expected to

  • Be available to work from the studio for the duration of the residency.
  • Participate in studio life and take full advantage of resources and learning opportunities available.
  • To disseminate their work in at least 2 ways.
  • We will work with the successful artist to document their progress and ask that aspects of the documentation be made available to A4 for use.

Who is eligible?

Individual artists or artist groups from ethnic-minority backgrounds including members of the Travelling Community and migrant artists who are currently living in Ireland.

What what types of proposals are we seeking?

We invite radical, risk taking, bold, mischievous and political proposals. This is a visual arts award, but we welcome proposals from artists with multidisciplinary approaches where the proposed outcomes can be disseminated in a visual ways.

We are keen to hear from artists who are critical and who use a wide range of approaches to explore their ideas; including but not limited to: conversations, protest, organising, writing, sound, food, performance, video, collaborations, media, sculpture, research, installation and print.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, the A4 Sounds studio building is not fully accessible. The studio space and bathrooms are accessed via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) which may provide difficulties for people with movement impairments. We understand that this may exclude some artists from applying for the award, and we apologise for this. We hope to source funding to make the building more accessible in future.

For more information about the award and how to apply please visit the project award 2 page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding Award 2020.

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH RESIDENCY AWARD 2

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH RESIDENCY AWARD 2

We are absolutely delighted to announce our second residency award for our 2020 programme We Only Want the Earth!

We Only Want the Earth Artist Residency Award 2

A4 Sounds in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) invite applications from artists who are seeking or have sought international protection in Ireland, for a four-month residency award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The residency will run from May to August 2020. The residency opportunity aims to support an artist based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Application Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 5th March 2020

About We Only Want the Earth

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

More information about our programme here.

About the award

A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 4-month residency award will support an artist who is seeking or has sought international protection in Ireland, to develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist is free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of seeking international protection or the direct provision system.

Proposals must respond to the theme ‘We Only Want the Earth’.

What the award offers

The award includes

  • Free 24-hour access to studio space at A4 Sounds.
  • A monthly stipend of €500 towards materials and residency costs (Total €2000).
  • Artist fees of €690 for exhibiting a body of work and artist talks
  • Access to a range of professional development, training and technical supports.
  • Access to the facilities at A4 Sounds, including personal and shared workspace, sculpture workshop, photography darkroom, printing suite and equipment.
  • Gallery space and a materials/exhibition budget of up to €1000 will be provided to support an exhibition or series of dissemination events during the last month of the residency.
  • Access to all A4 Sounds public workshops and courses for the duration of the residency.

Throughout the residency, advice and mentorship will be provided by A4 Sounds technicians and curators, a dedicated community engagement worker, and representatives from Create (the national development agency for collaborative arts), Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI), and our consulting artists.

Accommodation is available for the duration of the residency for an artist who would have to travel long distances to participate.

Aims & Expectations of the residency

The selected artist is expected to

  • Be available to work from the studio for the duration of the residency. We understand that there are restrictions in place for artists living in direct provision. We will work with the successful artist to develop a manageable studio schedule.
  • Participate in studio life and take full advantage of resources and learning opportunities availble.
  • To disseminate their work in at least 2 ways.
  • We will work with the successful artist to document their progress and ask that aspects of the documentation be made available to A4 for use.

Who is eligible?

We invite applications from artists who are seeking or have sought international protection in Ireland.

What what types of proposals are we seeking?

We invite radical, risk taking, bold, mischievous and political proposals. This is a visual arts award, but we welcome proposals from artists with multidisciplinary approaches where the proposed outcomes can be disseminated in a visual ways.

We are keen to hear from artists who use a wide range of approaches to explore their ideas; including but not limited to: conversations, protest, organising, writing, sound, food, performance, video, collaborations, media, sculpture, research, installation and print.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, the A4 Sounds studio building is not fully accessible. The studio space and bathrooms are accessed via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) which may provide difficulties for people with movement impairments. We understand that this may exclude some artists from applying for the award, and we apologise for this. We hope to source funding to make the building more accessible in future.

For more information about the award and how to apply please visit the residency 2 award page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding Award 2020.

We Only Want the Earth Artist Talks

We Only Want the Earth: Artist Talks | Chris Hinojosa & Áine O’Hara

We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

Join us for our first artist talk of the programme with our artists in residence Chris Hinojosa and Áine O’Hara. Both artists will present their practice to date and talk about the work they intend to make over the coming months.

When & Where?
Wed 22nd Jan 2020
7pm – 9pm

A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Upper Dorset Street
D07 E81
(Google Maps Link)

Kameha-Mija! Chris Hinojosa (2019) Video, 3.39 minutes

Chris Hinojosa

Chris Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Chris uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a personal reality.

Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases worldwide of trans persons. Chris’ home state of Texas in the US makes up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color. During her residency, Chris will create a performance installation informed by the Catholic heritage of her family and the current epidemic of trans death in society. The work will aim to draw comparisons between mythic religious iconography and the real, tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community, creating a fantasy realm which builds new mythologies from the very real experiences of trans women.

www.christopherhinojosa.net
Instagram: @kameha_mija
Email: Chinojosa.studio@gmail.com

GAA MAAD, co-written by Áine O’Hara and Vickey Curtis. Documentation from Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 performance. Image Credit: Simon Lazewski

Áine O’Hara

Áine O’Hara is a multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker and designer. Áine has presented work at Dublin Fringe Festival; Dublin Live Art Festival; Live Collision International Festival; Smock Alley: Scene and Heard festival of new work; Westival: Westport Music and Arts Festival; Theatre Machine at Project Arts Centre; participant in the Abbey Begins New Writing programme 2019. Further recent awards/recognitions include: Outburst Queer Fringe Award 2019, Oileán Artist in Residence 2019, DUETS programme Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, Ps2 residency Belfast 2019, World of Co Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 and DIVA Award Electric Picnic 2017. Áine has also worked in art departments for film and tv including ‘Red Rock’ currently on Virgin Media One and upcoming Irish feature film ‘Broken Law’ by Paddy Slattery.Education: graduate of IADT, Dun Laoghaire and The Lir, Trinity College Dublin

Calling in Sick is a body of work about disability, productivity and what it means to be a useful member of society. Áine has several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia which as of now is not recognised as a disability in Ireland. They are developing a body of work based on their and other chronic illness sufferers’ experiences of our health service in Ireland. She is interested in who is believed when they say they are in pain and is investigating whether or not disabled people can ever be equal under a capitalist society. Calling in Sick explores healthcare utopias, gameshows where the prize is treatment, and whether political protest and artistic actions can actually change the law in this country.

www.aineohara.com
Instagram: @misc.aine
Twitter: @miscaine
Email: aineoharaart@gmail.com

Futher Information

Chris Hinojosa >> https://a4sounds.org/chris-hinojosa/
Áine O’Hara >> https://a4sounds.org/aine-ohara/
We Only Want the Earth Programme >> https://a4sounds.org/we-only-want-the-earth/

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By becoming a Friend of We Only Want the Earth you will help us realise our programme to its fullest potential by enabling us to facilitate more engaging and accessible art experiences for communities we work with and help us develop our programme for many years to come. Click here to donate!

Áine O'Hara

A4 Sounds in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin Central Housing Action and consulting artist Kerry Guinan are delighted to announce the recipient of We Only Want the Earth’s first project award for 2020!

Áine O’Hara

Áine O’Hara is a multidisciplinary artist, theatre maker and designer and graduate of IADT, Dun Laoghaire and The Lir, Trinity College Dublin.

www.aineohara.com
Instagram: @misc.aine
Twitter: @miscaine
Email: aineoharaart@gmail.com

Artist Bio

Áine has presented work at Dublin Fringe Festival; Dublin Live Art Festival; Live Collision International Festival; Smock Alley: Scene and Heard festival of new work; Westival: Westport Music and Arts Festival; Theatre Machine at Project Arts Centre; participant in the Abbey Begins New Writing programme 2019. Further recent awards/recognitions include: Outburst Queer Fringe Award 2019, Oileán Artist in Residence 2019, DUETS programme Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, Ps2 residency Belfast 2019, World of Co Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria 2019 and DIVA Award Electric Picnic 2017. Áine has also worked in art departments for film and tv including ‘Red Rock’ currently on Virgin Media One and upcoming Irish feature film ‘Broken Law’ by Paddy Slattery.

Mayo for Sam, residency documentation, Ps2 Gallery, 2019

A4 Sounds Residency: Calling in Sick

Calling in Sick is a body of work about disability, productivity and what it means to be a useful member of society. Áine has several chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia which as of now is not recognised as a disability in Ireland. They are developing a body of work based on their and other chronic illness sufferers’ experiences of our health service in Ireland. She is interested in who is believed when they say they are in pain and is investigating whether or not disabled people can ever be equal under a capitalist society. Calling in Sick explores healthcare utopias, gameshows where the prize is treatment, and whether political protest and artistic actions can actually change the law in this country.

The Birthday Party, Performance Series, 2017

Upcoming:

Artist Talk : Wed 22nd Jan | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition : 18th June – 8th July 2020

Further Information:
Further information about Áine O’Hara can be found here.
Further information about our We Only Want the Earth Programme can be found here.

Support Us!

By becoming a Friend of We Only Want the Earth you will help us realise our programme to its fullest potential by enabling us to facilitate more engaging and accessible art experiences for communities we work with and help us develop our programme for many years to come. Click here to donate!



Chris Hinojosa

A4 Sounds in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and consulting artists gender.RIP are delighted to announce the recipient of We Only Want the Earth’s first residency award for 2020!

Chris Hinojosa

Chris Hinojosa was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. Hinojosa has traveled extensively with her practice including the US, UK, Japan, China, and Scandinavia. Having lived in so many countries, she is constantly reflecting on her home and culture as a Mexican American, which features prominently in her work. Chris is currently based in Dublin Ireland, in residence at A4 Sounds studios.

Artist Statement

Chris Hinojosa’s practice concerns the stage as an opportunity for the suspension of disbelief, the reclamation of space, and fantasy as mechanisms for shifting power dynamics. Recently she has been working primarily with her experience as a Latinx Trans woman, exploring modes of normalizing public conversation around trauma, specifically as it relates to trans identity. Working in photography, vocal performance and audio production, Chris uses the ‘stage’ (sometimes a public site) to allow the body to become greater than it is in isolation, shifting everyday dynamics to allow fantasy to become a personal reality.

Kameha-Mija! Chris Hinojosa (2019) Video, 3.39 minutes

A4 Sounds’ Residency

Statistics show that in 2019 there were around 400 reported murder cases worldwide of trans persons. Chris’ home state of Texas in the US makes up about 33 of those cases, all of which were persons of color. During her residency, Chris will create a performance installation informed by the Catholic heritage of her family and the current epidemic of trans death in society. The work will aim to draw comparisons between mythic religious iconography and the real, tangible bodies of those whom we have lost in the trans community, creating a fantasy realm which builds new mythologies from the very real experiences of trans women.

Upcoming:

Artist Talk : Wed 22nd Jan | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition : 16th April – 6th May

Further Information:

www.christopherhinojosa.net
Instagram: @kameha_mija
Email: Chinojosa.studio@gmail.com

Further information about Chris Hinojosa can be found here.
Further information about our We Only Want the Earth Programme can be found here.

Support Us!

By becoming a Friend of We Only Want the Earth you will help us realise our programme to its fullest potential by enabling us to facilitate more engaging and accessible art experiences for communities we work with and help us develop our programme for many years to come. Click here to donate!

2 Personal Workspaces Available at A4 Sounds

We have two personal workspaces available at our studios. Total cost of membership is €175 per month. Applications are open until Sunday 17th Nov.

At this time we are seeking applications from fine artists only.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

The successful applicant will be chosen based on their portfolio and artist activities including participation in exhibitions and recent projects.

We also have a small number of regular studio membership available from €75 per month. For more information about our studio, facilties and resources please read this post: Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

To apply please fill out our application form here!



Memberships Available at A4 Sounds

Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

A4 Sounds is a multidisciplinary artist studios and gallery. A4 offers support to artists at each point in their creative process through access to arts production equipment, mentoring and training programs, and events facilities. We aim to provide professional artists with a rich environment to develop their practice, to experiment with ideas, and to collaborate with others across disciplines. Our member artists work in a wide range of disciplines including, paint, print, textiles, activism, socially engaged art, film, documentary, animation, illustration, sculpture, performance, new media and more. If you are looking for more than just a desk in a room get in touch here!

The Library: a shared studio space. Also home to the Forgotten Zine Archive.

Apply for membership!

We are seeking applications from professional artists from wide range of disciplines.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

To apply please fill out our application form here!

Large Build Workshop with shared tools and materials. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

Our Waiting Lists:

To keep a balance of activity at the studio, we pause applications from certain disciplines when there is a high number of artists working in these areas. When spaces free up we will get in contact with those on our waiting list first.

If you work in one of these areas, please feel free to fill in our application form and we can add you to the list.

Disciplines paused: Animation, Filmmaking, Writers, (however we will accept applications from researchers who have a visual art focus).

The Green Room: Large Project Room with textile equipment and materials. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

What you get!

Our memberships are modular starting at €75 per month, with the option of adding a storage locker (€10-€60 pm) or a personal workspace (€100-€130 pm).

Regular Membership includes:

General
– 24/7 access
– WiFi
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor garden with mezzaine & bike storage
– Member discounts for workshops, courses, events, gallery hire and more
– Profile page on our website
– Access to our Members’ Forum

Shared
– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Free Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared studio spaces (4 shared studios)
– Access to all facilities
– Access to shared equipment & materials

The A4 Yard, with Bike Storage, Mezzaine and Members Garden. . Photo Credit: Jason Kearney

Facilities

– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Print & Screen-printing (Lino/Block Printing Table, Printing Press, 4 Colour Carousel)
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Textiles
– Audio-Visual Equipment
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions

Photography Darkroom. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

Professional Development & Training

– Opportunity to take part in our annual Members Exhibition
– Opportunity to take part in our exhibition exchange with Sample Studios Cork and Engage Studios, Galway
– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
– Free Professional Development Training
Free or Reduced fees on public workshops & courses
Regular Artist Talks and group discussion and meet ups
– Regular exhibitions and events
– Collaboration opportunities with a wide range of artists
– Opportunities to host own workshops and discussion groups or to join those hosted by our members
– Ongoing support from the A4 Team
– Online studio forum to share ideas, ask for help and stay in touch with our members.

Large Lockers available for rental. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

Additional Costs
– Locker rental, various sizes €10 – €60 per month
– Personal Workspace €100 – €130
– 40% discount on gallery & event space hire

Obedient City, Michelle Doyle, Sept 2018. Photo Credit: Kate-Bowe O’Brien

More information here!

Applications can be made here!

How to find us!



LOCALE #3 | A4 Members’ Show 2019

LOCALE #3

24th Oct – 3rd Nov | A4 Sounds Gallery
A4 Members’ Show 2019

Locale #3 is the third in a series of exhibitions responding to the local area and home of A4 sounds. With this show the conversation between our members, our neighbours and the local area continues as we explore and reflect on the shared experience of our city.

Locale #3 began, like the previous years’ shows, with a walking tour of the surrounding area. Lead by Laura McQuaid, our neighbour and member of The Royal Canal Clean Up Group. The tour took our members up the Whitworth Road along the Royal Canal, through Glengariff Parade, down Royal Canal Bank and eventually to the depot at Broadstone. Along the way we spoke about the canal’s functional history and relationship to a variety of communities in the area past and present.

Locale #3 sees our members continue to convey their experiences of Dublin as a built environment in our largest iteration of Locale to date. Through their respective mediums of video games, mixed media, photography, film, moving image, paint, illustration, sculptural installations and performance they reconcile with a number of political, social, ecological and interpersonal themes that are to them salient elements of the urban landscape of our city.

THE ARTISTS

Leigh Arthur
Claire Burke
Claudine Chen & Daniel Brennan
Siobhán Clancy
Niamh Coffey
Angela Cuthill
Sarah Devereux
Aideen Farrell
Heather Gray
Yu Higashikawa
Garreth Joyce
Róisín McGannon
Lieselle McMahon
Leia Mocan
Vivienne Molloy
Alec Moore
Rachel Naughton
Kenny Murphy
Caoimhe Jane Reynolds
Sara Serpilli
Yohann Walter

Full information on each of our participating artists and their work can be found here!

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 24th Oct
7pm – 10pm
Drinks Reception: Canal Water & Canal Cans

General Opening Hours
Fri : 12pm – 6pm
Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 4pm

Find Us
A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1
Google Maps link.

Accessibility
Our gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Our toilets are gender neutral.
Our toilets are accessed via a flight of stairs which may provide difficulties for people with movement impairments.

If you are interested in attending an exhibition or event at A4 but may have some concerns, please get in touch and we can help facilitate your visit.

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Open Call: We Only Want the Earth 2020 Project Award 1

OPEN CALL: WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH PROJECT AWARD 1

We are absolutely delighted to announce our second award for our 2020 programme We Only Want the Earth!

A4 Sounds in partnership with Firestation Artists’ Studio and Dublin Central Housing Action invite applications from artists who are experiencing or have previously experienced homelessness – this could be any form of homelessness including living in emergency accommodation, living in hostels, sleeping rough, as well as sofa-surfing – for a six-month project award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2020 programme. The award will run from January to June 2020. The award opportunity aims to support an artist or group of artists based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 7th November 2019

ABOUT WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable social change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

More information about our programme here.

ABOUT THE AWARD

A central aim of the We Only Want the Earth programme is to give material support and a platform to artists who are often silenced, or who are spoken about rather than listened to. As part of meeting this aim, this 6-month supported project award will support an artist or group of artists who are experiencing or who have previously experienced homelesness to a develop and exhibit a body of work, and will provide the selected artist or group of artists with an opportunity to make contacts and identify resources that might help them to further develop their artistic practice.

Please note that the artist(s) are free to work on any topic of their choosing; there is no requirement that the work deal with issues of homelessness.

For more information about the award and how to apply please visit the project award page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding Award 2020.

Does this sound like something you would love to support?

By donating to our programme you will enable us to facilitate more engaging art experiences for the communities we are working with and help us develop our programme for many years to come.
Donate here!

Announcing We Only Want the Earth 2020

Announcing We Only Want the Earth 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce our 2020 artistic programme ‘We Only Want the Earth’ in partnership with Create, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI), Migrant and Ethic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ), and Dublin Central Housing Action (DCHA).

We are living through a time of sudden and unpredictable societal change caused by interlinked issues of global warming, the collapse of the neoliberal order, a resurgence of violent misogyny and nationalism, growing inequality, housing and homelessness crises, and the growth of ecofascism. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that we have until 2030 to overhaul society in order to mitigate some of the worst effects of climate change. Whether or not we heed this warning, broad social changes will accelerate over the coming decade. If these changes are to lead to a just society, it is essential that voices that are often ignored, or whose very existence is treated as debatable, are instead prioritised. The arts play a fundamental role in supporting or challenging cultural hegemony, and therefore have a moral obligation to attend to voices that have been silenced.

During 2020 we will facilitate a programme of socially-engaged arts activities under the theme We Only Want the Earth. The programme is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

To find out more please visit We Only Want the Earth information page here!

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We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding 2020.

Does this sound like something you would love to support?

By donating to our programme you will enable us to facilitate more engaging art experiences for the communities we are working with and help us develop our programme for many years to come.
Donate here!