AIC Residencies

Create and The Model Artist Residency Award

Create and The Model Artist Residency Award
Workshop led by Amna Walayat as creative producer in residence, Cork County Council, March 2022. Courtesy of the artist

Application form and guidelines

Application form


Create and The Model invite expressions of interest for an Artist Residency award from collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this residency, candidates may or may not self-identify as refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.


The residency takes place at The Model in Sligo and provides opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning and is aimed at a professional artist who is interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. The residency runs over four weeks in September 2021.

The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. It is supported by Sligo Arts Office and is offered through a partnership between Create and The Model. Artists must be based in the Republic of Ireland to be eligible for this opportunity. Expressions of Interest are due before the 28th June, 5pm


Please be aware that, at all times, Create and its partners are following public health guidelines to protect their staff and the artists, organisations and communities we serve. As the situation regarding COVID-19 and working practices evolve, this may mean changes to our planned work. Any changes will be circulated through our website and social media.


About the award

This is a developmental residency, it aims to support an artist who is interested in developing and/ or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. We welcome applications from artists working across all artforms.

It is primarily a research and learning opportunity that allows the selected artist the time and resources to focus on a particular area of their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. It is important to note that it is not a production centered residency for projects.

The award sets out to support the selected artist to network and engage with the wider field of socially engaged arts and includes additional curatorial advice from The Model. It allows for the artist to connect with other practitioners in Sligo and the North West to foster dialogue and experimentation.


What the award offers

Accommodation at The Model

The award offers accommodation for one person at The Model. Accommodation is a key part of the award and taking this element up is both a condition and a major advantage. Accommodation at The Model includes a studio space with an open plan kitchen/living area & bedroom, with workspace and stunning views over Sligo. The workspace is suitable for research and small 2-D work only.


The award offers a stipend and covers agreed expenses related to travel and subsistence. The successful applicant will meet both Create and The Model to agree dates and discuss how the opportunity can be best tailored to their needs vis a vis space, accessibility, additional support and logistics in terms of travel, accommodation and subsistence.


Submitting an expression of interest

Expressions of Interest are due before the 28th June, 5pm. See Guidelines for Create/ The Model Artist Residency Awards 2021, linked on this page.


related programme
Artist in the Community Scheme

The Model
Sligo Arts Service