IMMA is seeking proposals from cultural practitioners to work in response to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021. Launched in October 2016 the project features 30 of the artist’s finest paintings, and 20 works on paper. Supporting process based research IMMA invites interested candidates to propose contexts and research in their own practice which would explore, contest, expand, complement or radicalise the resonance and impact of the work on show in the Freud Centre and open to new possibilities with selected practices.
Over five years IMMA is presenting a series of Lucian Freud related exhibitions, with revolving and evolving manifestations yearly. All 50 works are currently on display without intervention for this first year and this is the inaugural call for proposals.
With this extraordinary resource IMMA is programming special exhibitions, education partnerships, symposia and research to maximize resources for schools, third level students, artists and audiences all over Ireland and beyond. Through this opportunity IMMA supports the development of studio practice, artistic production and encourages means and methods developed with the institution to work with various museum publics.
Use a large studio at IMMA for a maximum duration of nine months
Separate accommodation at IMMA is available for a maximum duration of nine months
A bursary award of €4,000
Essential travel costs will be covered, schedule and budget to be approved by IMMA
Activation budget to the value of €2,000
Immersion in activity related to the IMMA Collection Freud Project to bind the research process
Facilitate an introductory information session with museum staff
Deliver overviews of work in progress for IMMA and its audiences through selected public platforms such as digital, talks & events, open studios etc.
Work with the residency curator as an access point to various museum staff, departments and resources
A significant use of IMMA’s residential resources is anticipated however the 9 month duration does not require a constant presence onsite, a suitable schedule can be negotiated with IMMA to suit other professional and personal commitments.
IMMA welcomes applications from national and international practices
Applicants should have familiarity with Freud and the art historical context of his work
Applications from individuals and collectives (max. 4 people) will be considered, collectives should nominate one person from the group to submit an application upon their behalf
Selection as part of a group does not equate to individual selection
Applicants currently in full-time education will not be considered
All ages welcome
Successful applicants must be present on the residency for a minimum of 90 days within the specified programming period
Open Call commences on Friday 10th March 2017
Application deadline closes on Wednesday 5th April 2017
Selection is complete by end of April 2017
Contract agreed and drafted at the beginning of May 2017 from which point research and supports are accessible
REQUIREMENTS OF THE RESIDENT
The successful applicant should be fluent in English