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OPEN CALL | IMMA 1000 Residencies

IMMA is delighted to launch an Open Call for three new residencies supported through IMMA 1000, a fund specifically created to support IMMA’s work with Irish artists.

IMMA 1000 is supported by Goodbody and a number of individual private donors.

Read more about IMMA 1000

Sam Keogh. Studio 11. IMMA Resident 2015, in partnership with the Douglas Hyde Gallery

IMMA is accepting applications from Friday 02 June 2017 at 14:00 hrs GMT/Irish time to Friday 07 July 2017 at 14:00 hrs GMT/Irish time

Two of the three new IMMA 1000 Residencies are open to professional visual arts practitioners of all disciplines. The third residency is the IMMA 1000 Photography Residency for which applicants must demonstrate a priority towards the use photography with their practice.

Should you be eligible to apply for the IMMA 1000 Residencies and the IMMA 1000 Photography Residency two separate application processes are required. An administration fee of €5 applies for each application received.


Further Information

IMMA is seeking proposals from visual arts practitioners’ resident in Ireland or Irish artists living abroad. The IMMA 1000 Residencies support process and research based practices. We invite interested candidates to demonstrate through application how this opportunity would expand, complement or challenge artistic development in a timely or transformative way.

Through this opportunity IMMA supports production and encourages practices which can have a dialogue with various publics and museum programming. Approaching IMMA as a campus, we welcome proposals which engage the national / international contexts of IMMA as a site of leisure, a site of work, an historical & heritage site, a tourist location, a place for locals, a site for dog walkers, a place for learning & research, a site for hospitality, a site for play or as a flagship for contemporary art practices. Incorporating one or many of these functions, or by bringing new perspectives to our attention, the residency welcomes artistic practices which have the potential to explore the diversity of IMMA, assisting access to creative and critical processes for public and peers alike.

Seoidin O’Sullivan. Tree Walk with The Revolving School as part of A Fair Land. IMMA Residency 2016



The IMMA 1000 Residencies + IMMA 1000 Photography Residency offer the following support to the selected artists.
- Use of a large studio at IMMA for a maximum duration of six months.
- Separate accommodation at IMMA is available for a maximum duration of six months
- A bursary award of €6,000.
- Essential travel costs as identified with residency programmer.
- Scheduling for a six month residency to commence no earlier than September 2017 and concluding no later than April 2018.


As a condition of the residency programme IMMA 1000 Residents are expected to:
- Facilitate an introductory information session with museum staff.
- Avail of the opportunity to immerse yourself in to activities related to IMMA Programming.
- Deliver occasional overviews of work in progress for IMMA and our audience through selected public platforms such as digital, talks & events, open studios etc.
- Work with the residency programmer as an access point to various museum staff, departments and resources.
- A significant occupancy of IMMA’s residential resources is expected for the duration of the residency.


- IMMA welcomes applications from artists living in Ireland or Irish artists living abroad.
- 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.
- Individuals currently in undergraduate or postgraduate education or who will be for the timing of this award are not eligible.
- You must be a professional practising artist and be recognised as such by your peers.
- Applications for the IMMA 1000 Photography Residency must demonstrate a priority towards the use photography with their practice.


- Open Call commences on Friday 02 June 2017
- Application deadline closes on Friday 07 July 2017
- Selection is complete by late August 2017
- Contract agreed and drafted at the beginning of September 2017 from which point supports are accessible


- The successful applicant should be fluent in English.
- It is a condition for the award that the successful applicant must carry all necessary insurances. Evidence will be required of these insurances before the commencement of the residency –
- IMMA requests that support is credited in works, publications and projects emerging during and resulting from the residency, whether this is done through credit in text format or logo.
- To be responsible for all matters concerning visas and valid travel documents, IMMA can provide supporting letters to assist with applications.
- To deliver clear communication about travel schedules.
- Advance notice and open dialogues required about specific requirements or requests.
- To facilitate IMMA with documentation requests, interviews and members events where necessary / appropriate.



• Exhibition Information, guides, talks and educational resources can be found at
• IMMA’s Website and Residency Profile
• For general queries regarding the application process please refer to ‘Making an application’ and ‘FAQ’s’
• Programing highlights from September 2017 through to April 2018
• Free Tuesdays – Entry to paid exhibitions is free


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