20th September 2023
Artist in Residence
Socially Engaged Arts Practice at RADE CLG
RADE Recovery through Arts Drama and Education are inviting artists to apply for a new artist residency to be based at RADE’s premises in Dublin 8. The aim of the residency is to provide an opportunity for an emerging or established artist to embed with a community group through socially engaged arts practice. By working collaboratively with RADE participants and staff, the AIR will bring professional arts practice into the heart of RADE’s activities. Both the artist and the RADE community will benefit from this collaboration, serving RADE’s vision that ‘creativity is open to everyone’.
This AIR is supported by Dublin City Council’s Neighbourhood Grant.
Who are We? What do we do?
Established in 2004, RADE is an addiction service that runs a daily arts-based recovery service for regular participants in Dublin 8. Daily activities include yoga and meditation, creative workshops and relapse prevention sessions. RADE has worked with many professional artists over the years producing numerous films, theatre, dance productions, art exhibitions and other arts-based events with RADE participants. In this residency, RADE is seeking to broaden the relationship with a professional artist in order to integrate the artist more fully into the RADE community.
What you can expect on this residency:
- 2 days per week over 12 weeks at RADE (24 days)
- Group Facilitation Mentorship from Project Arts Centre *see below
- Creative workshop participation and leadership
- Daily contact with RADE participants during creative workshops
- An artist fee of €4,800 to include materials
- Access to workshop space for individual arts practice each afternoon
- RADE staff liaison for support and integration
- Ongoing evaluation and feedback
- Hot desk and laptop in RADE office with access to administrative resources and materials
- Option to take part in daily yoga and meditation
- Gradual introduction into the RADE community to allow for time to learn workshop facilitation skills
* Project Arts Centre have been working in partnership with RADE throughout 2023, through the Project Potential Programme. As part of this offering, Head of Project Potential, Cathy Coughlan, will provide 3 mentoring sessions to the selected artist around community facilitation in this specific context.
Who Should Apply?
- Artist of any discipline who is interested in socially engaged arts practice
- Early career or established artist
- Artist with ambition to see their arts practice as part of recovery through engagement with the arts
- Artists who want to be part of a strong community that values personal growth through arts activity
- Artists with availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am to 5pm from 21st November 2023 to 14th February 2024
- You must be over 18 years of age and have legal status to work in the Republic of Ireland
In order to apply please send a copy of your CV or a bio (max 500 words) along with an answer to the following questions to the email address below:
How would you describe your practice? (100 words max)
Describe your experience (if any) of working collaboratively with a community? (100 words max)
How would you adapt your approach to meet the varied needs of this community group? (100 words max)
What interests you about working on this project and how will it inform your existing practice? (100 words max)
What interests you about the mentorship and exchange elements of the project? (100 words max)
Please note: applicants are not expected to have a fully formed idea at this stage of the application process, as this will be developed in collaboration with the community. However, we would like to see a clear outline of methodology and approach to working in this context.
Please include: a link (max 3) to an example of your work and/or any social media handles that you want us to see.
You can contact us in writing, by audio or on video. Please send all queries to Karen Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is 12pm Friday 13th October
RADE is a registered charity funded by the Department of Social Protection and the HSE through SICDATF (South Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force).