Incidental Traces 2017: Artist Residency @ Clonakilty Community Arts

Open Call: Incidental Traces 2017: Artist Residency @ Clonakilty Community Arts

Clonakilty Community Arts Centre invites proposals for a short artists residency and follow-up solo exhibition to take place in 2017. The call out is open to professional artists and/ or artists collectives originally from, or who have studied visual art in the West Cork region. This residency is made possible by funding from Cork County Council Arts Office. 

The aim of the project for the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, is to provide opportunities for all to engage with the visual arts as creators, spectators and participants. Mediation of exhibition programmes is key and the Learning Programme for the gallery will link to all exhibitions. Applicants should be open to the mediation of their work to the general public through an education programme. 

The artist will be provided with a private studio in Clonakilty for 4 weeks and support from Arts Centre staff and volunteers and an artist’s fee of €500. Please contact for more information.

Applications are invited for participatory projects that will interrogate and respond to the Town of Clonakilty, and that will work with members of the community to do so. Artists are invited to leave a permanent or semi-permanent ‘trace’ on the town. Ideally, this trace should be representative of the artist’s experience at the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre. However, it is up to each artist to determine just what constitutes a ‘trace’, and what form it should take. Artists will be given an opportunity to have their ‘trace’ presented in the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre website.

  • Applications are considered for both individual artists and groups of artists.
  • The term of an exhibition is usually two weeks but can vary from one to six weeks.
  • There is no fee to apply for an exhibition at CCAC.

Please include in your application:

1. An up-to-date CV

2. A short artist’s statement, one-page or less.

3. A written project proposal, which also includes installation details, any additional events, workshops or talks where relevant and any other information that you feel relevant to your application.

4. A maximum of ten images of your work (jpegs no larger than 2mb each), links to video (Youtube or Vimeo)

Deadline for applications is April 13th, 2017

Please email your submissions to: with “Incidental Traces Submission” in the subject line.

The 2016 Incidental Traces artist was Sheelagh Broderick, who as her project initiated Clonakilty Online Radio Experiment– an online community-led radio project, which later became Clonline Radio, which continues to broadcast from CCAC. More information here…