Bursary Awards 2024 at Backwater Artists Group

Backwater Artists Group are now accepting applications from current graduates of MTU Crawford College of Art & Design for one Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary and one Moving Image Bursary. We will also award an additional 4 graduates with one year membership of our Backwater Artists Network.

Please submit the application form and supporting material by email to elaine@backwaterartists.ie by Monday 20th May 2024, 5pm. 

Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary

· full use of a studio for 6 months (October 2024 – March 2025)

· full access to Backwater’s facilities including darkroom, digital suite, woodwork room, mitre press and underpinner

· a solo exhibition opportunity in our Studio 12 exhibition space or other venue to include technical support, artists fee and PR support. Please note: new work must be produced for this exhibition

· mentorship from a relevant art professional

· one year membership of our Backwater Artists Network

Backwater Moving Image Bursary

· full use of a studio for 6 months (December 2024 to May 2025)

· access to a in-studio Desktop Mac with Adobe Creative Suite

· use of Backwater’s new video equipment (incl. 4K Sony HXR-NX80 camcorder)

· Post-graduate mentorship from  Padraig Trehy (MTU CCAD)

· a solo exhibition opportunity in the Studio 12 exhibition/project space or a suitable online or film programme opportunity. This element will include technical support, artists fee and PR support. Please note: new work must be produced for this element.

· one year membership of our Backwater Artists Network

Membership of Backwater Artists Network

· profile page on Backwater Artists website

· opportunity to attend networking events

· opportunity to attend monthly Network meetings

· opportunity to participate in group crits

· opportunity to participate in our Visiting Curator Programme

· opportunity to submit proposals for our in house and off site exhibition programme

· eligibility to apply for a dedicated Backwater Artist Network project studio residency (6 months) at Backwater Artist Group

· opportunity to participate in our CPD Programme

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