CIARÁN LANGFORD MEMORIAL BURSARY – Call for applications 2020

Backwater Artists Group are committed to supporting emerging artists through our Bursary and Post Graduate Programmes. Our Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary offers graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design an opportunity to continue and develop their practice at our studio facility from October 2020 – March 2021.

Ciarán Langford (1964-1997) was an artist and valued member of Backwater Artists Group during the 1990s. He played an active part on the steering committee in those formative years. In 1992 whilst the studios were based in Pine Street it was decided to award two bursaries each year to graduates from CCAD, the first award of that kind in Cork. On moving to our permanent home at Wandesford Quay in 1999 Backwater Artists Group commemorated Ciarán’s life and work by renaming the award The Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary.

The award includes the following:

  • full use of a studio for 6 months from October to March
  • 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

How to apply:

Please submit application form and supporting material by email or online file transfer (dropbox or wetransfer) to by Friday 29th May 2020.

BAG CLM Bursary Studio Application Form 2020