14 Apr 2013

Open Call for ARTFarm Residency, Co. Galway


1st - 14th July & 1st - 14th August 2013

Closing Date for Submissions by email, 4pm, 10 May 2013

ARTFarm interior

As part of our continued commitment to support our members, 126 is delighted to announce an open call out for the ARTFarm Residency. This residency will take place in a very rural and secluded setting in Cloonkeen, Newbridge, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway. The ARTFarm is owned and operated by Sheila Flanagan and comprises of a small self-catering farmhouse with access to a studio space comprising a large open barn, indoor library/studio and an indoor shed/workshop space. The ARTFarm is ideally suited to independent, self-sufficient artists who would relish quiet, unplugged time to develop their practice or new work. Own transport is necessary. The residency is aimed at providing an artist with the experience of a residency and subsequent joint exhibition. 

Interior of self-catering farmhouse

126 invites its members to submit proposals for the residencies that will take place at the ARTFarm this summer. The inaugral residency will be for up to two artists, from any discipline, from the 1st - 14th July 2013, working towards the ARTFarm exhibition in 126 Artist run Gallery in February 2014. The second residency for up to two artists will run from 1-14th August 2013. In your application, please state if you are applying for the July or August residency. Individual and joint collaborative applications are welcome from artists working in any medium. 126 Board members will visit artists during the residency.

Artists and recent graduates are invited to apply for the ARTFarm residency with a proposal of how time would be spent at the ARTFarm, images of recent work, an artist statement and CV. A small stipend will be made available to the artist to cover costs.

Studio workspace

Submissions are by email only to contact@126.ie. Please title the email "ARTFarm Residency Proposal"

The deadline for applications is 4pm, 10 MAY 2013.  Decisions will be made by 17th May.

Interior of self catering farmhouse

Submissions for this open call are invited from 126 members. Membership details are at  http://www.126.ie/member.htm
The financial contribution of our membership is invaluable. It helps support our strong programme of unconventional and international art exhibitions. One year's membership costs €10 to students/unwaged or €20 to those with a wage. You can also support us further by becoming a 'Friend of 126' for €50 or 'Patron of 126 for €250. Just drop in to the gallery to join up or you can use paypal through our website www.126.ie. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 that supports our aims.

Studio/Library inside farmhouse

Members are encouraged to make exhibition proposals throughout the year. In addition to this, 126 members will have access to discounted rates on a number of events throughout the year including, workshops, seminars and screenings. Invitations and opportunities to take part in 126 projects and collaborations throughout the programme year are offered to current 126 members only. Members can also avail of listing a link to their website from the 126 website.

ARTFarm self-catering accomodation

Large Barn with electricity for large scale work

ARTFarm cottage interior

Studio workspace

Studio workspace

Adjoining field for large work