26 May 2014

ARTFarm residencies 2014 | OPEN CALL

126 are pleased to announce:


21st July - 4th August & 11th - 25th August 2014

Closing Date for Submissions by email, 4pm, 27th June 2014
 ARTFarm interior
As part of our continued commitment to support our members, 126 is delighted to announce an open call out for the 2nd annual ARTFarm Residency Award. 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. Please note that own transport is necessary for travel to this residency. The residency is aimed at providing an artist with the experience of a residency and subsequent joint exhibition. Photos and more information can be found at  http://126gallery.blogspot.ie/

126 invites its members to submit proposals for the residencies that will take place at the ARTFarm this summer. The first residency will be for up to two artists, from any discipline, from the 21st July - 4th August 2014, working towards the ARTFarm exhibition in 126 Artist run Gallery in 2015 (Dates TBC). The second residency for up to two artists will run from 11th - 25th August 2014. 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. The July residency offers an option for artists interested in community/socially engaged art practice to gain experience working with the local community through various workshops organised collaboratively between The ARTFarm and Aonad Family Resource Center based in nearby Ballygar.

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. Please note that there is no fee involved in taking part in this residency, but all associated costs (i.e. travel, food, etc.) must be covered by the artists.

This OPEN CALL is available to 126 members.
Submissions are by email only to contact@126.ie.
Please title the email "ARTFarm Residency Proposal"
The deadline for applications is 4pm, 27th June 2014.
Recipients will be informed by email no later than Friday 4th July.

Submissions for this open call are invited from 126 members. Membership details are available 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.

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.