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UCD College of Science is very pleased to announce the call for an artist in residence.


The UCD College of Science covers core and applied disciplines including biological, chemical, geological, mathematical, physical and computer sciences as well as finance, actuarial sciences, meteorology and biopharmaceutical sciences. Disciplines are represented through seven

Schools: Biology & Environmental Science, Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics.


Increasingly big questions require answers that draw on a multitude of skills, often situated at the interface of disciplines. We welcome applications from artists whose work relates to the multifaceted aspects of Science and Society which include but are not limited to green energy and the environment, biomedical research, the bioeconomy, genetics, data analytics, nanotechnology, sensors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, virtual reality, the interface of biology and technology and space science.


A one year residency is offered to professional artists. This includes studio space at UCD Parity Studios, a fee of €7,000* and access to the lectures, research seminars and other resources of the College. We invite applications from artists whose work addresses aspects of the scientific and technological challenges in contemporary society and who are keen to engage with scientists at this point in the development of their work.

* This stipend is currently under review. A stipend of €7,000 was awarded last year. The fee awarded for the 2018/19 residencies will not be less than this.


For more information on UCD College of Science, our Research Centres and Schools  


Start date of residency: September 2018



What we offer 

  • Studio space with 24hr access 

  • Artist’s fee of €7,000.

  • Access to lectures and courses in the College of Science.

  • Access to UCD library 

  • An opportunity for mutual exchange with academics and other researchers at UCD. 

  • Opportunity to participate in the UCD Parity Studios programme of talks, exhibitions and performances. 

  • Additional funding of up to €1,000 may be applied for towards public dissemination/exhibition of residency related work.


 What is Expected of the Artist

The artists will be expected to;

  • make connections and engage with other researchers through a mutual exchange of ideas throughout the year. While formal introductions to relevant researchers are made, many fruitful conversations have occurred between the artists and researchers through chance meetings on the corridor or during coffee breaks, so being on campus is an important factor in the process.

  • prepare a 30min talk for the purposes of introduction to your work and proposal to interested staff and researchers.

  • use the studio space to develop your work on average two days a week, over the course of the year.

  • make parts of the process of your research visible/known to others. (The way each artist chooses to do this will differ depending on what suits their practice for example these might include, experimental performances on campus, photographic/video documentation of lab work/meetings, talks/symposia, social media posts etc. )

  • be available for a UCD Open Studio Day and Culture Night (daytime), when the public and wider UCD community will be invited to visit the studios and talk with you about your work.

  • participate in monthly group meetings/crits for the artists in residence.

  • give a practical workshop related to your work to UCD DrawSoc members.


How to apply



Please send your application by e-mail to parity.studios@ucd.ie


Your application should include 3 A4 pages with the information listed below


AND samples of work as listed below:


Page 1 

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone no.

  • E-mail

  • Link to Website

  • Brief summary of your practice (100 words max)

  • Short Biography

  • Please specify if you intend to use the studio space provided by the residency as your primary studio.

  • Please specify any commitments you have to other work, residencies, exhibitions/performances, conferences, research/education during the period of the residency.




Pages 2&3 Please use the following headings;


  • Artist Statement


  • Proposal - Description of your proposed project as well as;


- the key area of research/practice you’re interested in


- an estmated timeplan for your proposal


- how you would make elements of your process visible/known to others




Examples of work - Up to 10 examples of your work with one image per page. Please label each image clearly with title, dimensions, materials, gallery/site of installation /performance, date


List of images/work


Links to video/sound pieces


Please send your application to parity.studios@ucd.ie


Please ensure your application does not exceed the standard Gmail allowance of 25MB.




Closing date for applications is Sunday April 15th 2018



We will confirm receipt of your application by e-mail. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide feedback on applications.



The final shortlisted artists will be invited to elaborate on their practice and proposals in the week beginning May 14th 2018.



Note: This residency does not include accommodation as part of the award. International applicants or applicants living far from Dublin  will need to organise their own accommodation if their application is successful.





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