Open Call

Unexpected Spaces Public Art Residency

Greywood Arts

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Killeagh, Ireland


We're seeking proposals that: * Have a strong vision and connection to the artist’s established practice. * Will engage and impact viewers. * Will have significant visibility in the village. It should be situated in, or be able to be experienced from, public space. * Consider the safety of the artist and public. * Consider the environmental impact of the work. Irish and international artists with a public art practice are welcome to apply. Any artists from outside the EU are responsible for securing the appropriate visa permissions.

Number of Participants

One artist or a pair of collaborators.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 22, 2020 - September 20, 2020


  • €1,500.00 stipend (one-time)


Desk Space, Individual Studio, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Group Dinners


Acting, Activists, Architecture, Ceramics, Chefs, Cinematography, Conceptual Art, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Land Art, Makers, Metalsmith, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts



Program Description

Greywood Arts is awarding a four week residency 22 August – 20 September to support development of a public art project in the rural East Cork village of Killeagh. The residency provides accommodation, workspace, project support and a stipend of €1,500 to a visual, performing, multi-disciplinary or other genre of practicing artist whose project is experienced in the public realm. This year, the residency precedes Ireland’s nationwide Culture Night (September 18th) and we hope to celebrate the public art project that evening. Unexpected Spaces aims to support an artist working in the public sphere while increasing access to art in the community of Killeagh. The artwork created during the residency should be situated or presented in the public sphere, or should be experienced from a public space. The public art residency is one component of the project, which will also offer public art themed workshops for different community groups.

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