Siamsa Tíre

A Question of Degree - Climate Change in Coastal Communities

Artist's Residency - Closing Date 24th of May

A question of degree, artist's residency opportunity at Siamsa

This residency aims to reflect creatively on the impact of Climate Change on Siamsa Tíre's local community and to use cultural practice as an interface to communicate an imagined future with a local and international audience.

Over the last number of years, Siamsa Tíre has been working to reduce its environmental impact, in particular, its carbon footprint. 

The organisation is located in Tralee, Kerry’s County Town, within a very short distance of the sea.  Climate Change will have a potentially very significant impact on towns like Tralee if sea levels rise as much as is predicted, and on organisations like Siamsa Tíre which is situated in an area at risk from future flooding. 

As a cultural institution, and as part of our Greening Siamsa initiative, we want to support artists who creatively address the culture shift which will be necessary in order to adequately confront Climate Change.

To this end, we are seeking proposals from visual artists to undertake a residency in our theatre building in Tralee from the 1st of July to the 20th of September 2019.  As part of the residency, the selected artist will be invited to respond creatively to the following theme: A Question of Degree: Climate Change in Coastal Communities.  Full details on the residency and the application process can be downloaded here...

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th of May 2019.