Climate Change in Coastal Communities
Siamsa Tíre, home to The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, is seeking proposals from visual artists to undertake a residency in its 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.
Over the last number of years, Siamsa Tíre has been working to reduce its environmental impact, in particular, its carbon footprint. 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. Full details on the residency can be obtained here...