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Applications are invited for the 2016 Visual Artists Ireland Suki Tea Art Prize

The prize is open to all professional artists resident in Northern Ireland and all Visual Artists Ireland members in the Republic of Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages.

In its second year the Prize is directed at visual artists at all career stages. This year will provide a two month research based residency in The Irish Cultural Centre in Paris. The prize covers accommodation, one return flight, and a stipend of €700 per month. The prize offers great opportunities for visual artists to tap into the resources of the CCI and the City of Light, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

How to apply Please submit an on-line application form via the CCI website until Wednesday 11 January 2017, 5pm GMT. Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted. Application form link is on our websites.

A clear indication of the focus of the residency will be required together with a record of professional achievement: details of publications, exhibitions, performances, compositions, prizes, awards and related aspects of practice, as well as experience of other residencies. Visual artists must have had at least one solo exhibition and writers one published work.

Please clearly state VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND SUKI TEA ART PRIZE in your statement so that it can be considered. Republic of Ireland applicants must also include their up to date VAI membership number. Failure to do so will mean that you will not be considered for the prize.

Assessment Panel The Assessment Panel will comprise of representatives from The Irish Cultural Centre, Visual Artists Ireland, and an independent visual arts representative. Terms and Conditions

You must be a professional artist either resident in Northern Ireland or a member of Visual Artists Ireland in the Republic of Ireland to enter.

The residency is open to practitioners in all visual art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.

The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre. Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €700 per month. The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Our Sponsor: Northern Ireland based Suki Tea specialise in artisan loose leaf teas. First set up in 2005 by business partners Annie and Oscar who were inspired by their travels in Asia where they had the opportunity to taste many different types of really (really) good ethically-sourced teas, which they wanted to share with everyone. They have since made ethical sourcing their priority whilst delivering the finest loose leaf teas, herbal infusions and fruit blends to their customers. Winners of over 37 Great Taste Awards and multiple industry awards Suki Tea truly is ‘Tea as it should be’. Our Project Partners:

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