Film Artist in Residence at UCC – Call for applications

The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2021

The Film Artist in Residence will be engaged for the calendar year 2021 and will be situated in the Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC. This residency is designed to provide a Film Artist with a unique opportunity to develop their practice in a university environment while offering students of film and screen media the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.

The residency will have two parts:

From January to June 2021, the Film Artist in Residence will be supported to engage with students and staff. This programme of engagement will be designed by the resident Film Artist, in consultation with the faculty of the university, and could include focused postgraduate teaching, workshops, mentoring, public events or other activities which bring new and unique energy to the film and screen media programme. Contact time with students and staff during this time will be capped at 4 hours per week, and the Film Artist will not be expected to deliver core curriculum.

From July to December, the Film Artist will be supported to concentrate wholly on his or her own practice. The fee to the Film Artist in Residence is €20,000. It will be paid in two instalments to the Film Artist directly by the Arts Council, with a final report by the Film Artist at the conclusion of the residency. The Film Artist in Residence will be provided with a dedicated space, where s/he can conduct his/her own creative practice, within the university.

Deadline: Applications should be sent to by 5.30 pm on Thursday, 29 October 2020

Shortlisted applicants will be called to interview in late-November/December, likely to be held via video conference call, in line with public health guidelines.

More information on this residency and on the application process is available on the Arts Council’s website here

Film Artist in Residence at UCC