Compression & Oppression
Live Art Ireland Open Call 2022 deadline 11.5.2022
Live Art Ireland invites you to make a proposal for 3-6 week residency at Milford House. We invite artists working in the areas of live art, performance art, hybrid dance, performative video and film to apply for a residency at Milford House North Tipperary during 2022. Artists are asked to respond to the theme of violence and oppression – That violence is a force of oppression particularly against women, minorities, disabled and LGBT+ people. At the same time we would be interested in receiving proposals that spoke of a response to violence in any form including war. That violence maintains oppression and curbs people from acting freely due to perceived or real threats. That the psychological harm of violence endures in forms such as complex ptsd that may be diagnosed as disorders such as borderline personality disorder, requiring civil society and institutions that need to intervene to make such oppression unconscionable. We are particularly interested in artists who engage with possibilities (or impossibilities) of emancipatory, relational, and reparative art processes.
There is a bursary of 400 euro available for this residency
Please note: this is a research residency, so there is no need for a finished performance or film outcome. Although if a project does develop to a point of audience engagement, we are happy to present it on our website and to a live audience, we encourage proposals that actively engage with the local community. You will be asked to provide the website with photo documentation and a short description of your progress during your residency stay.
Those who are selected for the residency will be invited to submit a live art film document for our live art video festival – Alive & Kicking in November
Residency Includes: Each bed/Studio has an ensuite shower room. The kitchen is shared. Parts of the barns, the fields and woodlands and the fine rooms of the house are all available as places to develop live art projects and art films. We have a fast wifi network
We currently have funds for a small bursary artist payment. If selected we can write you a letter of acceptance which can be used to apply for further funding.
Residents are encouraged to cook a meal together in the evenings. We do not cook meat here both for the environment and because getting rid of meat waste is an issue in the countryside. We do a weekly online vegetarian grocery shop. You will be asked to contribute towards this; you will be allocated a food cupboard and space in the fridge.
Transport: There are buses to Nenagh and trains to Cloughjordan – we can pick you up from there. We have bicycles available to ride to the nearest shop in Terryglass by Lough Derg. If you have a car you are welcome to drive it here.
We encourage slow travel; this means working out the most carbon efficient way of travelling here. This could mean by car if it is electric or hybrid, but generally by bus or train. If you are an artist who normally lives in a location where it would be impractical to travel overland such as North and South America, Autralasia, east Asia etc we encourage you to only apply if you are already in Ireland the UK, North Africa or mainland Europe
Residency Covid Safe Guidance: Artists will be encouraged to take lateral flow tests and to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be worn in the common parts of the house until all artists have been there for 3 days and taken a negative lateral flow test
Accessibility: There are no ground floor bedrooms at present although there is a shower and toilet on the ground floor. The Studio bedrooms are on the second and third floor so there are stairs to them. We welcome artists who identify under the social model of disability and welcome feedback on accommodations. If you need to submit an application in an alternative format please get in touch well before the deadline to arrange.
The curatorial panel is Deej Fabyc, Helena Walsh & MJ Newell
Thank you to Tipperary Arts Office a Workspace grant from the Arts Council of Ireland and a personal donation from Deej Fabyc