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Call for Applications – “How to Flatten a Mountain 2018” Residency Program

How to Flatten a Mountain is an exciting 12 days residency opportunity in Ireland, taking place from 23 April to 4 May 2018, presented by PhotoIreland Foundation & Cow House Studios, and with the support of OPW, open to emerging and mid-career visual artists whose artistic practice in whole or part, makes use of digital and/or analogue photographic processes. The colophon of the residency is an exhibition of the works produced, presented during the PhotoIreland Festival 2018 at Rathfarnham Castle.

The aim of this residency is for participating artists to explore possibilities outside their core practice, work collaboratively and produce a cohesive exhibition of work to be presented at PhotoIreland Festival 2018. During the residency, participants will take an active part in a series of workshops led by guest facilitators and as a group will be sharing ideas, making work, processing, printing, editing, as needed, always working in collaboration. As an integral part of the residency, three artists based in Ireland will facilitate day-long workshops to provoke and animate different avenues for thought. Each facilitator brings to the residency new perspectives, challenges and opportunities for participants.

This twelve-day programme is comprised of three component parts; workshop facilitation, open studio time and the installation and opening of an exhibition in Dublin for PhotoIreland Festival 2018. The first five days of the programme will be comprised of a carefully selected series of workshops, readings and presentations designed to stimulate the creative process, facilitate collaboration, familiarise participants with the people and places of the locality and tease out shared curiosities and thematics. The following five days provide the necessary time and space to create new work. Following on from our initial workshops, the open studio time allows for participants to re-visit sites of interest, research, print and finalise work for presentation. The final two days will be spent in Dublin installing the exhibition, culminating in an opening on the final evening of the programme.

This residency opportunity is sure to result in the production of new work, introduce participants to a network of practitioners from a diversity of locations, provide a fantastic exhibition opportunity and open up new possibilities within each participant practice.

With Irish-based New Zealander Cathy Fitzgerald, Barcelona based artist, photographer and bookmaker Laia Abril, and Irish photographer and lecturer Robert Ellis.

Application deadline: Sunday, January 14, 2018

More information and online submission at


PhotoIreland Foundation

4 Temple Bar Street, D02 YK53, Dublin, Ireland

10 janvier - 14 janvier

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