Roscommon County Council Arts Office in partnership with Roscommon Arts Centre to award Margaret Cousins Commission.
The Margaret Cousins Commission marks the first in a series of visual art commissions for County Roscommon celebrating our extraordinary citizens through exceptional and unexpected visual art projects. With a budget of €6000, this commission can take the form of installations or events created for a specific location within the county. Supported by Creative Ireland, the commission will be facilitated by Roscommon Arts Office in partnership with Roscommon Arts Centre.
Born Margaret Gillespie in Boyle, Co. Roscommon and married James Cousins in 1903. She worked as a music teacher and moved in Dublin’s literary circles. Joined the IWSLGA in 1906 and set up the IWFL with Hanna Sheehy Skeffington in 1908. Served two terms in prison; England in 1910 and Tullamore in 1913. Moved to India in 1915 where she campaigned for women’s rights and founded the Women’s Indian Association in 1917. In 1932 she was imprisoned for supporting Gandhi.
How to Apply:
Roscommon County Council Arts Office invites professional artists to submit applications for consideration for this commission.
We are inviting artists to submit proposals for consideration. Download the full brief below.
Submissions deadline: August 31st.