Image: Siobhan O’Connor, RVAF Award Winner 2018.
We are delighted that the 2019 award will be selected by Una McCarthy, Director of the Limerick City Gallery of Art.
About the Award
The Roscommon Visual Artists Forum supported by Roscommon County Council Arts Office & Roscommon Arts Centre was established to provide visual artists based in or from the county with a platform to develop their practice through professional training, events, talks and exhibitions while also providing access to information and opportunities beyond the region.
In response to the needs and requirements of the artists in the county, resident curator Linda Shevlin developed the Roscommon Visual Artists Forum Award.
The 2019 award is open to artists working in all media with a connection to County Roscommon. The award will facilitate the realization of an exhibition in 2018.
The selected artist will be supported with a production budget of €2000 plus the organisational and curatorial support of the Roscommon Arts Centre curator, Linda Shevlin. Applicants must also demonstrate that the project can be realised within the specified budget and timeframe.
Apply to the RVAF Award
Applicants should submit ONE PDF DOCUMENT containing:
a project description (up to 500 words)
a curriculum vitae (no more than 2 A4 pages)
an estimated budget
and up to 10 images and/or links to audio/visual works
Please also demonstrate your connection to County Roscommon – birth, resident etc..
Submit all materials via WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The total application submission should not exceed 10MB.
The deadline for applications is 5pm November 2nd, 2018.
RAC has a range of AV equipment that can be used at no cost, but the hire and procurement of additional equipment must be factored into proposal budgets (please email us for an equipment list).
The total budget of €2000 includes artists fee and production budget. Any additional costs relating to the production of the work are the responsibility of the artist. In exceptional cases, assistance with acquiring additional, external funding may be provided.
For information please email email@example.com
Proposals will be assessed by Una McCarthy, Director of Limerick City Gallery and her decision will be final.
2018 Siobhan O’Connor
(Selected by Oonagh Young, Oonagh Young Gallery)
2017 Naomi Draper
(Selected by Hillary Murray, director of ArtBox, Dublin)
2016 Vida Pain
(Selected by Sarah Searson, Director of The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon and Linda Shevlin, Curator in Residence, Roscommon Arts Centre)
2015 Siobhan McGibbon
(selected by Helen Carey, Director of Fire Station artist studios & Sheena Barrett, Curator at The LAB Gallery Dublin and assistant Arts Officer, Dublin City Council)