Art and Science Programme

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS

CÚRAM’s Art and Science programme creates links between the scientific and artistic communities to support the art-science discipline while increasing interest in science and current research. Since 2015, CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland funded Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has hosted artist residencies in its laboratories.

In partnership with the Galway City Arts Office, we are now inviting proposals from artists who are interested in working as part of CÚRAM’s public engagement programme, which supports Science Foundation Ireland’s objective of ‘having the most scientifically informed and engaged public’.

We invite artists to propose ideas for an ambitious and contemporary permanent artwork in Galway’s Eastside community in Ballybane and Doughiska. The budget for this project is €10,000.

The artist will work with one of the following three themes:

The chosen artist will work within the CÚRAM laboratories to learn about CÚRAM’s research and will then spend a period of time working with the Eastside community to realise the project. The artist will be required to undergo Garda vetting.

Applications must be received with all material by 5pm, June 21st.  Please email all submissions to curam@nuigalway.ie.  No submissions will be accepted after this date.  All eligible applications will be considered by a selection panel, appointed by Galway City Council and CÚRAM.

CÚRAM Artist Commission in Galway's Eastside

CÚRAM’s Education and Public Engagement Programme ‘Breaking Barriers’ aims to inspire and engage the next generation of Irish scientists and engineers and to forge collaborations between our researchers and the community. The programme is based around three core residency programmes for Filmmakers, Artists and Teachers. Researchers also engage directly with the community through public lectures, film screenings, workshops, and at national events.

For more information about this programme, please contact Andrea Fitzpatrick, Art and Science Research Manager:  andrea.fitzpatrick@nuigalway.ie

Galway City Arts Office