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CCA Research Associates: Call for Researchers

CCA Derry~Londonderry is the leading art space dedicated to supporting emerging visual artists from Northern Ireland and their international peers. CCA is located within the historic city walls of Derry/Londonderry, the second city of Northern Ireland which sits on the border with the Republic of Ireland. CCA is artist-centred with recent projects featuring Grace McMurray, Alberta Whittle, Soft Fiction Projects, Edy Fung, Robin Price, Phillip McCrilly, Julieta Aranda, Locky Morris and many more. CCA is a member of the Plus Tate Network; you can read more about CCA at ccadld.org.

Research threads through many areas of CCA’s activity. CCA supports research-based practice in various forms: from academic inquiry and critical discourse to the interests, enthusiasms and urgencies of diverse constituents.

CCA Research Associates

In 2019–22 CCA is developing its support of research practice through establishing a series of Associate Researchers. CCA will support researchers by providing access to our archives and networks, with the potential to develop longer-term projects with CCA and will feature on our Research page. In return, Research Associates will present their practice at CCA, bringing new audiences to their work as well as providing the opportunity to meet with the other CCA Research Associates.

This call is for the third cohort of around 5 Research Associates (with at least 2/5 from NI). Following our pilot years the term for Research Associates will be two years and there will be opportunity to interact with previous and future cohorts.

As a Research Associate, you will:

- feature on the CCA Research web page with links to your research

- have an opportunity to present your practice to CCA audiences

- access CCA networks and archives, opportunities to travel and meet people

- have use of CCA Workshop/Library/Project Space

- CCA will support Research Associates to secure funding for travel/accommodation to join a public Associates Meetup at CCA

- have CCA as a critical friend and potential testing ground for outputs and impacts beyond academia

CCA is welcoming applications from artists with research-based practices, PhD candidates and other researchers based anywhere in the world with areas of interest that have a relevance to our region or programmes, however, we remain open to other applications.

To apply please email a covering letter, current CV, website/links, up to 5 images and/or texts and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with the subject heading 2022 RESEARCH ASSOCIATES by 1 October 2021 to [email protected]

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Word doc | PDF

2021 Research Associates are:

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell
Chinasa Vivian Ezugha
Marie-Andrée Pellerin
Ben Weir
Frances Whorrall-Campbell

2020 Research Associates are:

Renèe Helèna Browne
Alessia Cargnelli
Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh

Borbála Soós
Katharina Stadler


Northern Ireland | Lithuania
Lithuania | Northern Ireland

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Following its pilot in 2020, CCA and KAH are preparing the second of their ongoing series of Reciprocal Residency Programme DeMo (Decoding Modernity). These residencies have an aim to develop an experimental artistic framework for the critique of progress which is practically a synonym of modernity that is often perceived in a very limited West-centric manner. The very definition of ‘emerging’ is explained by the Cambridge dictionary in terms of centres of power; non-central places in relation to finance/political/cultural centres are often defined as emerging in both fields of business and the arts. For the Open Call the artists are invited to relate and reflect on the meaning of emerging. Can you emerge from nothing? Can emerging be an eternal state of affairs?

The residency programme seeks to create opportunities for artists from Northern Ireland and Lithuania to participate in fully funded artist residencies, stimulating mutual dialogue and exchange. The residency period in Lithuania and NI will take place during February 2022 lasting up to one month culminating with two solo exhibitions of new and/or existing work at CCA Derry~Londonderry, March–May 2022 and Kaunas exhibition spaces, June–August 2022.

In order to provide a broader perspective on modernity or modernities DeMo, a three-year program (2020–2022) of Kaunas Artists’ House, together with Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, the thankyouforcoming residency program in Nice, the Culture Center LAB in Novi Sad, and other partners will invite artists, curators, cultural field researchers, and multidisciplinary collectives to explore the possible interfaces, overlaps and divergences between the different modernities, their forms and expressions. DeMo is dedicated to developing art and cultural networks beyond economic and cultural centres. Reciprocal Residency DeMo is a part of “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” programme.

CCA Derry~Londonderry is the leading art space dedicated to supporting emerging visual artists for artists from Northern Ireland and their international peers. CCA is located within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry, the second city of Northern Ireland that sits on the border with the Republic of Ireland. CCA is artist-centred with recent exhibitions featuring artists such as Grace McMurray, Alberta Whittle, Phillip McCrilly, Benjamin de Burca & Barbara Wagner, Edy Fung, Filip Markiewicz, Soft Fiction Projects, Mitch Conlon, Joan Alexander, Catriona Leahy, Locky Morris, Robin Priceand many more. CCA is a member of the Plus Tate Network. You can read more about CCA on our About page and our previous projects on our Exhibitions page.

During almost half of the century, Kaunas Artists’ House (KAH) established its name as one of the most important and longest existing Kaunas’ artistic spaces. Previously known for the bohemian atmosphere, today the villa of KAH is open to contemporary content and diverse cultural phenomena. As an institution funded by Kaunas city Municipality, KAH operates as a mediator between artists and their audiences as well as cultural institutions and their visitors. During recent years, KAH has developed 4 main working directions: Residency Programme, Cultural Infocenter, Educational Programme and Repertoire events and Projects. KAH seeks to be open to different kinds of audiences and render itself more disability-friendly. More information could be found here.

We are seeking Applications from emerging artists based in or from Northern Ireland and Lithuania.

Participating artists will receive:

– temporary artist studio/working space
– accommodation
– access to Derry~Londonderry or Kaunas city/Kaunas district (LT) networks and resources
– exhibition March–May 2022 at CCA Derry~Londonderry/exhibition June-August 2022 inKaunas
– stipend of £1000 (CCA Derry~Londonderry) or 1000 Eur (KAH) plus travel to/from Kaunas and Derry~Londonderry * and modest materials support
– artist fee for participating in the exhibitions

*if you are not based in Northern Ireland or Lithuania please note our travel budget is calculated for travel to/from Northern Ireland.

To apply please complete the application form here:

http://tiny.cc/DeMo2022

Please include the following:

– a current CV
– Portfolio of 3-5 selected projects collected in one PDF file with size no larger than 10 MB
– motivational letter
– completed Equal Opportunities form PDF (download here)

Deadline: 14 October 2021 (announcement week commencing 14 November 2021)

Partners: CCA Derry~Londonderry, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Kaunas Artists’ House Initiated by Director Catherine Hemelryk and former Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in the UK Justė Kostikovaitė, Director of Kaunas Artists’ House Rūta Stepanovaitė.

With thanks to Agnė Bagdžiūnaitė, coordinator and curator of Reciprocal Residency Programme DeMo and Ūla Tornau, current Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in the UK.

CCA KAH Reciprocal Residency logos

CCA has an Online Shop stocking our range of artists’ editions, publications, posters and more. We are planning to expand our selection to include limited runs of guest publications from Northern Ireland and beyond. By featuring new and diverse work in CCA’s Online Shop, we will be able to bring our audiences’ attention to spectacular work using the book format by artists and others.

Before you can send your guest publication to us, please complete this form so that we can review it before we grant permission. We’ll be in contact with you once we have the information gathered by the form.

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

CCA is looking for graphic designers and artists working with design and layouts to call upon for various upcoming projects.

If you are a graphic designer or artist and would like to show us your portfolio, please email your CV, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and a one page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements and names and contact details of two referees to [email protected] with the subject heading GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ARTIST APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
Administrator
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6TG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

CCA is looking for ad hoc volunteers to get involved with various areas of CCA’s work including exhibition installation and research. Ad hoc volunteers are sometimes a one-off extra pair of hands for an event or a few days or weeks, depending on the needs of the project and the circumstances of the volunteer. Keep an eye on our website for information on how to apply in the coming months, if you are interested in getting involved longer-term.

As a volunteer you will receive instruction and guidance from CCA staff and will be trained to museum standards in whatever the task requires. We are looking for keen individuals with a passion for contemporary art and willingness to get involved; a desire to learn; professionalism; approachability and a positive attitude; a polite and patient demeanour; and good communication skills with a broad range of people from the general public to arts specialists.

If you would like to become an ad hoc volunteer, please send this form, your CV, and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to [email protected] with the subject heading CCA AD HOC VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
Administrator
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6TG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

We are looking to increase our roster of artists to lead inspirational workshops to explore ideas in creative ways as part of our Public Programmes. We run artist-led workshops for local schools and more, introducing ideas and creative practices to a wide range of constituents.

If you are an artist based in Northern Ireland and would like to join our roster, please email your CV, the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a one page covering letter listing your skills, competencies, and achievements, and the names and contact details of two referees to [email protected] with the subject heading ARTIST EDUCATOR APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
Administrator
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6TG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.

Until restrictions are eased, the workshop remains closed at this time.

CCA Supports is a multi-stranded programme of activity to support artists to develop their practice.

CCA’s Workshop hosts CCA events, meetings and workshops throughout the year. CCA is designating four days per month to artists, curators, designers and others to use the Workshop space for free during our regular opening hours of Tuesday–Saturday, noon–6pm. The space can be used as a temporary studio, performance space, for meetings or more. The Workshop has tables, chairs, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and a sink (note: there is no trap on the sink so make sure any hazardous chemicals such as turps are disposed of safely).

If you would like to use CCA’s Workshop Space please email your desired date/s, the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and a one page covering letter telling us how you'd use the space and how it will benefit your practice to [email protected] with the subject heading CCA SUPPORTS WORKSHOP SPACE APPLICATION or by post to:

Mel Bradley
Administrator
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
Derry~Londonderry
BT48 6TG

This opportunity does not have a deadline. You are welcome to apply at any time.