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Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2017 in Partnership with BLOCK T

Fingal County Council Arts Office and BLOCK T are delighted to announce a Graduate Award as part of FUEL, Block T's Visual Arts Programme dedicated to the support and professional development of recent graduates.

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional artists Fingal County Council's Arts Office are offering a one-year Graduate Studio Award in BLOCK T with a Solo Exhibition in 2018.

This residency will be offered to one graduate, the opportunity is part of a series of initiatives by Fingal Arts to promote and support the professional practice of emerging artists.  It will provide an ideal environment for the development of creative projects, development of a graduates practice and an opportunity to network with other artists.


Fingal County Council Graduate Award is based on an open submission for under and post graduate students graduating in 2017.  To apply for this award the graduate must live in, be originally from or have studied in Fingal and submit the following:

1.  Personal Details.
Name of Applicant:
Contact Address:

2. Supporting Information
Please provide a short biography of up to 700 words, this should include briefly your education.

3. Current Practice
In more detail please tell us about the nature of your current practice, your ideas and how you are exploring and developing them through your work.  (no more than 1 page A4)

4. Summary of Award Proposal
Please give a full description of how you propose to use the award opportunity at Block T, describing how the opportunity will impact and effect your artistic practice and current research, what benefits do you anticipate the residency will bring to you professionally. (max 1 page A4)

5. Supporting Visual Material
Please submit good quality visual examples of your work that demonstrate your arts practice to date.  All still and moving images should be clearly labelled with a brief description of the work.  Depending on the media used in your practice the following should be used as a guide:  Ten good quality still images, including detailed images or installation shots for installation work.
For further information please contact 01 890 6237 or email

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 August 2017

Please return all applications to:
Sarah O’Neill
Deputy Arts Officer
Fingal Arts Office
Fingal County Council
Main Street

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