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Creator-in-Residence Scheme launched in Clare

11 July 2018

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and the Arts Office of Clare County Council are offering a Creator-in-Residence Scheme for an emerging or established artist from any artistic genre.

Musicians, visual artists, dancers, writers and performers are invited to reflect and respond creatively to the collections and materials that are of relevance or reference County Clare, which are held in ITMA.

Valued at €8,000 the residency will take place from October 2018 and offers artists, of all disciplines, support by Clare Arts Office and ITMA to develop and / or showcase new work through the resources available in ITMA.

“Once again, Clare County Council is breaking new ground in the traditional arts, building on partnerships developed at local and national level,” according to Siobhán  Mulcahy, County Arts Office.

She continued, “Not only will this scheme be of interest to local traditional artists, we anticipate a strong interest from artists not normally associated with traditional music, who may see this as an opportunity to work across art forms.”

Grace Toland, director of ITMA, stated, “We are delighted to partner with Clare Arts Office in delivering our first ever Creator-in-Residence scheme. We are excited at the prospect of opening our collections in new ways and deepening our connections with the Clare arts community.”

Application guidelines are available from and from All queries relating to the Creator-in-Residence Scheme 2018 should be submitted by email ONLY to The closing date for applications is 14 September, 2018.

Page last updated: 11/07/18

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