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Call For Artists

For 2017 the 5th edition of the New Voices of Ireland Series, CFCP is inviting submissions from migrant, experimental and emerging artists of all disciplines. Our selected theme for 2017 New Voices of Ireland is: “MIGRATION – FROM BURDENS TO OPPORTUNITIES”.

The theme is closely related to the topic of MIGRATIONS as it is to be expected that “immigration and the integration will remain the hottest political issues in Europe in 2016-2017.”[1]

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES 2017 wants to challenge nationalist and xenophobic propaganda through exploring and exposing irrationalities and limitations of our fears. As an antidote to them we want to concentrate on opportunities coming with such a challenge like migration.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 24th FEBRUARY 2017

Submission via email to: monika@cfcp.ie, subject: New Voices of Ireland 2017 submission.

Please apply with a short statement (max 2 pages) outlining what you suggest as an effective and creative approach to the selected theme and what type of project would you like to propose. Please attach also your artistic bio and other supporting materials if available.

Profile of artists especially invited to submit their proposals are: migrants, experimental, emerging artists, changing their living conditions and environment – coming back to Ireland from migration, moving from rural into urban area etc.

Up to 10 artists will be selected to collaborate and collectively shape the final show to be presented in September 2017 as part of the Culture Night 2017. Collaboration between selected artists will be an integral part of their successful participation. The project will be accompanied by consultations with audiences and migrant communities. The final show will also include artists’ talks, Q/A sessions, a podcast and a catalogue. This whole process will be documented and the documentation will become part of the final show.

Remuneration: Each selected artists will receive a fee of €800.00 for their participation in the project. 100% participation in the workshops, consultation session and the final show will be required. Some funding towards material costs and transport will be available.

 

 

[1] Global Agenda Council on Europe, Europe: What to watch out for in 2016-2017

 

New Voices of Ireland Series

The New Voices of Ireland Series aims at:

  • Engaging artists to express through their practice their views on the actual social challenges and the role of culture in modern society
  • Giving less visible artists an opportunity to share their views and works with a wide local and international audience

From its very beginning the New Voices of Ireland Series was aimed at connecting new, creative talent from communities and social groups from all over Ireland and making them an active voice in the social debate about the most concerning issues dominating our society. New Voices of Ireland is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.

Migration – From Burdens to Opportunities

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES 2017 wants to challenge nationalist and xenophobic propaganda through exploring and exposing irrationalities and limitations of our fears. As an antidote to them we want to concentrate on opportunities coming with such a challenge like migration.

Inspired by the Culture Action Europe annual conference from Jan 2017 entitled “Europe, quo vadis?” together with selected artists we create a space to reflect on multiple challenges of the European project like fragmentation and rise of nationalism and xenophobia. We want to capture outstanding examples of how artists see their role and the role of culture in contributing to this debate on a local, national and global level.

Europe’s history and cultural development has always been shaped by migration. Today, migration is a structural, long-term and global issue, not a short-term humanitarian emergency. Therefore, Europeans and their governments should regard it as a historic opportunity. Migration represents a valuable economic opportunity for an ageing Europe – but only if governments, together with the private sector, take steps now to help hundreds of thousands of new arrivals find jobs and get a chance to integrate and find their place within the European culture. If more migrants find jobs, they will require less public support and start paying taxes and social security contributions. If migrants see opportunities for getting ahead, they will be keener to integrate. Such developments would deflate support for nationalist and xenophobic politicians. Europe will enter this virtuous circle only if it redirects its migration debate from burdens to opportunities.

This might sound utopian but if we do not realise it right now the political consequences of failing it, could become painful and profound.

Our Focus

From Burdens To Opportunities

NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES 2017 wants to challenge nationalist and xenophobic propaganda through exploring and exposing irrationalities and limitations of our fears. As an antidote to them we want to concentrate on opportunities coming with such a challenge like migration.

Migration

The theme is closely related to the topic of MIGRATIONS as it is to be expected that “immigration and the integration will remain the hottest political issues in Europe in 2016-2017.” Europe’s history and cultural development has always been shaped by migration. Today, migration is a structural, long-term and global issue, not a short-term humanitarian emergency.

The Role of the Artist

We want to capture outstanding examples of how artists see their role and the role of culture in contributing to this debate on a local, national and global level.

The EU and it's peoples

Migration represents a valuable economic opportunity for an ageing Europe – but only if governments, together with the private sector, take steps now to help hundreds of thousands of new arrivals find jobs and get a chance to integrate and find their place within the European culture.

Project Timeline

Submissions
24 Feb 2017 Submission deadline
10 March 2017 Selection results published 10 artists invited to take part in the programme
Workshops
7 April 2017

9am – 6pm

Ashford

1st workshop Presenting individual ideas & brain storming  to define the final concept and project milestones
19 May 2017

Dublin

Consultation with the audiences In the form of a world café we will invite interested, affected people/audiences to share their fears, concerns, ideas and desired outcomes related to the overall theme of the Series “From burdens to opportunities”. The findings from the consultation with the public will be incorporated into the final project.
16 June 2017

Location, venue – tbc

2nd workshop Agreeing on the format of the project/intervention/s. Allocating jobs and responsibilities to each participating artist
25 August 2017

Location, venue – tbc

3rd workshop Production, rehearsal before the show, review
Exhibition / Performance / Showcase
20 Sep 2017

Location, venue – tbc

Installation Installation of the final show at the selected venue
22 Sep 2017 – (until tbc)

Location, venue – tbc

New Voices of Ireland 2017 showcase Final show as a part of the CULTURE NIGHT

Contact us

Queries: If you have any questions please contact monika@cfcp.ie or call 086-6084020 or use the Contact form below

We Would Like to Thank

Thank you to the Arts Council for their kind support and thank you to all participating artists.

We trust that with the continued support of the Arts Council and our other partners we would be able to further contribute to make Ireland a leading example of a tolerant, open and creative society that knows how to effectively integrate and utilise the human potential brought by migrants. This is a very real challenge and a great opportunity if tackled in the right way.