Guilds Associations Networks and Societies (GANS) Meeting
Friday 10 July 2020
In 2018, the RDS, as a key part of its continued strong support for craft in Ireland, created a new bursary valued at €10,000 which provides support for established makers of contemporary craft. The RDS Irish Craft Bursary is open to makers who are members of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland's (DCCoI) PORTFOLIO Programme*; both those featured in the Critical Selection publication and those featured in the wider programme, dccoi.ie/portfolio.
The bursary may be used for a wide range of career and professional development activities such as: further education and training; research; development of new work; mentoring; purchase of equipment; studio improvements; technology; websites and residencies. The planned activity for the bursary must be taking place in 2020.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday 15th October 2019.
Applicants are required to submit:
Judges will be assessing applications in terms of:
Each of the above categories will be scored out of 10.
The applications will be assessed by an independent expert panel and a representative from the RDS. The Bursary winner will be officially announced at the launch of the Surface Matters exhibition at the National Design & Craft Gallery in November 2019. The award of €10,000 will be paid to the bursary winner in two instalments; €9,000 in November 2019 and the balance in 2020 on completion of a report.
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