Tony O’Malley Residency 2017 / 2018 Application

The Tony O’Malley Residency, administered by the RHA School, is awarded on an annual basis to an artist who wishes to work primarily in the medium of paint. Previous recipients include: Ciaran Murphy, Ramon Kassan, Mollie Douthit, Magnild Opdol, David Quinn, Kevin Miller, Paraic Leahy and currently Eithne Jordan RHA. During his lifetime Tony O’Malley was the recipient of subsidised studios and accommodation in St. Ives, Cornwall. Administered by the Arts Council of Great Britain it offered the artist time to concentrate on creating work. Jane O’Malley has never forgotten the privilege of those decades for herself and Tony and in association with the Royal Hibernian Academy she now wishes to offer this home/studio in Callan to artists on an annual basis.

One studio slot is being offered from June 2017 to June 2018. The artist awarded the residency in Callan, Co. Kilkenny will have the exclusive use of the house and studio at a nominal cost of €300 per month plus utilities. This full-time residency is for artists who work primarily in the medium of paint. The studio is not suitable for sculptors.

Artists wishing to be considered should apply by completing the application form on the RHA’s website,

* A current CV (2 pages maximum)
* A covering letter detailing candidate’s intentions for the allocated period in the studio including an artist statement and work plan, giving details of what materials and processes they use and any other requirements they have.
* Up to six images of their work
* A list of images submitted clearly marked with the title of the piece, the medium and the dimensions. For video artists you can include on this list the web addresses (e.g. Youtube or Vimeo) to access your work.

Application is only available online at the RHA’s website and must be submitted by March 31st 2017. Requests for further information should be directed to the Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride, email phone 01 6612558

Application Deadline
March 31, 2017
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