CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery are delighted to announce CIT CCAD graduate Call for Proposals

18 April, 2016

Graduate Call for Proposals 2016


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery invites exhibition proposals from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design graduates of all faculties, who graduated from the year 2008 to 2013. The written exhibition proposal should detail plans for an exhibition to take place at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in October 2016.

Proposals are only accepted electronically by .pdf attachment via email to (please title your PDF as your name eg. j_smith_proposal.pdf and please put ‘Graduate Proposal 2016’ in the subject field of the email). In your proposal please include:

• Biography and CV (max 2 pages) Containing name, address, email, phone and website (if available)

• Artist Statement (Max 500 words)

• Proposal Summary: Please provide a summary (max 800 words) of the project you are proposing. This should cover the main themes of the work and it should address the nature of the gallery space and its context in CIT CCAD, the city and the art and design sector, in general. Please outline how you intend to install it within the space.

• Funding: The gallery will provide an artist fee of €500 to help support the making of the exhibition. Please provide details on the budget for your exhibition. We require a reasonable plan of how you intend to use the allocated budget.

• Supporting Material: All images and links for audio and video files should be contained within the body of the PDF file and captioned accordingly.

Eligibility Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, makers, curators or those wishing to organise a group exhibition. In the case of group or curated exhibitions, the curator/organiser and all proposed artists must have graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design within the designated time frame of 2008 – 2013. Proposals can be made for exhibitions in any medium and for the presentation of recent works or production of new projects. Funding CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery will provide invigilation during the gallery’s stated opening hours and we will provide assistance with PR and marketing.

The gallery will provide an artist fee of €500 to help support the making of the exhibition. Applicants should have a good idea of how they intend to budget their exhibition. Artists must arrange their own technical support and should make allowances for costs associated with this in their exhibition budget. Storage Due to limited space, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is unable to store works of art. All work must be removed from the premises during de-installation.

If you require further information please email Mission Statement Established in 2010, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is a creative space under the direction of the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. It is a significant step towards the advancement of a culture of creativity within the institution itself and between the institution and the broader community and region. The gallery is a space that connects the Crawford College of Art & Design as part of the Cork Institute of Technology to the broader cultural community, which is perceived to exist both locally and internationally. The goal of this connection is to cultivate. The concept of cultivation that is promoted here is not however one that assumes a didactic footing but instead one of a circular dialogue stimulated, on the one hand, amongst those across academic boundaries within the institution and on the other by an interaction with the knowledge base that exists in the outside community. The philosophy of the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery initiative therefore is one that recognises creative expression within all disciplines while striving to stimulate a network of interest between them. It also engenders the spirit of human creativity while acknowledging all who care enough to manifest it. It stands to encourage all forms of learning through dialogue independent of the languages through which we choose to communicate.

Contact Nicola Carragher, Gallery Manager CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland.

This Graduate Call for Proposals is kindly supported by Bank of Ireland and Cork Institute of Technology.

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