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Spatial Structures

Open Call for all Creative Practitioners

A paid mentorship opportunity for creative practitioners (all art forms, including architects) to receive development support from Workhouse Union on a self-initiated, place-based project.

Thursday 29th September 2022 @ 5pm

Spatial Structures is a mentoring opportunity that meets a recognised need in collaborative practice to provide time and support for creative practitioners to develop project ideas at an early stage. Spatial Structures recognises that collaborative processes are complex, and projects at an early stage can benefit from time and resources to focus on creating a robust project plan, context, funding opportunities and stakeholder buy-in.

Through this Open Call, two creative practitioners (individual or collective) will be selected for this mentoring and development opportunity. Workhouse Union will provide mentorship at the initial stages of a project development to support the selected individuals to develop a coherent project plan; identify the community of place and interest; identify project partners/stakeholders; focus on team and community assets; develop project scope and approach; identify outputs and engagement strategy; identify funding and support opportunities.

We welcome projects in development from across the country. 

The opportunity is ideal for emerging creative practitioners (individual or collective) who wish to further develop a place based project within their practice. Interpretation of the word ‘emerging’ is open to applicants. It could mean that you have recently graduated, or that your practice has been established recently. It may also mean that you are returning to your practice or that you are established and would like mentorship support to develop a new place based project.

Spatial Structures opportunity includes
Two selected creative practitioners (individual or collective)  will receive a fee and mentoring support including research time at Workhouse Union.
_Creative Practitioners fee of €1,000 (with additional travel and materials budget €500).
_Support and Mentorship for 4 days across active engagement and research in October – December 2022.

How to apply
The deadline for applications is 29th September 2022 at 5pm. To apply, submit the following to info@callanworkhouseunion.com marked ‘Spatial Structures Proposal’:

_ Project portfolio containing at least 5 examples of previous work

_CV or biography

_Letter of motivation (1-2 A4 pages)

Please contact us with any questions regarding your eligibility and application.