Draíocht’s Inaugural Creative Digital Media Graduate Award 2018

May 10, 2018

We are delighted to announce Draíocht’s Inaugural Creative Digital Media Graduate Award 2018 in association with the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB).

The Creative Digital Media Graduate Award 2018 is open to this year’s graduating students from the Creative Digital Media Degree Programme at ITB and will be selected by Fiach MacConghail (CEO, Digital Hub Development Agency) on behalf of Draíocht following a short-listing process.

The Award is offered as part of Draíocht’s INCUBATE project which is an on-going series of studio residencies based in Draíocht’s Artist’s Studio and includes the opportunity to exhibit work in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery as part of the annual PLATFORM exhibition. PLATFORM & INCUBATE are open to emerging, early career artists and creatives who wish to have time and space to research and test new ideas in a dedicated studio environment and/or develop and present new work in a gallery context.

On announcing the award Emer McGowan, Draíocht’s Executive Director said:
‘Draíocht is delighted to be working with the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown to provide this exciting opportunity for a Graduate Student. Our Strategy 2018–2022 ‘Inspiring A Passion for the Arts’, highlights our commitment to building partnerships and to supporting the work of emerging practitioners. This new award demonstrates Draíocht’s commitment to these priorities.’

Hugh McCabe, Course Coordinator, Creative Digital Media, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) said:
‘Working with Draíocht on this award is a fantastic means of further developing the sorts of synergies between art, design and technology that are at the heart of the Creative Digital Media programme at ITB. We are delighted that the opportunity to collaborate with Draíocht is being offered to one of our students and look forward to seeing the results.’

Draíocht’s Creative Digital Media Graduate Award 2018 offers the winning graduate:
- A six week residency in Draíocht Studio (Summer 2019) and a sum of €300 expenses.
- The opportunity to exhibit new work as part of PLATFORM 2019 (Summer 2019).
- Mentored, supportive environment.

If you wish to be considered for Draíocht’s Inaugural Creative Digital Media Graduate Award 2018 please send the following information to Sharon Murphy (Visual Arts Advisor, Draíocht) by Tuesday May 15th 2018, by 1pm; by email: sdrmurphy@gmail.com

A current CV (2 pages maximum); A covering letter detailing your interest in and intention to apply for the including:
- a creative practitioner statement including a description of your degree project (500 word max)
- a description of how this award and Draíocht’s context and resources would benefit your practice and development as a creative practitioner (500 words words max)
- Set of up to 10 images of your work.



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