Opportunity: Nature & Place – temporary projects

The Arts Office is calling for applications from professional artists for projects which respond to the public forests in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County (DLR). The total budget available for each project will be €10,000 and we hope to select two projects from this call-out.  These projects are fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and managed by the Arts Office. They are supported by Coillte Nature and the Dublin Mountains Partnership.


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What are we looking for?

This opportunity is for temporary work which is lens and/or audio-based; it is not open to permanent artworks or temporary site-based work. Our forests and woodlands are vital as we face increasing challenges with the climate emergency leading to extreme weather events happening on a more regular basis. We are interested in proposals which will respond to these forests and have an outcome during National Tree Week in March 2024. Projects must be carried out between mid-December 2023 and mid-March 2024.


Applications are invited from artists for temporary work in the following artforms:

  • Audio-based work (for example, this may include sound art, recordings, sound-walks)
  • Lens-based work (for example, this may include film, video, and photography)


How to apply

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 25 September at 1.00pm. Please refer to the brief below for all the information on how to apply.


Applications must be made online via the link above. Please note that we will not accept applications via email or post.

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