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Guidelines for Applications for the Tulla Stable Studios 

Tulla Stables Studios
Call for Applications January 2010

Tulla Stables Studios

The Tulla Stables Studios is an award winning studio resource for artists of all disciplines set in the East Clare village of Tulla, approximately 10 miles from Ennis. It comprises of six individual studios each with power and water, 4 with a mezzanine for storage, an exhibition/ workshop space (short-term artist studio), a kiln, toilets and showers. There is broadband in each of the studios and the facility has private parking.

There is no official application form. Artists are asked to submit the following by Thursday, January 21st, 2010:

1) 2 x cover letters to include

• the proposed use of the studio
• proposed use of the gallery / workshop space - if relevant
• proposed community involvement / projects – if relevant
• any specific requirements you may have in terms of equipment / fit out of studio etc.
• the length of time the studio is sought for.

2) 2 x current CV

3) A stamped self addressed envelope for the return of documentation. Documentation will not be returned unless this in included.

4) Documentation of your work

• Up to 8 still images – slides, photographs, laser prints
• Video – European VHS – should not exceed more than 10 minutes footage
• Catalogues, books, publications, reviews
• CD Rom / DVD
• Other documentation - please check with the Arts Office first

N.B. On no account should original work / master copies be submitted.

It is the policy of the Tulla Stables Studios to let the studios for an initial period of 12 months.

The earliest a studio will be available is from March 1st, 2010. If it is anticipated that other studios may arise during the year a panel of artists will be put in place for the allocation of these studios.

After this the artist can apply for an extension of the licence for a period of up to 4 years and 9 months. It is at the discretion of the County Arts Office if

a) an artist will be offered a renewal of their licence
b) the terms of the renewal including the length of the licence.

All applications will be placed before an independent selection committee who will make recommendations on the allocation of studios to artists. Final approval of allocations rests with Clare County Council.

The committee relies solely on the information supplied in the applications received.

The committee reserves the right to shortlist artists on the basis of applications received and to call artists for interview where necessary. Interviews will take place on 25th / 26th January 2010. Shortlisted applicants will be notified of interview times on or before Friday, January 22nd, 2010. The committee reserves the right to have a panel of artists in place if studios become available at short notice.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Each artist will be issued with a legal license agreement for their studio at the complex.

Each artist will be required to pay €150 per month by standing order for the studio inclusive of heat, light, etc.

A deposit of €150 will be required once a studio is awarded and this will be repaid to the artist once the studio has been vacated and is deemed to be left in good working order by the County Council.

All artists agree to be bound by the operational rules and terms and conditions of the Tulla Stables, which shall be provided to them when an offer of a studio is made.

Applications should be sent in the first instance to: Tulla Stables Application, Arts Office, County Library, Mill Road, Ennis, Co.Clare

For further information contact: Tel: 065-6899091. Fax: 065-6842462 Email:

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