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Incubation Space Award

The Incubation Space Award is intended to enable innovative artists / arts companies / collectives - working in any artistic discipline - to research and develop new works or collaborative methodologies, over a period of up to six months, through the provision of a dedicated work-space in Unit 4, James Joyce Street.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED ON: 12 Noon Friday 30th April 2021

        Chaos Factory, outside Incubation Space

What is included in the Incubation Space Award?
Based in Unit 4, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, the Award provides a free, good sized, bright work space/studio, approx. 70.5m2. The Units consists of kitchen and washroom facilities, large heated studio and wireless broadband.

While it is a flexible space, applicants should note that the cement flooring may not be suitable for dance, without arranging temporary additional measures.

Applicants may apply for a minimum of one month, up to a maximum of six months, to fall within June 2021– December 2022. An Arts Officer will be assigned as liaison to connect awardees to the programme of the Arts Office, where relevant, or to suggest appropriate mentorship or other supports as needed.

Inside Incubation Space, Unit 4, James Joyce Street

Assessment Criteria
· Quality of the research/collaborative proposal and relevance to the artists development of practice at that time (40%)

· Quality of approach to documentation and sectoral/public sharing (20%)

· Background and achievements to date (20%)

· Appropriateness of space (of this size) to the needs of artists, and proposed Health and Safety management of space(20%)

It is the responsibility of the Awardee to ensure that any artists/visitors who utilise the Incubation Award work-space observe guidelines laid out by government in relation to Covid-19. This will impact on the numbers allowed in the space at any time.

Who has received the Incubation Space Award in the past?
ANU Productions, Project Brand New, Theatre Club; Carpet Theatre; Wilfredd Theatre; Edwina Casey and Lydia Prior; Dublin Sound Lab; Clown Co-Op, Outlandish Theatre, TATSOI, The Femmes Maison Collective, pre-form, Naomi Sex, Caoimhe Kilfeather & Barbara Knezevic, John Ryan, Carol Walsh, Sarah Baxter, Púca Puppets, Anthony Keigher, Emma Fitzgerald, Brokentalkers, Jane Deasy, Spatial Music Collective, Loose Canon, Robbie Blake & Tonnta ; Theatre Lovett ; Eoin Lynch; Cathal McGuire; Bombinate Theatre; Change of Address Collective; Basic Space; Zoe Ní Ríordain/Shaun Dunne; Walsh/Lawlor/Reveda, Thisispopbaby, Kirkos.

Thisispopbaby, inside Incubation Space

Quotes from previous Awardees
Maud Hendricks
- To make new work, in collaboration with communities, the Incubation Space has been invaluable: 3 months of space and time to settle and create, with the support of DCC's Arts Office.

Brokentalkers - The Professional development of any artist is imperative and as artist’s who devise over periods of months to produce original work, having the time to experiment in the Incubation space at the development stages of Projects is vital.

Sebastian Adams (Kirkos) - I have never been more prolific…and feel I have advanced hugely as an artist. In large part this has been because of having enough space to work efficiently on installations, instrument-building and other hands-on work, and because of being able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and having most of my equipment close to hand and well-organised. It has also been very exciting to have a space suitable for inviting other artists into for collaborations

Marian Ribon (Choreographer) & Sharon Murphy (Lens-based artist) - The Incubation Space Award offered us a rich and timely opportunity to make our collaborative project with young dancers from Dublin Youth Dance Company.. It provided us with space to collaborate on the various elements/disciplines of the project - dance, photography, video, sound and vocal testimony as well as to make work and assess progress in a great location.

Thisispopbaby - For us, the studio became an ideas factory, workshop studio and meeting hub for THISISPOPBABY's family of artists. We focussed our time on developing a new high octane show, WAKE. The studio provided a home for big ideas and allowed artistic continuity for a glorious six month stretch. We are big fans of this residency scheme and would advocate for it to be widened to other spaces, accommodating more artists and companies who can really grow if given space, time and opportunity.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED ON: 12 Noon Friday 30th April 2021

Privacy (General Data Protection Regulation G.D.P.R.)
The purpose for processing your data is to process your application for an Incubation Space Award in accordance with the Arts Act 2003. This information you provide will be assessed by a panel made up of staff of Dublin City Arts Office and external invited arts specialists.

Your information will be retained for five years if you are granted an award and for one year if not granted an award. If you do not furnish the personal data requested, Dublin City Council will not be able to process your application.

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

· the right to access the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data

· the right to require us to rectify any inaccuracies in your personal data

· the right to require us to erasure your personal data

· the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes

· the right to object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it

Please note that to help protect your privacy, we take steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to our Data Protection Officer outlining the specific details of the request: Email: Tel: 01 2223775. All valid requests will be processed without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request. This period may be extended by up to two further months where necessary.