2020 Designer in Residence Applications Are Open!

Designer in Residence 2020

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We’re inviting applications from established and emerging creative professionals for the 2020 Designer in Residence at benchspace. The current Designer in Residence Programme combines workshops and public talks, collaborative product design and mentoring.

Applications are also welcomed from academic staff of noted programs in any discipline seeking a period of return to a professional workshop environment. The Programme offers participants the latitude and creative environment to explore new work or methodologies.

The Designer in Residence Programme is designed to bring established and upcoming designer makers or artists to Cork, Ireland, to showcase their work to a local audience and to contribute fresh perspectives to the Professional Makers at Benchspace.

The Programme will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to create a new body of work or facilitate the exploration of innovative methodologies. It is hoped that it will also provide an in-depth opportunity for Benchspace makers and the wider community to learn from the Designer in Residence during workshops, lectures, and special programs.

The resident will arrive during Cork Craft Month, mid-August 2020, with a presentation of their body of work to the public. There will also be an opportunity to share the ongoing work with a wider audience on Cork Culture Night at the end of September. Finally the residency will culminate in the completed work being displayed in an associated Gallery space.