Glenkeen Garden Residencies ArtNature/NatureArt

Glenkeen Garden Residencies ArtNature/NatureArt

Crespo Foundation

March 23, 2023
Glenkeen Garden Residencies ArtNature/NatureArt
Application deadline: April 30
Program dates: March 1, 2024–May 31, 2025
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The Crespo Foundation is delighted to announce the second round of applications for the artist-in-residence programme Glenkeen Garden Residencies—ArtNature/NatureArt in West Cork, Ireland. Art collectives and groups of two to five artists working in different disciplines are invited to apply and spend two to three months staying and working at Glenkeen Garden.

The residencies take place twice a year. This call is for three residency phases: March–May 2024, September–November 2024 and March–May 2025. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2023.

The program aims to support the development of artist groups and collectives based in Europe and Russia while boosting their international recognition. The theme of the residency, ArtNature/NatureArt, is inspired by the location, the Glenkeen Garden estate. To thoroughly explore this theme, the Crespo Foundation offers artists the opportunity to collaborate with humanities scholars and scientists in inter- and transdisciplinary exchange. Through this program, artists will have the space, time, and inspiring environment to work together and produce innovative pieces of art that will be shared with the public in different forms, one of which would be an exhibition at the Crespo House in Frankfurt am Main (which is presently being built).

Application requirements
The programme is intended for professional artists of any media. Inter- and transdisciplinary work is particularly welcome. Applications are only permitted as a group of at least two and a maximum of five people. The competition is open to artists based in Europe and Russia. Students still enrolled at universities and colleges at the time of residency cannot apply.

Services provided
–On-site accommodation and a space in which to work.
–Monthly scholarship of 2,500 EUR per person.
–Travel costs for the journey to and from Glenkeen Garden.

The Crespo Foundation
The Crespo Foundation, founded by the late Ulrike Crespo (1950-2019)—a gifted photographer, accomplished psychologist and passionate philanthropist - is based in Frankfurt am Main. This benevolent organization champions the cause of arts and provides unwavering support to artists and arts institutions while undertaking several operational initiatives in the spheres of education and social welfare. The residency in Glenkeen Garden, in keeping with Ulrike Crespo's vision, is set up as a place for artists to ruminate, reflect and create.

We are currently experiencing a new phase in defining humanity's relationship with nature. Both the arts and sciences play a crucial role in exploring this theme and generating new ideas and perspectives. Images, sounds, installations, and environments can provide innovative perspectives about nature. Glenkeen Garden, located on Roaringwater Bay, is designed to be a platform for artists in dialogue with scientists to develop projects in the context of ArtNature/NatureArt.

About Glenkeen Garden
Glenkeen Garden is a large estate spanning 30 hectares located in Roaringwater Bay in West Cork, Ireland's south coast. The garden was created by Ulrike Crespo, the founder of the Crespo Foundation, and her partner Michael Satke over a period of 20 years. The garden is an inspiration for creativity and was also a significant source of influence for Ulrike Crespo's photographic experiments and series. The garden has sculptures by several artists, such as Peter Kogler, Gunter Damisch, Arie van Selm, David Nash, Gregor Eichinger, Laura Ford and Ulrich Rückriem. Piet Oudolf, who also designed New York’s High Line, designed the central grass meadow. There are designated viewpoints within the garden that provide stunning views of the landscape and beyond. Nearby, the “rough lands” are an untouched area owned by the Crespo Foundation, which was never cultivated or farmed and acquired by Ulrike Crespo to preserve its natural state.

Scientific partners
To provide the artistic project with scientific expertise and stimulate interdisciplinary exchange, the residency programme is supported by two partner institutions: Senckenberg—Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN) in Frankfurt am Main—one of the most important research institutes in the field of biological diversity, evolution and climate change—and the University College Cork, which offers courses in a variety of arts and science subjects and is home to the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI).

Please find important details on your application here.

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