Production Ireland open for submissions

CCA Derry~Londonderry
10-12 Artillery Street

Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
Northern Ireland

Deadline for applications: Friday, June 1st (Greenwich Mean Time)

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial, and critical practices through four streams: on-site exhibitions, off-site projects, public programmes, and in and outbound residencies. Production Ireland is CCA’s annual commissioning for emerging artists with a connection to our region. Every year, a jury composed of three international arts professionals will assess applications and select an artist, duo or group to realize a specific project. This inaugural commission has been made possible through the generous support of Arts & Businesses, Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors, and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The selected project will be supported with a minimum production budget of 3,700 GBP or 4,500 EUR, a fee of 1,500 GBP or 1,800 EUR, and travel to and accommodations in the City of Derry for up to one month, if the recipient does not reside in the greater city area.

The aim of Production Ireland is to identify and support some of the most promising art practitioners connected to Ireland, North and South, and provide them with an opportunity to produce new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. No age limit or specified nationality applies to this call but the applicant needs be in the earlier stages of his or her career and have a connection to Ireland. The jurors for this years’ commission are Locky Morris, Paul O'Neill, and Emily Pethick.

Throughout the production process, the recipient will be in dialogue with CCA’s Co-Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, who will write an essay about the commissioned project. An award ceremony will be held in November in conjunction with the opening of the show.

Apply to Production Ireland

Deadline for applications is Friday, June 1st (Greenwich Mean Time). The successful applicant(s) will be contacted during the first half of July. For information about eligibility and how you apply, please visit our website for further information: