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Art, Climate, Community - Open Call

Art, Climate, Community - Open Call

June 20, 2023
STAC is now inviting applications from Tipperary artists with a new open call - 'Art, Climate, Community', a Creative Ireland project.

"Art and culture have a huge role to play in breathing life into climate issues and to inspire people to take action."

Allison Tickell, ‘Culture – the missing link’, UN Climate Change Conference UK, 2021.


The role of art in activating conversations and stirring emotions in relation to pressing societal issues is long documented. This is especially true of climate change, with artists making work that explicitly deals with this issue since the 1960’s. In 2010, Culture was recognised as the fourth pillar of sustainable development.

This project, Art, Climate, Community, funded by Creative Ireland will see 5 outdoor artworks installed on the old Barracks walls, all of which will respond to climate change. The issue of climate change impacts everyone and we value creative responses from ALL our citizens. In line with this approach, of  the 5 artworks, 3 will be from professional artists with the remaining two from engagement with 2 local community groups.


STAC is now inviting applications from Tipperary artists through this Open Call, to respond to the theme and have their work presented outdoors on a large scale. Please read the criteria carefully.


•      3 artists will be selected to have their work scaled up, printed and displayed in a temporary installation on the Kickham Barracks Walls on Davis Rd. Only 1 work will be selected by each artist.

•      Applicants should be born in or domiciled in County Tipperary. The selected artists will each receive a fee of €600 with all printing and installation costs covered.

•      Artists are free to submit already existing work or newly created work that specifically responds to the installation location.

•      Proposed works will need to be suitable for display in a public space and take consideration of the overall theme of climate change.

•      Works will need to be submitted print ready* - high-resolution digital files but can have originally been in any art form.

        *Please read technical specifications below carefully.


To apply: please send an artist statement outlining the concept of the proposed work, an up-to-date CV and a high-resolution PDF file of the proposed image/work to  

Closing date: Monday 10th July at 5pm.Late applications will not be accepted.

The decision of the project partners is final.

This project is funded by Creative Ireland – an initiative of the Government of Ireland