Avolon and the Royal Hibernian Academy announce the launch of Avolon Global Studio & Avolon Youthreach Programme
On Friday 23rd October, guests were invited to join Dómhnal Slattery, Chief Executive Officer of Avolon, Mick O’Dea RHA President and Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director for the launch of the Avolon Global Studio and Avolon Youthreach Programme at the RHA.
Avolon Global Studio
With Avolon’s support the RHA will make a global call-out for an artist who will be awarded a 6-month studio placement, at the RHA during 2016, 2017 and 2018. An open call will now take place, for the first residency commencing in July 2016. This studio residency will offer a once in a lifetime opportunity for an international, emerging artist to raise their profile on a global platform and to develop their practice within the environs of one of Irelands leading contemporary art organisations.
Avolon Youthreach Programme
Collaborating with the national Youthreach scheme, the RHA will invite 6 young students, selected from submissions from the 160 Youthreach Centres nationwide, to participate in four workshops to increase their art skills, introduce them to visiting art galleries and art colleges and offer basic tools of criticism. As well as developing practical skills, by working alongside a practicing artist, this opportunity will offer students the ability to explore the opportunities and challenges of being a professional artist in Ireland today.
About The Royal Hibernian Academy
The Royal Hibernian Academy is an artist based and artist orientated institution dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the public’s appreciation and understanding of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts. The Academy achieves its objectives through its exhibition education and collection programmes. The Academy is funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Eala’on, through fundraising initiatives, through the earned revenue from its Annual Exhibition and by the Benefactors, Patrons and Friends of the Academy. Please visit www.royalhibernianacademy.ie for additional information.