The Young Print Collective Call For New Members

The Young Print Collective 

Call for new members! 

Are you interested in art, aged between 18-25 and from a migrant, refugee or asylum-seeking background? 

There are 2 free spaces available on The Young Print Collective, an artistic project with Cork Printmakers and Cork Migrant Centre. Join a group of 6 existing Young Print Collective Artists at Cork Printmakers. 

 

What is involved: 

Participants will receive training in printmaking techniques, become part of an artist network, and become members of Cork Printmakers for 2024. Participants will receive mentorship and professional development support and opportunities to exhibit artworks. Participants will also be provided with a stipend for printmaking materials and support with travel costs. There is no cost to participate. 

 

Application Criteria:  

Be between 18-25 years old 

From migrant, refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds 

An interest in art 

Formal training in art is not required 

Those attending third level art and design education are not eligible for this programme 

 

To Apply:  

Send an expression of interest explaining why you would like to join the Young Print Collective and tell us about your interest in art to enquiries@corkprintmakers.ie or Whatsapp to 0860844216 .  

Please include name, phone number and email address 

If you have examples of artwork you have made you can include photographs in the email although this is not essential. 

Deadline for submissions: 29th February 2024  

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted in March to inform them if their application has been successful 

 

About the Young Print Collective: 

Cork Printmakers and Cork Migrant Centre identified a need for continued support of  young adults from migrant, refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds who have displayed exceptional creative talent, but who were not served by existing programmes.  

The programme, provides training and mentorship to up to eight artists in all areas of printmaking and professional creative practice. The three-year programme addresses this need to foster creative talent in a sustainable, long-term and integrated programme. This programme is the Young Print Collective.   

Established in 1991, Cork Printmakers is based on Wandesford Quay in Cork City. It is a professional artist’s print studio, gallery and resource organisation providing artists with facilities and equipment to create artwork through the medium of print. 

The Young Print Collective is facilitated by Cork Printmakers and supported by Cork Migrant Centre and is supported by Cork City Council Arts Office and the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-government five-year initiative, from 2023 to 2027, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from creativeireland.gov.ie