The project: Correspondances
Artists' Residency in France
‘Correspondances': A festival of Irish Art 6 - 8 May 2022 in France. This is the first of a series of annual festivals celebrating Irish art in France with secured venues in Le Chateau de Dampierre, Le Garage A Papi in Dampierre in association with Le Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Hambly & Hambly will run a visual art exhibition showcasing the work of some of our gallery artists who will attend residency during May / June 2022. These 3 winners were selected from almost 1000 applicants by a panel of 10 judges: they represent two visual artists Katarzyna Gajewska and Gary Robinson and one musician Clara Tracey of immense talent. The residency will provide them opportunities to grow and develop their practice with the gallery raising their profile on an international platform.
Hambly & Hambly will also host two events in unusual venues in France featuring: The first concert is by Dublin based classical musicians Iona Sound, the second by the residency winner Belfast based Clara Tracey. H&H will also host a reading of Beckett at the festival.
We believe that this event will provide wonderful international / national profiling and opportunities. We will forge new links with French establishments and artists and offer events in our Fermanagh venue in September 2022 showcasing the artists' work and performances from the residency.
Freight of artwork / artists to & from France €6000
Travel, accomodation,artistic costs etc for all visiting performance artists €2000
Ciara Hambly: gallery director & residency host in France, festival ‘Correspondances’ initiator
Eamon Colman - mentor to Artists in France
Participating Artists- 3 visual, 4 musicians, 2 performing, 1 literary
Representatives from Le Chateau de Dampierre: providing venue for the visual art exhibition and Iona Sound concert
Irish Embassy in Paris: hosting exhibition in Embassy venue Paris and attending Château vernissage to make welcome speech
Centre Culturel Irlandais Director: officially opening the art exhibition at Château de Dampierre
Our team represents Irish and French artists and establishments in new partnership in an exciting initiative with longevity which will take place every year starting April-May 2022
Potential Risks Considered
Venues are secured. We have considered footfall as our major risk and have therefore enlisted paid Irish PR with French links to promote and advertise this inaugural festival of Irish art in France. We are confident we will gain excellent attendance.
Our funding for this project is currently coming from Hambly & Hambly. We have not applied for other funding we believe in high profile philanthropy for the arts but will continue to seek other sources of support for the ongoing development of our initiatives both in Fermanagh and in France.
By endorsing this project you are valuably investing in promoting Irish art internationally, creating exciting new opportunities for our artists. Irish art is word-class and deserves international acclaim. We sincerely thank you for your support in this wonderful project which gives our contemporary artists a wonderful opportunity in artistic development and recognition. Correspondances: a new begiining for Irish Ar