The School of Fine Art at NCAD offers MFA Fine Art/MFA Digital Art Scholarship Opportunity for the recipient artists to work with the National Forensic Medical Hospital (NFMH) in a period that covers the hospital’s relocation from its current location in Dundrum to its future new build facility at Portrane in North Dublin. This is the third (of three) Masters scholarships to be awarded – each of two years duration.

The scholarship is undertaken through the structure of the MFA Fine Art and the MFA Digital Art Masters programmes at NCAD.
It is expected that the project work and art outcomes developed in relation to the context of the NFMH will be pursued through the various module requirements expected of the MFA programmes.  A group of postgraduate peers will develop a variety of self-generated practice proposals meaning significant on-campus delivery all day Monday through the year with further requirements on some other days. it is expected that substantial practice-based time will be spent pursuing dimensions related to the NFMH.

This practice-based art scholarship is conceived as comprising several elements. The project requires developing an engaged process potentially with residents, staff, location, function and transition as a means of developing artworks, to be placed and integrated into the hospital / residential environment.
In order to maximize the effectiveness of a materials budget and the translation of art material and forms, attention should be paid to digital, lens-based and other forms of reproduction, in order to maximize visibility, as work meets its new environment.  This should be understood as a negotiated process with key staff.

Worth of Award

  • It is an opportunity for the recipient artists to work with the National Forensic Medical Hospital (NFMH) in a period that covers the hospital’s relocation from its current location in Dundrum to its future new build facility at Portrane in North Dublin. This is the third (of three) Masters scholarships to be awarded – each of two years duration.
  • In addition to a materials budget there is also funding available to facilitate transport to the hospital.

Eligibility
The MFA Fine Art is open to graduates with an honours degree award of 2.2 or higher, or an equivalent academic or professional qualification in a related discipline.
English language: Students who have not been educated through English must show proof of achieving IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the writing section on the academic version) or an equivalent score in another accepted test.

How to Apply

  • Scholarship applicants should outline their interests and capacities in a letter (approx. 400 words) and submit this via NCAD’s online application system together with supporting documentation for the MFA Fine Art/MFA Digital Art programmes.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others as a component of some of their art outputs and process
  • Admissions enquires to [email protected]

Deadline: applications close 8 August at 5pm

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