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Decade of Centenaries Artist Residency 2022

The Decade of Centenaries was initiated in 2012.  The aim of the State centenary commemoration programme for the years from 2021 – 2023 is to ensure that this complex period in our history, including the Struggle for Independence, the Civil War, the Foundation of the State and Partition, is remembered appropriately, proportionately, respectfully and with sensitivity. 

As part of the of Mayo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022, Mayo County Council Arts Service in partnership with the Jackie Clarke Collection invited submissions for a special residency working with the collection’s artefacts relating to the period 1922 – 23 in Irish history including the Civil War, the Foundation of the State and Partition. 

This commission enables an artist to research and develop new work sensitive to the historical context of the period, in response to the Decade of Centenaries commemoration programme by working with the Jackie Clarke Collection. This commission provides the artist with an opportunity for a six-month residency and an opportunity to highlight the unique, nationally significant resource that the Jackie Clarke Collection represents. 

This resicency is now closed for application. To receive the 2022 artist brief, please email

This initiative is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the  the Decade of Centenaries Programme

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