Introduction to our awards program
The DAS residency programme was established in 2004 and has welcomed over 150 artists from Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The influx of artists and the constant variation of the activity taking place makes DAS a dynamic environment for resident artists. The studio environment provides fertile ground for discussion and exchange between artists, staff, facilitators and workshop participants. Artists working in any media are welcome to apply for a residency at DAS.
DAS is now well established as a facility for artists wishing to work with digital technologies, with demand increasing every year. Artists can apply as an international artist or as a UK & Ireland artist.
DAS provides three UK & Ireland residencies as awards, one to a professional artist member of Visual Artists Ireland and two to graduates from the University of Ulster’s BA and MFA programmes.
For eligibility to each strand of the residency programme please see the full guidelines.
DAS is a member of Res Artis, the worldwide network of artists residencies.
All residents will have the following available to them:
- Personal workstation within the studios with iMAC computer
- iMac computers hold relevant software such as Final Cut Pro, Ableton Live 8, Adobe Creative Suite 6
- 24-hour studio access
- Broadband Internet
- Access to technical support from experienced staff who are also practicing artists and filmmakers
- Free audio/visual equipment hire
- Access to specialised training courses such as Digital Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Digital Audio Production, Final Cut Pro & After Effects
- An individual page on the DAS website for each artist that includes an artist statement, an image gallery, a link to their own website and contact information. This provides artists who don’t have a website with an online presence and also acts as an archive of all artists’ work
- DAS supports artists in the presentation of their work via a talk or exhibition, all of which are open to the public and free of charge. Each artist in residence has the chance to present their work providing the opportunity for feedback for the artist and discussion amongst the audience. These exhibitions present a valuable opportunity for critical discussion around visual art and particularly its convergence with digital technologies