The Model is home to a community of 8 multi-disciplinary artists who work on-site in the development of their professional creative practice each day. Due to the crisis brought about by the pandemic, opportunities for these artists in terms of employment have disappeared. Exhibitions, workshops, and events have been cancelled, and settings where they normally sell work have been closed. This has resulted in a significant blow to these artists and their ability to make a living from their practice. The Model is committed to enabling these artists to retain their studios as a corner stone of their professional practice and this bursary award, generously supported by Creative Sligo will be used to support them to continue their work.
The Model, formerly called Model Arts and Niland Gallery, is a contemporary arts centre and gallery space in Sligo, Ireland . The Model houses several exhibition spaces focusing on contemporary art and education activities, a collection of 20th-century Irish art called The Niland Collection, a cinema/venue for concerts, and an artist-in-residence programme. The Niland part of the name refers to the former Sligo County librarian Nora Niland.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.