The 2021 Competition is now closed
Referees have until 18:00hrs on 12/03/2021 to add their comment

Thomas Dammann Application Eligibility & Conditions

The purpose of the competition is to assist (a) students registered at Irish (including Northern Irish) third level educational institutions, and (b) practitioners of the visual arts and design. The financial assistance is provided so that the applicant can complete a project in the area of visual culture, visual arts and/or design. The Trustees use criteria including whether the project is interesting, novel, important and/or will contribute significantly to the applicant's intellectual and personal development.

The Trustees will not consider applications for funding for conference attendances, rental of studios, purchase of materials or equipment, or costs of work placement.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th March 2021 at 1800 hrs GMT. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April 2021. If applicants have not heard from the Trust, they must assume that they were unsuccessful. Payments will be sent to the winning applicants by or before June 2021.

The decision of the Trustees is final and no correspondence/phone calls etc. shall be entered into.

Conditions

  1. The Trustees may at their discretion make one or more award in every year.
  2. Applicants must be either students or practitioners of the visual arts. Student applicants must be registered at an Irish (Northern or Southern) third level institution. Students registered at third level institutions outside Ireland, even if formerly registered at Irish universities are NOT eligible to apply. Practitioners of the visual arts do NOT have to be based in Ireland.
  3. Applications must be made exclusively by website application form. Each applicant may make only one application for each competition.
  4. The Trustees will not generally entertain group applications.
  5. The Trustees accept applications from those who applied to the Trust in previous years.
  6. Applications will not be accepted after 18.00 hrs GMT on Friday 5th March 2021. Referees must return the webform before the closing date of Friday 12th March 2021. It is the duty of the applicant to ensure that the referee provides the reference before 18.00 hrs GMT on Friday 12th March 2021.
  7. It is up to the applicant to obtain prior permission from his or her referee to nominate him or her as the applicant's referee. The applicant must provide the referee with details of the closing date for applications and references, all required details including the authorised work email address of the referee.
  8. On receipt of the applicant's completed application, an automatically generated email containing a webform link is sent to the authorised work email address of the referee. This email asks the referee to submit a reference for the applicant. The referee does so by completing and submitting a webform reference on or before Friday 12th March 2021, well before the closing time of 18.00 hrs. It is the applicant’s responsibility to liaise with the referee and ensure that the reference is received by the Trust before 18.00 hrs GMT on Friday 12th March 2021. The applicant should therefore check with his or her referee that the referee has received the automatically generated email from the Trust requesting a reference and ensuring that the referee has replied well before 18.00 hrs GMT on Friday 12th March 2021. Practically speaking this involves drawing the referee's attention of the conditions 6-8 here.
  9. As indicated on the application form, applicants must state clearly the total foreseeable costs of the project in euro, the amount being sought from the Trust and where relevant, details of applications made elsewhere for financial support for the project. Remember that the trustees will not consider applications for funding for conference attendances, rental of studios, purchase of materials or equipment, or costs of work placement.
  10. The Trustees may at their discretion consider funding either projects in their entirety costing up to €5,000 or partly funding projects costing more. Where the project costs are in excess of €5,000, applicants must state to which body or person they have made formal application for the additional funds.
  11. The Trust will endeavour to notify successful applicants by the end of April 2021.
  12. Each successful applicant must submit a 400 word report on the project carried out on or before 10th October 2021. This will define what the applicant considers to be the benefits the applicant has gained from completing the project, the project’s contribution to knowledge or state of the art, the research findings, where relevant, where the research is to be published/exhibited, or otherwise taken further. Where the project is, for example, paintings, photographs, videos or designs, the report will describe the project’s process, the benefits the applicant has gained from completing the project, the project’s contribution to the state of the art, where the project is to be published/exhibited, or otherwise taken further, and particulars of any reviews, comments etc.. In all cases, full acknowledgement of the Trust's contribution is required where the work is exhibited, catalogued or otherwise publicly put on view.
  13. If it becomes impossible to undertake the project within the stated time, the award money must be returned to the Trust and a new application submitted in the following year.
  14. Canvassing by or on behalf of an applicant will disqualify the applicant.
  15. The award must not, under any circumstances, be used for anything other than the purpose for which it has been given.
  16. Co-funding is encouraged, Candidates who may or will secure additional funding from a source other than the Trust must specify in their application to the Trust, the source, amount and purpose of such extra funding. For example, if a student candidate is eligible to apply for a travel grant from his/her institution and has or will apply for this, the source, amount and purpose of the proposed grant must be specifically mentioned in the candidate’s application to the Trust