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LIT Offers Full Fees Scholarship for MA Programme Whose Graduates Include Blindboy Boatclub

Programme projects involve Harvard Graduate Design School, IMMA and Create

“Art is for putting ideas about life and society into an alternative language to the dominant one and starting new conversations.”- Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits, MA SPACE graduate 2015.

Applicants for LSAD’s MA Programme in Social Practice and the Creative Environment (SPACE) are this year eligible to apply for an LIT scholarship which will fully pay for their course fees.
Since 2010, the one-year MA Programme in Social Practice and the Creative Environment at the Limerick School of Art and Design has attracted over 100 stellar international visiting lecturers including Pablo Hegleura of MOMA (US) and Claudia Eipidauer of Wochenkalusr (Austria), as well as leading art collectives such as Wooloo (Denmark), Superflex (UK/India), Basarama (Spain) and Bik Van Der Pol (the Netherlands). Programme leaders and artists, Sean Taylor and Marilyn Lennon are delighted to announce a new scholarship on this prestigious programme.

‘All applicants to our programme in 2016 are offered the chance to apply for a scholarship that will pay full fees for the programme. We’re especially excited to announce it this year, as we have some wonderful projects in train with Gregory Sholette, of Harvard Graduate Design School, with IMMA and with Create’, says joint programme leader Dr. Marilyn Lennon, who recently launched her ‘WayMarkers’ mapping project, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. So what is social practice and why is it so important? Joint course leader, Sean Taylor, whose most recent project ‘Nice Screams’ was part of Eva International biennial of fine art, explains: ‘Social Practice is the most innovative and ground breaking area in the expanded field of creative practice. Our graduates are flexible, innovative and informed practitioners who have the ability to engage and act in a huge variety of roles within fine art, social practice, design and related fields.’

Previous graduates from this MA programme include Blindboy Boatclub, Deirdre Power, Steve Maher, Pauline O’Connell, Joanna Hopkins and Jackie Hehir who have worked as artists both nationally and internationally, taking part in residencies, projects, shows and biennales.

To apply for this scholarship applicants must complete the LIT postgraduate programme application form and submit a short statement (500-1000 words) titled ‘How the MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment would transform my practice.’ Application forms for taught postgraduate programmes are on the LIT website, and the applications should be directed to

Email: muriel.dinneen@lit.ie. Applications will be accepted until June 13th 2016. ​​​


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