LIT offers a full scholarship for its 'MA Space' course

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

LIT offers a full scholarship for its 'MA Space' course

The former president of LIT, Dr. Maria Hinfelaar, awarding Blindboy Boatclub with his MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment

LIT has offered a full scholarship for a Master’s programme, previous graduates of which include Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits,.

The college has invited applications for a scholarship for its MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment (SPACE) in LSAD, which will fully cover course fees.

The programme has attracted a stellar list of international visiting lecturers and course leaders and artists Sean Taylor and Marilyn Lennon said they were “delighted” to announce the scholarship.

Blindboy, an MA Space graduate in 2015, said: “Art is for putting ideas about life and society into an alternative language to the dominant one and starting new conversations.”

Dr Lennon said the of the opportunity: “All applicants to our programme in 2016 are offered the chance to apply for a scholarship that will pay full fees for the masters course.

“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,” she added.

Joint course leader, Sean Taylor, whose most recent project ‘Nice Screams’ is part of Eva International biennial of fine art, explained that social practice was “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,” he added.

Previous graduates also include 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, Mr Taylor explained.

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’. See www.lit.ie for application forms. Entry closes June 13.