The publishers of The Moth, an international arts and literature magazine that features work by the likes of Billy Childish, Cesar Santos, Mamma Andersson and Lu Cong, is inviting artists worldwide to enter its new art prize.
The Moth Art Prize, which consists of a month-long retreat at their newly renovated barn in a beautiful lakeland setting in rural Ireland, is open to anyone over the age of 18 – professional or otherwise – as long as the work they send is their own and is figurative or representational in style. A stipend of €1,000 is included in the prize, to aid with travel from wherever you are in the world.
The Moth is based in County Cavan, said to have a lake for every day of the year, and known to be the birthplace of the mighty River Shannon and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.
All one need do to do to enter is send along 5–10 images of your work along with an entry fee of €20. The winner will be notified in the early spring, in good time to choose a month in 2016 in which to travel to Ireland.
The barn, which features a studio and living area downstairs and accommodation upstairs, is situated next to The Moth offices, along a quiet country lane, surrounded on three sides by lakes. The nearest village of Milltown, which has a shop and a pub, is a few kilometres away. A bicycle will be provided, and the publishers of The Moth, Rebecca and Will, will be on hand to take you to the nearest town for provisions.
The closing date is 1 March 2016.