The Golden Fleece Award is an artistic fund established as a charitable bequest by the late Helen Lillias Mitchell. Applications for the 2009 Award are now invited from artists or researchers working in the area of figurative painting or traditional craft, where traditional painting refers to representational figurative painting and traditional craft refers to work with a basis in traditional skills and materials, including woven textiles, spinning, dyeing, glassmaking, metalwork, ceramics, stonework and woodwork, etc.
Award winners will be required to submit to the trustees a selection of illustrations of new creative work resulting from the award, accompanied by a written report. Applicants will normally have been born on the island of Ireland and must maintain a strong connection with Ireland. Application forms can now be downloaded from the Golden Fleece Award website at:
Deadline for submissions: 20 November 2009