Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

Open Call | 50×50 Exhibition at Galway Design Week

50x50galwayWith the launch of Galway Design Week fast approaching applications are now being invited from both established and emerging artists to submit works in any medium to be displayed and sold for €50 at the 50×50 Exhibition during the first week in November.

50 works x 50 artists are to be selected and sold for €50 each at this event. Commission of €15 will be taken by the Festival for each sold piece. The pieces must be ready to display. If not framed, they must be boarded and wrapped. This is absolute.

The exhibition will take place from the 1 – 6 November at the 2020 Gallery, The Cornstore, Galway City.

To Apply:
Please fill out the application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpF08i-7gT5PVAxqv1e0lP0y63fVMyMUIzybjiEuyt7gHZ5Q/viewform

And submit images of your work to 50x50exhibition@gmail.com stating the works title, medium and dimensions. All images need to saved in the following format: Doe_John_Title.jpeg

Call for Submissions | (un)titled Online Magazine (Submission Fee)

vai-logo-adDeadline: 1 December

(un) titled, curated by Dani Gill, is an online publication for young artists to create an expressive collection that captures our best stories. Our aim is to accept the beautiful, in all its different mediums.

Call for submissions for our first issue: human.

Theme description and application form can be read here: http://www.danigill.com/art-writing-online-publication-galway/
Each submission must cohere to the theme of the current issue and include the artist’s name, age (13+) and email address in each piece.
Please note there is a submission fee of €7 per entry.

These are the types of submissions we are looking for:

  • Ask someone series: Each issue we will have three questions for you to go out and ask your friends, your family or those complete strangers you want to know more about. The idea behind this is to ask the questions we always feel afraid to ask and to promote connectedness and authenticity.

This issue we are asking:

– When you thought of love when you were younger, what did you think of then and what do you think of now?
– What would you say to someone who is gone, if they were still here?
– Define ‘human’

  • Write to someone series: this issue we are accepting open letters. the idea is to write a letter to someone you have something you want to say to – but that they remain unnamed. letters must be up to a max. of 700 words.
  • Fiction: we accept short stories and poetry.
    -we allow short story submissions up to a max. of 2000 words.
    -we allow up to three poems per submission but you may submit less.
  • Non-fiction: we accept essays and articles up to a max. of 2000 words.
  • Photography: we accept collections of up to 6 photographs but we are also looking for stand-alone pieces to accompany other submissions. submissions should be in .jpeg format and 300dpi.
  • Artwork: we accept collections of up to 6 pieces of artwork but we are also looking for stand-alone pieces to accompany other submissions. submissions should be in .jpeg format and 300dpi.

Open Call | Helsinki International Curatorial Programme 2017

haipDeadline for the applications: 30 October 2016 (11:59pm, GMT +2)

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland are looking for international curators of contemporary art to join the funded Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) in 2017.

The aims of the programme are two-fold:

To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland.
To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.
The HICP curators-in-residence will live and work at HIAP’s international residency centre on the island of Suomenlinna, a 15 minute ferry-trip away from the centre of Helsinki.

HIAP offers the resident curators a combined workspace and accommodation. Frame provides them with a working grant (39 euros per residency day) and a travel allowance. Both organisations provide the curator fellows with individualised assistance and networking support tailored to their project or research. The HICP curators have access to the international residency community and programme of events at HIAP, while Frame provides contacts with extensive networks of Finnish artists and other art professionals.

A public event, such as a lecture, workshop or screening, is organised as part of the residencies. The events are integrated either into Frame’s or HIAP’s programme, or they are organised in collaboration with local partner organisations. The events are designed to share the fellows’ curatorial research and projects with local professional audiences. The format of the event can vary depending on the specific characteristics of each project.

A one-month residency will be offered to four curators. In 2017, the residency periods will be organised as follows:

June 2017: two one-month curator residencies
November 2017: two one-month curator residencies
For more information on application criteria and guidelines for applying, please visit www.hiap.fi/opencall/helsinki-international-curatorial-programme-2017

All applications are to be submitted by using the online application form: https://hiap.gruppo.fi/online-applications/index.php/972862/lang/en/newtest/Y

Sculptor Eleanor Duffin is awarded the 2017 Tottenham Hale International Studios (THIS) Residency

this-residencyJointly organised by THIS and Askeaton Contemporary Arts, the residency gives Eleanor the opportunity to live and work in London next summer, following an open call for applications earlier this year.

About Eleanor Duffin:
Eleanor Duffin is a visual artist whose works are predominantly sculptural in nature and are characterised by the tension between materiality and form. Her research is driven by a curiosity to understand material intelligence and how matter can shift and escape control. She is drawn to the connoted and historical value of material and this intrigue also informs the production of her works. Eleanor’s work oscillates somewhere between the domestic and the alchemical. Through the adoption of scientific processes from an autodidactic position, her current intention is to produce work that is autopoietic. She employs a process of speculative questioning that draws influence from varied disparate ideas and anecdotes within anthropology, literature, metaphysics and scientific history. She is interested in things that have a sense of self conscious autonomy and the potential to be generative agents.

About Askeaton Contemporary Arts:
Since 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts commission, produce and exhibit contemporary art in the locale of a small town in County Limerick, Ireland. An annual residency programme entitled Welcome to the Neighbourhood situates Irish and international artists in the midst of Askeaton each summer, while thematic exhibitions, publications and events often occur. Through these methods, over eighty artists projects have been realised.

With no ‘white-cube’ gallery spaces in Askeaton, artists work in public spaces throughout the town. This form of engagement focuses on the existing dynamics of the locale, intending to bring forward the diverse layers of daily life and create a rich framework for subjective encounters. A local audience are often actively implicated into the development of projects through their assistance or participation. Such an approach is built on a belief that contemporary art can be used as an active hub for local society, as a form of critique, investigation and celebration where artists are at the center of these dialogues playing a primary and fundamental role.

About Tottenham Hale International Studios (THIS):
Tottenham Hale International Studios is a non profit, artists run space housed in a late 19th century Church in North London. Opened in 2010, the studio currently contains 22 artists, offering an affordable, innovative working environment where a critical dialogue, and open engagement are core to the studios approach. The open plan layout of the studios support these cooperative ideas, where each artist plays a key role in the running of the space. This collective share in the direction and management of T.H.I.S reflects a real need for artists to feel in control of their studio practice.


Open Call for Submissions | Livestock: Body Talk | Guest Curated by Katherine Nolan

kate-mcelroyDeadline: 14 October

Livestock are seeking proposals that respond to the idea of Body Talk. This Livestock will begin with bodily presence and end with an act of speech. Framed by this concept of Body Talk we are seeking performances that respond to ideas around language and the body. A broad interpretation of either or both of these aspects is encouraged. The question might be asked, (in live performance) are the materiality of the body and acts of speaking often oppositionalised? How does the body speak itself, and how can acts of speech dissolve into our experiences of flesh?

Livestock is a performance art platform that takes place every two months and is curated by Francis Fay and Eleanor Lawler. Livestock is open to all levels and experiences, from established performers to artists who are first-timers, students and recent graduates, and those curious about performance. As a multi-disciplinary platform, we welcome conceptual practice, performances, music, dance, spoken word & discourse. Individual, collaborative and interactive performances are welcome. Livestock is an exploration space, and we encourage artists to test new ground.

Livestock will take place on Friday, 4 November at the Complex.

Please submit a short performance proposal to livestock@thecomplex.ie


Artist in the Community Scheme – Second Round 2016: Successful Applicants

arts-council-logo copyCreate, the national development agency for collaborative arts, has announced the successful applicants to the Second Round of the Artist in the Community Scheme in 2016. The Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create on behalf of the Arts Council.

Seven applicants were successful under the Research and Development phase, four with mentors, and six applicants were successful for Project Realisation, securing funding of up to €10,000 for long term projects.

Research and Development Award
Artist; Community; Context; Artform; Location

– Shireen Shortt; AllSorts – St Andrews LGBT Youth; Community of interest; Visual arts; Dublin
– Jenny MacDonald; St Patrick’s Mental Health Services; Arts and Health; Theatre; Dublin
– Louise White; Lantern Centre International Women’s Group; Community of interest/Cultural Diversity; Theatre; Dublin

Research and Development Award with Mentoring
Artist; Community; Context; Artform; Location (Mentor)

– Oonagh Murphy; I-dentity LGBT Support Group; Community of interest; Theatre; Dublin (Fearghus Ó Concúir)
– Alain Servant; Horizons, St John of God Kildare; Arts and Disability; Circus; Kildare (Dylan Tighe)
– Emily Waszak; Japanese Tea Ceremony of Dublin; Cultural Diversity; Visual arts; Dublin (Clodagh Emoe)
– Siobhan McGibbon; Galway University Hospital Radiology Dept; Arts and Health; Visual arts; Galway (Marielle MacLeman)

Project Realisation Award
Community; Artist; Project title; Context; Artform; Location

Short Term
– The New Normal; John Conway; The New Normal; Arts and Health; Visual arts; Dublin

Long Term
– Migrant Support Group Gort Resource Centre; Treasa O’Brien; Exquisite Gort; Cultural Diversity; Film; Galway

For more information see: www.create-ireland.ie/latest-aic-recipients