Daily Archives: March 15, 2017


Job Vacancy | Event Manager for Culture Night Belfast 2017

The deadline for submission is 5:00pm on Thursday 30 March

The Cathedral Quarter Trust invites submissions for a fixed-term six-month contract for event management services to begin as soon as possible. The Event Manager will work as part of a team to deliver Culture Night Belfast on 22 September 2017. The fee for 6 months is £15,000 with the possibility of extension. Services are to be provided on a freelance basis and the candidate is responsible for their own taxes and insurance. Contract will be dependent on the availability of funding.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent experience of producing and managing events, strong general management and administration skills, experience in programming and production, marketing and managing finances.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter demonstrating their experience in relation to the scope of work below and specifically addressing the essential and desirable criteria. Candidates should include details of two contracts which demonstrate ability to successfully manage contracts of similar size, scale, content and complexity to this event that have been completed in the last three years.

All submissions should be emailed to p.freedman@cqtrust.com

For full job description and requirements see: www.capartscentre.com/Event-Management-job-description.pdf


Job Vacancy | Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, King’s College London

Application deadline: 31 March

The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) at King’s College London seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at lecturer level who is able to perform teaching, supervision and assessment duties on our successful MAs (primarily the MA Arts and Cultural Management), provide PhD supervision, and conduct high quality original research.

Applicants with expertise in all relevant areas of arts and cultural management are invited. The appointed candidate will be an excellent teacher who can develop and deliver teaching for our core modules on the MA Arts and Cultural Management, and the Department’s suite of options. A likely feature of the role is to establish, manage and sustain partnerships with professionals and organizations in the arts and cultural sector.

Evidence of working in or with the sector will therefore be an advantage. As CMCI is committed to research-led teaching, the appointee must be able to demonstrate an established or growing profile of excellent research. Finally, the appointee is expected to have the commitment and necessary competences to actively participate in the Department’s everyday administrative functions.

Salary scale: Grade 6, £32,958 – £39,324 per annum

For further details on this role and the application process see: www.irishmuseums.org/career-post/654


Job Vacancy | Coordination and Development Services for Culture Night 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 5.00pm

Joint Request for Tender by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Dublin City Council for Coordination and Development Services for Culture Night 2017

Culture Night is an initiative led by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and is a unique and special occasion that gives people the chance to visit venues and experience culture that may not normally be on offer.

Requirements
The services sought include, but are not necessarily limited to the following elements:

  • Coordinate with local organisers of Culture Night events, particularly Arts Officers and Local Authorities;
  • Ensure that participating regions, including the Dublin region, in conjunction with their designated contact persons, collate material, for the design and publication of
  • their programmes in hard copy and online;
  • Register participating groups and activities online;
  • Propose and deliver programming that adds value to the programming of participating institutions/venues, as agreed with the awarding bodies;
  • Collate promotional material, design, publish and distribute a programme in hard copy and online;
  • Develop a Communications Strategy including marketing and PR, Advertising, Social Media and other online outlets;
  • Coordinate with and report to the Department of Art, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs;
  • Maintain quality control of the Culture Night brand;
  • Develop and maximise existing and new sponsorship opportunities;
  • Liaise with the production of a flagship event(s)/projects for Culture Night 2017 (details to be agreed / finalised);
  • Work within budgets and deadlines;
  • Maintain the Culture Night website;
  • Prepare a review of the 2017 event, to include recommendations on the delivery of Culture Night in future years, no later than 2 months post the 2017 event.

Timeframe
The timeframe for the return of tenders for the services sought is up to 5.30pm on Monday 10th April 2017.

In order to view the tender, you need to register at www.etenders.gov.ie. Then visit this link: https://goo.gl/MIdH25


Job Vacancy | Marketing and Communications Manager at Young at Art, Belfast

Application deadline: Monday 20 March, 4pm

Young at Art is Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts provider. The successful candidate will work as part of a core staff team, reporting directly to the Director. S/he will undertake general management duties for this small but busy arts charity, with a social economy trading arm and a creative writing charitable company (approximate turnover £500,000).

The postholder will be responsible for the general and operational management and fundraising needs of Young at Art and its companies. S/he will cover policy and procedure oversight, operational delivery of all projects including the annual international festival in March, and a range of engagement activities.

Location: Company offices (Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter) with off-site activity (meetings, etc)
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 (based on experience)
Contract: This is a permanent full-time position. A probationary period will apply.

Young at Art operates a range of policies that respectively promote equality, health and safety and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults from harm. All candidates for this post must be committed to upholding these policies and additional checks may be required for the successful applicant.

For full job description see: www.artscouncil-ni.org/news/job-opportunities

www.youngatart.co.uk


Job Vacancy | Administration and Operations Assistant at Young at Art, Belfast

Application deadline: Monday 20 March, 4pm
Young at Art is Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts provider. The successful candidate will work as part of the staff team of Young at Art’s agency, Young at Art Events staff, reporting directly to the Programme Officer. S/he will undertake administration and operational duties for this small but busy social economy trading arm (approximate annual turnover £100,000).

The postholder will be responsible for the smooth and efficient running of Young at Art Events. S/he will co-ordinate bookings, scheduling of artists, casual staff and volunteers, operational delivery of activity and general administration.

Location: Company offices (Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter)
Working Hours: Part-time (20 hours per week)
Salary: £15,600-16,575 pro rata (based on experience)
Contract: This is a permanent part-time position. A probationary period will apply.

Young at Art operates a range of policies that respectively promote equality, health and safety and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults from harm. All candidates for this post must be committed to upholding these policies and additional checks may be required for the successful applicant.

For full job description see: www.artscouncil-ni.org/news/job-opportunities

www.youngatart.co.uk


Job Vacancy | General Manager at Young at Art, Belfast

Application deadline: Monday 20 March, 4pm

Young at Art is Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts provider. The successful candidate will work as part of a core staff team, reporting directly to the Director. S/he will undertake general management duties for this small but busy arts charity, with a social economy trading arm and a creative writing charitable company (approximate turnover £500,000).

The postholder will be responsible for the general and operational management and fundraising needs of Young at Art and its companies. S/he will cover policy and procedure oversight, operational delivery of all projects including the annual international festival in March, and a range of engagement activities.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to bring organisational and leadership skills to a thriving and exciting creative business. Their work will have a direct effect on the achievement of the companyʼs vision and strategy.

Location: Company offices (Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter) with off-site activity (meetings, etc)
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 (based on experience)
Contract: This is a permanent full-time position. A probationary period will apply.

Young at Art operates a range of policies that respectively promote equality, health and safety and the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults from harm. All candidates for this post must be committed to upholding these policies and additional checks may be required for the successful applicant.

For full job description see: www.artscouncil-ni.org/news/job-opportunities

www.youngatart.co.uk


Job Vacancy | Executive Assistant/Administrator at National Print Museum

Application deadline: Friday 17 March, 5pm

The National Print Museum is seeking to appoint a Museum Executive Assistant/Administrator, responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Museum.

The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland. The Museum wishes to recruit an experienced Museum Administrator.

Essential Skills:

– At least three years administration experience (museum or arts administration preferable)
– Communication
– Customer service
– IT literacy, excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (all packages)
– Bookkeeping
– Organisation
– Multi-tasking
– Ability to work alone or as part of a team
– Punctuality and reliability

Desired skills

– A relevant third level qualification
– Interest and experience in the arts, heritage and museum sector

Contract
This is a 12 month contract subject to the successful completion of a three-month probationary period. This is a part-time position requiring the successful candidate to work 3 days per week.
Payment will be €10 per hour.

For full job description see: www.irishmuseums.org/career-post

Application
Please forward a covering letter and CV, containing names and contact information for two referees, marked Museum Administrator Post to:

HR
National Print Museum
Garrison Chapel
Beggars Bush
Haddington Road
Dublin 4

Or by email to carlamarrinan@nationalprintmuseum.ie

Interviews will be held the week of 27 March.


Call for Papers | The Black Artists + Modernism Conference at Van Abbemuseum

Deadline for proposals: 31 March

The Black Artists + Modernism research project is pleased to announce the forthcoming conference, Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings, in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum. The conference will take place from Friday 8th December to Saturday 9th December 2017 at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

We invite proposals from artists, academics and curators that focus on a specific artwork or artistic practice, to address the indicative themes and questions below:

  • How do artists like Nil Yalter, David Medalla, and Stanley Brouwn, amongst others, approach and engage with Conceptualism?
  • How are formations of race, class, gender and sexuality addressed through Conceptualist art practices in Europe after 1968 and among emerging contemporary artists such as Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc?
  • How can Conceptualism be understood anew through intersectional readings and international framings?
  • How have public collections contested mainstream white male-dominated definitions of Conceptualism in Europe?
  • How does the term ‘Black’ resonate, if at all, within discourses of Conceptualism and modernism across specific European regions and contexts?

Please submit proposals by email as a single Word document, comprising an abstract (max 500 words) and a short biography (300 words) by Friday 31st March 2017. Proposals should be sent to: blackartistsandmodernism@gmail.com

Successful applicants will be notified by 31st May 2017

For more information about the Black Artists and Modernism project and call for papers, please visit www.blackartistsmodernism.co.uk/

If you have any queries, please contact Sophie Orlando at blackartistsandmodernism@gmail.com

For more information about the Van Abbemuseum, please visit vanabbemuseum.nl/en/


Open Call | Poster Project from IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna

Application deadline: 18 April

IG BILDENDE KUNST are looking for designs, sketches and ideas for posters that make pithy statements, or express demands or wishes in the context of the challenges facing artists with child care responsibilities. A jury will choose between three and six proposals which will then be produced. At the end of June 2017 these will begin make their way into public spaces beginning with the IG BILDENDE KUNST gallery in Vienna.

The art business poses a whole series of challenges for parenting artists concerned with having to care for children. In workshops and interviews the IG BILDENDE KUNST asked artist parents about their experiences, exchanged information and collected examples of best practice. Residency programmes, time management and insufficient payment for artistic work were recurring issues as were alternative models for gender-specific relationships of inequality that affected (not only) the art world. So the question is how can being a parent be reconciled with being an artist?

With a decentralised poster project we want to make the statements, wishes and demands more widely known by taking them out of the IG BILDENDE KUNST offices. We want to produce three to six different posters, make them freely available and invite anyone interested to participate in their distribution.

We’re looking for designs, sketches and ideas for posters and whether in a visual or textual form, all are welcome. But whatever form they take they should be digital and capable of conveying a good idea. It might be a file with a poster design, a photograph of a hand-drawn sketch, a couple of sentences that formulate the idea for a poster design, a proposed text for a statement (including a description of the imagined implementation) and so on. A print-ready product is only necessary as the next step, i.e. after the jury selection process.

A jury will select three to six proposals. The poster designs can visualise their positions and demands critically, amusingly or poetically. They should bear in mind the need for a gender sensitive approach and refrain from reproducing mechanisms of social exclusion.

With the delivery of a print-ready file those submitting the selected works will receive a fee of 400 Euro and a free one-year membership of the IG BILDENDE KUNST (valued at 69 Euro).

Submissions by email to: galerie@igbildendekunst.at

For more information see: www.igbildendekunst.at/kunst/ausstellungen


Upcoming Deadlines for Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme 2017

The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme grant was increased in January to £2,500 per internship and there are only two rounds left, deadlines:

· 7 April
· 16 June

This funding is to help employers create paid internship positions for young people aged 18-24 in the creative industries, unfortunately applications for apprenticeships can no longer be accepted.

An arts organisation or creative business can apply to create up to 3 internship opportunities.

The Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme has already helped creative businesses to access £173,000 for funding to create 53 new jobs for young people.

What will an intern cost me as an employer?
The intern must be employed at the minimum wage, £7.05 per hour, for a minimum of 30 hours per week and for a period of 6 months/26 weeks. Taking the NI CEP grant of £2,500 into consideration – the employer’s contribution will be £2,999 over 6 months.

How to apply
All details about the programme can be found on the NI CEP Website: ccskills.org.uk/supporters/funding/northern-ireland

If you would like to discuss the programme further or are considering an application, please contact us on nicep@ccskills.org.uk or call 028 9032 5072.

We are very happy to discuss any aspect of the process with you from the application itself to the practicalities of taking on an apprentice or intern.


Peter Power Awarded Research Residency at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork

The National Sculpture Factory announces a new research residency with composer, director and sound designer Peter Power. Constructed as a form of mutual exploration this residency is designed to generate new relationships across disciplines within the NSF’s productive framework.

From Waterford and based in Cork, Power’s interests are in the collaborative creation of events using music as a non-linear narrative source. His passion for composition stems from a want to pursue what cultural theorist and Architectural critic Charles Jencks called ‘extreme emotional arousal’: to control the definition of time and to express a scale of idea beyond conversation through extraordinary contexts.

Peter’s most recent work includes The Same by Enda Walsh and Corcadorca (Composer/Sound Designer); fLux by Eat My Noise (Co-creator, Composer); Override by Stacey Gregg (Composer, Sound Designer); ProdiJIG: The Revolution by Cork Opera House (Music Supervisor, Composer, Sound Designer); Neon Western (Co-creator, Composer, Sound Designer); Thomas Kent by Lantern Productions (Composer, Sound Designer).

Peter’s research residency at the NSF will run into 2018.

nationalsculpturefactory.com


The Creative Gathering | Arts and Health Seminar, Derry

Tuesday 28 March, 10am to 4pm.

This event creates an opportunity for people to gather together from across Northern Ireland and beyond to explore and showcase the positive impact of the arts and creativity on the Health and Well-being of community living. There will be key presentations from experts in the fields of arts, health, education and business.

This seminar day is a significant showcase for a range of innovative arts and environmental arts programmes that are making a difference and have been developed and evaluated here in Northern Ireland. We are delighted to have secured experts in the field of arts, health, education, business and community as key contributors to the event.

Arts Care and Pushkin Trust who are hosting the event have partnered with the Public Health Agency, Children in Need and the Derry City and Strabane District Council over the last four years to develop and deliver a Town Arts, Health, Education and Well-being model that has produced positive outcomes in terms of community development and enhanced health and well-being. This Creative Gathering is part of this project and the outcomes of this four year arts engagement with the community in Strabane and more recently in Derry City will be presented at this event.

This event is targeted at teachers, lecturers, healthcare professionals, managers, directors, chief executives, board members, town planners, business personnel, researchers, arts professionals, artists, administrators, funders, local council personnel, MLAs, media and press personnel, community development personnel, carers, service users, charities, disability organisations, minority groups and voluntary organisations.

Please inform us in your RSVP if you require any of the following: Irish Sign Language/British Sign Language, Audio description, relaxed performance, dietary requirements or any other support to attend this inclusive event.

There will be showcase dance and drama performances, participatory arts and a lively audience/panel discussion.

Venue: The Guildhall, Guildhall St, Londonderry

Admission: Free but limited places. Light Lunch will be served. RSVP to Caitlin Lawlor info@artscare.co.uk or on 028 9562 2122 before Tuesday 21 March 2017.


2 Day Drawing Workshop with Michael Wann, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

1 and 2 of April 2017, 11am to 4pm | Cost: €120
Progress Art Network, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

This 2 Day Drawing  workshop will focus on drawing and exploring the use of charcoal and the potential to create vivid drawings. Drawings will be sourced from photographs and developed over the course of the workshop. Day one will focus on The Portrait and Day two will be landscape.

To book a place on the course please contact Cathal Mc Carthy 087 6699142 or E:progartnet1@gmail.com

For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/progressartnetwork/
www.michaelwann.com


Dublin Port Announces New Commissioned Artists and Public Works for 2017

Dublin Port Company has today announced the artists commissioned to create a series of site-specific public artworks in response to Dublin Port and its relationship with the City.

New works by Sheelagh Broderick, Silvia Loeffler and AEMI and Cliona Harmey will be unveiled at sites and on structures within Dublin Port over the coming months. This is the latest development from Port Perspectives, Dublin Port’s arts commissioning series for 2017, aimed at strengthening the bond between Dublin Port and the City and bringing Dublin Port to new audiences through the arts.
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Open Call | New Lodge Arts Artist in Residence 2017, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 24 March, 12noon

New Lodge Arts is seeking to employ an Artist in Residence for a one year placement starting in April 2017.

New Lodge Arts provide innovative, fun and educational activities that stretch right across the community and political divide in north Belfast delivering over 800 workshops per year. Working with approximately 3,000 children, young people, and their families from across Greater New Lodge and North Belfast, New Lodge Arts has embedded itself at the heart of North Belfast. With a strong community focus and a passion for supporting the needs of young people within the area, New Lodge Arts continue to strengthen and develop their annual arts programme in order to tackle the real issues that affect young people in north Belfast.

Purpose of the Artist in Residence Programme:
New Lodge Arts is interested in exploring, through this residency, the relationship between artist, community and place, where the meaning of the work is implicit; obvious rather than hidden. The residency will creatively investigate approaches to working effectively within a community context to platform the views and concerns of local people, so that through this process they have might an impact on their environment. The residency will be collaboration between artist and community rather than artist delivering to the community.

The Artist in Residence will work in a community context. S/he will understand the community, or the context of place, and through collaboration, negotiation, discussion and forming relationships with the community, will articulate ‘a sense of place’. They will take on the role of facilitator, collaborator and participant with a weekly presence of at least eight hours per week in the community. The artist will bring their skills and ability to communicate while the community will bring their knowledge, ideas, aspirations and dynamic. The work created will have a connection with the context whether people or place.

The artist will connect to nearby community facilities (e.g. The FabLab) and contribute their skills and expertise to the New Lodge Arts programme.

Timescale:
The scheme will run from April 2017 – March 2018
The Artist in Residence will be expected to spend at least 8 hours per week within the Culture Shop or delivering programmes locally. This will be agreed with the Arts Programme and Operations Manager.

Fee:
£6, 000 (inclusive of VAT and all expenses)

Submission Details:
All prospective candidates are asked to submit their CV (no longer than 3 pages), some examples of your work and a letter that demonstrates your competency to the following areas;

1. Arts Experience – professional (300 words)
2. Community Arts experience (300 words)
3. Working on own initiative to deliver project goals (100 words)
4. Leading project work – liaising with project team (100 words)

For full details visit:
www.newlodgearts.com/artist-residence-programme-call-artist

Submissions and queries to:
Anne Delaney, Arts Programme and Operations Manager
anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com
02890742255


Lenten Labyrinth: A Journey of Solace | Installation at Bock B, Smithfield, Dublin

7 March to 14 April 2017
Block B, Smithfield, Dublin

Lenten Labyrinth: A Journey of Solace is a space for you to take a moment to meditate on peace, to find rest, to give up the burdens of busyness, anxiety or fear.
8 artists have collaborated on an interactive installation to offer just that: a place to lay your burdens down.
Participating Artists: Ashwin Chacko – Poet and Illustrator, Matthew Huber (Director) – Furniture Designer, Róisín Jenkinson – Spoken Word Performance Artist, Milena Matejko – Visual Artist and Poet, Martin McCormack – Painter, Alessia Meloni – Visual Artist, Peter O’Brien – Creative Maker, Jacinta O’Reilly – Painter
opening Hours: Mon-Sat 13:00- 19:00 at Block B, Smithfield.

Contact: matthew.huber@gemission.org or roisinjenkinson91@gmail.com
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Announcement of funding for Fulbright – Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships

The Fulbright Commission in Ireland, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Creative Ireland initiative, is pleased to announce the launch of the Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowships.

A total amount of $120,000 will be made available to fund twelve fellowships. Each year for four years, beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, three Irish post-graduate students will be awarded a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship to complete short-term research at one of three world-class museums in the United States: The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California.

Proposed research projects must demonstrate a commitment to innovation and creativity, and include substantive community engagement.The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international educational exchange program. Creative Ireland is the Irish Government’s ambitious five-year initiative to place culture and creativity at the heart of public policy.

www.fulbright.ie

creative.ireland.ie


Seminar | Exhibition Histories at IMMA

Thursday 23 March, 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Organised in collaboration with IADTs ARC MA programme, this seminar focuses on past exhibitions of contemporary art that have changed the way art is seen, made and understood. Taking into account broader effects of digital technologies, global contexts and postcolonial realities, this seminar highlights the crucial role artists and audience play in questioning and shaping exhibition forms.

Presentations will be given by those whose work and research revolves around exhibition practices and discourses. Chaired by Dr Maeve Connolly, CoDirector of the ARC Programme at IADT, speakers include Dr Lucy Steeds, Senior Research Fellow at Afterall, London (and commissioning editor of Afteralls Exhibition Histories book series), Kate Strain, Artistic Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Peter Maybury, artist, designer, musician, exhibition curator, and researchers from IADTs ARC programme.
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Artist Talk | Alice Maher in Conversation with Catherine Morris, Trinity College

Wednesday 15 March, 6pm

Visarts are delighted to welcome world-renowned Irish artist Alice Maher, and author/former cultural co-ordinator of Trinity College, Catherine Morris, for a one of a kind event in the Arts Building, Trinity College.

‘Hybrid Histories: Alice Maher in conversation with Catherine Morris’ will see two of Ireland’s most prominent names in Irish art and culture discuss Alice’s long and fruitful career in both Ireland and abroad, as well as her involvement with the Artist’s Campaign to Repeal the Eighth and other projects

There will be a Q+A session with the audience at the end of the talk whereby you are invited to ask questions of your own.

Alice Maher is a Tipperary native. She has trained at a number of institutions including at the Crawford College of Art, and also at the San Francisco Art Institute on a Fullbright Scholarship. She works with a variety of media, including drawing, film, sculpture and installation, while using a variety of organic materials such as hair, animal organs and bees.

Mhairtin Ui Chadhain Theatre
Arts Building,
Trinity College
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Art Activism Workshop Using Lights with Rob Ireson, A4 Sounds, Dublin 1   Recently updated !

28 March 2017, 7 to 9pm
A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1

This is another in the Abortion Rights Campaign series of skills swops where you can come along to experiment in the use of different art media to bring visibility to the call for Free, Safe, Legal and Accessible Abortion Access in Ireland. No previous experience or art and activist skills necessary!

Project Catch Up:
The first 30 minutes of this event will be dedicated to planning discussions in small groups on works-in-progress. New people are welcome to get involved in these projects that include:
– our upcoming Reproductive Justice Walking Tour of Dublin
– Rock for Repeal Fundraiser
– Sew for Repeal Event
– Voices for Choice Flash Choir

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