Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Open Call | The Equinox Performance Event, Co. Laois

Application deadline: 31 July

Open call for artists whose work is performance based to perform at The Equinox : Live Art event in Kavanagh’s (upstairs venue), Portlaoise, Co. Laois on the 22nd of September 2017. The Equinox will be a night dedicated to live performance-based art.

This project will bring to the stage – performance art, experimental dance, storytelling, poetry, short drama pieces, burlesque, live painting, and video art. There is no set theme for the night but we are looking for work that could be described as flowing, beautiful and mystical.

The Equinox is open to artists at all stages; we want it to be an accessible platform for those starting out or wanting to try out a new piece, also for experienced artists to perform to a new audience.

This opportunity is open to artists / performers from across Ireland. Performances can be up to 15-20 minutes in length (no minimum duration). There will be a small payment for selected artists to help cover their travel expenses etc.

To apply please send a description of your proposed performance and samples of previous work (if applicable) to the.equinox@outlook.com.


Open Call | Creative Spark Residency Programme 2018

Application deadline: 18 August

The residency programme will award up to five residencies to visual artists each year. Residencies will be of 2 to 3 months in duration (commencing Jan 1 2018 to December 31st 2018). Residencies will be offered to a selection of artists from Louth (originally from/ living in), Ireland (Nationwide) and International artists.

Responsibilities: Residencies fall into two types and these may also overlap:

1. Residencies to support artists wishing to develop or extend the boundaries of their own professional and technical skills and/or practice. It is envisaged that two residencies would fall within this category.
2. Residencies to support artists to lead engagement with places / people / industry / groups / communities or landscapes in Louth (to be suggested or identified by the artist in their proposal). It is envisaged that three residencies would fall within this category.


The recipient artist will be required to give demonstrations and provide talks on their practice during their residency and donate one piece to Creative Spark archives. The residency should include a community participation element and may conclude with an exhibition of the recipients work locally.

Accommodation Information:
Private rental – no accommodation provided. Where possible they advise artists about possible options locally.

Studio Information:
Fully fitted studio space with water supply.

Technical Information:
Fully equipped printmaking studio-Creative Spark print studio.

Application Form available to download on website: creativespark.ie/residency-programme-open-call-for-applicants-2018/

Residency programme generously supported by Create Louth.

Open Call | Halcyon Days Exhibition at glór, Ennis

Application deadline: Thursday 7 September

glór, Ennis is delighted to invite submissions from artists, both established and emerging for an autumn exhibition, entitled Halcyon Days.

The exhibition will be held at glór and will open on Friday 13th October. The deadline for completed entries is close of business on Thursday 7th September. The exhibition will run until early January 2018.

Selected Artists will receive a €100 contribution towards their costs and a curators’ award of €2500 will also be awarded.

Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: painting, print, sculpture, photography, digital, ceramic/glass and textile. Artists are asked to respond to submit work based on the theme of Halcyon Days, which is expanded on in the Guidelines.

The exhibition is open to artists nationwide. More than one piece may be selected for exhibit from successful submissions.
Please note that work in other formats is not eligible.

The exhibition will be selected by an independent curatorial panel and all decisions are final.

Please read the guidelines and terms and conditions carefully: