Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Open Call | Japan Media Arts Festival

Application deadline: 5 October

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival.

All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions — Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible are works completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (10 September 2016 – 5 October 2017).

From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 600,000 Japanese yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2018.

All awards, including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections, will be announced in March 2018.

Japan Media Art Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Japanese: Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. Since its inception in 1997, the Japan Media Art Festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

For more information and application details: festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/

FRAMEWERK Presents: I am Sitting in a Vault | Christopher Steenson, Constance Keane, Richard Bailie   Recently updated !

12th August @ 7:30pm

On Saturday 12th August 2017, Framewerk art gallery presents an adaptation of Alvin Lucier’s seminal work I am Sitting in a Room to a live audience. Local sound artists Christopher Steenson and Richard Bailie have collaborated to adapt the piece for the unique setting of a bank vault. Titled I am Sitting in a Vault, the event will take place in the old Ulster Bank Building situated at 431 Newtonards Road, East Belfast. Musician Constance Keane will perform the piece on the night.

I am Sitting in a Vault will highlight how positive feedback systems are used to shape our everyday circumstances. Lucier’s original piece uses positive feedback loops as a compositional device. A performer narrates a text alone in a room while being audio recorded. This recording is then played back into the room and again recorded. This process is repeated over several iterations until the sound of the performer’s voice is overpowered by the resonant frequencies of the room; unveiling the inherent sonic architecture of the performance space to the listener, and transforming the performer’s voice into a time-evolving drone.

Systems of positive feedback are present in various aspects of everyday life. Existent in the principles of the free market, as well as in the mechanics of social media algorithms, feedback systems encourage the accumulation of excessive wealth and the storage of copious amounts of private data. In turn, this process increasingly hands power to a privileged few. By using the unique setting of bank to stage the performance, I am Sitting in a Vault will invite the audience to reflect on how endless accretion of money and data, and the feedback systems that underpin these atcivities, influence our socioeconomic world and the present hierarchies within it.

The performance will be held at 7:30pm on 12th August 2017 at 431 Newtonards Road, East Belfast. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of £5 to help the artists cover costs.

431 Newtonards Road
T: +44 7931 655155
E: framewerkbelfast@gmail.com
W: Facebook Event

Job Vacancy | Receptionist at RUA RED

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 August, midday.

An opportunity for a Full Time Receptionist (35 hours per week) is available to join the Rua Red team. This position will be offered on an initial 6 month contract and a probationary period of 3 months will be included.

RUA RED is run by South Dublin Arts Centre Company Ltd, who manage the space and run an ambitious programme of arts events, predominantly centred around the galleries. Our annual events programme includes regular film screenings, a varied selection of performances, exciting exhibitions in our galleries and a series of ongoing workshops and classes aimed at different age groups as well as plenty of drop in activities and events throughout each week.

The main duties of the Receptionist is to provide front line services to Rua Red visitors and customers and to provide administration support for hires and bookings. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that all creative tenants, visitors and customers to Rua Red are welcomed and that their enquiries and needs are met courteously, efficiently and effectively.

Salary: €20000 per annum
Holidays: 20 days per year pro – rata

Please send a current CV and brief cover letter to opportunities@ruared.ie please enter ‘Receptionist’ into the subject of the email.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 28th August 2017

For full job description and requirements see: ruared.ie/about/opportunities

Open Call | The School for Civic Imagination, CCA, Glasgow

Application deadline: Friday 15 September

The School for Civic Imagination is an informal learning programme at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow which will discuss the meeting point between art and society, and support knowledge sharing between everyone taking part.

The School for Civic Imagination will be structured around different topics, including how socially engaged creative practices can be used in urban and rural contexts. The School will be as responsive and flexible as possible to the needs and desires of everyone taking part in the programme, as well as local issues that are brought to light over the course of the events. It will also work to create connections across local, national and international levels, through its programme of talks, film screenings, tours, experiments, walks and visits. The School for Civic Imagination will have a limited capacity and will be free of charge – places on the programme will be allocated via an application process, with additional events open to the public.

The School for Civic Imagination will build and strengthen relationships which already exist between CCA and various groups across Glasgow, opening up new ways of seeing and participating in the cultural life of the city.

The School for Civic Imagination will take place at CCA as well as various other locations around the city, and will collaborate with The Project Cafe between various partners. The School will represent a support structure for the further development of deeper connections between socially engaged art practice and civic life, delivered by a multitude of contributors and partners.

To apply to take part in the School, please email arts.admin@cca-glasgow.com with email subject School for Civic Imagination. Send a letter of interest including a bit about yourself (no more than 500 words).


Job Vacancy | Project Manager for Riverbank Arts Centre Capital Development Project 2018/19

Application deadline: Wednesday 23 August, 12noon

Riverbank Arts Centre CLG require an experienced project manager to lead the capital redevelopment of facilities at the centre in the initial period. The successful project manager will need to demonstrate skills in the area of capital development/ technical/ engineering/ project management/ interagency projects. The project manager services are an administrative role, for a 3 month period, which may be extended.

Expressions of interest, including supporting material, CVs and 2 referees should be made, in writing, to capital@riverbank.ie.

It is expected that applicants will have been actively involved with projects of a similar scale in the last 5 years. This should be specified in the expression of interest. Expected daily rates of remuneration should also be outlined.

For full job description and requirements see: www.riverbank.ie/project-manager-required-riverbank

​Job Vacancy | Artistic Director at Sample-Studios   Recently updated !

​Deadline for applications: Wednesday 16 August, 5pm

Sample-Studios CLG is seeking a dynamic and creative individual for the position of Artistic Director position. We are looking for an energetic, passionate, flexible individual to both represent the company and manage its inner workings effectively. Candidates should express an ability to build successful strong relationships with its more than 50 members, along with developing existing and new partnerships with stakeholders.

Reporting to the volunteer Board of Directors, and working collegially with the management team, the Artistic Director is a senior position with responsibility for the efficient management of all aspects of the company. Specifically, the Artistic Director will be responsible for the management of administration of services in line with the requirements of the company. The Artistic Director shall enact policy decided at board level and have the ability to make executive decisions on matters arising during the day to day running of the studios. The board of directors may defer responsibility to the Artistic Directors when they see fit to do so.

The successful candidate will have access to all work facilities, studios, etc. for the development of their own artistic practice should they require it.

Place of Work: Sample-Studios, John F Connolly Road, Churchfield, Cork, Ireland
Salary: €12 per hour / 2 days per week / 72 hours per month
Duration: Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: To be decided upon commencement

For full job description and requirements see: www.sample-studios.com/jobs–internships.html

Open Call | The Islands Arts Writing Residency, Canada

Deadline: 20 August

Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts are seeking applications for The Islands, a two-part residency that aims to encourage arts writing and criticism in contemporary art. Open to international applicants, The Islands will take place on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Canada, from November 1 to December 15, 2017.

The Islands invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to think about writing, remoteness, isolation and time across two unique locations. The successful candidate will spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The project will culminate in a small publication funded, published, and distributed by Art Metropole.

Arts writing practices may range in structure, content, and medium, addressing various forms and disciplines that may include poetry, art criticism, and experimental writing, and periodical production (journals, art books, magazines).

Applications should directly consider the role of writing and criticism in contemporary art, and take into consideration the unique circumstances of the residencies.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

• Have published a minimum of two arts writing texts or critical essays on contemporary art
• Hold a valid driver’s license, and be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country

The successful candidate will be required to give a public presentation on Fogo Island and at Artscape Gibraltar Point, and to present their work at Art Metropole, Toronto.

The successful candidate will be provided with private accommodation and studio space on both Fogo and Toronto islands, as well as a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Travel expenses are also covered.

For more information and application details: artmetropole.com/events/the-islands-fall-winter

Dublin Fringe Festival Seeking Volunteer Ambassadors

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 21 August, 5pm.

Fringe Festival invite applications from people interested in becoming one of the festivals official messers, deep-thinkers, leaders and volunteer ambassadors.

How To Become A Volunteer ‘FRINGEr’ This Festival
Simply complete the Volunteers application here /bit.ly/2tJFaMY and email it back to Mama FRINGE to be included in our Recruitment Day invite.

Any questions, comments or queries please do not hesitate to contact this years Volunteer Mama at volunteers@fringefest.com

So still not sure that you want to commit – why not come along to the Open Recruitment Call on Saturday 19 August at 14:00 in Studio 2 at FRINGE Lab.

Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell at Berckley Gallery, Co. Kilkenny

This is a full day intensive workshop where you will learn techniques to make a solid sculpture using newspaper and card.Tom has worked for years in papier mache and facilitated ‘The Dog Project’ where over 100 dogs were made (you can make a dog).

All materials will be provided. Participants are asked to bring images of the idea or object or animal they wish to make.and newspaper if they have them and pliers.

This workshop will accompany Tom Campbell’s exhibition in The Mill.

Dates: Sunday the 20th of August
Times: 10-6pm
Fee: €50, some concessions are available.
Location: Berckley Gallery, Canises Mill, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: 087 6102142 or tomartyc@gmail.com
Website: www.TomCampbellArt.com

Funding | Arts Council Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme

Application deadline: Thursday 7 September, 5.30pm.

The purpose of the Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme is to offer visual arts curators the opportunity to research and develop their practice, while developing a year-long work programme in partnership with an arts or non-arts organisation, such as a company, venue, festival, local authority or other. The specific content of the work programme will be designed by the curator in collaboration with the partner organisation.

The objectives of the Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme are:

  • To offer opportunities to curators across the country to research and develop a programme of work relevant to the progression of their own practice
  • To offer opportunities to arts and non-arts organisations to benefit from contact with curatorial practice
  • To encourage a considered approach to, and innovative ways of, engaging new audiences with high-quality contemporary visual arts at local/regional/national level
  • To encourage the development and sustainability of high-quality visual arts activities within different contexts
  • To encourage a coordinated approach between curators and organsiations, the maximum amount awarded to each successful application will be €20,000.

All applications must be submitted using the Arts Council’s online services website. Application forms submitted via email/post/fax will not be accepted.

For further information on the Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme please contact Jenny Walton, Visual Arts & Architecture Officer on 01 6180236 or by email at jenny.walton@artscouncil.ie


Open Call | Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2018, Austria

Application deadline: 18 September

In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2018.

The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and cultural environment and to make contact with Austrian artists. Residents are expected to complete a project during their stay. In the field of cultural education, the stay is primarily designed to foster exchanges and networking and not the realisation of a project.

The residency provides:

  • Residencies are provided in Vienna (all disciplines) or Salzburg (only visual arts, photography, video and media arts). Accommodation subject to availability.
  • Contribution to cost of living expenses of Euro 800 per month.
  • One-time contribution to art supplies of Euro 300 for visual artists and composers.
  • For the duration of the stay and depending on the place of accommodation, residents are provided with a mobile internet connect stick including SIM-card or WLAN for the duration of their residency. Notebooks will not be provided.
  • For the duration of the stay, a cell-phone with a one-time prepaid credit in the amount of Euro 40 will be made available to the residents.
  • Residents will also receive monthly passes for public transport in Vienna or Salzburg for the duration of their stay.

For more information: AiR_eng_Call for Applications 2018-

Applications can be submitted via the Artists in Residence online platform:

Artist Talk | Alice Maher at Beaulieu House, Drogheda   Recently updated !

Saturday 12 August

Following many years developing a proposal to deliver a dedicated visual art space for the Irish north-east region, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, opened for cultural business on October 4, 2006.

As part of the gallery’s programme of exciting events to celebrate its 10th birthday, it has teamed up with Culture Vultures, a multi-strand contemporary salon-style event curated/presented by Irish Times arts writer/critic, Tony Clayton-Lea to present a very special evening at the magnificent Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Take a look at the three artists in action, beginning with Alice Maher’s video animation The Music of Things (The Double) from 2009, followed by poet, Colm Keegan performance at the Glór Sessions, and ending with Marlene Enright’s Alchemy from 2016.

Highlanes Gallery ‘Summer Holiday’ Culture Vultures line-up, hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea, features acclaimed spoken word poet, Colm Keegan, West Cork born singer-songwriter, Marlene Enright, and a special public interview one of Ireland’s most respected and influential artists, Alice Maher.

Tickets: €25 (including glass of wine and return bus*) from Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda to Beaulieu House.
Booking is open here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/culture-vultures-highlanes-gallery

Funding | Rosy James Memorial Trust Award 2017

Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Friday 22 September 2017.

Administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, is now welcoming applications. This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award.

Established in 2014, the Award came about thanks to the generosity of Rosemary James (Rosy), a local pioneer and patron of the arts. Originally from Belfast, Rosy had a lifelong commitment to the arts and following her death in 2010, bequeathed over £500,000 to help artists and craft makers pursue their careers.

Previous recipients of the prestigious award include glass artist, Scott Benefield (2015) and silversmiths, Stuart Cairns (2014) and Cara Murphy (2016).

Who Can Apply?

  • Makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination in all types of working practice, who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years.
  • Professionally engaged makers.

For information on how to apply visit: www.artscouncil-ni.org

Open Call | Images Need Apply, Belfast Print Workshop Exhibition Opportunity

Application deadline: 15 August, 4pm

In partnership with the Belfast Print Workshop (BPW) and to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2017, Craft NI is now accepting submissions for works to be presented in a unique, joint exhibition – ‘Images Need Apply’ focusing on contemporary applied craft that makes use of printing processes.

Printmaking is the practice of creating images, generally from a single original surface. Typically pints are produced on paper but modern techniques have seen them transfer onto a diverse range of surfaces and be incorporated into various art and design practices.

BPW are offering selected artists one full-day of access to their studio facilities and technical support to produce complimentary or related prints to their application. In addition there will be a materials budget of £100 per artist jointly provided by BPW and Craft NI to support the creation of new work.

BPW are interested in showcasing the interaction of image with object and depending on selection the final exhibition will combine 3D/material objects, original prints and digital replications of artists’ imagery. Craft NI will work personally with selected artists to finalise specifics of the show.

The exhibition will be shown in the Craft NI exhibition space and around Cotton Court building, opening for Culture Night 2017 and will remain on show for 1 week.

BPW invite makers to submit between 1 and 3 existing works and/or proposals for new or partially new work. (If selected new work must be finished to exhibition standard in advance of the opening). The work should combine a ‘3D/material object’ in any medium with applied imagery that references a printing process. If successful the artist will be notified which piece(s) have been accepted for exhibit.

For more information and application details see: www.craftni.org/opportunity-details/call-culture-night

Funded Residency | Saari Residence 2018, Finland

Application deadline: 15 August

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents.

Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary, marginal, or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

A two-month individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses.

Individual residency grant classification:

Grant 1: beginning of career €2,400 /month
Grant 2: mid-career €2,800 /month
Grant 3: experienced artist €3,500 /month.

Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (2–4 weeks).

For more information and application details: www.koneensaatio.fi/en/tuemme/residency-applicants/

Funding | Creative Ireland South Dublin Awards 2017   Recently updated !

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications: 1 September, 1pm

The Creative Ireland South Dublin Awards 2017 support community engagement, participation, and creative development across arts, culture and heritage in South Dublin County.

These awards will be delivered using the Creative Ireland funds allocated to South Dublin County Council under Pillar Two of the Creative Ireland Programme for 2017 – Enabling Creativity in Every Community.

Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy

1. Artist and Creatives – Collaborative Practice Award
This 2017 initiative seeks to support an artist or creative in any discipline in their collaborative practice. The successful proposal will have both a professional development element and a community element to it. It will engage with one of the cultural venues or organisations in the county and may have access to mentoring opportunities by these venues and organisations. The amount of the award is €15,000.

2. Emerging Artists and Creatives – Group/Collective Incubation Award
The intention of this award is to support collectives/groups of emerging young artists and creatives in any discipline, to develop their practice and to promote their presence as a creative and distinctive voice in the County. The amount of the award is €5000.

All Projects must be initiated in 2017 and completed before March 31st 2018.
For further information email: hedwards@sdublincoco.ie

Application forms are available on: www.sdcc.ie/services/arts/arts-grants-and-bursary-awards

Completed applications should be sent to: hedwards@sdublincoco.ie

Intermediate Digital Photography Course with Kate Nolan at BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8

Intermediate Digital Photography, a 6 week course with photographer Kate Nolan.

Learn how to build on the camera skills you already have to make more creative, imaginative images. Over 6 weeks you will work on a photographic project that will help you combine your imagination with newly learnt technical skills, creating a visual narrative that will showcase your new skillset.

Week 1 – Intro to photography: Overview of art photography // Review of technical elements
Week 2 – Photo Project: Introduction to various photographic projects // Discuss ideas for project
Week 3 – Composition: Breaking down an image into parts // Feedback on photo project and images
Week 4 – Light: Show different lighting techniques // How to work with natural light and flash
Week 5 – Review techniques: Achieving correct exposure through shutter speed, aperture and ISO // Feedback on photo project and images
Week 6 – Outcome and review: Review technical and creative skills learned over the previous weeks // Discuss project created over 6 weeks // Show outcomes for work; exhibition, book, instillations

Dates: Starts Tuesday, August 22nd
Times: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: €100
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: www.eventbrite.ie/e/intermediate-digital-photography

Stop Motion Animation, Foam and Latex Puppet Building Workshop at TBG+S

This is a 2 day workshop where you will learn how to:

  • Build detailed wire armature.
  • Design and create a stop-motion puppet from liquid latex.
  • Design and learn how to paint onto latex and colour your puppet.
  • Learn how to create small rigs for your puppet which will enable them to run and jump.
  • Animate your puppet.

This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to create a more advanced puppet that can be easily animated as well as learning skills of designing and creating clothes specifically for animation puppets which can be used time and again.

All equipment and materials are included, no need to bring anything. This workshop is very hands on with each participant benefiting from one to one tuition throughout the weekend. You will leave with a complete professional puppet as well as a short clip of your animated puppet and the skills to create more puppets for future animations.

Dates: 19 and 20 August
Times: 10-5
Fee: €150 – €170
Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-day-liquid-latex-puppet
Website: www.control-art-delete.com/booking/

Funding | Arts Council Visual Arts Workspace Scheme 2018

Application deadline: Thursday 12 October, 5.30pm

The Arts Council invites applications for grants of up to a maximum of €40,000 towards the cost of running visual artists’ workspaces for 2018. The Visual Arts Workspace Scheme is for the calendar year 2018. This scheme is open to all visual artists’ workspaces in the Republic of Ireland (except those currently in receipt of Annual Funding or those who wish to apply for Strategic Funding 2018 grants from the Arts Council).

The scheme is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council.

Only applications made through the online system will be considered.
Access the form online from 14 August.
Access the form here: www.tfaforms.com/448480

Read the guidelines carefully and use the checklists and examples when preparing your application. Confirmation that you have done so is contained in the final declarations that you will sign at the end of the application process.
Access the guidelines here: WORKSPACE SCHEME GUIDELINES 2018

Who is eligible to apply?

• Applications from groups/collectives of visual artists and/or workspaces for professional visual artists;
• The scheme is open to workspaces/studios/collectives that accommodate at least four visual artists working on site;
• Artists working on site must be professional visual artists;
• Groups / collectives must be located in the Republic of Ireland.

Who is not eligible to apply?

• Individual artists;
• Organisations that have applied to Strategic Funding for 2018 from the Arts Council;
• Groups with fewer than four working artists on site;
• Groups who do not yet have an established workspace. This application may not be used for set up costs.

All queries regarding this application should be directed to:
Bernadette Beecher
T: (01)672 9488
E: info@visualartists.ie

To view a list of last years Workspace Scheme decisions see: visualartists.ie/visual-artists-work-space-scheme-decisions-2017/

Open Call | FAKE, Exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin

Deadline for applications is 19 September, 5pm

Science Gallery Dublin is seeking proposals for up to 20 works for FAKE, a free exhibition that asks if life is better when we embrace the artificial.

From fake meat to fake emotions, if faking it gets the job done, who cares?

In both the natural world and human society, faking, mimicking, and copying can be a reliable strategy for success. When the focus is on how things appear, a fake may be just as valuable as the real thing. But what about faking taste, emotions, chemical signatures, facts and trademarks? Have patents, politics, and art given copying a bad name?

Fake designer handbags attract customers while fake eyes on insects scare off potential predators. From biomimicry to forged documents, from scandals to substitutes, we’ll ask when is authenticity essential, when is copying cool, and what is the boundary between a fakery faux-pas and a really fantastic FAKE.

Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of €2800, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts and we enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below the maximum budget. We are happy to write letters of support for applicants seeking funding from elsewhere


  • Oron Catts, Director of SymbioticA, University of Western Australia
  • Lynn Scarff, Director, Science Gallery Dublin
  • Nicola Marples, Professor of Zoology, Trinity College Dublin

For more information and application details: opencall.sciencegallery.com/fake