Daily Archives: August 15, 2017

Open Call | Blitz Residency 2018, Malta

Deadline: 31 August

Incoming residents are given the opportunity to live and work in a unique space in the heart of the city that will be European Capital of Culture in 2018. Applications are open to highly motivated individuals from all artistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) film, photography, performance, painting, sound, architecture, electronic music, installation and digital platforms, etc. Blitz residents are given a space to work, experiment and research their project, and engage with the Blitz community, culminating in a final production for presentation to the public.

Travels can be reimbursed to up to 300 euros. Production cost support is of 1,500 euros.

For more information and application details:


TBG+S and RHA Appoints Katy Fitzpatrick as Learning and Public Engagement Curator

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Royal Hibernian Academy are delighted to announce Katy Fitzpatrick as their shared Learning and Public Engagement Curator. This new position has been made possible through Arts Council funding in 2017. The role brings specialist expertise and knowledge to audience development and public engagement programmes at both institutions. It will support the deepening and expansion of our existing audience programmes, as well as developing new strands of programming including cross-institutional learning and exchange, and enable us to build and nurture new and diverse audiences. It is an exciting new development that prioritises how we think about audiences and the many possibilities there can be for encountering and experiencing contemporary visual art and artistic practices.

Katy Fitzpatrick has worked for over fourteen years in arts education, in particular in gallery and visual arts education, and has held positions in Tate London, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, as Acting Adviser to The Arts Council’s Young People Children and Education team. She was a co-opted member for the National Council for Curriculum’s Junior Cycle Art, Craft, Design Development Group and is currently on the NCCA’s Senior Cycle Development Group, both on behalf of the Arts Council. She has also lectured at Marino Institute of Education and tutored on the Professional Masters in Education programme at Maynooth University.


Open Call | Surface Tension, Interface Members’ Exhibition

Deadline: 1 September

Open call for work responding to the theme of Surface Tension for exhibitions at Interface, Connemara (September 13th – 24th) and Detroit Stockholm (November 2nd – 5th).

Applications to be made by sending a single PDF containing the following:

  • Artist’s statement (max A4),
  • description of work for submission,
  • up to 5 images and list of requirements for installation.

All media welcome for consideration.

Applicants must be members of Interface to apply. Please note there is a membership fee €30. Criteria for membership can be found at www.interfaceinagh.com/apply/membership.

Contact info@alannahrobins.com or 086 1993878

Percent for Art Commission | Gaelscoil Riabhach Loughrea, Co. Galway

Application deadline: Friday 29 September, 12 noon.

Budget €29,000

Guidelines, click here: Stage 1 Project Brief and Application Form

Gaelscoil Riabhach’s Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission Permanent Artworks for both the internal and exterior spaces of their new school. The exterior artwork to help express their welcoming identity, visualise their presence and help to express their vision.

They wish the artist(s) to engage meaningfully with as many of their 183 students as is possible as part of this process. Various approaches and levels of engagement are welcomed as part of this Per Cent for Art project. Collaborative partnerships are also welcome, should artists wish to partner with another artist for this project.

Fluency in the Irish language is not a requirement to be considered for this commission, however, the artist(s), the process and final artworks should be cognisant of and sympathetic to the central role of the Irish language in the school and the school’s identity.

It must be noted that the new school building is ‘on site’ at present with an estimated completion date of October, 2017.

The Commissioning Process:
The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied, establishing the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €150 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

Stage 1 application form and supporting information should be returned HARD COPY to the address below:

Per Cent for Art Commission
Rina Whyte
C/O The Principal,
Gaelscoil Riabhach
Co. Galway

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email rinawhyte@yahoo.com or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.

Open Call | Exhibitions at The Fact Finder, Berlin

The Fact Finder invites artists to submit proposals that respond to the concept of “fact-finding”.

We are looking for works and art projects that rely on unmediated, first-hand experiences the artists have been through while aiming to better understand a specific topic, fact or everyday life aspects. Field research/immersive journalism/flâneur-ism/voyaging are examples of the processes we regard as fact-finding missions, among others. Our focus is on works involving a long-term commitment and preferably having an archiving/serial character.

Preferred mediums: drawing (drawing reportage), painting, installation, spoken word/storytelling, archiving and every other medium that connects well with the concept.

The selected works will be included in the 2018 exhibition program of The Fact Finder, a recently opened art space in Berlin (DE) that commits to showcase fact-finding artists going the full length of researching a particular topic.

We welcome submissions of any length, with images of works and/or links to online material, including the “making of”, if relevant to the concept. We want to have a bigger picture of the artistic process and context.

For the opening exhibition in September 2017, please send proposals no later than 29th August 2017. For the 2018 exhibition program, please send proposals no later than 15th November 2017.

For more information contact: info@thefactfinder.de

Open Call | Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Collaborative Artist for Project

Deadline for applications is 12pm Thursday 24 August 2017

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in partnership with Allied Irish Bank (AIB) Art Collection, is seeking expressions of interest from professional collaborative artists who are interested in engaging with a women’s group from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County to select an exhibition programme for the Municipal Gallery at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire.

We are looking for a visual artist who is experienced in working collaboratively, flexible in approach and responsive to the needs of the participants.

For more information email mdavey@dlrcoco.ie

or phone (01) 2362756


Open Call | Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Caterpillar Commission 2017

Application deadline: Wednesday 13 September, 12 noon.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is looking to commission a new interactive arts based experience for pre-school children based in Ballyogan Community Childcare Service. This commission is grant aided by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

The successful applicant/s will engage with children (from 1-5 years) and early childhood educators from the Ballyogan Community Childcare Service to learn from, be inspired by and develop their ideas. It gives the successful applicant/s time to reflect on and develop the work with their target audience.

DLR envisage awarding 1 commission to a maximum of €12,000.

For more information email: mdavey@dlrcoco.ie or phone (01) 2362756


Yvonne McGuinness Commissioned for Amharc Fhine Gall 11th Edition

Draíocht, in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office, is delighted to announce a new commission from visual artist Yvonne McGuinness for the 11th edition of Amharc Fhine Gall. McGuinness’ practice encompasses performance, video, photography, sewing, writing, sculpture and context-specific installations. She has an interest in embodied experience of place and in re-imagining the everyday by devising projects that create dynamic moments of connection to place and community. Her work is immersive, collaborative and is often a catalyst to generate other narratives for its participants.

For this commission, McGuinness will work with a culturally diverse group of local young people, exploring themes of identity, place and their connection to it. This collaboration during the autumn months will result in a site-specific performance and film installation to be shown in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery – itself a two-way mirror between ‘the art world’ and ‘the real world’
Amharc Fhine Gall (Fingal Gaze) is an annual exhibition funded by Fingal County Council’s Arts Office, in collaboration with Draíocht. The exhibition was initiated in 2004 to provide a platform for visual artists from or living in Fingal. Yvonne McGuinness grew up in Portmarnock, Co Fingal.


Photo House Photography Competition, London (Submission Fee)

Entries should all be received: 5 September

‘On a journey’ is the theme for the Photo House 2017.
Once in a lifetime, we have all embarked on a journey, an exotic trip or holiday. An adventurous expedition, as a necessity, a means of escape or the only way out. There is also our daily commute alone, in a car, or on a crowded train. Travelling is the dimension of movement triggered by the unstoppable search for something new, or unusual. It also represents self-exploration of our inner thoughts and hopes, which may be faced with both excitement and fear. Photographers are invited to capture the emotions which go beyond the immediate experience of travelling, to include the diverse worlds which conflict and coexist simultaneously in modern life. All visual interpretations of these concepts are welcomed. Documentary and conceptual, as well as storytelling and abstract.

The three categories for this year are:

  • Digital and Analog Photography Category
    A single image category. Colour or B+W images welcomed. Unlimited number of entries allowed.
  • Mobile Photography Category
    A single image category. Unlimited number of entries allowed.
  • Portfolio Project Category
    A series of 5 -10 photographs from the same project.

First Prize Overall Winner:
£500 cash plus one year representation contract with Le Dame Art Gallery, 1 image to be included Photo House Collective Exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery. The Overall Winner will be selected among all Categories.

Prizes by Category:
Digital and Analogue Photography: First Prize: a weekend for two in London at the 4-star deluxe Hotel Meliá White House near Regent’s Park and 1 image

15 artists will be selected to be part of the Photo House Collective Exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery, London.

Submission fees for Digital/Analog Photography and Mobile Photography categories: £10 (1 image); £20 (2-4 images); £30 (5-8 images).

For more information and application details: ledameartgallery.com/the-contest/