Daily Archives: August 23, 2017

Deadline Reminder | 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


Changing Arts and Minds: It’s time to talk about mental health and wellbeing in the creative sector

Ulster University (www.ulster.ac.uk) and wellbeing charity Inspire (www.inspirewellbeing.org) have come together on the SHoWCaSE: A snapshot of health and well-being in the creative sector project. This is designed to understand the health and wellbeing of people in the creative industries. It is well known that those in the creative sector make a vital and varied contribution to the health and wellbeing of society; however, little attention is paid to the health and wellbeing of those working in the creative sector.

We want to survey people working in the creative industry to find out more about how they work, how they feel and how they cope with the challenges and rewards that the industry offers. This is an important piece of work because we want to use the results of this research to provide recommendation and resources to improve the support available to people working right across the creative industries.

Full information is given on the link below, and if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the lead researcher (Gillian) on gw.shorter@ulster.ac.uk

This text and the study to which it refers have been approved by the School of Psychology Ethics Filter Committee, Ulster University. Please feel free to forward on to any of your friends or colleagues in the sector who you feel might wish their views to be heard.

You can find out more and access the survey at www.tiny.cc/uushowcase

Roots and De hAoine Courses at KCAT Arts Centre

Roots is KCAT’s foundation course. Julie Cusack and Saturio Alonso share their expert experience and talent on this comprehensive course. Every Monday, between September 2017 and May 2018 students will be introduced to different techniques in both 2D and 3D.The individual is guided to develop individual expression and explore possibilities with a wide range of mediums.

If a half day would suit your schedule more consider De hAoine , our Friday morning course which introduces students to similar areas of study and covers watercolour, drawing, printing and painting.

Dates: September 2017 through to May 2018
Times: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Fee: Roots is €775 concession € 875 full price , De hAoine is € 450
Location: 1 Mill Lane, Callan, Kilkenny
Booking: email alice@kcat.ie or go to kcat.ie/art-courses/ to fill in application form

Introduction to Glass Art with Maria Stafford at KCAT Arts Centre

Maria Stafford, Glass Artist and Tutor will be joining us this September to teach a short course (8 weeks) called Introduction to Glass. The course includes all tuition, material and tuition to complete a personal project. A wide variety of approaches is encouraged and facilitated.

Dates: Eight sessions every Monday evening 4th September to 23rd October
Times: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Fee: 220 euro

1 Mill Lane,

Booking: email alice@kcat.ie or go to kcat.ie/art-courses/ to fill in application form

Illustration Workshops with Alé Mercado at KCAT Arts Centre, Co. Kilkenny

Alé Mercado is an award winning illustrator and works with KCAT to deliver an excellent starter programme in Illustration. He has a few places left on his upcoming Introduction to Illustration Course. This has proved to be very popular and only a few places remain.

Dates: 8th September to 22nd December, 14 sessions, every Friday
Times: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Fee: 255 euro
Location: 1 Mill Lane, Callan, Kilkenny
Booking: email alice@kcat.ie or go to kcat.ie/art-courses/ to fill in application form

Drawing from Life Workshops at KCAT, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Caroline Schofield and Julie Cusack teach drawing techniques and anatomy using the human form as well as live pony/hens etc. For ten Wednesdays between 1.30pm to 4.30pm participants will learn how to work from intense short poses to longer poses, exploring line, shape, movement and mark making. All levels of ability are welcome to this class and each participant advances at their own pace. All materials are provided.There are only three more spaces so please contact us or fill in your application form as soon as possible.

Dates: 10 sessions from 6th September to 15th November
Times: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Fee: 250 euro
Location: 1 Mill Lane, Callan, Kilkenny
Booking: email alice@kcat.ie or go to kcat.ie/art-courses/ to fill in application form

Job Vacancy | Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art Print at NCAD

Application deadline: Friday 1 September, 5pm

The National College of Art and Design, Dublin is Ireland’s leading provider of art and design education. NCAD is based on Thomas Street in Dublin’s city centre and has a community of 1,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students engaged in a wide range of study and research across the disciplines of Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture. NCAD has been the most significant provider of art and design education in Ireland for over 250 years and is a Recognised College of University College Dublin.

The role will require the ability to work closely within the academic teaching and technical team in the delivery of the programme.

The applicant will be expected to have a broad and particular working knowledge of a range of contemporary print and graphic media as appropriate to contemporary art practice and the ability to combine both conceptual and practical dimensions of the programme. The candidate would be expected to have a significant active and ongoing professional art practice underpinned by research interests relevant to the subject of print and graphic media. The candidate will be able to teach in School teams and in interdisciplinary contexts.

Assistant Lecturer: €42,499 – €52,723 per annum
Assistant Lecturer (new entrant): €38,349 – €52,723 per annum

For full job description and application form see: www.ncad.ie/assistant-lecturer-in-fine-art-print/