Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Open Call | Tandem Fryslan Project, The Netherlands

Application deadline: 30 September

In 2018, Leeuwarden – capital of the Dutch province Fryslân – will be the European Capital of Culture. The theme for the Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018) programme is “iepen mienskip – open community”, an approach also embraced by Tandem. This is why the organisers are joining forces with LF2018 to start a new programme: Tandem Fryslân, which will bring ideas and experiences from Frisian communities and wider Europe together.

Tandem is a cultural collaboration programme that strengthens communities and civil society in Europe. Tandem believes that the burning cultural and social questions of our times can be addressed much more creatively and effectively through inspiring learning experiences that are provided when collaborating with new organisations and across other realities and localities. Our vision is to see strong networks of creative communities and cultural change-makers emerge from this programme and to support the impact they make on their communities and regions.

Following this call for applications, up to 24 applicants (12 from Fryslân and 12 from other European regions) will be invited to the Tandem Fryslân Partner Forum. Participants will find many networking opportunities and – most importantly – their potential Tandem Partner.

Once the partnerships are formed, each “tandem” will then apply for the full programme with a specific collaboration plan and idea. Seven tandems will be selected.

All Tandems will receive a modest project/production budget (4,500 Euro) for realising their pilot project (as a ‘prototype for their future collaborations after Tandem). You can use this ‘start-up capital’ to fundraise for additional production budget in the likely case that the means provided are not sufficient for realising your project. Accommodation, meals, transportation and other necessary expenses during the programme are covered by Tandem.

For more information and application details: tandemforculture.org/stories/tandem-fryslan-call-for-applications/

VAI Workshop | Visual Artists Cafe: Introducing the Lakelands

12 October, 12pm – 5pm
Waterways Ireland, Enniskillen


This networking event brings together artists and organisations from across the Lakelands region that straddles the border. We welcome artists and arts professionals from Fermanagh and Omagh, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, and Monaghan to come along, share your work and build your network of peers and contacts.

Show and Tell
The purpose of Show and Tell is to allow artists to present work or concepts to each other in an informal atmosphere. The events are also designed to allow curators and artistic directors to keep up to date on what is current in artists’ studios without the need to do a large number of studio visits, as well as providing the wider general audience with an inside view of artistic practice.

Following Registration
When you have registered, you will then receive a confirmation. After this you will need to send us a copy of your presentation. 10 slides labeled and correctly sized. It is important that you rehearse your timings well as you will have only minutes to talk. Therefore we suggest that you practice practice practice. If you you have any questions then email siobhan@visualartists.ie who will be happy to help.

There are only 10 places available for the Show and Tell. However, we will operate a waiting list. If we don’t receive presentations from artists before Tuesday 3 November 2017, we will offer their place to the next person on the waiting list.

To register visit: visualartists.org.uk/professionaldevelopment

Nominations Open for the Northern Ireland Creative and Cultural Skills Awards

Deadline for all nominations: Friday 6 October, 5pm

Nominations are now open for the annual awards which celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Northern Ireland. Every year they recognise unsung heroes who invest in the next generation and young people who are excelling and contributing to the creative industries.

Do you know an exceptional apprentice, intern or student? Are you impressed by a company who has passed on their skills and knowledge? Have you had your career shaped by an incredible mentor or tutor?

This year’s categories are:

  • Northern Ireland Creative Industry Skills Award
  • Northern Ireland Creative Tutor Award
  • Northern Ireland Education & Industry Partnership Award
  • Northern Ireland Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Northern Ireland Intern of the Year Award
  • Northern Ireland Creative Student Award

All information about the awards can be found on their website here: ccskills.org.uk/supporters/awards/northern-ireland-awards

The award ceremony will be in Belfast on 7 December 2017.