Daily Archives: October 18, 2017

Open Call for Data/Media Art Proposals | Building City Dashboards, Maynooth University

Closing date: 30 November 2017

Maynooth University invite artists to create a digital artwork using open data from the Dublin and or Cork dashboards (dublindashboard.ie/and corkdashboard.ie). The goal is to explore and expand multimodal creative expression in the digital space using open urban data and to extend the work of the dashboard visualization and the public impact of the research through an open competition for media artists to research and build alternative data tools, apps, and representations.

Each artist must commit to exhibiting the final artwork in a Data/Media Art exhibition in Maynooth University in early June 2018. Each artist will be awarded €5,000 to work over 2 months. Three artists will be selected and each artist will be provided with a workspace and data expertise if necessary, however the specific costs of the artwork must be covered by the €5000 payment and each artist must be able to work independently and as such will be expected to have their own digital skills.

Payment can be through one of two methods: 1) as an occasional employee of the University, or 2) or through invoice as a University supplier. In the latter case, the artist would need to complete a new supplier form and provide the header part of their bank statement. In both cases, the €5000 will be inclusive of PRSI or VAT. Payment will be staggered to ensure final delivery. The completed art work will be the intellectual property of the University, although the artist will be free to display the work and enter it in competitions providing University funding is acknowledged.

To apply please send your detailed proposed submission and a link to previous works to Rob.Kitchin@mu.ie, with the subject line ‘media/data art MU’. Queries about the positions can also be sent to the same email address or to Jeneen.Naji@mu.ie.

For more information see: dashboards.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/09/27/

Open Call | dlr Open Exhibition 2017, Dublin

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council Arts Office invites submissions from artists who have studied in, are living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County for the biennial Open Exhibition to be held in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire.

It will take place from Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 21 January 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by Gemma Tipton, journalist, writer and critic of contemporary art and architecture; the theme is Arrival. Original artworks must be submitted to dlr LexIcon (Municipal Gallery, level 3) on Monday 13 November between 10am and 7pm or on Tuesday 14 November between 10am and 4pm.

Entries will not be accepted outside of these days/times. Full details on eligibility on the website: www.dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/municipal-gallery

Open Call | Programme Cover Design, Riverbank Arts Centre

Deadline: 1 November 2017, 5pm

Each season Riverbank Arts Centre publishes programme of events and activities taking place. This is published on a quarterly basis.
Since 2009 we have commissioned artists to illustrate the programme cover; turning the programme into a piece of art delivered to our patrons across the country. We are inviting graphic artists and illustrators to submit a cover proposal for the upcoming brochure.

We’re not expecting artists to work on any design etc prior to selection. Instead we’re looking for your artist biog and samples of previous work.
Submit the above on ONE pdf document, along with any website/social media links to: marketing@riverbank.ie
Chosen artists will be contacted with full proposal and contract information.
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare

Contact marketing@riverbank.ie

Belfast Open Studios | Saturday 21 October 2017


Belfast Open Studios, now in its sixth year, is an opportunity for the public to come and see how artists work and to take a glimpse into their creative processes.

Belfast is home to over 250 professional artists; painting, drawing, performing, filming and creating. A public open day on Saturday 21 October will enable you to see behind closed doors, in nooks and crannies of the city, artists are at work developing the seeds of ideas that result in artworks often shown in galleries, museums, art centres, artist-led spaces and various venues.

Fifteen studios across the city are opening their doors from 14 October to 5 November for this unique, free event. We’re delighted to welcome four new studio groups to the Open Studios portfolio: Belfast Bankers in the East, Duncairn Arts Centre in the North, Studio Souk in the city centre and Embrace Studios in the West, who will be launching their brand new space and programme during Belfast Open Studios. Other participating studios include: Array Studios, Artists at the Mill, Cathedral Studios, Creative Exchange, Digital Arts Studios, Flax Art Studios, Lombard Studios, Orchid Studios, Platform Arts, Pollen Studios and QSS Bedford Street.

Accompanied by an extensive workshops and events programme, including a Visual Artists’ Caf’ which introduces the different spaces and initiatives to the public and peers, a series of talks, Speed Curating and Clinics events; this is the most packed programme to date. Belfast Open Studios is delighted to partner with Belfast International Festival for the sixth year in a row and to represent its primary visual art programming. All event tickets can be purchased through the Festival website.

Sponsored by local artisan tea makers Suki Tea, Belfast Open Studios events offer a warm welcome to all with a cup of Belfast Brew on arrival before they take a relaxed and informative stroll around the various studios, open from 11am to 5pm.

Belfast Open Studios is grateful for the support of Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Belfast International Festival, The British Council and Arts & Business NI.

Additional information is available at www.belfastopenstudios.com

Volunteers Wanted for Steering Group | Carnival Arts School, Belfast

The Beat Carnival is looking for members of a Steering Group for the Carnival Arts School. The Steering Group must be between 18-25 years old and no experience is necessary, only an interest in Carnival, which might include costume, events management, branding, graphics, construction and drumming.
This is a great opportunity to work with a leading Independent Carnival Arts Company based in Belfast. The steering group members will lead on identifying activity for the Carnival Arts School. They will work with the Development Worker, Beat Staff and Specialist Artists on developing banners, flags and branding for the Carnival Arts School. They will also support delivery of the cross-community programmes and attend the Carnival Events. This is an unpaid position/opportunity.


Deadline Reminder | Open Call for Artists’ and Architects’ Books | Dublin Art Book Fair 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios calls for artists and architects to submit their books, zines, catalogues and other suitable publications for inclusion in Dublin Art Book Fair 2017. Art and Architecture: Interwoven is the theme of the 7th edition of Dublin Art Book Fair, taking place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November 2017 at TBG+S.

Submitted books do not have to relate to the theme of Art and Architecture: Interwoven. Curator Oonagh Young will make a final selection of artists and architects’ books from the submissions received.

Drop-off dates: 26, 27 + 28 October 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Postal submission deadline: Friday 27 October 2017
Selected artists notified: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Collection of unselected books: Thursday 9 + Friday 10 November 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Dublin Art Book Fair: 23 – 26 November 2017
Collection of unsold books: Friday 1 December 2017 | 11am – 6pm

For more information and to download the Artist/Architect Book Submission Form click here: templebargallery.com/open-call-2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073
E: info@templebargallery.com
W: templebargallery.com