Daily Archives: November 16, 2017


Are you or your arts organisation ready for Brexit?

As negotiations continue and the media machines churn out more and more unknowing about what the future will look like Post Brexit, there is almost stony silence within the visual arts sector about the potential impacts of Brexit on individuals and organisations alike. It is for this reason that we have prepared this ready reckoner. Its only purpose is to prompt people about what the future impacts may be on their work. It is a far from comprehensive list and has no real direct answers, so we hope people will see it as a first step aid to prepare them for might lie ahead.

We are grateful to InterTradeIreland for allowing us to use their research to shortcut our own thinking in the area.

Are You Brexit Ready?


Open Call | Centre Culturel Irlandais Artist Residency Programme 2018/19

Applications to be made on-line by Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm GMT

Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

– Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.
– Residencies of 1 to 3 months will be awarded for the period August 2018 – June 2019.
– Travel from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend are included.

CCI are delighted to be pursuing our partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2018-2019 residency programme:

Music Network
Contemporary Music Centre
Design and Craft Council of Ireland
Visual Artists Ireland
Literature Ireland
Draíocht
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council
Meath Arts Office
Ealaín na Gaeltachta

CCI and these partner organisations will share the costs of residencies enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer.

Full guidelines, terms and conditions available on our website: www.centreculturelirlandais.com.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris.


Open Call | Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residencies 2017/18

Application Deadline: Monday 4 December 2017, midnight

Hospitalfield’s Interdisciplinary Residencies are open for application. Space for thinking: across art forms. Open to writers, designers, artists, curators, musicians, researchers, educators…

Residency Periods

  • 12 – 25 March 2018
  • 4 – 18 May 2018
  • 20 August – 2 September 2017
  • 5 – 18 November 2017

Eligibility: International and UK-based artists, writers, architects, producers, dancers, choreographers, curators, designers, educators, researchers and others developing their working lives within the scope of contemporary cultural practices.
Selectors: Cara Ellison, games journalist and developer, and Jenni Fagan, novelist and poet.
Places: 8 for each residency period
Cost: £630 for a two week full board residency

A highly international part of Hospitalfield’s programme which is open to those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work. For individuals or collaborative groups it can be a test bed for developing their practice and a scenario to concentrate on a specific project.

More information and to apply: hospitalfield.org.uk/interdisciplinary


Information Session on Creative Europe Cooperation Projects Applications

Thursday 23 November

Are you developing an application for the Cooperation Projects deadline in January 2018? The Creative Europe Desk Ireland (CED) – Culture Office is hosting a free application workshop in Dublin for organisations that are developing proposals for the Cooperation Projects deadline which has been moved to 18 January 2018 at 11am Irish time.

· Get some insights into what you need to demonstrate in your proposal for a successful application
· Learn about the red flag items that can trip applicants up!
· Talk through the application form and walk through completing the budget spreadsheet
· Hear tips from previously successful applicants

Email cedculture@artscouncil.ie to reserve a place.

CED will also have a general introduction to Cooperation Projects funding to begin the session. So if you are not planning an application for this year’s deadline but would like to learn more then come for coffee and the introductory session.

Can’t attend the workshop on the 23 November? Phone CED for information and advice or email your questions to cedculture@artscouncil.ie. CED here to help, right up to the time that you press that submit button, so do keep in touch.

creativeeuropeireland.eu/


Open Call | Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program 2019

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Each artist will be required to provide and carry all of their backpacking gear, food and art supplies for the journey (though food caches are available, provided artists arrange delivery in time for May flights). Bringing a support person, friend or family, is highly recommended. That person will help share the load and enhance safety while travelling, camping and working in bear country.

Each of the artists chosen will travel during separate two-week periods. Artists will receive up to $100 USD support from Skagway Arts Council in purchasing necessary art supplies and will receive a $1000 CAD honorarium from the Yukon Arts Centre. The residency will occur over a two-week period between late June and early August.

This residency is open to applicants of any nationality for the 2019 edition. Artists applying for the 2019 edition are required to apply before February 1st, 2018.

For more information and application details: yukonartscentre.com/chilkoot_trail_artist_residency_program


Funding | Galway County Council Artist in Schools Scheme 2018

Application deadline: 30 November, 4pm

The Artist in Schools Scheme is about to commence its 2018 programme. This scheme is run by Galway County Council’s Arts Office and is open to all primary schools in Galway County Council’s administrative area. Its aim is to offer children the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a once-off project in visual arts, dance, literature, drama, music, photography, film, etc.

While it is not possible to offer this scheme to every school that applies, the programme seeks to encourage, in so far as possible, an art-form and geographic spread and also to award the scheme to previously unsuccessful applicants.

Please note that successful applicants in 2017 are automatically ineligible for this round of funding.

Application Form and Guidelines here: www.galway.ie/artistinschools/

Completed applications must be returned to:

Artist in Schools Scheme 2018
Arts Office
Galway County Council
County Hall
Prospect Hill
Galway

For further information, contact Sharon or Breeda in the Arts Office, Galway County Council on 091 509177/509584 or email artistinschools@galwaycoco.ie


Open Call | Public Art Commissions Sacred Heart Hospital

Deadline for Stage 1 submissions: Friday 5 January 2018.

The HSE and the management of the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar Co Mayo wish to invite proposals for site specific art work, these pieces of art will be positioned in the newly constructed 74 bedded hospital which is currently under construction with a view for completion by the end of 2017. The funding for this project has been kindly funded by the Per cent for Art Scheme.

Value €55,000 split into 3 projects
The budget covers design, materials and fabrication costs, and installation costs and all other associated costs including V.A.T

View Artists Brief here: www.hse.ie/sacred-heath-per-cent-for-art-brief.pdf

No specific theme, or outcome, is prescribed for this commission, however the preferences are that it impacts positively on the quality of the residents lives incorporating the spirit and ethos of today’s care delivery with an acknowledgement of the hospitals rich and varied history. All art forms will be considered.

The art work is required by Autumn 2018.

This is a two stage open competition. Artists will be selected on the basis of their submission.

Stage 1 submissions must contain:
1. CV and relevant examples of previous work
2. Costings of the project
3. Concept of the art work
4. Supply minimum of 2 A4 drawings or alternative expression to communicate
the concept of the art work

Stage 2 shortlisted artists will be invited to develop proposals in more detail and an honorarium of €500 will be paid to each shortlisted artist.

Selection panel
The panel will consist of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Estates Project Manager, a Resident and two external artists with public art commissioning experience.

Site visits will be facilitated on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 10am. by appointment only.

Please contact Claire McGinley on 094 9051701 or via email claire.mcginley@hse.ie to confirm attendance at the site visit, or for any further queries.


Life Drawing Session, Co. Wexford

The next South Wexford Life Drawing session will be on Saturday 18th November, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Kilrane Community Centre, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford – directly opposite Kilrane National School.

€12 for the session.

Bring your own drawing materials.

Contact Pauline for more information: paulinemmcgrath@hotmail.com

Kilrane Community Centre
Ballygillane Little,
Rosslare Harbour,
Co. Wexford