Daily Archives: November 21, 2017

Deadline Reminder | Galway Arts Centre Visual Art Programme 2019

Application deadline: 30 November, noon

Galway Arts Centre invites professional Visual Artists, curators and other Visual Art practitioners working in all media to submit for inclusion in the 2019 Visual Art gallery programme.

Applicants should include the following:
o Cover Letter
o CV including website details
o Recent images of work and Artist Statement PDF
o Links to moving image and/or sound work, where applicable
o Reviews or critical texts, where applicable

Applications should be sent to

Please note, late submissions will not be processed. Submissions will not be accepted by post.

All applications will be assessed by members of Galway Arts Centre’s Visual Arts Panel, which comprises of the Head of Visual Art, the Visual Arts specialist from the current Board of Director and one member of Red Bird Youth Arts Collective.

Submissions are for solo and group exhibitions in 2019. Irish and international submissions welcome.

The Galway Arts Centre follows Visual Artists Ireland’s payment guidelines for Professional Visual Artists.


Open Call | HUSTLE Exhibition, Science Gallery Lab, Detroit

Application deadline: 15 December

Science Gallery Lab Detroit is seeking proposals for up to 20 works for HUSTLE, a free exhibition that explores what it means to work hard or get worked over. Provisional exhibition dates are early June 2018 – late August 2018.

About the Exhibition:
The spirit of the hustle has become an unofficial rallying cry for Detroit. Historically, the city has symbolized both the American dream and blue collar grit, developing a reputation for the resilience of its people in the face of everything from economic recession to civil rights issues. Art, music, entrepreneurship, and activism are just a few of the ways that Detroit’s people have broadcast their hustle with ingenuity, yearning, and pride.

Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of $3,300, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel, etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts and we enthusiastically welcome proposals that come in below the maximum budget.


Job Vacancy | Development Manager for the WRAP Fund, Galway

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 14 December

Applications for the prestigious position of Development Manager for the WRAP Fund are currently being accepted. The Western Regional Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (The WRAP Fund) is a financial mechanism to promote job creation in the region and to assist creative producers in the sector to overcome the challenges of operating in a highly competitive industry. The WRAP Fund will support enterprise growth in the following four sub sectors in the creative industry:

  • Film Production
  • Television Content Production
  • Animation Production
  • Content Production for Gaming

The base for this position is located at the Galway Film Centre Offices, but the Development Manager will be expected to deliver on the fund throughout the Western Region, and represent the fund both nationally and internationally.

The position will be offered on a 3 year fixed term contract. The annual salary is €60,000.

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV and covering letter in the strictest confidence to:

The Chairperson Galway Film Centre Galway Film Centre
Cluain Mhuire
Wellpark Road

For full job description and requirements see: iftn.ie/jobs/filmtvjob/

Job Vacancy | Executive Director at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

Deadline for applications: Monday, 4 December

Garter Lane Arts Centre are seeking to fill the position of Executive Director. As Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the artistic ambition and success of Garter Lane Arts Centre and underpinning those goals with sound financial management. The Executive Director will have overall responsibility for programming this multi- disciplinary arts centre; currently activities encompass professional, semi-professional and voluntary expressions of: Comedy, Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre and Visual Arts. The Executive Director will devise and deliver a programme that: engages audiences, enables artists, connects communities and enhances the reputations of Garter Lane and Waterford as locations that strive for excellence in artistic expression. The Executive Director will have a strong sense of pragmatism and awareness, enabling them to build effective income-generation and cost-management structures to finance Garter Lane’s presentation and production of excellent artistic activities.

For full job description and requirements see: garterlane.ie/Recruitment-Pack.pdf

Applications including a CV & covering letter to be emailed only to:
Ms. Lilly O’Reilly, General Manager, Garter Lane Arts Centre, lilly@garterlane.ie

Open Call | 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson Publication (Submission Fee)

Thursday, 30 November

100 Sculptors of Tomorrow focuses on emerging sculptors working anywhere in the world. 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow will be the second book in the series and, like its predecessor, will be authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London, and published by Thames & Hudson.

The 100 artists selected for inclusion will be chosen by a jury of professionals in the field of sculpture, through a combination of online open-call submissions, as well as juror recommendations.

There is no age limit for entry, but selected artists should have gained a certain level of professional recognition as detailed below. There are no specific educational or professional criteria for selection but eligible applicants should have achieved at least one of the following:

• a degree from an accredited institution; or
• gallery representation; or
• inclusion in a solo or group exhibition of note; or
• completion of one or more accomplished (series of) works; or
• significant achievement and dedication in one’s studio practice; or
• recognition by a public or private organisation(s), such as funding, awarding body, or residency.

Please note: a processing fee of £10 is payable for each application.

Successful applicants will be included in the book 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, they will receive one complimentary copy of the publication (valued at £30-40) and will automatically be considered for inclusion in the exhibition launch or launches with dates and locations TBA.

All entry forms must be submitted directly on this website:

Open Call for Curators | The Fact Finder, Berlin

Application deadline: 15 January

The Fact Finder invites curators to introduce their curatorial practices with the prospect of future collaborations. The Fact Finder is a Berlin located artist-run space dedicated to works that rely on unmediated, first-hand experiences the artists go through while aiming to better understand a specific topic, fact or everyday life aspect. Field research / immersive journalism / flâneur-ism / archiving / voyaging / empathising are examples of the processes we regard as fact-finding missions, among others. Our focus is on works involving a long-term commitment, preferably having an archiving/serial character and reflecting the strong engagement of their authors in communicating their findings.

If you are a curator whose practice and interests resonate with The Fact Finder, please send:

  •  Curatorial Resume (PDF file)
  •  Additional documentation (attached images, videos or links)
  •  Proposed project for the Fact Finder (exhibition period 2018-2019)

at the following e-mail address: info@thefactfinder.de

For each exhibition, The Fact Finder will offer technical support, promotion, and production budget subject to potential funding, discussed on a case-by-case basis.

The Fact Finder
Art Space
Kurfürstenstraße 21-22, 10785 Berlin

Arts Council Northern Ireland Honours Four Major Artists

A composer, playwright, performance artist and a visual artist have each received the Arts Council Northern Ireland’s highest accolade, with £15,000 Major Individual Artist awards.

The recipients of the awards, given in recognition of the contribution each artist has made to creative life in Northern Ireland, are: composer Professor Piers Hellawell, playwright Shannon Sickels (Yee), performance artist Sinéad O’Donnell and visual artist/filmmaker Mairéad McClean. The awards, funded through the National Lottery, make it possible for these artists to take time out to dedicate to their creative work and to produce a substantial, ambitious project that will make a significant contribution to the development of their artistic careers.



Debate | Brexit: Ireland, Britain and the Arts in the Years Ahead

Friday 24 November at 7.30pm, in English

Many Irish artists rely on showing their work in the UK. In turn, the European Union makes up over half of all international activity in the British arts sector and is an important source of funding while the implications for Brexit on Northern Ireland’s cultural sector could make co-production and co-funding between agencies North and South of the Border impossible. These complexities will be discussed by Clymene Christoforou, Co-Director of ISIS Arts in Newcastle; Tom Creed, Dublin-based theatre and opera director, Noel Kelly, Director of Visual Artists Ireland and journalist Shona Murray (chair).

Tickets: €5
Booking: yesgolive.com/centre-culturel-irlandais/

Centre Culturel Irlandais
5 rue des Irlandais
75005 Paris

T-shirts and Tote Bag Workshop at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

Participants will get the opportunity to print their own 1 colour designs on t-shirts and tote bags. You will get a basic introduction to silk screen printing, coating and exposing your own screens, handling printing equipment and tools.

You send us your design or image and we will get it ready for screenprint, or you can play and experiment with our selection of designs and doodles. You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colour, registration and printing techniques – as well as the ink curing process and leave with your very own bespoke T-shirts and Tote bags.

Additional totes and tee’s can be purchased at the studio, or you can BYO – just be sure to bring light coloured cotton fabrics. (max 6 items per person)

For more information please email kim@damnfineprint.com / Subject Title – T-SHIRT WORKSHOP
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 25/11/2017
Times: 11am – 4pm
Fee: €85
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Booking: damnfineprint.com/

Shared Studio Available at Blackstaff Mill, Belfast

Blackstaff Mill shared studio space available, shared with two ceramicists/sculptors/interdisciplinary, suitable for someone who works in ceramics or large scale. Kiln hire available on site in time, and kiln hire available immediately across the road at Conway Mill.

Blackstaff Mill is a renovated Victorian Linen Mill, located only 1 mile from City Hall, Belfast.

Email emmahawthorne.art@gmail.com for more information.

Blackstaff Linen Mill,
81-129 Springfield Road,
Belfast BT12 7AE.

Public Art Commission | St. James’s Hospital Commemorative Artwork

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications: Monday 8 January, 12 noon

St. James’s Hospital (SJH) is seeking expressions of interest from Professional Artists with experience in the area of creating Permanent Artworks, whose practice is also informed by engaging with communities.

The brief is to create a site-specific interactive Permanent Artwork work for the main foyer of SJH, Dublin to represent the Cancer Genetics Art Exhibit Project in commemorating the contribution of SJH to the discovery of the BRCA2 gene (see Artists Brief).

The total anticipated budget for the project is €60,000. Please note that this project is subject to funding approval.

For Artist Brief and Application Form click here: Stage1 Project Brief & Application

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 and how that establishes the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required at Stage 1.

Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submitting a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. Stage 2 short-listed artists will be paid a concept and maquette development fee of €250 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is an expected component of this stage.

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.

It is anticipated that the project will be of nine months duration to commence during Spring 2018 (subject to funding approval) and reach completion by December 2018.

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