Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

Visual Artists’ Help-Desk, Portstewart

Wednesday 6 December, 11am to 4pm

VAI’s Help-Desks allow artists to book in for a 30 minute one-to-one appointment to discuss any aspects of their artistic career.

To book an appointment with the Help-Desk click HERE.

Topics we cover can include:

  • Funding applications
  • Proposals
  • Artist statements, bios and CVs
  • Signposting to relevant arts organisations and contacts
  • Strategic planning
  • Tax and finance
  • Website and social media
  • Networking

If you are looking for feedback on text or images, it is often helpful to send us relevant material before your appointment.

Flowerfield Arts Centre
185 Coleraine Rd, Portstewart BT55 7HU

RHA Studio Available from March 2018

Application deadline: 8 December

The RHA School is offering a studio to rent for either a six-month or twelve-month slot beginning in March 2018. The studio space measures approximately 4.7m x 4.9m and is fully equipped with a sink and storage units. There is also a common room and kitchen facilities available. The studios have 24-hour secure access and are non-residential. The subsidised cost of each studio to the awarded artist is €200 per month, all heat and utility costs are included in this. Artists wishing to be considered should apply by completing the application on the RHA website.


For further information please contact the Academy Co-ordinator, Kate McBride – email: kate@rhagallery.ie

IMMA announces first IMMA 1000 Residency Award Winners

IMMA announces first IMMA 1000 Residency Award Winners which include studio space and a financial bursary for Irish artists, the awards are supported by the IMMA 1000 fund.

The four artists selected for the IMMA 1000 Residency Programme are Jenny Brady, Neil Carroll, Dragana Jurisic, and artist duo Walker and Walker.

IMMA 1000 is a fund specifically created to support IMMA’s work with Irish artists in the drastically altered social and economic environment we find ourselves in since 2008, one which has made it increasingly challenging for artists to continue living and working in Ireland. One of the key aims of the IMMA 1000 fund is to secure the artist ecosystem for the future. It does this in three key ways; supporting artists’ income through commissions and exhibitions; supporting artists’ work through the purchasing of work for the IMMA Collection and supporting artists to live and work in Ireland through bursaries and the IMMA residency programme, the first four of which are announced today.


Public Talk and Workshop with Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti at Catalyst Arts

These events are part of the current show BLACK MOUNTAIN which is open until 14 December.

Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti Workshop
Thursday 30 November | 5.30-7.30pm

Curator Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti will use discussion, screenings and collective readings to explore themes of attention, anarchist epistemology, metanoia, speculative poetics, and fugitive studies.

Public Talk / Screening Programme
Friday 1 December | 5.30-7.30pm

Lucrezia will expand on the themes from the workshop in a public talk, which will be followed by a conversation with Catalyst Co-director Alessia Cargnelli and a screening programme.

Tickets for both events are free, however space is limited – Book here: catalystarts-manage.com

Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast BT1 6BS
E: catalystarts@gmail.com
W: catalystarts.org.uk

Open Call | Membership of Limerick Cultural Strategic Policy Committee

Limerick Cultural Strategic Policy Committee are seeking representatives from the Culture and Arts Sector. Do you have a passion for and commitment to culture and arts in Limerick, city and county? This open call from Limerick City and County Council is as a result of a decision at the September 2017 meeting of Council to include four members of the Culture and Arts sector in the new Cultural Strategic Policy Committee (SPC).

To apply, please send:

  • Completed application form available on www.limerick.ie​
  • A copy of your CV (no more than two pages)
  • A supporting statement, of no more than two pages. Please provide examples of where your knowledge and experience matches the required criteria.

Please send expressions of interest to:
Culture and Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick no later than 5pm on Friday 8th December​

The Principles of Art Therapy Certificate, CIT and CTC Partnership, Dublin

The Principles of Art Therapy Certificate (formerly Art Therapy Certificate Foundation Course) is a validated QQI level 8 (10 credit) course. This course provides an opportunity to explore Art Therapy within a group setting. During each course weekend (Friday night and all day Saturday) students will participate in experiential workshops with qualified arts therapists. A variety of approaches to the process of Art Therapy are introduced through workshops, lectures and seminars. Each weekend is themed around a key principle of the art therapy process. Lectures will explore how the process works with clients of various ages (children, adolescents and adults) and in a range of contexts including e.g. Psychiatry, Probation, Palliative Care, Education, and Learning Disabilities. Topics vary from year to year.

This is an initiative between the Children’s Therapy Centre and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.

Dates: Jan – June 2018
Times: 7.15-9pm (Fri), 9.30 – 5.15pm Sat
Fee: €1450
Location: MACRO Community Resource Centre, 1 Green St, Dublin 7
Booking: email childrenstherapycentre@gmail.com for course details and application form
Website: childrenstherapycentre.ie/

The Otherworld Hall | Curator Talk at Solstice Arts Centre

Saturday 2 December, 2pm

Join curator Sabina Mac Mahon for a free informal walk-through of Solstice Arts Centre’s current exhibition, ‘The Otherworld Hall’. The show explores the relationship that exists between the archaeological record and the ancient myths associated with the Boyne monuments and Brúg na Boinne, the Otherworld mansion or “hall” on the Boyne. No booking required, all welcome.

The exhibition features work by Aoibheann Greenan, Seán Hillen, Seán Lynch, Lucy McKenna, Tadhg McSweeney, Doireann Ní Ghrioghair and Nano Reid and continues till 22 December 2017.

Solstice Arts Centre
Railway St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath
T: (046) 909 2300
E: info@solsticeartscentre.ie
W: solsticeartscentre.ie

Open Call | Blacksmith-in-Residence Programme at Moneypenny’s Forge, Co. Armagh

Submission Deadline: Monday 18 December

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is embarking on a Heritage Lottery-funded project to develop Moneypenny’s Forge as a unique heritage craft facility on the banks of the Newry Canal. This 2-year project will increase access to the Forge through learning programmes, events and workshops. We are currently seeking proposals from experienced blacksmiths to participate in the delivery of the project through our six-month Blacksmith-in-Residence Programme.

The successful applicant will be offered:
• A residency fee of £7500
• Full access to the Forge and all equipment within, 7 days a week
• Access to a materials budget for the development of a new body of creative work
• Opportunity to earn additional income by creating objects for the Forge
• Opportunity to earn additional income by facilitating evening classes and events

The successful applicant will be required to:
• Be available at the Forge a minimum of 2 days per week over a six-month period to deliver learning and drop-in sessions. (Additional sessions such as facilitating evening classes or events will be offered at a rate of £25 per hour.)
• Assist our team in developing the facility as an accessible and exciting learning space
• Contribute to the creative and professional development of our core user group – ‘Moneypenny’s Blacksmith Workshop’

For further information and an application pack, please contact:
Louise Rice, Community Arts Development Officer
Email: louise.rice@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk
Tel: 028 3831 1682

CE Scheme Placement | Communications Assistant with EVA International

Deadline for applications 14 December

EVA International are seeking to appoint a Communications Assistant as part of a Community Employment Scheme. The Communications Assistant will receive accredited training and gain experience as part of the team who deliver Ireland’s biennial. As this is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary.

Assisting the Communications Manager in effectively promoting all exhibitions, events and opportunities the Communications Assistant will gain practical experience and training in:

  • Website Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Writing and Editing Copy
  • Press Monitoring
  • Audience Research
  • General Administration
  • Office Based Work Experience

For details on eligibility and to apply, please visit: jobsireland.ie/

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see: www.citizensinformation.ie/


Celebrating 40 Years of EVA International, 7 December

EVA turns 40! EVA International (previously known as e v+ a, Exhibition of Visual Art) was founded by Limerick-based artists and academics in January 1977.

As part of our day long birthday celebrations on Thursday 7 December, EVA will be looking back over the past 40 years decade by decade.

Hear about art, jail, marriage proposal and other stories. Relive the beginning of EVA from the 70s to the 80s at Limerick City Gallery of Art from 12pm to 1pm. Tales from the 90s and noughties will be recalled from 2.30pm to 4pm at Limerick School of Art and Design. Both of these events are open to all, no booking required.

From 6pm they will share drinks with friends and supporters at The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street. Please RSVP to the drinks reception rsvp@eva.ie.


UK Excluded from European Capital of Culture

European Commission says Brexit vote means a British city can’t be awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2023.

Belfast/Derry, Dundee, Nottingham, Leeds and Milton Keynes had expressed an interest in being the 2023 host.

In a letter the European Commission says the British application should be “discontinued” because of the Brexit vote. After Brexit, “the participation of the United Kingdom in the European Capital of Culture action will not be possible,” says the letter, written by Martine Reicherts, director-general in the Commission’s education and culture department.

Istanbul, Reykjavík and Stavanger in Norway have all been European Capitals of Culture despite not being part of the EU. Cities in both the U.K. and Hungary are due to be awarded the title in 2023.

But Reicherts said the scheme is only open to EU countries, candidates to join the bloc and members of the European Economic Area — and the U.K. will be none of those when it leaves the EU in 2019.

Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party in the UK, said “The news that the UK has been shunned from this European cultural competition is a great shame… Some cities have already spent up to £500,000 on their bid submissions.”

He added that the government “must now explain how they intend to ensure that Brexit does not leave us culturally isolated from Europe and how the economic and cultural benefits that accompany the European Capital of Culture will be maintained.”

Two British cities have been European Capital of Culture: Glasgow in 1990 and Liverpool in 2008.

Open Call for Publication | WomenCinemakers Biennale 2018

Submission deadline: 28 February 2018

WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from female filmmakers, directors, producers and performers for its new annual showcase publication. Women producers, writers and directors from around the world will have the opportunity to present their films to a broad, English-reading audience.

With a mixture of newcomers and established film professionals, WomenCinemakers’ annual anthologies have featured more than 100 artists over the years, with many of them competing at international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin and Venice.

WomenCinemakers is looking for shorts, documentaries and feature films written, directed or produced by women. Films can be entered within four categories: independent cinema, documentary, dance video and experimental cinema.

To submit a film, please fill in the online form at womencinemakers.com/submit.php, and include a link to the video and a short description or synopsis of your work

Please note:
There are no entry fees. WomenCinemakers is a not profit project: they accept small donations in order to support the independence of their project, that is absolutely free from any kind of paid ads. A donation from selected artists is not mandatory: if a selected artist is interested in being featured in the publication but cannot afford to donate the organisers have stated it will not be a problem.