Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Adriana Monti and Redmond Entwistle Screenings at Catalyst Arts

Friday 8 December, 6 to 7.30pm

Adriana Monti: Scuola Senza Fine, 1983
The 150 Hours Courses were an educational experiment implemented in Italy beginning in 1974, available to factory workers and farmers initially, and expanded to include women a couple of years later. Scuola Senza Fine (literally School without end) shows how the experiment extended into the lives of women students. The film was produced in collaboration with these students as part of their studies for the class.

Redmond Entwistle: Walk-Through, 2012
Walk-Through explores the site, design and philosophy of the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, as a starting point for posing wider questions about contemporary pedagogical models and their relationship to new forms of social, political and economic exchange that have emerged since the 1970s.

This event is part of our current show BLACK MOUNTAIN which is open 11am-5pm, Tues to Sat until the 14th December.

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

Board of Directors Vacancies at Void, Derry

Application deadline: 16 December

Void would like to invite new members to their board of directors. Being a member of the board is challenging; it requires commitment, leadership, decision-making, and integrity. It is also a very rewarding experience that allows members to gain new insights and develop new skills that will aid them in future endeavours. Board meetings are held on a monthly basis, and members are expected to volunteer additional time sitting on committees and attending Gallery events. Directors may not receive financial compensation or apply for solo exhibitions while serving on the board.

Ideal candidates are artists, workers in the field of arts, business experts, professionals with fundraising and/or previous board experience who possess a strong interest in contemporary arts practices. Candidates must also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in the not-for-profit sector or with other arts organisations is an asset. Interested individuals are asked to submit their resume and a letter of intent to the Gallery by email.

Void is a not-for-profit gallery dedicated to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art practices that prioritise risk and innovation. In addition to hosting exhibitions of contemporary art in a wide range of disciplines, the Void Engage Programme also facilitates workshops, outreach programmes, artist talks, screenings, performances, and information sessions to enhance and complement its mandate. The Gallery strives to engage the general public and ignite thought through its programming, and collaborates with other local, national and international organisations to expand their audience and enrich their community.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080
E: hello@derryvoid.com
W: derryvoid.com

Open Call | V&A Illustration Awards 2018

Application deadline: Monday 18 December, 5pm

The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to highlight the best book and magazine illustration published in the UK. The awards have been running since 1972 and have included a student category since 2005. Each year, the winning books are added to the holdings of the National Art Library and can be accessed in the Library’s Reading Rooms.

Published illustration categories

Book Cover Design
Book Illustration
Editorial Illustration (newspapers and magazines)

The winner in each category receives £3,000 and a trophy. The judges will also select an overall winner to receive the 2018 Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the year prize and an additional £5,000. Winners may also be commissioned to produce publicity artwork for the Museum.

Student Illustration

The winner of the Student Illustrator of the Year Prize will receive £3,000 and a trophy. The Student Runner-Up will receive £2,000 and a trophy. The winning works will be shown at the V&A in a public display opening on 16 May 2018. Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of their original artwork for the display.

Entry to the V&A Illustration Awards is free and takes place via the online entry form only.

You will need to register before submitting your entry. To do so, use the link in the ‘Submit an entry’ box on the right-hand side of the page and select the ‘Create new account’ tab. Once you have registered you can log in following the same link. If you have previously registered, but have forgotten your username or password, please re-register.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully: vam.ac.uk/b/villa-2018

Open Call | Nightlife Residency, China

Application deadline: 15 December

China Residencies, I: project space and The Neighbourhood are calling for DJs, producers, artists, and performers to work in Beijing for a fully-funded two month residency in February & March 2018, in the ever-growing and increasingly idiosyncratic nightclub and electronic music communities in Beijing and China.

The chosen resident will get:

  • A round trip flight to Beijing
  • Two months accommodation and worskspace at i:project space in February & March 2018
  • $1,000 USD stipend
  • Introductions to local collaborators and project support from our three supporting organizations
  • Open Studio, resident nights at nightclubs & spaces to perform or exhibit across Beijing

For more information and to apply online visit: chinaresidencies.com/news/

Open Call | atelier LUMA Research Programme, Arles, France

Application deadline: 5 January

atelier LUMA is a programme of the LUMA Foundation. It is a think tank, a production workshop and a learning network developed as part of the new creative, production and research center currently under construction in the city of Arles, located in the Camargue region in the South of France.

Based at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, atelier LUMA creates new and sustainable ways of using the natural and cultural resources of the bioregion. From agricultural waste recycling to the promotion of traditional craft, as well as facilitating transdisciplinary exchange between innovative creators, atelier LUMA aims to develop long-term solutions for local issues with global resonance. Central to their approach are the greater implementation of circular economic practices, the engagement with the environment and the community alike, using design as a tool for transition.

Designers, architects, engineers, researchers and other practitioners from all over the world are invited to submit research proposals that can benefit from the know-how and expertise of atelier LUMA.

Proposals should present innovative directions for engagement with local resources and assets, and can range from materials research to social services and impact. Proposals should also outline a research direction and a preferred topic of engagement, with the understanding that atelier LUMA will act as a mediator in the region, connecting designers with local partners and resources, and assisting the research grantees during all steps of their project development.

Grantees will be expected to conduct a one year research with a flexible period of residence in Arles. In addition to a designer fee, the recipient will receive an allowance to realise their project (subject to scope of proposal).

Submitted proposals should take in consideration the following criteria: environment, use of local resources, hospiality, culture and education, innovation and excellence.

For more information and application details visit: atelier-luma.org/opencall/

Open Call | BP Portrait Award 2018, National Portrait Gallery, London (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 22 January

Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2018. With an increased first prize of £35,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to develop portraiture in their work.

Selection includes two rounds of judging, one for the second round of judging and one for the exhibition. All entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for the second round of judging by 9 February 2018. The result of the second round of judging will be announced by 8 March 2018.

The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June to 23 September 2018. It is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery (London) and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world. The competition is limited to one entry per artist. The work must have been completed after 1 January 2017.

All submissions must be made online via the website. For more information and to apply visit: npg.org.uk//bp-portrait-award-2018/

Please note: The entry fee for this competition is £40

Job Vacancy | Head of Information and Communication Technologies at the Arts Council

Closing date for applications: Monday 11 December, 12pm

This role has responsibility for leading and supporting the development of this important area, enabling staff to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) effectively in their daily work. A priority of this role will be the implementation of the Arts Council’s new ICT Strategy over the coming years.

The Arts Council is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information on this role please click on the following link to download the candidate information booklet: artscouncil.ie/jobs/

Green on Red Gallery wins King Ping Pong 2017

King Ping Pong would like to announce it’s 2017 inter-art-organisation table tennis tournament was won by Jerome O Drisceoil for Green on Red Gallery.

Sixteen competitors battled it out in the tournament was held on 28th November in Kevin Kavangh Gallery, Dublin and in addition to the championship table, included a custom-made ‘trick’ table by artist David Lunney.

O Drisceoil beat National Gallery of Ireland’s Donal Maguire, who was also a finalist at last year’s tournament.

Winners Roll
2017 – Jerome O Drisceoil for Green on Red
2016 – Will Curtis for Project
2015 – Peter Prendergast for Monster Truck
2014 – Nick Miller for Rubicon
2013 – Mark Durkan for Solstice
2012 – Peter Prendergast for Monster Truck

Email daveymoor@gmail.com for further info.

Mapping Ireland; Past, Future, Present | Lecture at Crawford Art Gallery

Thursday 7 December, 6pm to 7pm

Public talk, Geological Survey of Ireland. The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) was founded in 1845. It is a mapping centre for our island, our National Earth Science Agency. It collects geological information, produces maps, and acts as a civic, educational and cultural resource.

Crawford Art Gallery,
Emmet Place,
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie

When the familiar becomes strange: Freud and the Contemporary | Lecture at Trinity College Dublin

Wednesday 6 December, 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Lucian Freud treated every sitter, subject and object with the same intense focus. The emphasis the artist placed on the value of the live experience, of paying attention, of extended looking and intensity of time with the subject became the means to take the artist to his inner world. Freud found, ‘the harder you concentrate, the more things that are really in your head start coming out.’

This lecture explores Freud’s processes, mechanisms and motivations and how they may link to contemporary art and life through the perspectives of a number of contemporary artists. This is an ongoing investigation over the duration of the Freud Project that will involve further contributions from Irish and International artists who work in diverse media, in response to Lucian Freud’s practice and what about it resonates for them. The lecture reflects on affinities, methodologies, potential influences, the return to figuration in contemporary art practice, critique and resistance.

Topics will be explored through the work of Daphne Wright, Ellen Altfest, Marlene Dumas, Jenny Saville, John Lalor, Kathy Prendergast, Diana Copperwhite, Nick Miller, Niamh O’Malley, Mark O’Kelly, Laura Fitzgerald, Bridget O’Gorman & Sue Rainsford, Richard John Jones and others.

Book your free ticket here: imma.ie/

Robert Emmett Lecture Hall,
Trinity College Dublin

Arts Council Northern Ireland Publishes 2017 Annual Funding Survey and Annual Review

The Arts Council Northern Ireland has released data from its 2016/17 Annual Funding Survey. Top line results reveal another difficult year for the arts sector, which has been faced with a decline in income and a shift in employment patterns with more short-term/temporary contracts. Despite difficult financial conditions, arts organisations reported a rise in the number of people engaging in participatory arts activities and a rise in the number of relaxed performances offered to audiences.

Read key findings here:

Arts Council Annual Review 2016-17
The Arts Council’s review of the year in the arts in Northern Ireland, 2016-17, is now available to download. The Review highlights the accomplishments of artists and arts organisations throughout the year, supported by Arts Council and Lottery funding, reminding us all of the contribution that a rich creative environment makes to everyone’s lives in NI.

Download Annual Review here:

20 Creatives Receive Arts Council Northern Ireland ACES Awards

20 artists from Northern Ireland have been announced as the latest recipients of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s ACES awards 2017/18, a National Lottery supported funding grant bestowed upon Northern Ireland’s most talented emerging artists to allow them to develop their professional, artistic careers and create new work.

Awards under the Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) are made annually to professional artists working in music, visual arts, drama, dance, literature and participatory arts and are among the most prestigious awards bestowed by the Arts Council. The artists include three drama awardees, six visual artists, five musicians, five literature awardees and one community artist.

In addition to receiving a bursary of up to £5,000 each, many of the 20 artists have been partnered with a professional organisation or leading artists, at home or abroad, to help each of them to deliver new creative work. Some of these include; Prime Cut Productions, Queen’s University, Ulster Orchestra, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Moving On Music, An tSnáthaid Mhór, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, composer Garth McConaghie and leading soprano, Nathalie Paulin, University of Toronto.

The 20 artists awarded ACES funding include:
Visual Arts

  • Andrea Spencer
  • Clare Gormley
  • Emily McFarland
  • Liam Crichton
  • Samantha Moore
  • Mary Murphy

Community Arts

  • Jennifer Goddard

For a full list of recipients in other art forms visit: artscouncil-ni.org

Erasmus Plus Placement | Capacity Ireland Work Experience in Seville, Spain

Capacity Ireland is offering Erasmus+ funded work placements in Seville in the Creative Industries and Community Development sectors. The six positions are traineeships funded by Capacity Ireland through the Erasmus Plus ‘Vocational Education and Training’ programme. The 3-month programme includes a vocational course (entrepreneurial skills for the creative industries) and language training while in Spain. This is for an early January 2018 start. Flights to Seville will be on Saturday 13th January preceded by 2 days of preparatory training in Dublin on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January. Requirements: Students are not eligible. Applicants must be currently residing within the Republic of Ireland.

Successful participants will be provided accommodation (including utilities and internet) and receive a monthly payment for living and travel costs that equates to 100 euros a week. In addition, their outgoing and return flights will be paid for by Capacity Ireland. Other than costs involved in attending preparation days in Dublin and making their own way to the airport, participants will not have to pay for other aspects of the programme.

The work placement at a creative employer in Seville will amount to no more than 30 hours a week and should provide valuable experience for young people looking to advance their career in this sector. Capacity Ireland’s Erasmus+ students live in the Macarena, an area of Sevilla just north of the largest remaining section of the old city walls.

Overall, it is a structured programme, which includes the following:

  • Contract and training agreement
  • Flights and accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Work placement
  • Vocational course
  • Weekly Spanish class with 3Si
  • Monthly monitoring by Capacity Ireland and 3Si

Please submit an up to date CV along with a completed application form to virginiayoung@capacityireland.ie.

For more information and application details see: capacityireland.ie/erasmus

Positions are filled on a rolling basis. Deadline: 6 December

Queries to: info@capacityireland.ie

Open Call | Triskel 40 Photo Prize, Cork Photo Festival 2018

Deadline for submissions: 11 February 2018

Submissions are now open for the Triskel 40 Photo Prize kindly sponsored by St Johns Central College. 2018 is a landmark year for Triskel as it celebrates its 40th year.

Cork Photo Festival 18 and the Triskel Arts Centre invite artists working with photography and related media to submit their series for an exhibition opportunity at Triskel Gallery Space, during Cork Photo Festival April 2018. The CPF18 team will select the winner. The selected artist will receive an award of €200.

Please note, additional production and transport costs are the responsibility of the artist. Works must be available for exhibition during the month of April 2018.

For more information and to apply online: corkphoto.com/triskel-40-photo-prize/

Open Call | TBG+S/HIAP International Residency Exchange 2018

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday 18 December, 5pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) in partnership with HIAP–Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme invites applications from Irish artists for the twelfth annual exchange between Ireland and Finland in 2018.

Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 19 artists and curators from Ireland and Finland to undertake new creative work in the cities of Dublin and Helsinki through the exchange programme. Now a well-established opportunity, the TBG+S and HIAP exchange fosters opportunities for Irish artists to gain experience, build networks internationally and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community.

The TBG+S and HIAP International Studio Programme is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, The Finnish Institute, London, The Embassy of Finland, Dublin and FRAME – The Finnish Fund for Art Exchange.

For information on how to apply and to download an application form, please click here: templebargallery.com/studios/residency

Open Call | European Prize of Applied Arts and Shortlist Exhibition

Application deadline: 15 February

The European Prize for Applied Arts celebrates the work of artists in the field of applied arts and design-led crafts and living in a European country. The initiative recognises excellence in craftsmanship and includes an exhibition of selected work and two awards.

The “Master Prize” Prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels of €3,500 will be awarded to the author of a masterpiece in any craft based material.
The “Young Talent Prize”, Prize of the World Crafts Council-Europe of € 3,000 will be awarded to a young artist displaying excellence in the realisation of a piece of work through the manipulation of materials.

Both prizes will be awarded on the basis of artistic and technical skill and demonstrate originality and innovation in response to the theme “Monumentality – Fragility”. The theme is selected to coincide with an exhibition devoted to Niki de Saint-Phalle at the Art Museum of Mons. De Saint-Phalle’s work can be described as both monumental and fragile, the strong colour palette, exuberant proportions, the power and the violence allude to a monumental character from which a palpable fragility is released.

The European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition of selected work will take place from 20th October 2018 until 20th January 2019, at the Grand Hall of the Anciens Abattoirs of the City Mons, Belgium and subject to funding will tour to the National Design and Craft Gallery, Ireland in early 2019.

The European Prize for Applied Arts is organised by the WCC•BF, in partnership with the City Mons and WCC-Europe. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Participation Fee:
Participation in the competition is free for members of World Crafts Council – Europe and members of associations belonging to WCC-Europe (including the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland).
Non-members will be charged a fee of 50 Euros to cover administration costs. This fee is payable by the artist as soon as s/he is informed of selection by the organisers.

For terms and conditions and to apply online visit: europeanprizeforappliedarts.com

Open Call | January Issue, Dek Unu Magazine, Online

Application deadline: 20 December

Non-profit, non-advertising Dek Unu Magazine provides respectful and respectable presentation for adventurous and accomplished photo-based artists. Dek Unu focuses exclusively on the visual, providing space for one artist at a time to show serious work in depth, themed and curated by the artist alone.

This call is for both the January issue of the magazine.

Works must be previously unpublished. If selected you grant Dek Unu first serial rights on accepted work after which publication rights revert to the artist. If work is reprinted, Dek Unu Magazine ask to be acknowledged as the place of initial publication. Ownership of copyright for images always remains with the artist. Dek Unu may distribute copies of the issue in electronic (pdf) form to subscribers, and may retain the issue in which the work appears indefinitely both on the Dek Unu website and on any other digital archive that Dek Unu might use. Please note Dek Unu does not pay contributors. Full terms of publication on the website.

Current issue and guidelines are at: dekunumag.com.

Job Vacancy | Studio Facilitator at KCAT Studios, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Applications deadline: 15 December, 1pm

KCAT wishes to appoint a part-time Studio Facilitator. The position requires a good knowledge of visual art techniques and a good understanding of art facilitation. The successful candidate is a practicing artist with experience of exhibiting work, will have a passion for arts participation centered cultural work and be expected to support high quality artist led development for all the KCAT Studio artists.

Click the link for Job description and application form: kcat.ie/news/

Part time post, 2 days per week + flexible working from time to time
1 Year Fixed Term Contract (3 months probation period)
Applicants must go through Garda Vetting process

Application forms, including cover letter stating your suitability for this position and a current CV should be sent to Centre Coordinator by email to anja@kcat.ie

Job Vacancy | Visual Arts Engagement and Facilitation Officer at Solstice Arts Centre

Application deadline: Monday 18 December, 5pm

Solstice Arts Centre (Navan, Co. Meath), a multi-disciplinary facility for contemporary art and performance, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer.

The Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer will be responsible for the development and facilitation of a coherent exciting Visual Arts Engagement Programme by (i) developing public engagement and understanding of Solstice Visual Arts Programme (ii) by connecting the public to artists and their practice. The successful candidate will also assist and facilitate visitors in the interpretation and enjoyment of gallery exhibitions, events and programmes. The Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer is responsible for invigilation and/or the co-ordination of Solstice gallery.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing and personable, with good written and verbal communication skills and the flexibility to manage a varied workload. They will be comfortable with public speaking and have some experience in organising public events, as well as the ability to work both as part of a team and on their own initiative. A sincere interest, in creative engagement is essential and a third level degree in fine art, arts administration or related subject is highly desirable.

The person appointed will be required to work 22.5 hours per week during gallery opening hours (11am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday) with some evening work as necessary.

For full job description visit: solsticeartscentre.ie/about/vacancies

Email your CV with Cover Letter, clearly marked ‘Visual Arts Facilitation and Engagement Officer’ to alison.dowling@solsticeartscentre.ie. Please note that only candidates who include both CV and Cover Letter will be considered.