Daily Archives: December 12, 2017

Funding | Arts Council Project Awards

Application deadline: Thursday 15 February, 5pm

The Arts Council will offer Project awards in the following:

  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Music
  • Street Arts and Spectacle
  • Traditional Arts
  • Theatre

The Arts Council’s Project awards support specific project activities under each of the above artform/arts practice areas. The Visual Arts Project Award deadline is in August.

The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website from mid December: http://www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding

Who can apply:
The award is open to individuals and organisations.

Who cannot apply:
Organisations in receipt of grant funding for 2018 cannot apply. This means organisations in receipt of Strategic Funding, Venues Funding or Partnership Funding.

NOTE: you cannot make an application for both Project Funding and Arts Grant Funding in 2018.

Open Call | Bodies With Organs Commission, Dorset County Hospital, UK

Deadline for applications: 14 January

Arts in Hospital and the Organ Donation Fund of Dorset County Hospital wish to commission new artwork that engages people in some way with the idea of organ donation. We are seeking an unusual, creative and innovative approach to this subject that provokes conversations, debate on the subject and raises awareness of organ donation amongst the public.

The total budget for the art work is £10,000. This must include artist’s fees, all materials and fabrication costs, travel and expenses for the scheme as a whole. However further resources may be available for ancillary work such as landscaping, planting or physical artwork enablement.

To apply for this commission please send an up to date CV, a selection of up to 10 images of recent work or projects and a statement setting out your interest in the project with any initial thoughts about how you might approach it. Three shortlisted artists will be asked to interview week commencing 12th of February 2018 (precise date tbc) at Dorset County Hospital.

For more information and to apply online: curatorspace.com//bodies-with-organs-artist-commission/1862

Open Call | HOPE IS MAYBE Exhibiton, Munich

Application deadline: 22 December

HOPE IS MAYBE is a growing exhibition, based on interviews with asylum seekers, demonstrating its fluency of interpretations. It will first be shown in Munich at the Jesuit Refugee Home and at Munich International Airport. Both exhibitions are the foundation for a catalogue.

HOPE is hardly to be defined. What do we HOPE for? Does HOPE depend on the country of origin? Our language? Our education? Our faith? Our personal emotions? HOPE IS MAYBE.

Michael Haerteis at COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY has initiated this public art project in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service in Munich and is supported by the Chaplaincy at Munich Airport and Misereor Aachen.

Based on interviews with asylum seekers, Michael has collected prominent statements that center around these questions. In a next step, artists are now invited to choose a citation from the list, reflect on it, and create or share an artwork, which will become part of the exhibition.

View the list of citations and apply here: collaborative-creativity.com/hope-is-maybe/

If you should be interested in submitting work please keep the following in mind: Due to the nature of the project, the organisers cannot exhibit original works of art. Any submitted artwork will be reproduced to meet the requirements of any exhibition location. Any submission needs to be digitally transferred in the highest possible resolution – ideally 300 dpi at original scale.

Open Call for Contributions to Mia Lukto, Art/Writing Project

Mia Lukto is an art/writing project co-ordinated by James Oberhelm. Mia Lukto is Esperanto for ‘My Struggle’. The book will be a compilation of writings by people who have applied to study art (at any stage of life – recently, or long ago), but whose application was not accepted.

You are invited to contribute a piece of writing with the title ‘my struggle’ that explores your experience of the paths and perspectives opened up by ‘rejection’. Anything goes – serious, playful, or other; it could be whimsical, or sarcastic – say today’s weekly shopping list for the family, or it could be the darkest of speculations from those gruelling sleepless nights. You can also make your contribution by interview.

All contributions are welcome. The material will be edited into a constellation of text, which is arranged on the page like stars in the sky, producing a conversation between all participants.

Contributors will be credited, or you can use a pseudonym, or remain anonymous if you wish.

The editor is happy to discuss the project further. Otherwise just send something through.

Contact details:
James Oberhelm
T: (UK) 07845118701
E: mialukto@protonmail.com

or by post:
Box 332, 111 W George St.,
Glasgow, G2 1QX, Scotland

Deadline Reminder | VAI Residency Award 2018 – VAI Members Only

The Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland. The award provides a one week fully paid residency/retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency will be self-catering, and will provide accommodation and a studio facility. Further details about the Centre can be found on their website http://www.tyroneguthrie.ie

The award is only available to individual artists. It is not suitable for group applications.

Only online applications will be accepted. The deadline is 5:30pm, Friday 15th December 2017. No applications will be accepted after that date. To ensure that the system is fair for all, there can be no exceptions to this. For that reason we recommend that you do not leave it until the last minute to make your application.

The winner will be announced in the second half of January 2018.


Open Call | Henry Vaughan Fellowship, Public Engagement Department, NGI

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 December, 4pm

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit a Henry Vaughan Fellow on a 12 month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Senior Marketing and Engagement Manager (or his/her nominated deputy).

The National Gallery of Ireland is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. Comprising some 16,000 paintings, drawings, watercolours, miniatures, prints, sculpture and decorative arts, the institution’s extensive holdings include masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of western European art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most representative collection of historic Irish art.

Salary: €20,000 per annum
Duration: 12 month fixed term contract

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, degree transcript to jobopportunities@ngi.ie or alternatively via post to the Ms. Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, National Gallery of Ireland, 89 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state only Henry Vaughan Fellowship application.

For full job description and requirements see: nationalgallery.ie/HENRYVAUGHANFELLOWSHIP_.pdf

Open Call | Máire MacNeill Sweeney Fellowship, The National Gallery of Ireland

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 December, 4pm

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit a Máire MacNeill Sweeney Fellow in the Curatorial Department on a 12 month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Head Curator (or his/her nominated deputy), the Curatorial Fellow will serve as an integrated member of the Curatorial Department.

The National Gallery of Ireland is Ireland’s largest national cultural institution devoted to the collection and care of fine art. The Gallery’s collection comprises some 16,000 artworks, including masterpieces by many of the most celebrated figures in the history of Western art. In addition, the Gallery houses the most comprehensive collection of historic Irish art, and the National Portrait Collection. Its collections of art and archives are invaluable resources for anyone with an interest in art, history and Western culture.

Salary: €20,000 per annum
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, degree transcript to jobopportunities@ngi.ie or alternatively via post to the Ms. Michelle Serviss, HR Partner, National Gallery of Ireland, 89 Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. References (contact details) must be available upon request. Please state only Máire MacNeill Sweeney Fellow application.

For full description and requirements see: nationalgallery.ie/MáireMacNeillSweeneyFellowship.pdf

MDF Boards for Sale, Wicklow

13 MDF boards available, ideal for constructing a studio/gallery space.

They are 1cm thick and 8 ft x 4ft in size, painted white with minor scratches and holes from hanging paintings.

In Wicklow Town, for collection only.

€150 for the lot.

Call Paul


Audi Dublin International Film Festival Seeking Volunteers

Deadline: 19 January, 5pm

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is bringing the world’s best films to Dublin between 21st February – 4th March 2018, and to make sure it’s programme of over 130 films, special events and guest appearances runs picture perfect, the Festival needs a team of smart, enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to pull together and make the Festival a success.

Help will be needed in areas such as venues, hospitality, office administration, production, ticketing, promotions, marketing and communications.

The Festival takes its volunteers seriously and is proud of the diverse and committed group of people from Dublin and much further afield who generously give their time and who often return year after year. It’s also a chance for volunteers to build up experience, explore the city in a new way and to make new connections – both whilst on the job and of course relaxing after a film at the Festival Club.

Depending on individual availability, volunteers can either apply to be full-time (a minimum of one shift per day during the Festival) or part-time. Each volunteer needs to be able to commit to a minimum of 5 volunteering shifts.

To volunteer go to www.diff.ie/about/volunteers for more information and to download an application form. You must be over 18 to apply. Questions, comments or queries can be sent to John McHale, Volunteer Coordinator volunteers@diff.ie.

IETM Mapping: European Fund-Finder, Updated for 2017

IETM has updated its Fund-Finder, the ‘Guide to funding opportunities for arts and culture in Europe, beyond Creative Europe – 2017 edition‘.

Having started in 2014, Creative Europe is the main funding programme of the European Commission to support cultural projects, networks and platforms in Europe. However, other funding programmes of the European Commission can also fund projects with a cultural or artistic component – the arts and culture can in fact be great resources for the development of territories, individuals and societies.

On another hand, while we often – rightly – focus on shrinking budgets for the arts in Europe, we should not forget that a major problem for our sector today is access to relevant information about existing opportunities. There are still many public and private funding opportunities which can be alternatives to European funding or match the co-funding required for EU-funded projects.

Building on these two considerations, IETM produced this guide in 2015 as a useful resource for its members and the larger artistic community.

For this 2017 update the author has updated weblinks and information, added new funding schemes and additional examples, particularly for the EU funded programmes.

Find the guide (pdf) online:

Open Call | European Media Art Platform Residencies

Deadline for applications: 20 January, 2018

The European Media Art Platform offers residencies for media artists in the fields of digital media including internet and computer-based artists, filmmakers, and those working in media based performance, sound or video as well as robotics or bio-art. Artists with European residence or a European passport can apply for a two-months residency within April and August 2018 at one of the involved organisations in Linz, Liverpool, Zagreb, Helsinki etc.

Students are not eligible, but young artists are encouraged to apply. However, there is no age limit. Artists groups are welcome if they are wiling to share the conditions including the accommodation.

EMARE includes a grant of 3.000,- Euros, project budget of 4.000,- Euros, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500,- Euros, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by production and market experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members’ festivals in 2018-2021. All selected artists will be invited for a networking kick-off conference 23rd to 25th of March in Helsinki.

Applications should be submitted online and must include a CV, (audio)-visual documentation and a preliminary plan or sketch of the proposed project to be developed within the EMARE programme.

Detailed information online call.emare.eu/

Seminar | ‘Experience’ and ‘Encounter’ in Practice and Theory at Freud Museum, London

Saturday 24 February 2018

‘Experience’ and ‘Encounter’ in Practice and Theory in the Arts and Clinical Practice is session 3 of an international, multidisciplinary seminar on psychoanalysis and sexuality which will take place in the Freud Museum, London. The session will feature a conversation between Turner Prize-nominated artist Karla Black, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and visual artist Ann Murphy, and psychotherapist and theorist Dr Lisa Baraitser about the discourses of ‘experience’ and ‘encounter’ in artistic practice, psychoanalytic clinical practice and theoretical practice. The event is organised by Dr Noreen Giffney (psychoanalytic psychotherapist and cultural theorist) and Dr Eve Watson (psychoanalytic practitioner).

Booking opens on 7 December via the Freud Museum:

Download the conference brochure with further details about the event and the speakers here: psychoanalyticpsychotherapyclinic.ie/BROCHURE.pdf

Open Call | Westport Arts Festival 2018, Street Art Project

Application deadline: 30 January

Westport in Co. Mayo and Limavady on the Causeway Coast have had a long relationship together. They have stood together during times when it has been a challenge to understand what each community was experiencing. Over the period since the Good Friday Agreement they enjoyed building connections that have seen them welcoming each other at different occasions both sporting and artistic.

Over the last three years Westport Arts Festival has been commissioning street art to give the town a somewhat different look. Of course it does not approach in scale the tradition of street art that we see in Northern Ireland. So Westport Arts Festival (WAF) is inviting expressions of interest from artists to deliver a public art project that reflects the relationship between Westport, Co. Mayo and Limavady, Causeway Coasts and Glens Borough, Northern Ireland. They are calling the project ‘Where To Now’ and are interested to hear what people in both communities think about this initiative.

The format for the ‘Where to Now’ project will comprise of three gable end murals. The project is to be completed by September 2018. This project is the 4th in an annual program of street art commissioned by WAF over the past 3 years. The work should respond to the relationship between the communities during the recent time of conflict, the current time of peace and a vision for relationships between our communities in the context of evolving political structures post Brexit. As part of this work artists should be open to a process of active engagement with community members whose perspectives may inform the work.

WAF are seeking expressions of interest from artists working both north and south. Please send your expressions of interest, to include:

  • examples of previous work
  • an artists CV and/or artists statement
  • and any immediate ideas that you have for this project
  • an outline budget to include artist fee and other costs

Please send the above in a single PDF document to info@westportartsfestival.com.

Further to the receipt of the expressions of interest Westport Arts Festival will shortlist approximately 5 artists who will be invited to make more detailed proposals. A more detailed brief will be provided to stage 2 shortlisted artists.


Introduction to Encaustic Workshop at A4 Sounds, Dublin

During the day long workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of Encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments. This class is very popular, tick all the boxes and is designed for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artists alike, mostly people who have never practised encaustics and wish to discover this wonderfully versatile medium.

Isabelle Gaborit will introduce the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colours and its versatility with building up layers. People will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relax atmosphere and create beautiful artworks to bring home.

Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018
Times: 10 to 4pm
Fee: €120
Location: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
Booking: info@isabellegaborit.com or call Isabelle at: 0872793819
Website: isabellegaborit.com/category/workshop/

Blacksmithing Workshop with Mourne Creative

Don your leather Apron and Gloves and come take part in the is exciting heritage craft of Blacksmithing up in the Mournes. Niall McGinley will guide you through the basic tool making skills required for blacksmithing and then you can use your very own tools to create other instruments for the home fire The blacksmithing workshop will take place over at the stables beside the cottages with lunch in Bearnagh cottage.

Dates: 28th January 2018
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: £90
Location: Mourne Creative, 79 Tullyree Road, Kilcoo BT34 5LD
Booking: mournecreative.com

Frame Weaving Workshop with Mourne Creative

Learn the heritage craft of frame weaving under the expert guidance of weaver Karolina Lisek Create your own unique contemporary wall hanging to be hung at home or to give as a meaningful handcrafted present. Using a simple wooden frame loom, you will experiment with weaving, knotting and wrapping techniques, choosing from a variety of yarns and natural fibres enabling yourself to explore texture,colour and composition.

Karolina promises to demonstrate a couple of extra techniques to non beginner weavers. Frames will be supplied but if you have your own you can bring it with you.

Dates: 27th January 2018
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: £65
Location: Mourne Creative, 79 Tullyree Road, Kilcoo BT34 5LD
Booking: mournecreative.com

Job Vacancy | Learning and Public Engagement Curator at The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Closing date for applications: Monday, 15 January

The Butler Gallery is dedicated to the development of a diverse and accessible ‘Learning and Public Engagement Programme’. We aim to inform, broaden and enrich audiences and to enable the wider community to engage with the contemporary arts.

They are seeking a dynamic and experienced ‘Learning and Public Engagement Curator’ who will manage our active and leading programme and initiate new developments as the Butler Gallery prepares to move to their new home at Evans Home, Kilkenny.

Salary: Full Time, €36,000 per annum

See link for full job description and details:

Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny
T: 056 7761106
E: info@butlergallery.com

COLLISION | Artist Talk and Exhibition Walkthrough at Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

16 December, 2.30pm

Artist talk and walkthrough of the exhibition “COLLISION” with curator Catherine O Rioradan and artist talk by Cathal Mc Carthy.

COLLISION will showcase work from upcoming Irish and international artists in the unique surroundings of Blackhall Place.

The exhibition features new artwork from largely young, up-and-coming artists based in Ireland, all displayed in the unique setting of the Law Society’s Blackhall Place headquarters.

The exhibition includes a fresh and lively mix of artistic styles and disciplines, from print to paint, sculpture to photography. Artists include Neil Dunne, Niamh Flanagan and Yoko Akino.


Law Society Education Centre
Blackhall Place,
Dublin 7.

Archaeology and The Troubles: Researching the Past of a Divided City | Talk by Brian Lacey at Void, Derry

13 December, 6pm

In this talk Brian will reflect on his career as an archaeologist and museum director in Derry, particularly his role in excavating centre-city sites at the height of the Troubles, and researching the fascinating but politically controversial history of the city as both an author and a creator of museum exhibitions.

Dr Brian Lacey is a historian and archaeologist specialising in the early medieval period in Co. Donegal and Derry city. He lectured at Magee College, Derry, (1974-86) and later set up Derry’s Heritage and Museum Service having directed a series of salvage excavations at ‘Troubles’ bomb-sites in the city. He directed the pioneering archaeological survey of Co. Donegal (1980-3) and headed the Discovery Programme, an institute for advanced research in Irish archaeology (1998-2012). He is the author of many research papers and about 12 books, including St Columba: His Life and Legacy and Medieval and monastic Derry: sixth century to 1600. His most recent published Derry research dealt with what happened in the city during the Easter Rising of 1916.

This talk is part of our Void Engage programme. Void Engage is the name given to the learning programme which places meaningful engagement at the heart of the gallery.

Admission free. Spaces limited.
Please RSVP to hello@derryvoid.com to book.