Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

Job Vacancy | Head of Access and Engagement at Void, Derry

Application deadline: 12 January 2018

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 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 are seeking an experienced Head of Access and Engagement who will

– Devise and deliver a programme for community groups, particularly those with little or no access to cultural activity in Derry/Londonderry, schools, colleges and other groups and interpretative material to accompany the gallery, and offsite programmes to enable audiences to actively engage with the work of living artists.

– Foster contact and understanding between artists and the communities of Derry and broaden people’s knowledge, engagement and expectations of the contemporary visual arts.

– Promote, participation and enjoyment of contemporary art and its importance as a medium for understanding the world we live in.
To develop funding sources to support the growth of the outreach programme.

For a full job description and application form please email hello@derryvoid.com.

This is a full time position at £25, 951 per annum (35 hours per week).


Open Call for Video Work | Solas Nua Exhibition, Washington DC

Application deadline : January 21st, 2018

Solas Nua in collaboration with DupontUnderground, Washington DC is seeking submissions of contemporary Irish Video art to be displayed as part of an exhibition at Dupont Underground during the period March 12th- March 31st., 2018. 17 videos will be projected simultaneously on the walls of the tunnel each projected approx. 15-17′ w. The organisers are looking for video with and without audio tracks as videos will be staggered between silent video and non silent videos along the train tracks.

Irish artists only (resident in Ireland or Irish born)

Please include the following information:
Artist/Director information: full name, website URL, email address, short bio (max. 200 words)
Film/Video Information: title (max 5 works), URL – download link WeTransfer, Vimeo or Dropbox, year of production, duration, work synopsis (max. 200 words/submission)
Please include 2 screenshots for each submitted work (jpg, minimum 800×600 px)

Questions/Submissions: Email JackieHoysted@gmail.com, Director Visual Arts, Solas Nua

About Solas Nua
Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., our mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to America. For over a decade we have brought audiences an exciting mix of modern Irish theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film, and literary events including the annual Capital Irish Film Festival and Irish Book Day.


Job Vacancy | Youth Arts Facilitator at The Grainstore, Dún Laoghaire

Closing date for submissions: Friday 26 January, 5pm

The Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility, is owned and managed by Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council. The Grainstore is seeking an experienced individual or company, with a passion for youth-centred arts practice, to facilitate the work of CANVAS in collaboration with the Grainstore Manager, CANVAS and other artists working on the programme. They require an experienced youth arts facilitator to creatively engage the members of CANVAS in designing an achievable programme of activity, working with artists and young people to achieve the following outcomes:

• Facilitate current CANVAS members in developing and delivering their current programme of events, including the music event “Long Road to Longitude”, in 2018
• Recruitment of a new pilot youth committee, aged 16 – 18 years; they will be mentored by current CANVAS members in this initial phase to become full committee members; designing and developing their own projects together and working on projects and events with the current CANVAS members
• Support CANVAS members to create opportunities for wider participation for young people in the youth arts programme at the Grainstore
• Build capacity among current CANVAS members for mentoring and leadership
• Establish formal and transparent structures for CANVAS to operate under that reflect their values and aspirations
• Establish progression routes into CANVAS for young people aged 13 – 16 years who attend other classes and workshops at the Grainstore

The timeline for engagement is February 2018 – June 2018 and will involve contact time occurring between 6 – 9pm on Wednesday with Canvas, the youth arts committee
The fees are €50 per hour for facilitation; there is an additional payment for research/administration and any meetings called by the Grainstore Manager.

Got to dlrgrainstore.ie/whatson for more details and to see how to apply
or contact: grainstoremanager@dlrcoco.ie

Mary Ward’s Amazing World of Wonder by Caroline Conway and Tina Claffey at Birr Castle Courtyard

6 January 6 to 8 pm

Caroline Conway and Tina Claffey. An outdoor projection of macro photography and zoetrope animation illuminating Birr Castle Courtyard celebrating the work of the 19th century microscopist Mary Ward, and narrated through an adaptation of her book “The Amazing World of Wonder revealed by the Microscope” published in 1858. The narration, written in the style of letters to her family, is read by Lalla Ward, Great granddaughter of Mary, against a sound scape of music and insect noises.

This project was commissioned by Offaly County Council with funding from Creative Ireland and has been performed with community groups in Ferbane, Banagher, Clara and Birr. This projection is part of the Illuminate Herstory Festival, and is for one night only, Woman’s Little Christmas, Jan 6th from 6 – 8 pm, in Birr Castle Courtyard, connected to Mary Ward through science and family.

Contact Caroline Conway at carolinefconway@gmail.com for further information.


Classical Painting Workshop with Brian Smyth, Co. Waterford

3-Day Introduction to Classical Painting Practices and Techniques. This intensive workshop with Brian Smyth, artist and tutor from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, introduces you to the academic painting practices in oils, and demonstrates some of the principles and techniques currently being taught at the realist painting academies in Florence and elsewhere. This workshop will focus on learning through the completion of a master copy of a figure painting.

Dates: 20-22 January 2018
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm each day
Fee: €300

Classical Art Atelier,
Co. Waterford.

Booking: contact Adrian on 087 660 9644 or email info@classicalartatelier.com
Website: classicalartatelier.com

Artist Talk | Anna Macleod at Roscommon Arts Centre

Tuesday 9 January, 11am
Registration, tea and coffee at 10.45am

To coincide with the exhibition A Portrait: Loughy Key, artist Anna Macleod will give a talk on the work in the show, working collaboratively in community contexts and previous projects that engaged with communities of interest.

This will be followed by a professional development workshop on how to sustain your practice while working in rural contexts and ways of identifying and engaging with opportunities to work internationally when based in peripheral locations. Macleod will also discuss the advantages, if any, of being situated outside the cultural centres and how to capitalise on being rurally located.

FREE admission, all welcome, booking essential. Contact box office on +353(0)90 66 25 824
(places limited)

Roscommon Arts Centre
Circular Road
T: 090 66 25 824
E: artscentre@roscommoncoco.ie
W: roscommonartscentre.ie

Open Call | A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2018

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January

A4’s mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood in Ireland, and by doing so to contribute to the development of a more just society.

The A4 residency programme was established to offer selected artists the time, space, and facilities needed to develop their professional practice in a supportive environment, while furthering the mission of our studio through projects that focus on social and political issues relevant to Dorset Street and surrounding areas (For international applications: North Inner City Dublin).

Two residencies are available each year. We are currently taking applications for our 2018 programme:

Residency 1 : 5th March – 6th June 2018 (3 months), with exhibition dates 7th – 17th June 2018
Residency 2 : 11th June – 12th Sept 2018 (3 months), with exhibition dates 13th-23rd Sept 2018

Exhibitions are encouraged but not a necessary outcome of the residency programme.

There is no fee to take part in our residency programme. Unfortunately A4 are unable to offer an artist stipend or cover travel or accommodation costs for applicants.

Applications will be accepted from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking and Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

For a full brief, application and selection process please visit: a4sounds.org/artist-in-residence