Daily Archives: January 3, 2018


Open Call | SheFest 2018 Exhibition, Sheffield, UK

Application deadline: 10 January

SheFest, Sheffield’s Fringe Festival for International Women’s Day, is a programme of events celebrating women. Fighting Talk will explore themes of protest, persistence and progress in response to the centenary of the women’s vote.

SheFest, Sheffield’s Fringe Festival for International Women’s Day, is a programme of events celebrating women and girls. The festival, running from 5th-11th March, features a wide range of inclusive and celebratory events which aim to engage women from all over the city. The SheFest exhibition (2nd – 15th March 2018) is one of these many events and will run for the duration of the festival.

2018 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote. This exhibition responds to this centenary with a 21st century perspective. By focusing on contemporary protest the exhibition will draw attention to inequalities that we need to overcome worldwide. SheFest welcome proposals from artists that reference this united backlash against patriarchal society whether this be in small acts of everyday resilience or collectively in public-facing resistance movements.

Although SheFest are celebrating the momentous achievement of our past sisters it is important to recognise that the fight is not over. Women are still facing inequality worldwide, in 2018 the war is not yet won. SheFest ask you, this year, what are we fighting for?

For more information and to apply online: curatorspace.com/opportunities/shefest


Open Call | LIFE AT THE EDGES Exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin

Application deadline: 16 January, 11:45pm GMT

How do organisms survive in the deep sea, in outer space and inside volcanoes? Why do inhospitable settings spark our imagination and our appetite for adventure? What can extreme environments tell us about coping with climate change? How can art and design inspire and influence the pioneers exploring extreme environments? Should we adapt organisms and technologies to thrive under severe conditions?

LIFE AT THE EDGES will examine life in extraordinary environments, and humankind’s passion for exploration, adventure and discovery.

Extreme places can provide a unique setting to expand our understanding of our climate and living systems. From arctic expeditions to deep sea discoveries, this exhibition is about exploring frontiers and limits, and boldly pushing the boundaries of space, humanity, science, technology, biology, and determination.

Keywords: Space, Ocean, Exploration, Biology, Extremophiles, Frontiers, Inhospitable, Adventure, Life, Edges.

Science Gallery Dublin are seeking proposals for up to twenty works for our LIFE AT THE EDGES exhibition. Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of €3000, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts, and we enthusiastically welcome proposals below this limit. We are happy to write letters of support for applicants seeking funding from elsewhere.

Science Gallery, in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, is delighted to announce a special €1000 bursary for French speaking artists working with digital technology and art. The award will support the travel and accommodation of one artist participating in LIFE AT THE EDGES. Applicants should note their interest in this bursary on their application form.

For more information and to apply online visit: opencall.sciencegallery.com/life-edges


Job Vacancy | Arts Programme and Operations Manager at New Lodge Arts, Belfast (Maternity Cover)

Application deadline: 10 January

To manage the development and delivery of arts-based activities for children and young people in the Greater New Lodge and North Belfast area with specific responsibility for the coordination of New Lodge Arts Academy.

New Lodge Arts provides community-based learning and personal development opportunities for economically and socially disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 to 25 years from across North Belfast through their engagement with and participation in a wide range of arts and cultural activities that they would not otherwise have had access to.

Working in close collaboration with young people, youth/community organisations, artists and other arts organisations, New Lodge Arts ensures their programmes are appealing and appropriate to young people. Activities include dance, drama, visual arts, film making, carnival arts and youth leadership, volunteer development programme and event management. We deliver additional programmes on a cross-community basis and promote physical regeneration.

For full job description and requirements see: capartscentre.com/arts-programme


Job Vacancy | Arts Officer at Brain Injury Matters, Belfast

Brain Injury Matters is currently recruiting for an Arts Officer as part of Youth and Adults Services Team.

The Job Specification/Application Form and Information for Candidates can be read here: capartscentre.com/arts-officer

Main Purpose:
Coordinate and develop activities for adults with a brain injury aimed at meeting individual and group needs; delivery of arts workshops.

Service: Youth and Adults Service
Based at: Castlereagh Business Park, Belfast
Contract: Part time 22.5 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Responsible to: Youth and Adults Service Manager


Funding | Belfast City Council – Small Grants

Application deadline: Friday 12 January, 5pm

The following small grants are now open for application through the online funding hub. You’ll also find guidance notes on the funding hub.

  • Community Festivals Fund
  • Arts and Heritage Project Grant
  • Policing and Community Safety Grant
  • Good Relations Grant
  • Summer Intervention Fund
  • Parks Events Grant
  • Community Development Project Grant
  • Community Development Summer Scheme Grant

For more information see: www.belfastcity.gov.uk//grantsandfunding.aspx


Job Vacancy | Project Coordinator with Arts in Motion, Northern Ireland

Application deadline: 12 January

The post holder will work with the Arts in Motion voluntary committee to instigate and manage arts projects in partnership with the Arts Development Service of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Contract duties:

  • Plan and deliver a projects action plan as directed by the Arts in Motion committee
  • Undertake promotion and marketing of AiM by developing and updating the website to showcase activities, project and events
  • Engage in research and development that will result in partnership working
  • Assist in administering budgets for projects and undertake administrative duties related to project delivery, committee meetings and online presence
  • Identify funding opportunities for AiM and assist in securing resources for future projects (including project co-ordinator role)
  • Attend all AiM meetings as required and prepare programme reports and presentations as necessary
  • Comply with and actively promote ABC and AiM’s policy for equal opportunities and child protection.
  • Ensure full compliance with health and safety requirements and legislation.

The daily rate for the coordinator post is £100 per day (7hrs per day) and the contract is for 26 days between January 2018 and July 2018

For full job description and requirements see: capartscentre.com/project-coordinator

Please apply with your CV (max 2 pages) and a covering letter outlining how your skills, interests and experience meet the requirements of this post.

Please email these documents to louise.rice@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk


CE Scheme Placement | Artist in Studio, National Sculpture Factory, Cork

Application deadline: 12 January, 5pm

Cork Arts Support Team regards the support of young and emerging artists as an important part of our role. This position is designed to allow an artist the freedom to concentrate on his/her work over a one year period in their own studio space.

Work Hours:19.5 hours per week.

Tasks:

  • Research and Development
  • Design, implementation and completion of Artwork Projects
  • Curation of Artists work and documentation of same.
  • Secure and Organise Exhibition of completed Artwork.
  • Application for Funding, Commission, and Exhibition Space
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Tax Returns – complete same

The artists would be encouraged to apply for public art commissions and where possible to work towards an exhibition.

This position is only open to people who are eligible for Community Employment Scheme, i.e. over 21 years of age and in receipt of a Dept. of Social Protection payment for 12 months or more.

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

To apply for this position please email your CV to grainnecreed@corkartssupportteam.com

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Open Call For UK + UK Based Artists | Hospitalfield Residencies 2018, Scotland

Application deadline: 22 January for Summer and Autumn Residencies 2018

Artists apply with a proposal describing an urgent project they wish to undertake during the Summer or Autumn Residency at Hospitalfield. These four-week residencies provide an opportunity to develop new ideas or prepare for forthcoming projects within the focused and collegiate setting we can provide.

This year Tessa Giblin who is the Director of Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh and the artist Charlotte Prodger will select the Summer Residents.

The Autumn Residents for 2018 will be selected by Steven Cairns, Curator – Artists’ Film and Moving Image at the ICA in London and the artist Hayley Tompkins.

Selectors consider both the indvidual’s proposal and the dynamic of the overall residency group.

For more information and to apply: hospitalfield.org.uk/visual-art-residencies-2018


Ruth Clinton + Niamh Moriarty | Basic Talks at The Hugh Lane

Friday, 12 January, 1 pm

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty will screen two short films never before seen in Dublin. Above the Intricate Sun and Flicker (made in 2017 and 2016, respectively) each build on a rhythmic refrain to describe a bewildering encounter with our surroundings. A profusion of associations and references endeavour to articulate the noise and interruptions that inevitably come between people, places and objects.

Flicker (2016) 25′ 21″
A short film developed during a residency at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh in 2016 and later screened at the Femmes Underground International Film Festival in San Diego.

Above, the Intricate Sun (2017) 20”
Silent video piece developed as a private commission for Allianz House, Elm Park, Dublin.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art.

E: basicspacedublin@gmail.com
W: basicspace.ie

Gallery 18
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
T: + 353 1 222 5550
E: info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
W: hughlane.ie


Open Call | 188th RHA Annual Exhibition (Submission Fee)

Closing date for applications: 25 March
Hand in of work taking place on 6 and 7 April 2018.

Applications are now open for Ireland’s oldest and largest open submission exhibition, the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual attracts a large public and critical audience. With sales in excess of €480,000 in 2017, the Annual is also a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers.

RHA will take 35% commission on work sold during the 2018 exhibition. Last year they took 40% in order to raise funds for their bank repayment due in June 2018 which is €350,000, they raised €100,000. To this they can add funds raised from other sources of €150,000, however RHA still need to secure the final €100,000. So for this year in the 188th Annual RHA are seeking 35% commission from all of the participating artists in the exhibition including RHA members and invited artists to raise the final tranche.

Please Note: You can submit up to three pieces and each piece costs €15 to submit.

For FAQ’s and Terms and Conditions and to download application forms, please click here: rhagallery.ie/visit/annual-exhibition/


Ceramics Landscapes with Amy Mackle at Mourne Creative

This workshop will begin by us making the most of our location in the heart of the Mournes and taking inspiration from the beautiful landscape that surrounds us! We will begin the day making sketches or photographing what we might like to draw onto clay.

Each participant will then have the opportunity to make their own porcelain slabs to use as our ‘canvases’ for our ceramic landscapes. Amy will take along a selection of the tools and coloured porcelain slips and underglazes which she uses in her own work and demo a range of techniques for mark making, drawing and painting with the slips and tools. Participants can then create their own piece of ceramic wall art using their drawings from earlier and the techniques they have been shown! Amy will be on hand to offer advice and assistance throughout the day and particpants will have lots of opportunity to experiment! At the end of the workshop Amy will then take the landscapes and fire and glaze them for participants and return their pieces framed and ready to hang.

Dates: 24th February 2018
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: £65
Location: Mourne Creative, Tory Bush Cottages 79 Tullyree Rd, Kilcoo, Co. Down BT34 5LD
Booking: mournecreative.com


Introduction to Encaustic Painting Workshop with Isabelle Gaborit, Co. Clare

Join me for a day introductory workshop, learning the ancient art of encaustic Painting in my studio located on the beautifully scenic shore of Lough Derg, close by Williamstown Harbour, an ideal backdrop for creating atmospheric artworks in a relax and inspiring environment.

During the day long workshop, you will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of Encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments.

Isabelle will introduce you to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colors and its versatility with building up layers. You will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relax atmosphere and create beautiful artworks to bring home.
Using an experimental approach to explore technique and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques. You will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.

Dates: 27th January 2018
Times: 10 to 4pm
Fee: €120
Location: Whitegate, County Clare
Booking: isabellegaborit@gmail.com or call Isabelle at : 0872793819
Website: isabellegaborit.com/


Crawford Art Gallery Welcomes Mary McCarthy as New Gallery Director

The Chairman Rose McHugh and the board of Crawford Art Gallery, have extended a warm welcome to Mary McCarthy, who takes up the position of director in February 2018.

Mary has most recently been director of the National Sculpture Gallery and also chairperson of Culture Ireland’s expert advisory committee. Previously Mary served as deputy director of Cork 2005 when the city was European Capital of Culture and as cultural manager of Dublin Docklands Development Authority.

West Cork native Mary McCarthy replaces Peter Murray, the long-term holder of the position who had retired in 2017.

crawfordartgallery.ie/index.html


Funding | Wicklow County Council Arts Acts Grants 2018

The closing date for all applications: Monday 19 February, 12 noon

Wicklow County Arts Office and Wicklow County Council announces the closing date and criteria for its three funding streams in 2018:
• Artist Support Awards Scheme 2018
• Arts Groups / Organisations Awards Scheme 2018
• Arts Festival Awards Scheme 2018

The Arts Grants are offered each year to develop and deliver festivals and arts programmes of high quality and impact. These will enhance and complement the strategic development of the arts in the County. This call is open to artists, arts festival and to arts groups and organisations across all arts disciplines. Proposals should add significant value to arts practice, experience and/or participation in the arts in County Wicklow and support the Council’s strategic goals for the arts.

It is our intention through the extension of these schemes that a diverse range of creative projects will be cultivated for the county, which will nurture artists practice, create connectivity, generate new perspectives and voices within the cultural life of the county and support a myriad of high calibre arts events.

Decisions will be made by Wicklow County Arts Office during March 2018 and applicants will be notified of the Arts Office.

You can download the information from our website www.wicklow.ie/arts-act-funding.

Any further queries can be directed to wao@wicklowcoco.ie, please use the award name in the subject line. Or call the Programme Coordinators Annette Moloney 086 842 9928 for Artist Support Awards and Liz Kelly 086 3522227 for Arts Festivals and Arts Groups / Organisations Awards.


An Introduction to Figure Painting with Nicholas Robinson at Block T

Painting the figure has always been a staple exercise in learning the craft of oil painting. This week long daytime course is ideal for those looking to start their exploration into the art of Figure Painting, or even for the more experienced artist who wants to improve their fundamentals.

Nick Robinson (Florence Academy prize winner 2012 + 2013, Art Renewal Center finalist 2016) will instruct in the visual method: translating what we observe from life into oil painting on the canvas. The first class will explore the materials involved, some theory and preparation for the model. The rest of the course will be comprised of working from the nude in one 18 hour painting.
Canvasses and most materials will be provided (with the exception of paints). A materials list will be sent to each participant.

Dates: 6 mornings, Starts Thursday morning, January 18th
Times: 10:00 – 13:00
Fee: €250
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8
Booking: eventbrite.ie/e/introduction-to-figure-painting


Studio Available to Rent at Platform, Belfast

Deadline for Applications: Friday 13 January, 6pm

This is a great opportunity for an artist looking to rent a well-maintained studio in a central Belfast location. The studios are roomy, naturally lit spaces suiting a variety of uses. Studio members have 24 hour access to the building; WIFI, electricity and access to toilet facilities are included within the rental price.

Studio 1: £140 deposit and £140 per month

To Apply:
Expressions of interest should be sent to platformbelfast@gmail.com, titled “Expressions of Interest Studio” and should include:

  • Current CV
  • Short Artist Statement including any relevant websites or video links
  • Up to six images of recent work in jpeg format no bigger than 1000px at 72dpi

Please Note: Platform does not maintain a waiting list for studio membership, all studios are advertised publicly when they become available.

About Platform:
Platform is an artist-led studio and gallery group in Belfast’s city centre. Our role is to actively promote creation, presentation and access to contemporary art practice through our Exhibition, Education and Studio Programmes.

Platform provides affordable studio space to artists committed to contemporary art practice and the production of high quality artworks of all media. As an artist-led initiative Platform requires a pro-active input from its studio members.


Child Protection Awareness Training for Artists, Galway

The National Youth Council of Ireland in partnership with Galway County Council and Galway City Council.

This session is aimed at Artists who work with Children and Young People, in particular artists working in the Artist in the Schools Programme in Galway City & County but also artists who work in situations such as workshops in Libraries and community settings, public art projects that involve engagement with Children and Young People and freelance artists who work independently with Children and Young People.

It’s free to artists in Galway County and City. Places will be prioritised for artists in these Local Authority areas. Max number of participants is 20.

The Child Protection Awareness Programme is the basic awareness course developed for staff and volunteers working with young people, and is the recognised training programme for the youth work sector.

To register, email: bcunningham@galwaycoco.ie or telephone 091 509584
Date: 19 January 2018
Times: 10.00 am – 2.30 pm
Fee: Free
Location: Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road (Headford Road), Galway
Website: galway.ie


Who owns the City? Urban planning, citizen participation and forms of protest at PS² Belfast

4 to 20 January

‘BELFAST: CHANGE FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY’ is the slogan on the website of the developers Castlebrook. But what are the plans exactly? How were they agreed upon and by whom? And was that it? -those few hours of public consultation on the top floor of the MAC, known only by the most informed? And do developers take any notice of those objections anyway?

With the existing plans of the Cathedral Quarter (CQ) and specifically North Street as the starting point,Who owns the City? will escape getting lost in plans, and try instead to find ways to achieve a better, democratic urban planning system. PS² declares that it has a more than everyday interest in the redevelopment since, as a consequence, it will have to move out of CQ by April 2018.

Who owns the city? is an attempt to understand and seek ways of participation in urban planning and includes 4 sections:

1] the most recent large scale plans of the Royal Exchange development- inviting visitors to contribute their views to the increasing debate that in recent days saw critical comments both by Bishop of Connor Rt Rev Alan Abernethy (see) and the Belfast Building Trust (see) in the Belfast Telegraph, echoing concerns of the SAVE CQ campaign.
2] other urban developments and campaigns across the city
3] outline the existing planning process in Northern Ireland and invites comments for a change towards more democratic citizen participation
4] the tools, tactics and strategies of legal protest

Talks, presentations, discussions:
Friday, 12 January and, 3 to 6pm
Friday 19 January, 3 to 6pm
These sessions are free and everyone is welcome.

PS²
11 North St, Belfast BT1 1NA
T: +44 28 9023 5912
E: pssquared@btconnect.com
W: pssquared.org


Public Discussion | Who owns the City? Urban planning, citizen participation and forms of protest at PS² Belfast

Friday, 12 January and, 3 to 6pm
Friday 19 January, 3 to 6pm

‘BELFAST: CHANGE FOR THE GOOD OF THE CITY’ is the slogan on the website of the developers Castlebrook. But what are the plans exactly? How were they agreed upon and by whom? And was that it? -those few hours of public consultation on the top floor of the MAC, known only by the most informed? And do developers take any notice of those objections anyway?

With the existing plans of the Cathedral Quarter (CQ) and specifically North Street as the starting point,Who owns the City? will escape getting lost in plans, and try instead to find ways to achieve a better, democratic urban planning system. PS² declares that it has a more than everyday interest in the redevelopment since, as a consequence, it will have to move out of CQ by April 2018.

Who owns the city? is an attempt to understand and seek ways of participation in urban planning and includes 4 sections:

1] the most recent large scale plans of the Royal Exchange development- inviting visitors to contribute their views to the increasing debate that in recent days saw critical comments both by Bishop of Connor Rt Rev Alan Abernethy (see) and the Belfast Building Trust (see) in the Belfast Telegraph, echoing concerns of the SAVE CQ campaign.
2] other urban developments and campaigns across the city
3] outline the existing planning process in Northern Ireland and invites comments for a change towards more democratic citizen participation
4] the tools, tactics and strategies of legal protest

These talks, presentations, discussions are free and everyone is welcome.

PS²
11 North St, Belfast BT1 1NA
T: +44 28 9023 5912
E: pssquared@btconnect.com
W: pssquared.org


Open Call | Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018 (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline: 25 June

Screening the best in International contemporary short film and programming for other festivals across the UK and Internationally, the ESFF is now open for submission for short film-makers.

ESFF are offering cash prizes for Best Film, Best Animation and Best Scottish Film.

This year, ESFF are also excited to be curating film programmes from submissions for our 2018 partners:

DC Shorts – The US East Coast’s largest short film event,
Mecal – the Barcelona International Short Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Fastnet Film Festival
Firenze FilmCorti
Hidden Door
and many others.

Max Length 25 minutes, international films welcomed, all genres eligible.

Please note, there is an early bird submission fee of £13

Enter Your Film Here: edinburghshortfilmfestival.com/call-for-entries/