Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Job Vacancy | General Manager of Young at Art , Belfast

Application deadline: Monday 29 January

Young at Art is recruiting for General Manager (full time). The successful candidate will work as part of a core staff team, reporting directly to the Director. S/he will be responsible for the general and operational management and fundraising needs of Young at Art and its companies. S/he will cover policy and procedure oversight, operational delivery of all projects including the annual international festival in March, and a range of engagement activities.

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to bring organisational and leadership skills to a thriving and exciting creative business in a stage of transition and growth. Their work will have a direct effect on the achievement of the company’s vision and strategy.

Application Pack available for download on link below. A Disclosure and Monitoring Form must be returned as well. All applicants must complete both forms provided and return them to recruitment@youngatart.co.uk
No CVs. Hard copy or late applications will not be accepted.


Studio/Office Space Available at D-Light Studios, Dublin 1

D-Light Studios is a creative multi-functional space based in a converted woolen mill located in the heart of Dublin 1, just a two minute walk from the historical Five Lamps.

D-Light Studios have a large private office/studio space available for rent from February 1st 2018.

The space has a large window for natural light, wifi and access to communal reception area, kitchen facilities, toilets and shower room. Becoming a studio member means you will have 24/7 access to your space plus you will be featured on our website and social media whilst also having the opportunity to avail of significantly reduced rates for hire of Studio A and B.

D-Light Studios are looking for applications from any individual or collective creative practitioners or start-ups.

If you would like to become a member of their growing creative community, please email using the subject line ‘Office Hire Enquiry’ and include your full name, phone number, your CV and any relevant images and/or links to your work. info@d-lightstudios.com

Private Studio Rental: €550+vat per month, including all bills. Subject to a three month trial period.

For more info and images of D-Light Studios please visit www.d-lightstudios.com

Open Call | February 2018 Issue, Dek Unu Magazine, Online

Application deadline: 20 January

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.

Open Call | BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market, Gateshead, UK

Deadline for submissions for exhibitors’ stalls: 18 February 2018, 23.59

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is delighted to announce BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists’ Market 2018. This is an open submission event for artists, small press publishers, colleges and universities. The market will explore the relevance and value of print culture as well as giving artists the opportunity to sell their work.

The market will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018, 11.00-18.00, at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Prices for stalls are: Individual artist/imprint/collective: £25 or £12.50 for half/shared table. College/university: £50. Exhibitors’ stalls are 90 x 180cm approx (full-size)

This opportunity is open to all artists.
Due to the high number of applications we regret that we will be unable to contact artists who are not selected for the fair. We appreciate enormously the time and effort we know goes into every application and thank you for your interest in BALTIC.

A written proposal of no longer than 250 words, a CV and images (jpegs) should be submitted online: balticcentreforcontemporaryart.submittable

Open Studio Group at Blackwatch Studio, Co. Kilkenny

Blackwatch Studio runs an ongoing open studio every Monday, available to all artists, experienced, budding or just anyone looking to begin a new journey exploring their creative side. Discover new creative skills, through sharing, with like minded and fellow artists, in a peaceful warm and inviting environment.

During the year the group visit exhibitions together, for inspiration and time to chill out over lunch. The aim going into the New Year is to organise a group exhibition.

The cost is just €30 per month to cover utilities tea/coffee

Blackwatch Studio
Co. Kilkenny
T: 0868370205
E: blackwatchstudiokk@gmail.com
W: blackwatchstudio.ie

Job Vacancy | General Manager of James Joyce Cultural Centre

Application deadline: 15 January, 5pm

The James Joyce Cultural Centre Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the daily operational running of the Centre, its exhibitions and its activities in Dublin and in other locations as required, and for devising and delivering on the Centre’s flagship Bloomsday Festival project.

Person Specification

Knowledge of the works of James Joyce and of the significance of his position in Dublin’s historic literary tradition.

  • Previous experience of working in an administrative/management role and of event and venue management in a public focused environment.
  • Experience of preparing and managing budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • Flexibility in working hours over evenings, weekends and public holidays as required.

Applications, including a CV, outlining how you meet the requirements of this position should be posted to The Secretary, James Joyce Cultural Centre, 35 North Great George’s St, Dublin 1, the envelope to be marked Confidential Job Application. Applications may also be emailed to: applications@jamesjoyce.ie


Open Call | Festival Co-Ordinator at Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition

Application deadline: 24 January, 12pm

The Belfast Photo Festival is a not for profit organisation that presents two of the leading International Festivals of photography in the United Kingdom and the Visual Arts Festivals of Northern Ireland. Launched in 2014, the festivals Youth Edition has attracted over 35 thousand visitors a year, celebrating some of the finest National and International contemporary photography across museums, galleries and public venues. The Festival consists of exhibitions, talks, conferences, workshops, screenings, portfolio reviews and tours.

Reporting to the Festival Director, you will be a key player in the successful delivery of the 2018 Belfast Photo Festival Youth Edition as you assist with exhibitions, events, marketing, social media, communications and volunteer management. You will be willing and able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

Position: Part Time
Renumeration: £4,500


Call for Papers | Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities Conference

Proposal deadline: Friday 2 February, 5pm

This Conference is the First Annual Conference of the Centre for Gender, Feminism and Sexualities (CGFS), University College Dublin which brings together activists, artists and academics, and draws on transdisciplinary perspectives in feminism and gender studies, 23rd-25th May 2018

Emerging feminisms and gender studies have over the last decade and more placed an increased emphasis on an understanding of social relationships, power structures and social change through the intersections of race, class, gender and sexualities. The core question now is how can feminism and gender studies continue to offer critical insights and understandings in the context of the rise of the right, new nationalisms and the growing ethnic, class, gender and religious conflicts, within and between nations-States? And how can gender studies and feminism contribute to current discourses on power (both historical and current), strategies of resistance and formations of solidarity? What kind of space do identity politics and intersectionality occupy in political action? Who gets to frame the language and the scope of debate within feminism, gender and queer studies? How are southern theories and decolonial praxis changing the academy? How does representation in popular culture, media, digital culture, literature and other forms of cultural practice and production promote or challenge forms of gender justice and injustice? What can we learn for the present and future from subjugated histories, including the histories of women’s struggles and histories of conflict and subordination between women? The aim of this conference is to reflect on these and related questions from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, and from the perspective of those active and committed to creating the conditions for change in Ireland and globally.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Harsha Walia, activist, writer, and popular educator and author of Undoing Border Imperialism and Professor Inderpal Grewal, Chair of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and author most recently of Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First Century America (2017). Further plenary speakers and roundtables will be announced over the coming weeks.

Submit your proposals by email to: cgfs@ucd.ie
Please include your name, a short bio (100-150 words) and an abstract describing your presentation. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.

Panel proposals are also welcome. If you are submitting a panel proposal, please send a panel abstract of no more than 250 words plus details of participants and presentations.

For more information visit: facebook.com/events/

Job Vacancy | Marketing and Communications Manager at East Street Arts

Deadline for applications: 5 February, 11am

East Street Arts are looking for an experienced and driven Marketing and Communications Manager to oversee the company’s communications, audience engagement programmes and stakeholder support at a time of rapid growth and change for the organisation. This is an opportunity to make a real impact on a charity that supports the development of artists and arts organisations nationally and internationally.

East Street Arts encourage applications from those with less visibility in the arts. They specifically welcome applicants from women, people with disabilities and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and international backgrounds.

Salary: £28k – £30k
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

For full job description and requirements see: eaststreetarts.org.uk/jobs/marketing-communications

Open Call | Doctoral Scholarship East Street Arts and University of Leeds

Application deadline: 9 March

East Street Arts is currently developing Guild, a four year project (2018–2022) conducted with significant national and international partners, funded through Arts Council England’s National Portfolio.

Guild is focused on developing sustainable artists’ spaces, and examining their value and impact on the national cultural landscape. Guild will support the growth of innovative operating models for artists and art spaces by providing learning programmes that are embedded within localities, and by working directly with decision- and policy-makers.

Working alongside East Street Arts and within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries we welcome proposals for doctoral research that will critically engage with Guild’s themes and aims.

The scholarship will commence in October 2018. It will provide maintenance (around £14,000 p.a.) and cover Home-EU fees for a period of three years. There are extensive, well-established networks which the researcher will be able to access through East Street Arts as well as within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and the Cultural Institute, and across the University of Leeds.

Researching Guild: critical approaches to artists’ spaces, sustainability and regeneration

Supervised by Dr Jonathan Ward and Dr Leila Jancovich (School of Performance and Cultural Industries) with East Street Arts.

Please contact Dr Jonathan Ward, J.Ward1@leeds.ac.uk for further details about the project.

For more information and to apply please visit: eaststreetarts.org.uk/our-opportunities

Decline and Fall | Conor McGrady at NUI Galway

10 January to 30 April

The works in this exhibition examine architecture as an ideological signifier. They include paintings of monuments, shrines, and mausoleums, and drawings of prisons. In both cases, architecture operates as a form of enclosure and effects a sense of hegemonic order, representing individual power in the form of the funerary monument and state power in the form of the prison.

Conor McGrady is an artist and Dean of Academic Affairs at Burren College of Art. He has exhibited internationally, with one-person exhibitions in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Zagreb. Group exhibitions include the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York, The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures (Qalandiya International Biennial), D-0 Ark Underground Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo-Konjic, and IK-00 Spaces of Confinement in Venice. Editor of Radical History Review’s Curated Spaces, his writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ruminations on Violence (Waveland Press, 2007) State of Emergence (Plottner Verlag, 2011), State in Time (Drustvo NSK Informativni Center, Ljubljana, 2012) and The Design of Frontier Spaces (Ashgate, 2015).

Staff Club, Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Job Vacancy | Deputy Director at Delfina Foundation, London

Delfina Foundation are looking to appoint an experienced arts professional to be the Deputy Director at Delfina Foundation.

Delfina Foundation is an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to facilitating artistic exchange and developing creative practice through residencies, partnerships and public programming.

To apply, please read the job description and then download and complete both the application form and the equality and diversity monitoring form from the website. Email the two completed documents in PDF format together with your full CV to opencall@delfinafoundation.com with the subject line: Deputy Director.

Please do not submit any other documents with your application and do not include any important text in the body of the email, as it will not be recorded.

Application deadline: 9 February 2018, 10:00

Provisional first interviews: Monday 19 February 2018
Salary: £40,000 to £42,000 (depending on experience)
Full-time permanent contract with a six-month probationary period.


Kills 99.9% of Bacteria | Group Exhibition at CCA Derry

20 January to 10 March
Opening: Saturday 20 January, 7pm

Kate Cooper, French & Mottershead, Edy Fung, Jasmin Marker, Jennifer Mehigan & Darius Ou, Roee Rosen

CCA is pleased to invite you to the opening of Kills 99.9% of bacteria, a group exhibition exploring encounters with otherness which includes work by Kate Cooper, French & Mottershead, Edy Fung, Jasmin Marker, Jennifer Mehigan & Darius Ou, and Roee Rosen.
The new and existing video, audio and installation works in this exhibition consider ideas of purity, containment, contamination and desire (Roee Rosen); confrontations and meditations on death and abjection (Kate Cooper, French & Mottershead) and speculative interior and exterior self-care (Jennifer Mehigan & Darius Ou).

Kills 99.9% of bacteria includes collaborations with non-human entities that occupy the body and the world around us (Jasmin Marker) and site-responsive interventions that respond to the material and suggestive qualities of boundaries and borders in our immediate vicinity, such as the Derry walls, and elsewhere (Edy Fung).

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery St, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
T: +44 (0) 28 7137 3538
E: info@cca-derry-londonderry.org
W: cca-derry-londonderry.org

Kevin Callaghan | Artist in Resident at The Glasgow Sculpture Studios

16 January to 26 March 2018

Kevin Callaghan has been accepted into the prestigious Glasgow Sculpture Studios for a 10-week residency. GSS supports a vibrant community of professional artists who focus on innovative sculptural techniques and practices, providing studio and production facilities, alongside staff expertise, to foster a vibrant community of artists. In parallel to this, the studio enhances the public’s understanding and awareness of contemporary sculptural practice both nationally and internationally through a range of Public Programmes.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios
2 Dawson Rd, Glasgow G4 9SS, UK
T: +44 141 353 3708
W: glasgowsculpturestudios.org