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Open Call | Workshop Proposals for National Drawing Day 2018 at Butler Gallery

Application deadline: Tuesday 3 April, 5pm

Butler Gallery invites artists to submit workshop proposals for National Drawing Day 2018.

In May 2018, the Butler Gallery and Oscar-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon will collaborate on an interactive, multimedia exhibition to celebrate the Irish release of the highly anticipated new film The Breadwinner. National Drawing Day 2018 at Butler Gallery will respond to this film and the exhibition, as a creative and colourful series of workshops for an age-diverse audience. Many of the workshops will take place outside, in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle Park. There are a small number of spaces for indoor workshops.

Butler Gallery ask artists to respond to the theme of ‘storytelling’ in The Breadwinner, or to create a workshop based on animation, e.g. storyboarding or character development. For further details and guidance please see Workshop materials and volunteer assistants will be provided. Successful applicants will set-up before 12pm and run the workshop on Saturday 19th May between 12pm-4pm. A fee will be paid to successful applicants.

Butler Gallery welcome proposals that encourage participation from a diverse age-range. Please email your proposal to Learning and Public Engagement Curator Hollie Kearns at

Email subject should be ‘National Drawing Day 2018 Proposal’ and include the following:

– Outline of proposed activity
– List of materials required, including quantities and estimate of cost
– Artist CV
– Example of current work (link to website/media attached to email)

For any questions, please contact Hollie on or 0567761106

Job Vacancy | Communications Officer at The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

Application Deadline: Tuesday 3 April, 12 noon

The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for a Communications Officer.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer is responsible for supporting the Public Affairs and Communications Process Team in the delivery of DCCoI’s key communications projects, publications and online platforms. Experience in a marketing/communications department or similar busy working environment is essential. This position is for a contract period of two years working from DCCoI’s headquarters in Kilkenny.

For further information please visit or email:

Open Call | Uillinn Artist in Residence – Learning and Engagement

Application deadline: Friday 6 April, 5pm

This opportunity is for an artist whose practice focuses on collaboration, interacting with communities and engaging people in arts practice.

Your work will be part of a comprehensive ongoing programme, working closely with the staff team to achieve the common objective of engaging the public/s in the programme at Uillinn. It will include a 10 week full-time studio residency for research, making and reflection.

The residency will take place throughout Uillinn, over 7 months with a €7,000 fixed fee, plus a material budget to be confirmed taking place between May and December 2018, including 10 week full time Studio residency from 16 October to 22 December 2018.

Applications for this residency should be made by submitting a 1 page statement outlining how you would approach public engagement at Uillinn, how you would draw in and engage the key audiences, how you would measure success; and your CV / Biography which should include your experience of working with people and links to online documentation of your work.

Please indicate if you have a full, clean driving licence and have access to your own transport. The residency will involve working with young people from time to time. Please indicate your willingness to undergo Garda Vetting.

Interviews for short-listed artists will take place on Thursday 12 April
Mark your application AiR LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT 2018 and submit to

More detailed information can be downloaded from:

Job Vacancy | Education and Community Engagement Coordinator at Limerick Printmakers

Closing date for applications: 30 March 2018

Limerick Printmakers are now inviting applications for the following position: Education and Community Engagement Coordinator (18 hrs per week).

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the following:
• Programming LP’s year round children’s education programme
• Co-ordinating and organising workshops
• Promotion of Education programme
• Working to achieve defined sales targets
• Ensuring adherence to LP’s Child Protection Policy/ organising Garda vetting for all relevant parties
• Admin

Community Engagement
• Co-ordinating and organising all workshops/mobile printmaking events
• Promotion of Community Engagement programme
• Maintaining current partner relationships & developing community engagement opportunities
• Admin

For a detailed job spec, please contact

Masters in Social Practice and the Creative Environment (MA SPACE) 2018-19

Deadline for first round applications: 25 May 2018, 5pm

This unique programme is designed to fulfil student demand from art, design and related fields, nationally and internationally. This is a one-year full-time/two year part-time taught MA programme, multidisciplinary in nature, which focuses on the growing area of social practice. This MA is focused on Social Practice, is delivered through theory and practice,is open to practitioners of art and design and is also open to experienced graduates outside the art and design fields.

Social Practice is located in the overlap of art, society and politics. It has been described as art activism, critical art, socially engaged art, social practice art, activism, political art, participatory, dialogical or collaborative art. MA SPACE invites candidates from Art, Design and other related fields who are interested in creating art that addresses topics such as; Space and Place, Food Politics, Gender Politics, Ecology, Climate Change, environmental politics, Science and Art, Civil Rights, Globalization and Economics, Health, Trans-Global Movement, Labour and Land Politics.

The course offers you a strong theoretical and critical grounding in the area of social practice, equips you with appropriate research skills, educates you in the roles you will play within communities/ situations/spaces, and ultimately, offers you a deep level of authentic experience and situated learning through the delivery and documentation of your self-chosen social practice project.

Contact the School Administrator, Tel:+353 (0)61-293871 or email

Open Call | CGTrader’s Digital Art Competition 2018

Application deadline: 30 September 2018

CGTrader, the world’s largest database of 3D models and CG community has introduced the Digital Art Competition, which welcomes all CG artists (both 2D and 3D).

You can enter with up to three artworks each of the six categories. All submissions will also have the chance to achieve the Public Award.

The CGTrader Digital Art Competition offers artists exposure in our 1.2M+ user community and the opportunity to win prizes valued over $60,000.

There are no hard requirements, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favorite works.

For more details, visit the competition page:

Copperplate Etching with Diarmuid Delargy at Belfast Print Workshop

BPW is delighted to welcome acclaimed printmaker and former member Diarmuid Delargy back to Belfast to deliver this weekend course in Copperplate Etching focusing on sugar lift and aquatint. Designed for those with experience in printmaking, this is a wonderful opportunity for artists to hone their technical skills in this medium with a master printmaker.

Materials included in workshop price: One A4 sheet of copper (or cut equivalent), ink, proofing and printing paper. Additional copper can also be pre-ordered for the class at £10 for an A5 sheet or £20 for A4.

Dates: 14/05/18 – 15/05/18
Times: 10am – 5pm daily
Fee: £155
Location: BPW, Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED
Booking: or call 02890 231 323

Joanna Kidney Artist Talk and Helga Deasy Response to Metamurmuration at Uillinn, Cork

Join artist Joanna Kidney for a Gallery Talk about Metamurmuration. With a site specific response to the exhibition by Uillinn Dance Artist in Residence Helga Deasy.

Metamurmuration is a monumental, site-responsive, spatial drawing composed of approximately 100,000 particles of suspended felt, trailing, pulsing and swarming through space. It awakens the audience’s kinaesthesia, encouraging an exploration of time and space. Pattern unfolds through the repetition of the deconstructed particle, opening out into an infinity of simultaneous micro and macrocosms.

For more information on Joanna Kidney’s exhibition:
For more information on Helga Deasy:</a

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
T: (028) 22090

Studio for Rent at Hendrons Studios, Dublin 7   Recently updated !

Large bright studio for rent at Hendrons Studios in Dublin 7.

The studio suits most fine art practices with great natural light, available form the 1st of April.

Located five minute walk from Parnell Street and Broadstone Luas stop outside.

€200 euros per month

For more information or request viewing contact Aran on 0879060432 or email




Hendrons Studios,
Dominick Street,
Dublin 7

Japanese Bookbinding with Josephine McCormick at Belfast Print Workshop   Recently updated !

Join bookbinder and printmaker, Josephine McCormick on this one day workshop in all things Japanese. Spend an enjoyable day creating four Japanese style books with a variety of stitches and folds using traditional techniques. During the day we will have sushi and Japanese tea provided. The Japanese book style is very flexible, you can experiment with different fold outs of paper which will display your images in an original way. This one day course is perfect for learning a new skill, in a relaxed environment, experimenting with high quality printmaking papers, making original and personal hand- made books to give away as presents or to beautifully display your work or photographs in book form.

Dates: 8 April
Times: 6pm – 9pm each day
Fee: £55 includes all materials
Location: BPW, Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED
Booking: or call 02890 231 323

Activism for Social and Political Change | Panel Discussion at Rua Red

31 March, 3pm to 6pm

The general election of December 1918 saw women in Ireland voting for the first time due to the suffragette movement and activism of women. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and of the election of Ireland’s first female member of parliament – Countess Markiewicz.

To celebrate this, and in keeping with Rua Red’s programme which reflects the organisations interests with place, politics and people we will host an all-female panel featuring some of the foremost female activists in Ireland who have instigated fundamental change through their outspoken campaigns. These four women will explore the role of activism in social and political change through their own personal experiences.

The panel will include activists Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Lian Bell, Cecily Brennan and Grace Dyas.

Tickets: €5 / €2.50
Book Now:

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
T: 01 451 5860

An Introduction to Oil Painting with Nicholas Robinson at BLOCK T, Dublin 8

A practical 6 week course in oil painting from life, introducing the most basic principles of observing nature, using materials and rendering form – all presented in a simple step by step manner.

The course involves working on 4 paintings in a series of weekly exercises of slightly increasing complexity with a final 2 week painting of the nude figure from life. Each exercise involves painting from life to understand light, form, space and simple colour, going from a initial 2D block-in to a final 3D effect. This course is ideal for both beginners and painters who want to do a refresher on the most important basics of painting in oils!

About the Tutor: Nicholas Robinson attended the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, under the tutelage of the Swedish painter Joakim Ericsson – winning 2 awards during his time here. Recently short-listed for the Hennessy Portrait prize, Nick is now exhibiting nationally, and works and teaches out of his studio in Dublin.

Date: Starts Thursday morning, March 29th for 6 weeks
Cost: €225
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8

Job Vacancy | Manager of The Tenement Museum, Dublin

Application deadline: 9 April, 12 noon

Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking applications for the position of Manager, Tenement Museum Dublin.

Dublin City Council is developing a landmark public venue at No.14 Henrietta Street, celebrating the history of Dublin’s urban living and tenement life in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, due to open in 2018.

The Tenement Museum Dublin will be dedicated to the understanding of the history of urban life and housing in Ireland by exploring the lives and the stories of the people who lived at 14 Henrietta Street, with particular focus on those who lived in the building when it was tenement housing.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic cultural leader to spearhead the Museum’s public development and growth through creative and strategic management. The Manager of Tenement Museum Dublin will be charged with safeguarding this major conservation and adaptive reuse project, consolidating a strong audience development ethos at the heart of this incredible building and integrating the museum into the cultural and touristic life of the city.

This is a specified purpose contract full time for 3 years. An appointment will be made in the salary range of €55,800 – €60,322 commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For full job description and requirements see: or

Applications should include a cover letter, a full resume and an outline of why you think you are suitable for this role. You need to describe how your skills, knowledge and experience match the job outline, while also explaining your motivation and goals.

Cours De Dessin Workshop with Nicholas Robinson at the Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry

The Charles Bargue Drawing Course – ‘Cours De Dessin’ is a drawing course originally used in the French art schools of the 1860s and 1870s. It has been recently popularised again by atelier style art schools springing up in Europe and north America. These schools started in response to the demand for training in more rigorous and academic drawing and painting skills than are currently on offer in conventional art schools and Bargue drawing has become a staple in these academies. Originally used by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, this course is once again being used to train artists in drawing and design principles that have truly stood the test of time.

Course participants will work from one lithograph over the 24 hours of the course broken down into simplified steps week-by-week. In copying the lithograph we will learn the fundamentals of drawing; good design, describing form, creating shadow and light, as well as developing pencil drawing technique, and most importantly training the eye to see.

Dates: 8 Mondays; from April 9th
Times: 10am -1pm
Cost: €260
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry

Baroque Master Painting Workshop with Brian Smyth, Cork

In this intensive 3-day workshop led by Brian Smyth – artist and tutor at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy – students will be introduced to the techniques and practices of classical atelier painting, focusing specifically on the reproduction of an oil painting by one of the Baroque masters: Caravaggio, Velázquez and De Ribera.

Students will work from a choice of several high-quality reproductions supplied by the academy. The various stages of a painting, from the drawing stage to the final rendering of the forms, will be discussed and demonstrated in detail. Further topics include: colour, paint quality, edge treatment, the relation of light to form, and much more.

Dates: 13 – 15 April 2018
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm each day
Fee: €300
Location: 46 Grand Parade, Cork
Booking: 087 660 9644 or email

Baroque Master Painting Workshop with Brian Smyth, Dublin 7

In this intensive 3-day workshop led by Brian Smyth – artist and tutor at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy – students will be introduced to the techniques and practices of classical atelier painting, focusing specifically on the reproduction of an oil painting by one of the Baroque masters: Caravaggio, Velázquez and De Ribera.

Students will work from a choice of several high-quality reproductions supplied by the academy. The various stages of a painting, from the drawing stage to the final rendering of the forms, will be discussed and demonstrated in detail. Further topics include: colour, paint quality, edge treatment, the relation of light to form, and much more.

Dates: 06 – 08 April 2018
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm each day
Fee: €300
Location: The Complex, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Booking: 087 660 9644 or email

Week-long Digital Fabrication and Instrument Design Workshops, Donegal

Digital Fabrication is the term used to describe turning digitally produced drawings or models into real objects with computer controlled making machines. The focus of the course will be on elementary design and prototyping skills using musical instrument design as the topic. Participants will be introduced to 2D and 3D computer aided design software, electronic circuits and Arduino for programming interactivity, and will extensively use a 100W laser cutter, CNC router and Formlabs SLA 3D printer. Suitable for beginners / intermediate / advanced.

The workshop will be run by and take place in Ed Devane’s studio, home of SoniPhorm. Some of the work produced over the 6 day course will be selected to be part of an associated exhibition in a local art centre. The studio is situated in the very scenic northwest Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way, and is surrounded by truly stunning scenery. So when not in the studio you can explore the beaches and walkways in this unspoilt part of Ireland.

Places are very limited. Accommodation is included for the first 3 people to sign up. Candidates will be interviewed to ensure suitability. While this is a beginner’s course, good general computer skills would be essential, as would your own laptop.

Dates: 11-16, 18-23, 25-30th June
Times: 10-6 daily
Fee: €450 per week course
Location: Donegal

Open Call for Participation | PROCESSIONS, Sunday 10 June

You are invited to play your part in PROCESSIONS – one of the largest participatory artworks ever created.

PROCESSIONS is an artwork and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the creation of a living sculpture that will celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS marks 100 years since the first women in the UK won the vote. It was a big moment and they need your help to celebrate in a really big way.

On Sunday 10th June 2018, join thousands of women to form four epic PROCESSIONS in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

Women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals of all ages, persuasions, races, cultures, abilities, political affiliations and backgrounds are invited to create four living portraits of women today and walk with banners, pennants and flags they have made to express the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century.

Once you have registered Artichoke will send you regular updates about the project and keep you informed about meeting points and timings.

Join in and register to attend at

Job Vacancies | Workshop Leaders and Assistants at The Crafty Hen, Northern Ireland   Recently updated !

The Crafty Hen are looking for experienced workshop leaders and assistants to join their team and run sessions on an ad-hoc basis for their expanding craft workshop company. Initially they are seeking people who can cover the Belfast and surrounding areas and also seeking people who can cover the Carlingford area. They are recruiting for particular sessions, but also seeking to increase our pool of makers (particularly those skilled in textiles and jewellery) for ad hoc sessions. Reliable transport and being registered self-employed are both essential. The majority of our sessions take place at weekends.

The Crafty Hen sessions require experienced tutors. Basic training will be provided on the exact session content, but you teaching it with your own flair and style. Please note they are not looking for workshop proposals. Materials and equipment will be provided, and session preparation done for you.

Person specification:
* Textile skills – hand sewing, appliqué etc (essential)
* Jewellery skills – Bead and Wire work (highly desirable)
* Workshop leading experience (essential)
* Own Transport (essential)
* Registered self employed (essential)
* Public liability Insurance (essential, or willing to get)
* Ability to run a fun session (essential)

Please take a look at our website to get a flavour of what we do

If you feel you fit the role please apply here:, if you are applying for a leader role, please also forward your CV to with your area application in the subject line.