Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Cork Printmakers’ Events for Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

5 April 2017
Cork Printmakers , Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork

You are welcome to Cork Printmakers on Wednesday 5 April for an afternoon of free printmaking activities, as part of Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the art of printmaking and discover how fine art prints are created.
11am – 1pm: Screen-printing Workshop, you will be guided through this popular technique by professional artists. You can create a two-colour Easter card, which you can take home with you! No previous experience is necessary.
11am – 1pm: There will be ongoing Tours of the Print Workshop: learn about the range of print techniques and equipment artists use to create their work.
All that glitters, an exhibition of new woodcut prints by one of our artist members – Jackie Raftery, will be on display in our Print Showroom.

Entry is free and it is not necessary to book a place, just drop in. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.
Cork Printmakers at (021) 4322422, E:

Studio and Desk Spaces Available at Cross Studios, Dublin 3

Cross Studios on Ossory Road have space available.

  • Private Desk Cubicle €90 p/m
  • Studio Cubicle €150 p/m
  • Hot Desk Access €50 p/m
    (Price for Larger Spaces can be negotiated if need be)

All include

-24/7 access
-Bookable Client Meeting Area
-Preferential Access to Large Space for Work Showcases/Large Builds/Talks etc

Contact Tom at anytime on 083 840 8824

Open Call | Residency/Commission at madeinroath, Wales

Deadline for applications: Friday 31 March, 5pm

madeinroath are looking for expressions of interest from artists with an interest in growing, eating, ecology, sustainability, public and social spaces and community engagement within contemporary practice. We have secured funding to look at developing the cultural and community offer of public, community garden spaces within Roath, and have identified two gardens to work with – Mackintosh Community Garden and Plasnewydd Community Garden (Shelley Gardens) – as well as space and time to develop and research within g39 gallery’s Unit(e) programme.

The appointed artist will spend a period of time researching and working with community garden users to develop the project reflecting the community needs and interests. There will be a series of skill share workshops (run alongside a madeinroath artist/workshop leader) which may feed into this research. The potential outcomes of the project are wide ranging and are not predetermined – they could include performance, the development of physical structures, open discussions, joint meals, seed exchanges etc. We are asking for new work or new developments on previous projects.

As part of the commission the artist will be expected to work with g39 to deliver three workshops and one seminar within their Unit(e) programme. The content and format of these workshops is open to development through the project research. You will also need have a physically present and open working relationship with both community gardens and their users.

There is £3000 fee available to the artist, as well as a budget for materials. Support in development of ideas will be offered by the WARP programme at g39, as well as 24 hour access to a studio space and to the Unit(e) programme of peer learning and professional crits. We expect the fee to cover around 1 – 1.5 days per week over the 6 months, however this will be flexible to the needs of the project and the appointed artist.

For more information see:

Vacancy | Galway 2020 Seeking Board Members

Deadline for applications: Thursday 13 April, 4pm

Since securing the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) in July 2016, the Galway 2020 team has been working hard to build the organisation and structures required to deliver this landmark project for the city and county. As outlined in the Galway 2020 Bid Book, a Company Limited by Guarantee (Galway Cultural Development and Activity CLG) has been incorporated with its clearly defined function being the delivery of the ECOC in Galway in 2020, as well as ensuring that a strong legacy follows from the designation. The Company has registered the trading name ‘Galway 2020’.

The company’s intention is to provide a governance and management structure that is an exemplar of best practice in corporate governance, not for profit, truly representative of wide interests, transparent, independent, effective, and accountable at every level.

Dublin Dance Festival 2017 Seeking Volunteers   Recently updated !

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 April, 5pm

The 13th edition of the Dublin Dance Festival takes place from 18th to 28th of May. Volunteering with the festival gives those who are either avid dance enthusiasts or novices circus performers or performance artists, music lovers or music creators, committed students or retired ballroom dancers- one of the best ways to experience first hand what it takes to run an event of this scale and also a chance to meet fellow artists and volunteer peers alike. DDF2017 volunteers are from all walks of life and backgrounds, from those to whom dance is just a hobby to those who want to make a career out of it either as dancers or in events management.

For more information and to download the application form visit:

Open Call | IMPRESSIONS Printmaking Show 2017, Galway (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 12 May

In 2017 IMPRESSIONS will return to its more usual remit of exhibiting original prints. This will take place during the Galway International Arts Festival in July. It will be hosted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media.

Artists are invited to submit up to three works online to be considered by our invited curator Jason Hicklin.

A non-refundable handling fee of €12 per print must be paid on submission.

The IMPRESSIONS committee welcomes new approaches and all forms of printmaking from the traditional to the innovative. We only ask that the medium of print be the originating process and crucial to the finished outcome. Please feel free to contact us if you are submitting something unusual so we can give ample consideration to how and if it can be displayed within the restrictions of this exhibition. However, we are not interested in exhibiting printed reproductions of work already made in another medium e.g. a photographic reproduction of a painting, even if it is signed and numbered in limited edition. We would ask people not to submit work of this kind.

Call Out for New Members | Sample-Studios, Cork

Sample-Studios: Call Out for New Members

Sample-Studios is a not-for-profit centre for contemporary arts in Cork City. We provide affordable workspaces for professional artists, along with a public programme of activities through our in-house performing arts residencies, events and visual arts programme, TACTIC. We currently have a number of workspaces and membership options available at our new venue in Churchfield, Cork. We are supported through the Arts Council Visual Artists Workspace Scheme and the Cork City Council Arts Grants Scheme.

Contracts for membership are flexible, with short-term and long-term options available.
All members are profiled on our website, and have the opportunity to submit work to the TACTIC annual members exhibition along with other in-house curated events.

For a full list of memberships please visit:



Funding | Arts and Disability Connect Scheme 2017   Recently updated !

Deadline: Thursday 4 May 2017 at 4pm

Specifically targeted at individual artists with disabilities Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Mentoring and Training awards. The scheme offers artists the opportunity to: connect with other practitioners or venues; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; reach new audiences and to engage in mentoring and training.

Application forms and guidelines for Arts and Disability Connect 2017 will be available to download from on Thursday 16 March.

Information Clinics
Arts & Disability Ireland will host information clinics in Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, Limerick and Leitrim.

  • Galway: 27th March | 3pm | Town Hall Theatre
  • Cork: 3rd April | 3pm | St Peter’s
  • Kilkenny: 6th April | 3pm | Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
  • Dublin: 7th April | 2pm | The Ark
  • Limerick: 10th April | 2pm | Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • Leitrim: 12th April | 2pm | The Dock

To attend please RSVP to . All of the venues are accessible for wheelchair users. Irish Sign Language interpretation and speech to text will be provided at the Dublin information clinic on the 7th April at The Ark. Please contact ADI if you have any additional access requirements.

For general queries about the awards please contact: 01 8509002

Arts and Disability Connect is Funded by the Arts Council and managed by Arts & Disability Ireland.

Per Cent For Art Commission | Castlebar Pool, Co. Mayo   Recently updated !

Submission deadline: Monday 8 May, 4pm

Mayo County Council invites submissions for a public art project at the new Castlebar Pool site, County Mayo. The funding for this project has been provided by the Percent for Art Scheme through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Mayo County Council.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist to create new work at an impressive, innovative development in the county town, close to Lough Lannagh. Two adjoining buildings will be home to the pool, a 25m swimming pool plus a children’s pool, and a National Outdoor Pursuits Academy. As the development is still under construction, due to complete at the end of 2017, there is scope to include any permanent work/s as the building is being completed and avail of the potential to get help and support from the construction workers and architect who will be on site during installation.

Job Vacancy | Festival Co-Ordinator Belfast Photo Festival 2017

Closing Date: 5 April 2017, 9am

Belfast Photo Festival is seeking a Festival Co-Ordinator, who is to be a key player in the successful delivery of the 2017 edition. The role involves assisting with exhibitions, events, marketing, social media, communications and volunteer management.
Remuneration: £3,600
Freelance Contract Fixed term for 10 weeks working full time hours.
Location Belfast Photo Festival Office and throughout Belfast City Centre.

For more information please visit:

Life Drawing Classes with Eimhin Mc Namara at A4 Sounds

Mondays, 10 April to 22 May, 7pm to 9pm
Fee: 50 EUR

This 6 week course aims to rid your arms of cobwebs and flex up some serious observational muscle!
The first half of each class will involve a lot of short poses, working on speed and energy in your drawing, incorporating resistance exercises to improve observation and drawing ability, such as gesture, blind, bamboo-stick and wrong-handed drawing. In the second half of each class you will have free reign to apply what you have learned over 2-3 longer poses. We will be using a number of different media, such as charcoal, pastels and ink.

Materials provided include:
– charcoal
– white and coloured pastels
– A2 paper
– A2 boards

Please feel free to bring along your own additional materials.

For more information and booking please visit:

Members of our studio have access to all our training courses at a massively reduced price, sometimes even free. If you would like to become a member or would like some more information please visit our website.

A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade
off Upper Dorset Street
Dublin 1

How To Use Your Eyes with Timothy Emlyn Jones at Burren College of Art

Monday to Friday, 15 to 19 May
Price: €385.00

Visual art is always about the act of looking, and no matter what you are looking at what you come to see in art reveals something of yourself. This short course is about the act of observation and self-recognition, explored through the act of drawing.

This intensive workshop will help you to explore the acts of looking and seeing by means of drawing on location in the Burren and in the college studios. Rather than setting out to make pictures of what we see, we will explore different ways of looking – the gaze; the glance; the glimpse; and other ways of looking and seeing. We will also experiment with mark making ranging from wild scribble to measured marks to performative gesture. Our subject matter will include the land and its weather; the human figure at rest and in motion; interior spaces; found objects; the fall of light; and the fall of eyesight. There will also be an brief introduction to some of the theory of looking and cognitive difference. However, the core of this workshop will constantly be the nature of observing and drawing, and the discoveries to which they may lead.

You don’t need lots of art experience if you are open to adventure, experiment and play, and are not looking for a formal course of instruction in drawing skills, which you will find elsewhere. This workshop is suited to anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of observational drawing, artistic experiment, and the intelligence of play in the company of like-minded others.

For more information and to book see:
Or contact Julia Long at or tel 065 7077200

Welding Workshop with Michael O’Hara at Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April, 10am to 5pm
Participants: 6
Cost: €190

The module was designed to introduce the student to Metal Crafts, which they can apply to their own requirements. Introduction to cutting and grinding techniques and uses of hacksaw; files; drills; hammers; grinders; chop-saw; sanders. Demonstrated competence in MMA/Arc welding including different weld joints – butt weld, lap weld and T-fillet. Students also attempt similar joints through the TIG welding process. They are shown how to measure and cut steel accurately. Focused upon working through projects set and realizing ideas from concept, design and articulation. Students come with: sturdy boots. Beginners to intermediate.

Michael O’Hara is an artist and lecturer in sculpture at Dublin Institute of Technology. O’Hara has shown extensively within Ireland and is a well-known expert in metal fabrication techniques.

To book call 0719855098

Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Manorhamilton, North County Leitrim

Reverse Painting on Glass Workshop with Roxana Manouchehri at The Complex

8 May
11am to 5pm
Fee: €50 including materials.

This special technique is originally from Italy and was very popular in Persia, dating all the way back to the 18th century. Reverse painting on glass was first based around religious paintings and is still practiced amongst artists today.

To book, contact: linda@thecomplex

The Complex
15 Little Green St,
Dublin 7

T: (01) 544 6922

Inclusive Arts for the Classroom | Workshop for Educators at The Complex

19 April, 4.30pm to 7pm
Fee: €20

Inclusive Arts for the Classroom with Sian Ní Mhuirí will be hosting a workshop for teachers and community leaders that will explore how drama and story-telling can be used to promote tolerance and inclusivity for children and young people in schools and community groups.

Using fun, creative exercises suitable for English, Art and Drama classes, the workshop aims to introduce participants to teaching tools that unpick and challenge stereotyping and social norms.

To book contact: linda@thecomplex

The Complex
15 Little Green St,
Dublin 7
T: (01) 544 6922

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Black Gate Cultural Centre, Galway

1 April 2017
Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis St. Galway

Black Gate Culture Centre are delighted to host this new workshop on Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Eithna Joyce. A fresh and contemporary approach to the age old skill of beautiful writing, this revived and reimagined style of calligraphy is already proving popular with typelovers and wedding parties across the US and UK. Artist and long time Calligrapher Eithna Joyce was the first to offer Modern Calligraphy Workshops in Ireland. You will be introduced to the joys of writing with dip nib and ink by learning the basic techniques, letter forms and how to compose words and phrases.
The workshop fee includes a starter kit of all you need for the class and to continue practicing at home.

Email to book |

Basic Space Seeking New Co-Director

Application deadline: Friday 21 April

Basic Space is a contemporary art organisation, operating from a gallery/studio space in Temple Bar, Dublin, with a programme of residencies, exhibitions, and educational events in collaboration with institutions throughout Ireland and the UK.

Basic Space seeks to appoint a Co-Director responsible for the management, development and administration of the organisation with an emphasis on visual art and educational programming. The successful candidate will have a particular responsibility to maintain and develop collaborations with institutions and practitioners nationally and internationally. Basic Space looks to expand its operations and continue to provide space and opportunities for artists and contemporary art practitioners more broadly. The ideal candidate should have the vision and ambition to craft and implement a successful policy and programme as a part of a team.

This is an unsalaried position, requiring a minimum commitment of 15hrs a week. The Co-Director will be paid a fee per project in addition to work-related expenses.

To apply please provide a CV and a brief proposal of your vision for Basic Space focusing on residency, visual art and education programming and development. The candidate should have a background as an artist, curator or art writer/researcher/critic but all applicants will be considered on their individual merit.

Please send your application to with the Ref: Co-Director App 2017

Studio Space Available in Dundalk

Bridge Street Studios is a community of artists and craft people who share a large 250 year old Grainstore in Dundalk town centre.  The Studios where founded in 1996 when a group of ceramic artists needed a space to share a kiln – that 16cu’ electric kiln “Bertha” still stands on the 4th floor where she was hoisted at the birth of Bridge Street Studios.

The fantastic features of our studio setup include 24 hour access, broadband wifi, a classroom space and a gallery showroom area The Gateway Gallery. The studio membership also gives you access to using the studio equipment, 2 electric kilns, slab roller, photography equipment, computer and colour printer. In our (nearly!) 20 year history we have developed a loyal audience in Dundalk and we contact them by social media, email and post about regular group exhibitions and events.

Rent €135 per month
Bills approximately €30 per month
See for information on applying

Open Call for Photographers | Portfolio Meetings with Source Magazine

Saturday 13 May Nerve Centre (in Collaboration with Remote Photo Festival). Submission deadline: 6 May
Saturday 3 June Source Office Belfast in collaboration with Belfast Photo Festival 2017. Submission deadline: 19 May

As part of research for future issues Source Magazine is holding two meetings with photographers to find out about new photographic projects. The meetings are an opportunity to directly introduce a new piece of work to one of the editors. This is one way Source finds new work for publication in the ‘portfolio pages’ section of Source Magazine. (Open to photographers from or making work in the UK or Ireland).
If interested in attending, email a pdf with up to 10 images (PDF Files no more than 30 Mg) and contained within it up to three paragraphs of text that give a background to your new work along with your name, contact phone number and web address. Submitted work will then be shortlisted (see submission deadlines below) and subsequently Source will arrange up to eight, half hour, meetings on the day. Please see submission deadlines outlined below.

For more details of the process see