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Studio with Accommodation for Rent Close to Dublin City

Available to professional artists only. First-floor open-plan studio (approx. 250 sq. m.) with wooden floors, natural light and heating in a beautifully-restored stone building; large kitchen/living room with bathroom/shower unit on ground floor. Separate living accommodation in historical and atmospheric period house c. 10km from Dublin City: double bedrooms, kitchen, living room, etc.

  • Forge on grounds for sculptural work.
  • Four double bedrooms available.
  • Suitable for individual professional artists/couples.
  • Rental periods 3 – 12 months.
  • Wi-Fi available.

Own transport preferable due to a very infrequent bus service but regular public transport routes are within (good) walking distance.

To forward CV and images/links or request further details please email Rita at:

Information Session on Creative Europe Cooperation Projects Applications

Thursday 23 November

Are you developing an application for the Cooperation Projects deadline in January 2018? The Creative Europe Desk Ireland (CED) – Culture Office is hosting a free application workshop in Dublin for organisations that are developing proposals for the Cooperation Projects deadline which has been moved to 18 January 2018 at 11am Irish time.

· Get some insights into what you need to demonstrate in your proposal for a successful application
· Learn about the red flag items that can trip applicants up!
· Talk through the application form and walk through completing the budget spreadsheet
· Hear tips from previously successful applicants

Email to reserve a place.

CED will also have a general introduction to Cooperation Projects funding to begin the session. So if you are not planning an application for this year’s deadline but would like to learn more then come for coffee and the introductory session.

Can’t attend the workshop on the 23 November? Phone CED for information and advice or email your questions to CED here to help, right up to the time that you press that submit button, so do keep in touch.

Funding | Galway County Council Artist in Schools Scheme 2018

Application deadline: 30 November, 4pm

The Artist in Schools Scheme is about to commence its 2018 programme. This scheme is run by Galway County Council’s Arts Office and is open to all primary schools in Galway County Council’s administrative area. Its aim is to offer children the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a once-off project in visual arts, dance, literature, drama, music, photography, film, etc.

While it is not possible to offer this scheme to every school that applies, the programme seeks to encourage, in so far as possible, an art-form and geographic spread and also to award the scheme to previously unsuccessful applicants.

Please note that successful applicants in 2017 are automatically ineligible for this round of funding.

Application Form and Guidelines here:

Completed applications must be returned to:

Artist in Schools Scheme 2018
Arts Office
Galway County Council
County Hall
Prospect Hill

For further information, contact Sharon or Breeda in the Arts Office, Galway County Council on 091 509177/509584 or email

Open Call | Public Art Commissions Sacred Heart Hospital

Deadline for Stage 1 submissions: Friday 5 January 2018.

The HSE and the management of the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar Co Mayo wish to invite proposals for site specific art work, these pieces of art will be positioned in the newly constructed 74 bedded hospital which is currently under construction with a view for completion by the end of 2017. The funding for this project has been kindly funded by the Per cent for Art Scheme.

Value €55,000 split into 3 projects
The budget covers design, materials and fabrication costs, and installation costs and all other associated costs including V.A.T

View Artists Brief here:

No specific theme, or outcome, is prescribed for this commission, however the preferences are that it impacts positively on the quality of the residents lives incorporating the spirit and ethos of today’s care delivery with an acknowledgement of the hospitals rich and varied history. All art forms will be considered.

The art work is required by Autumn 2018.

This is a two stage open competition. Artists will be selected on the basis of their submission.

Stage 1 submissions must contain:
1. CV and relevant examples of previous work
2. Costings of the project
3. Concept of the art work
4. Supply minimum of 2 A4 drawings or alternative expression to communicate
the concept of the art work

Stage 2 shortlisted artists will be invited to develop proposals in more detail and an honorarium of €500 will be paid to each shortlisted artist.

Selection panel
The panel will consist of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Estates Project Manager, a Resident and two external artists with public art commissioning experience.

Site visits will be facilitated on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 10am. by appointment only.

Please contact Claire McGinley on 094 9051701 or via email to confirm attendance at the site visit, or for any further queries.

Life Drawing Session, Co. Wexford

The next South Wexford Life Drawing session will be on Saturday 18th November, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Kilrane Community Centre, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford – directly opposite Kilrane National School.

€12 for the session.

Bring your own drawing materials.

Contact Pauline for more information:

Kilrane Community Centre
Ballygillane Little,
Rosslare Harbour,
Co. Wexford

Sustainable Practice for Photographers with Marc Prüst at The Library Project   Recently updated !

A special seminar ideal for professional photographers looking to move beyond their current clients, practitioners looking to move into professional photography, either as a part time or as a full time occupation.

The seminar takes place over 2 days: one afternoon and the following morning. During the first meeting the theory of the business and marketing plans are explained. The second meeting is used to put the learnings into practice and make an effective start with writing of both, the business plan and the marketing plan.

Dates and Times: 24-25th February 2018, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Fee: €250
Location: The Library Project, Dublin 2

Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award 2018 – Call for Applications – VAI Members Only   Recently updated !

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The Visual Artists Ireland Residency Award is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland. The award provides a one week fully paid residency/retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The residency will be self-catering, and will provide accommodation and a studio facility. Further details about the Centre can be found on their website

The award is only available to individual artists. It is not suitable for group applications.

Only online applications will be accepted. The deadline is 5:30pm, Friday 15th December 2017. No applications will be accepted after that date. To ensure that the system is fair for all, there can be no exceptions to this. For that reason we recommend that you do not leave it until the last minute to make your application.

The winner will be announced in the second half of January 2018.

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Christmas Arts + Crafts Market Tables at Loughrea School of Art, Galway

Loughrea School of Art will host our second annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Market on Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December in the magnificent old Georgian Building on Main Street, in the heart of Loughrea, that is home to our studios and art shop. Loughrea School of Art will promote the event through our social media, our website and other local and county advertising. Times: 11am to 6pm on both days.

We’re limited to 13 tables over two floors and so table space is at a premium.
A 6×2” table in our first floor studio – €60 for the two days.
A 6×2” table in our second floor studios – €50 for the two days.

If you are interested in booking a table then please note that bookings are only accepted after an Expression of Interest Form has been received and approved by Loughrea School of Art. The submission of an Expression of Interest form indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the Terms and Conditions.

Screening Event | SIDINGS at the Station, Mohill, Leitrim

19 November 2017

Djeribi organizes the active occupation of a long disused station which saw the last train pass through on 31 March 1959, turning it into a community space for a day of shared food, films and conversations.
The station-masters office becomes a cinema where documentaries are shown to spark discussions. The entrance/waiting room becomes a place to share tea, coffee, soup, bread, sweet things. The first-class waiting room has regained its lost door and is now boasting a constructed compost toilet that uses woodshavings from the local sawmill.

Sidings, borrowing its name from the off-shoot tracks for inspection and repairs of machinery, is an invitation to reflect on the march of progress and the things that challenge the idea of community, if community is what humans do to survive together.


Job Vacancy | Assistant Manager (Programmes) at National Gallery Singapore

Application deadline: 4 December

National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue.

In this full-time role, working under the direction of the Assistant Director (Programmes), the candidate will be responsible for developing programmes that enable the National Gallery Singapore’s to reach a broad-based audience, with a focus on families, youth and non-traditional museum going audiences.

The candidate will be part of a team that develops, implements and oversees the Gallery’s programmes, community events and festivals in collaboration identified within the Gallery’s partnership network.

The candidate will be part of the dynamic Programmes team under the Audience Development and Engagement division, to develop strategies and grow community partnerships to help increase public familiarity with the Gallery’s identity, mission, and services, with the goal of bringing the non-traditional museum going audiences into the Gallery.

For more information and application details:

Studio Space with Living Quarters Available, West of Ireland

Studio includes Living accommodation, which consists of 1 double bedroom, bathroom, Kitchen/dining/living room, wifi, washing machine, parking.

Available from 6th of December 2017 up to April/May 2018.

€600 pm + utilities
(1 months deposit + 1 month in advance)

Ideally located in the a quiet street of the village, the gateway to the majestic landscape of the Burren, on the West Coast Of Ireland.

Surrounded by endless sources of inspiration this could be a great opportunity you to get some time away from the norm and get immersed in something new.

Parking space available, the village also has a regular bus service to Galway and to the Cliffs of Moher and everywhere in between. The Village has a vibrant art scene with many artists and musicians living and working in the area, also has lots of Cafés and good eateries, a health food shop, 2 supermarkets, pharmacy not to mention several charming Pubs that have regular traditional Irish music sessions, if that’s your thing.

Email for more information:

Open Call | Embracing Our Differences Competition 2018, Florida

Application deadline: 9 January

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2018 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are all invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”.

In 2018, a total of $3,000 US will be awarded in the form of three separate awards — $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice” award.

Embracing Our Differences’ annual international outdoor juried art exhibition features billboard-size images and is displayed during April and May each year in Island Park along Sarasota’s bayfront in Southwest Florida. nLast year, the competition received more than 10,761 individual entries from 115 countries and 48 states. A total of 90 winning works were selected.

Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the 15th annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

For more information and application details:

Studios Available at The Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Co. Clare   Recently updated !

The Courthouse Gallery and Studios comprises of a gallery, a project space, four artists’ studios, a workshop space and a recording studio. It is located in Ennistymon, serving the region of North West Clare. The organisation is a registered charity and is funded on a not-for-profit basis by Clare County Council, LEADER, the Arts Council (project funding), and through self-realised fundraising.

Housed in a restored Georgian courthouse building, the four studios offer 24/7 access, are situated on the first floor (no lift), and have good natural light.

The Courthouse is now inviting applications from professional visual artists for occupancy of two of the studios, with a minimum licencing of three months, to a maximum term of 2 years and 9 months. Professional craft makers will also be considered.
Heat, light and broadband are included in the monthly fee of €150, payable in advance on the 1st of each month.

Please send submissions by email, and include the following:
* A letter of interest
* CV and biography
* Documentation of work – provide at least 10 examples in Jpeg or PDF format

Deadline for applications is 16th December 2017. Send emails to, including ‘Studio Application’ in the subject line.

Resistance of Weather | Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop at Sirius Arts Centre

The weather is a constant source of conversation in Ireland. It’s constantly changing. Climate is what happens when you collect decades of data about the weather and “smooth out” the individual events to see the trends over time. But you need to collect that data first. Find out how to make your own electronic weather station.

Will Knott, from the Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo will guide you through the construction and programming of a weather station so you can make and customise your own. You’ll get hands on experience with wiring and sensors and discover that you might be able to get the robot overlords working for you! MakerDojo is a hardware-focused club encouraging the general public to explore science and technology in hands-on “hacker” style workshops inspired by the growing Maker movement, a worldwide community of hobbyists, students and enthusiasts who take a creative, DIY approach to technology, science and engineering. MakerDojo fosters experimentation, collaboration and innovation and aims towards a culture of inventors.

In association with If Not You, an exhibition of work by artist Mark Clare.
Kindly supported by Cork County Council Environmental Partnership.

Dates: Saturday 18 November
Times: 1pm-4pm
Fee: €5
Location: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

Papier Mache Workshop with Tom Campbell in Kinsale

Participants learn how to make a willow and wire armature and build a sculpture with newspaper and celotape, and a layers of papier mache using cardboard.

Participants are asked to bring photos, drawings or images of what they want to make .

Tom has worked in papier mache for over ten years and held many workshops. After the workshop Tom will be showing a selection of recent drawings and paintings.

To see some previous work 

Dates: Sunday 26th November
Fee: €70
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale
Booking: or 087 6102142

Job Vacancy | Director of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

Application deadline: 20 November

Founded in 1999 and based in Toronto, Prefix ICA is a public art gallery that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts. Registered as a charitable organization and structured as an institute of contemporary art, education is foregrounded. As such, Prefix ICA’s exhibitions programme, with its ancillary activities, is complemented by the publication of a contemporary art magazine (Prefix Photo) and the presentation of an international lecture series (the Urban Field Speakers Series) – two unique programmes which serve as the gallery’s distinguishing features. With a facility in the heart of Toronto’s arts community at 401 Richmond West, Prefix ICA provides its staff with the opportunity to participate in an exciting, evolving organization in a dynamic arts environment. Prefix ICA stands as the only public art gallery – dedicated to contemporary art, independent of any partner, university or other corporate affiliation – in downtown Toronto.

Prefix ICA is currently recruiting a mature, experienced and motivated individual to assume the vital role of Director. Fulfilling the key staff leadership position within the gallery, the Director is responsible for conducting and supervising the artistic, financial and administrative operations of the gallery. Ensuring that the gallery realizes its strategic priorities, the Director works with the artistic director, supervises managerial staff, and reports to the Board of Directors. The Director has the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the contemporary arts ecology – locally, nationally and internationally – while gaining an exceptional opportunity for professional growth and development.

The Director is a full-time permanent employee. The position requires 35 hours per week, with
occasional evenings. The salary is commensurate with experience, with professional
development opportunities.

See a full copy of the job posting at

Open Call | East Community Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Application deadline: 15 December

The London Arts Council (Canada) is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led team to create a permanent new creation to be integrated into the site of the East Community Centre, a multi-purpose recreation facility to be opened in early 2019. The commissioned artist(s) will be expected to complete the project by spring 2019. This project is administered by the London Arts Council on behalf of the City of London’s Culture Office as part of the City of London Public Art Program and funded by the City of London.

The goals of the project include:

  • Supporting and enhancing the goals of the East Community Centre in providing a neighbourhood hub and destination centre for the East and Southeast area of London and in maximizing the potential for indoor and outdoor social space.
  • Enlivening the outdoor social spaces of the East Community Centre and engaging the community in an enhanced visitor experience.
  • Promoting the economic development and cultural identity of the neighbourhoods served by the East Community Centre.
  • Building strong community connections by providing artistic expression of the cultural diversity of the surrounding communities.
  • Providing accessible art that is relevant to London and Londoners through daily living, work, and play.

Up to $67,000.00 is the total amount available for all related expenses of this Public Art project, including (but not limited to) artist fees, site preparation and restoration, technical consultation, travel to the site, fabrication, insurance, installation, permit fees, documentation, all applicable taxes, etc.

For more information about this opportunity visit

Open Call | Artspace Exhibition Programme, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Application deadline: 9 December

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate. All submissions must be made using Artspace’s online submission system.

Artspace provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions, and when budgets allow, commission critical essays to accompany selected projects. Artspace is committed to paying artist and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CARFAC.

You will be asked to include the following in your proposal:

  • Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
  • Technical Requirements
  • Artist Statement (250 words max)
  • Artist Bio (250 words max)
  • Current CV (3 pages max)
  • Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)

All submissions should be made online

For more information see:

Screen Printing Workshop with Aoife Barret at Galway Print Studio

Learn the craft of screen printing with Galway Print Studio member, Aoife Barret. The day starts with an introduction to materials, tools, and equipment followed by a display of screen prints made by students and professional print makers.

You will learn how to produce an original image to create a screen print through the techniques of exposing the image onto the screen, colour techniques and editing, registration, printing onto tote bags, cards and paper all in time for the festive season. You will be able to experiment as well.

Suitable for anyone who would like to experiment with the medium as well as those who would like to refresh their skills.

Dates: Wednesday 29 November
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €55 members/ €65 non members

Galway Print Studio, Unit 8 , SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway