Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Physical Computing + Electro Acoustic Strategies Workshop at the Dock, Co. Leitrim

This workshop weekend with Ed Devane will cover the basics of using Arduino, an electronics prototyping platform. Participants will learn how to make MIDI controllers to interface sensors and actuators with software such as Ableton Live. Also covered in the workshop will be various methods of amplifying and processing sound using Ableton Live, speakers, pickups and other items.

This weekend is open to adult participants from cross artform backgrounds and no programming or electronics experience is required. It is essential that participants bring a modern laptop to be able to run Arduino software and Ableton Live (demo).
Ed Devane is a sound artist, interaction designer and educator. He has created interactive sound installations, musical performances, instruments and workshops all over Ireland, most recently in Science Gallery Dublin, NerveCentre Derry, NCAD, LSAD and UL.
Date: Saturday 22 + Sunday 23 July
Time: 11am –  4pm
Price: €75
Location: The Dock, St. Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Tel: 071 9650828

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop, The Lab, Dublin 1

Sunday 9 July 2017
Morning Session: 11am to 1.30pm
Afternoon Session: 2.30 to 5pm
Studio 1, The Lab Gallery, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

Come down to one of our workshops where you will learn everything you need to know to get started on your calligraphy journey. Our relaxed setting and small class sizes ensure that there will be plenty of time for one on one guidance and advice. We will also provide all the materials you need to get started and refreshments to keep you going.

Our beginner calligraphy workshop covers everything you need to get started on your calligraphy journey. The class will cover how to use a dip pen, mark making, letterforms, word formation and simple flourishing. All calligraphy materials (yours to keep!) and light refreshments will be provided.

Funding | Arts Council Arts Participation Bursary Award

Application deadline: Thursday 13 July, 5.30pm

The objective of the award is to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with groups of people in any of the following contexts: communities of place and/or interest, health, disability, cultural diversity and older people.

The award seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their arts participation / collaborative arts practice. Please read section 1.2 of the Award Guidelines for more information about the objective and priorities of this award.

For more information and application details:

Funding | Arts Council Young People, Children, and Education Bursary Award 2017

Closing date: Thursday 13 July, 5.30pm

The Young People, Children, and Education Bursary Award supports individual professional artists working with, and producing work for, children and young people across a range of artforms. The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice.

Maximum awarded €10,000
For more information and application details:

YPCE Bursary Clinic Thursday, June 29, 2017. 3.30 to 5.30pm in the Lab Foley Street, Dublin 1.
An information clinic will take place to share the objectives and priorities for this award and to offer practical guidance on the application process. There will also be an opportunity to hear from previous recipients about how they have used the award to develop their practice.


• Networking and refreshments on arrival at 3.30pm
• Event begins 4pm
• Introduction, the objectives of the bursary award
• The experience of previous recipients
• The application process
• General Q+A Session
• Event closes 5.30pm

Job Vacancy | CSR, Sponsorship and Fundraising at The Complex

Closing date for applications: 1 June, 5pm.

Dublin northside’s live arts centre The Complex, is seeking to appoint a new member of the team for Fundraising, CSR and Sponsorship. A fixed one-year term with renewal possibility, this is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will devise and implement a fundraising strategy for The Complex, developing corporate and commercial funding opportunities and relationships. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, confident and motivated and enthusiastic about fundraising.

Fixed term: 1 year with possible renewal
Salary: 25K p/a plus commission based incentives
Reporting to the Artistic Director

Skills Required

  • Confident, motivated, target driven
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Experience in sales role
  • Well connected with an extensive contact portfolio
  • Self-starter, dynamic and self-sufficient
  • An interest in the arts
  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and powerpoint or other presentation software

Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience in sponsorship and fundraising
  • Experience in corporate or business environment
  • Confident in public speaking and presentations
  • Comfortable in a variety of business settings
  • Some understanding of the arts and charities worlds

See or ring 01-544692 for more information

Please apply to with an introductory letter and CV.

Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award Opportunity 2017 in Partnership with Block T

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 August 2017

Fingal County Council Arts Office and BLOCK T are delighted to announce a Graduate Award as part of FUEL, Block T’s Visual Arts Programme dedicated to the support and professional development of recent graduates.

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional artists Fingal County Council’s Arts Office are offering a one-year Graduate Studio Award in BLOCK T with a Solo Exhibition in 2018.

This residency will be offered to one graduate, the opportunity is part of a series of initiatives by Fingal Arts to promote and support the professional practice of emerging artists. It will provide an ideal environment for the development of creative projects, development of a graduates practice and an opportunity to network with other artists.

The Award is based on an open submission for under and post graduate students graduating in 2017. To apply for this award the graduate must live in, be originally from or have studied in Fingal.

For further details log onto or contact Sarah O’Neill, Deputy Arts Officer, Fingal County Council

Closer | School Of Machines, Making + Make-Believe, Berlin

Virtual Reality is a medium compelling us to explore artistic creation, storytelling, and interactivity. The goal of this program is to approach VR as a creative platform to address social issues, imagine new forms of social engagement, and create social experiences that engage multiple users at a time.

This course will introduce individuals to Unity 3D, 360 cameras, creating AR and VR experiences, and much more. All our classes are taught by professional artists in an open and welcoming enviornment. No previous experience needed.

€1250 (artists/students/freelancers)
€1450 (professionals)
Includes materials, use of space and professional mentorship

For more information see:

AtHomeStudios | July Meeting and Call for New Members

AtHomeStudios is a collective of visual artists practicing from a studio that is based in their home.

The group meet regularly the new VAI Offices approximately every two months. The meetings provide an opportunity for artists to engage in peer critique, gain feedback, discuss an agreed text, share ideas and discuss common concerns.

If you are a professional artist who works from home, and would like to join AtHomeStudios please contact

Next meeting is Tuesday 4 July, 10am -12 at the VAI Offices. All welcome but spaces are limited so please RSVP to

For more information visit:

Body/Landscape Workshop with Frank van de Ven, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork

An intensive 7-day workshop on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland

Body Weather – Body Landscape. Body Weather is a comprehensive training and performance practice that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are not conceived of as fixed entities but as constantly changing through an infinite and complex system of processes occurring in and outside of these bodies. Taking Body Weather into the landscape the aim is to explore and develop consciousness of the body as an ever-evolving landscape within a greater surrounding landscape.
Frank van de Ven is a dancer and choreographer who spent his formative years in Japan working with Min Tanaka and the Maijuku Performance Company. In 1993, with Katerina Bakatsaki, he founded Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance.

Dates: September 4-10
Times: Fulltime Residential Course
Fee: €320, concessions €280
Location: Bothar Bui, Cleandra, Ardgroom, Co. Cork
Booking: Contact Séamus Dunbar at

Bronze Casting Workshop with Helle Helsner at h2studio, Cork

h2studio is pleased to announce they are back running bronze casting workshops and are starting off with this 2 day bronze casting workshop/introduction to small scale foundry work.

Throughout the 2 days the participants will be introduced to wax working, mould making , bronze casting and finishing processes as well as an understanding of what is required to set up a small scale foundry. The techniques used are a combination of ancient and contemporary methods.

Dates: July 8th-9th
Times: 10 am to 4pm
Fee: €250
Location: Kilbrittain, Co Cork
Booking: – 0863256689

Open Call | Exhibitions at Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards

Deadline for completed submissions is: Monday 10 July, 12 noon
Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards BT23 4NP

Ards and North Down Borough Council invite professional artists, recent graduates, arts organisations and arts community groups to apply to exhibit their artwork at Ards Arts Centre.Ards Arts Centre has two galleries; The Georgian Gallery, and The Sunburst Gallery which host two exhibitions per month as part of their varied and vibrant arts programme.

Slots are available in both galleries from February 2018 onwards.
There is no there is no fee to hire the space, 10% commission is taken on any sales of artwork
There is no artist fee paid to exhibit, unless otherwise agreed with Ards Arts Centre
Expenses are the responsibility of the artist, unless otherwise agreed with Ards Arts Centre. Ards Arts Centre can provide staff to assist with the installation/hanging of the work, and will provide an opening reception with refreshments.

For an application pack, please contact Arts Ards Centre by emailing: or call 028 9181 0803.

All proposals will be considered by Ards and North Down Visual Arts Sub-Panel.

Job Vacancy | 3D Animator (Contract) with Brown Bag Films

Deadline: 19 July

The Animator works closely with the Director to create a high standard of animation for broadcast.

Key Areas of responsibility:

  • Work closely with the Director to create high standard of animation for broadcast
  • Must be have strong communication skills and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines
  • Will work closely with Rigging team to troubleshoot and problem solve the rigging pipeline
  • Must work well in individually as well as part of a larger team.

Person Specification/Requirements

  • 3+ years CG Animation experience
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya and/or 3DS Max
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

For more information and to apply online:

Job Vacancy | Development Manager with Belfast International Arts Festival

The closing date: Monday 26 June, 4pm

Belfast International Arts Festival is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and resourceful Development Manager with a successful track record in fundraising and business development for the not for profit sector. This new post is a pivotal role within a small, high performing team.

The Development Manager will work closely with the Director and Board of Trustees to lead on all areas of fundraising.

Salary: This is a full-time position offering a salary of £27,000 – £31,000 per annum (based on experience).

For more information see:

Job Vacancy | RDS Painting Conservator Fellowship with NGI

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 23 June, 12pm

The RDS and The National Gallery of Ireland are offering a Paintings Conservator Fellowship under the supervision of the Head of Conservation in the Gallery. The Paintings Conservator Fellow will undertake conservation treatments, to be carried out at the National Gallery of Ireland Conservation Department, on a number of selected works from the Royal Dublin Society Collection as well as condition check & monitoring of paintings in storage and on display at the RDS. This post will be suited to a graduate of a recognised conservation training programme. The RDS Paintings Conservator should have an adept knowledge of treatments on canvas and panel methodology.

Reporting to the Gallery’s Head of Conservation, the Paintings Conservator will:

  • Carry out preventive and full scale conservation treatments on works on canvas
  • Carry out regular inspections on paintings from the RDS collection
  • Advise colleagues on the RDS collection conservation requirements
  • Keep and maintain reports on all treatments undertaken
  • Contribute to the success of the Gallery’s Conservation Department through continuous professional development and participate in departmental meetings
  • Comply with health and safety guidelines
  • Other duties as and when required

Contract duration: Fixed Term Contract for 35 weeks

Salary: €600 per week gross

For full job description and requirements see:

Job Vacancy | Head of Development at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Maternity Cover)

Closing date for applications: 3 July, 10am
Maternity cover – 14 month contract

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is an extraordinary place. A centre of international, national and regional importance for modern and contemporary sculpture. Sited in 500 acres of historic 18th century landscape, we now welcome over 480,000 visitors a year.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for development and strong relationship management skills, with an ability to develop and enhance relationships with new and existing funders.

Ideally degree educated or equivalent experience, this is a varied and challenging role providing an opportunity to join this unique organisation at a very exciting time.

This is a 14 month maternity cover full-time contract with a salary of up to £30k dependant on experience.

For further information and details on how to apply please visit

Job Vacancy | Digital Innovation Manager at FACT, Liverpool

Application closing date Monday 3 July, 5pm

As the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning, exhibiting, promoting and supporting artists’ work and innovation in the fields of film, video, and new media, FACT is an exciting and challenging place to work.

FACT are excited to announce the vacancy for a Digital Innovation Manager. They are looking for a highly motivated individual with a creative and digital industries background to work with the Head of Innovation at FACT to deliver the 3 year LCR Activate programme in partnership with LJMU and the Liverpool LEP. The programme will support entrepreneurs and businesses in the creative and digital industries in the Liverpool City Region to develop radically innovative ideas, products and services in response to exponential technologies emerging in the city region including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Big and Open Data and Robotics.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit the website:

Open Call | Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 1 July

Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 360 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.

The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.

Our international residency program is open to all artists working in photography or image-based media, from any country. While submissions are open throughout the year, our main selection committee review is in late summer for early fall notifications (by October). Applications must be submitted by the posted deadline.

There is an application fee of $10.

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | FLACC Residency, Genk, Belgium

Deadline: 1 July 2017

Visual artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals. Due to the diversity of FLACC workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with interest in artistic labour, challenging the notion of a ‘workplace’ or with a focus on experiment are preferable. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between February 2018 and December 2018. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.

Every year, FLACC facilitates the realisation of 10 to 15 artists’ projects in Genk, in tune with the contemporary context of art making. The process-based projects are developed independently of any need for presentation, and are in most cases aimed at the realization of new work. Core concepts here are equality, cooperation, and space for experimentation.

When: Three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between February 2018 and December 2018

For more information and application details:

Open Call | i Light Marina Bay 2018, Singapore

Deadline: 31 July 2017

i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival, returns for its sixth edition in March 2018! Organised by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, the 3-week festival will illuminate Marina Bay’s urban spaces with innovative and sustainable light art installations designed by creative talents from around the world. The organisers are now inviting submissions from local and international artists, designers, creative industry practitioners, equipment suppliers, business and educational institutions.

Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Festival Organising Committee and an interdisciplinary curatorial advisory panel of professional experts from diverse backgrounds including art, design, architecture and education.

The budget available to shortlisted artists to produce and deliver light art installations of varying sizes and scale is Singapore $15,000 each, including different cost (artist fees, artistic production, Artist airfare and accommodation outside of what is provided by the festival etc.)

For more information and application details: