Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Artists’ Discussion | ROSC 50 – 1967 / 2017 at IMMA

Wednesday 31 May, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of ROSC, IMMA invites artists to come together in conversation to reflect on the direct experiences of a particular generation of artists associated with the ROSC exhibitions. To assess the impact of this major cultural art event on Irish art and artists, this discussion offers the chance to hear directly from artists whose work was represented in one of the ROSC exhibitions from 1967 – 1988. Artists speaking include: Katy Prendergast, Nigel Rolfe, Robert Ballagh, and Eilis O Connell. Chaired by Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA.

Prior to this discussion, you can visit IMMA/NIVAL ROSC 50 – 1967 / 2017, presented in the IMMA Project Spaces – remains open until 6.30pm.

Book here:

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990

Open Call | Cairde Visual 2017, Sligo (Submission Fee)

The deadline for receipt of applications: 12 June

Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s Cairde Visual. In 2013, a group of established Sligo based artists came together with Cairde Sligo Arts Festival with an aim to create a significant, international open submission exhibition for the North West. Cairde Visual was born and the first annual submission took place in The Hyde Bridge Gallery in 2014.

The move of Cairde Visual to The Model for 2017 is an exciting development for all concerned. Director of Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Tara McGowan, believes that the collaboration with The Model will further enhance the reputation of the annual exhibition.

Guidelines and submission forms are available at and also at The Model reception desk.

Please Note: Submission fees are €10 for one piece, €15 for two pieces and €20 for three.

Cairde Arts Festival takes place from 9 to 15 July.

Please direct Further Enquiries to:

Open Call for New Studio Members, Limerick Printmakers

Limerick Printmakers are currently welcoming applications for new members of its spacious printmaking studio.
LP is a printmaking studio and creative space that supports the goals of both individual printmakers and the wider printmaking community through the provision of a range of high quality printmaking facilities in a co-operative environment.

LP also delivers a series of annual events for members (e.g. subsidised members w/shops with visiting artists) along with programmes in children’s & adults education, regular exhibitions, annual bursary awards, & an extensive community engagement programme that utilises LP’s mobile printmaking facilities.

The studio hosts a range of facilities from relief, intaglio & planographic printmaking including linocuts & woodblocks, etching, aquatint, photo etching, stone & plate lithography, silkscreen, letterpress etc.
The studio also features a darkroom, Epson 7800 digital printer, paper guillotine, metal guillotine, members storage, canteen.


Open Call | Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2017   Recently updated !

The deadline for submissions: 19 June

The Wexford Documentary Film Festival takes place in the working fishing village of Kilmore Quay located in South County Wexford. It will take place from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September 2017.

This film festival has been gaining strength and popularity by providing the opportunity to see award winning national and international documentary films. While there is a strong emphasis to screen films that explore social, political and environmental concerns it also includes an opportunity for artists and filmmakers to submit work to be included in the festival.

The festival is currently looking for submissions from artists and filmmakers; there are different categories for submissions:

  • Documentary Films
  • Artist, Off-Site
  • 3 Minute Challenge

For more information see:

Funding | Arts and Cultural Enhancement Support Scheme

Application deadline: 16 June, 12pm

In January 2016, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, announced a new €9m Capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres. The scheme will run from 2016-2018 and is focused on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country. Streams 1 and 2 of this scheme have now closed (see below under Previous Schemes). Applications are now being invited for funding under Stream 3 of this Scheme which will offer up to €20,000 to Not for Profit organisations with an Arts and Culture remit. The funding for this scheme is being made available as part of the Capital Investment Framework 2016-2021.

The application form and guidelines for Stream 3 are available here:

Percent for Art Commission | Colaiste Ghlor na Mara, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Application deadline: Thursday 6 July, 12 noon

Coláiste Ghlór na Mara is an Irish language multi-denominational secondary school, located in a state of the art building on the Naul Road in Balbriggan.

Coláiste Ghlór invite expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in developing a new artwork for their school.

The total budget for the project is €64,000 (inclusive of all related costs)

The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a minimum concept development fee of €500 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection.

Selection Panel:
It is proposed that the selection panel will consist of the Principal, City Arts Officer, Professional Artist, 2 nominees each from the Board of Management, Staff and Parents Committee.

Download Artists Brief and Application Form here:

Applications should include:

  • Completed application form
  • Artists CV
  • Images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

should be returned HARD COPY to the address below:

Coimisiún don Chéatadán don Ealaín,
F/C Treasa Ní Mháthúna
Coláiste Ghlór na Mara,
Bóthair na Naul,
Baile Brigín,
Contae Baile Átha Cliath

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission (reference Per Cent for Art Commission in subject line) to:

Funding | Arts Council Engaging With Architecture Scheme

Deadline: 8 June, 5:30pm

The purpose of the scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high quality initiatives that specifically aim to enhance and extend the public’s experience of architecture. The Engaging with Architecture Scheme also seeks to build an expert network of architects, curators, arts programmers, festivals and arts centres working in this area. Please note that successful applicants may be required to participate in an Arts Council research projects seeking to gather data on the public’s engagement with architecture. There are two strands to the scheme. Funding is available under strand 1 to support the research and development of a project and, under strand 2, for the realisation of a project.

The scheme is open to individuals, local authorities and organisations (including organisations that are in receipt of funding under the Arts Council’s three main grant programmes – Regularly Funded Organisations; Annual Funding; Annual Programming Grant).

Maximum awarded €20,000

Open Call | The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 Artist in Residence Programme

The deadline for receiving projects: 31 May

As part of the call for Euroregion and Creative Europe – Cooperation Projects, The Spur / ETACEC 16-18 project is launching a second selection process for European artists from a member state of the European Union to take part in its artist-in-residence programme.

Grants are being offered for 12 artists in residence to carry out research work with particular emphasis on working and creative processes. The international professional with expert mentor residency will last two months or eight weeks and will take place in one of the network’s centres.

2017 – From the 2nd October to the 30th November 2017 in Albi, Palma, Girona, Roma, Bratislava or Montpellier.
2018 – From the 1st February to the 30th March 2018 in Albi, Palma, Girona, Roma, Bratislava or Montpellier.

Artists can apply for both periods.

Interested visual artists should send their CV, a summary of their artistic trajectory, proposed project, details of related activities with different audiences and a methodology for documenting the creative process. Visual artists should also list three centres and residency spaces in order of preference.

Visual artists of legal age from a member state of the European Union.

Each artist will be awarded a €3,200 grant to cover allowances for research, subsistence expenses, and travelling expenses (including taxes).

For more information see:

Open Call | WEAR Sustain, Innovation in Wearable Technology

Deadline: 30 May

WEAR Sustain is looking for 24 teams of artists or designers and technologists/engineers to work together to design and develop compelling, innovative, aesthetic, ethical, environmental, and sustainable solutions for wearable technology and smart or e-textiles development, across all possible application domains.

Up to €50,000 of funding is available to teams, which offers the means to jumpstart promising co-created concepts, and receive support from experts towards the development of a prototype as a possible go-to-market trajectory. Co-applicants will be promoted as pioneers of ethical and sustainable wearables, and e-textiles.

All applicants must register on the WEAR Sustain Online Network and complete their profile.

A full description can be downloaded here:

Architectural Ceramic Workshop with Kevin Callaghan at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork

In this 3-day workshop participants will investigating the aesthetics’ of ceramic hand-building techniques and learn to construct architectural with clay. In this workshop the main focus with be learning to join clay and build up a geometric and liner language. Participants with have the opportunity to experiment hands on with different clay, coloured slips and surface textures. While also learning ways to build objects with there surface qualities and problem solve throughout for further investigation. Individual’s research into surfaces is welcome for this exciting 3-day workshop. Open to cross-disaplinary thinking, makers and artist.

Students are promoted to think through making and self-assess to achieve greater results. Students will have support throughout.

Experience in ceramics is not necessary, but the ability to problem solve with an individual lead agenda will help achieving stronger results from the workshop.

The workshop is open to all, from cross-disaplinary artist, art students and established experienced professionals. 12 places.

Dates: 28th, 29th, 30th, July 2017
Times: 10 am – 5 pm / 1 Hour Lunch
Fee: €185 / €160 / Members/Students
Location: The National Sculpture Factory, Cork City

Deadline Reminder | Visual Artists Ireland seeks an Assistant Editor: News   Recently updated !

Application deadline: Thursday 1 June, 5pm

A vacancy has become available for an Assistant Editor: News. This is an exciting role at the centre of VAI’s core services. The vacancy comes at a time of change for VAI as we continue our business review and systems update which are designed to have our services benefit even more visual artists. This is a full-time position with a salary expectation at level C. The position requires: enthusiasm; the ability to contribute in a positive manner to a fast-moving organisation; an excellent proficiency in English grammar; working knowledge of InDesign; and experience in print and electronic media creation and distribution.

The role reports to our Office Manager and will work closely with our Communications Officer and Advocacy Assistant. Candidates must have excellent health and flexibility to travel.  The successful candidate will be based in our Dublin office and is expected to work at relevant times in our Belfast office as well as representing VAI news provision around the country at events.

Asst Editor: News
Working in partnership with Asst Editor: Features; and Communications Officer and Advocacy Asst.

Responsibilities include:


– Commissioning, structural editing and final proofreading of texts for the Visual Artists’ News Sheet (Microsoft Word)
– Research for regional profiles and features
– Setting deadlines and managing production schedule
– Liaising with writers, responding to article proposals and submissions
– Updating Online Listings
– Writing up listings taken from VAI website, press releases and emails
– Editing in-house VAI documents


– Page layout/typesetting/design (InDesign) for all of Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN)
– Image sourcing and editing (Photoshop)
– Ad design
– Design for VAI such as stationary, Get Together signage/info sheets, ads for other publications, logos


– Putting articles online at (WordPress) including image editing and formatting
– Contributing to VAI social media regarding VAN content


– Managing all advertising for the VAN
– Managing overall budgets for writers/print/advertising/post (Microsoft Excel)
– Liaising with printers on all production details and sending final content
– Liaising with An Post, mail distribution company and local delivery service regarding VAN
– Checking competitive prices for mailing, delivery, print, software and other VAN-related services on a regular basis
– Handling VAN deliveries


– Organising/assisting at events such as the artists’ book stall at Get Together and art writing panels
– Answering the phone and dealing with member queries/payments

To apply please send C.V. and cover letter outlining your suitability to the position and reason for applying. Applications by email marked Assistant Editor: News and sent to

For more information on the Visual Artists’ News Sheet see:
Queries to Office Manager at or (01) 6729488.

Visual Artists Ireland is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Vacancies | Art Facilitators for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Deadline for applications: Friday 9 June

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is seeking to expand its pool of freelance artists and educators to support the delivery of a range of programmes across the Arts and Heritage Service.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are looking for artists and educators to design, develop and deliver inspiring, engaging, challenging and exciting workshops, activities and programmes with and for a range of people. They are keen to recruit people with a diverse range of art forms / heritage backgrounds and who are interested in and have experience of working with a range of individuals and groups, including those who are not currently engaged in the arts or heritage. Applications are welcome from individuals, partnerships or organisations.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are creating a new register of artists and educators and joining this register does not guarantee any work. Artists and educators are commissioned to design and deliver programmes and activities on a project by project basis and are assigned work according to skills and experience and links to their own artistic practice, as and when required.

Information sessions to be announced shortly.

Apply with online form here:,

To receive further information please email your contact details to:

Loophead Summer Hedge School – Art + Nature 2017, Co. Clare   Recently updated !

3 July to 13 August 2017

Loophead Summer Hedge School Art + Nature 2017.
Environmental and Creative Summer School with artist, author + habitat researcher Carmel T. Madigan Loophead, Clare.

T: 086 8197726

For the full programme of workshops and courses please visit:

National Audience Research: The Going Out Survey | Arts+Disability Ireland (ADI)

National Audience Research: The Going Out Survey

Arts + Disability Ireland is conducting a large scale survey in collaboration with both disability and arts organisations this May. The research aims to understand how people with disabilities engage with arts and culture in Ireland.

Arts + Disability Ireland (ADI) is working towards all arts, and arts venues becoming fully accessible experiences for audiences with disabilities. We therefore need a better understanding of how people with disabilities across Ireland engage with culture in its broadest sense, including the arts. This survey will help.

The Going Out Survey is the first large scale quantitative research in Ireland looking at how people with disabilities engage with the arts. It is an online survey designed and distributed in partnership with disability organisations. It asks:

  • how often people go out
  • what they do when they are out
  • motivations and barriers to going out
  • hopes and preferences
  • how people find out about opportunities to go out

 If you would like to help us, please take part in the survey. It will take you about ten minutes to complete. Just click on the link below to start: |


Open Call | Interface Residency, The Inagh Valley, Co. Galway   Recently updated !

Deadline: 6 July

Proposals are invited from practicing artists, writers and musicians whose work explores intersections between scientific research and the arts. The Interface studio is located in premises shared with the Inagh Valley Trust, which drives a number of innovative scientific research projects. Interface offers artists an opportunity to engage with a unique environment and to be inspired by the exciting research taking place in a spectacular landscape.

Time: Autumn/Winter 2017

How to apply: Send a pdf including your proposal, cv, artist’s statement and eight samples of recent work or links to work. Please include a letter of reference. Send email to:

What we offer: Access to a studio space and accommodation for residency periods between 2 and 6 weeks long.
Please note: A driver’s license and a car are essential for this residency for which the artist is entirely responsible.

Interface Residency Programme
The Inagh Valley,
Co. Galway
353 86 1993878

Job Vacancy | RHA and TBG+S seeks Learning and Public Engagement Curator   Recently updated !

Closing date for applications: Monday 12 June, 5pm

The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (RHA) and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) are seeking to appoint a shared position of a Learning and Public Engagement Curator. This new position sees an innovative partnership between two publicly funded, Dublin based visual arts organisations. The contract is for one-year (with a plan to review for two years), offering the successful individual a fulltime position, split equally across both organisations. The position has been made possible through Arts Council funding in 2017.

The position will suit an experienced individual with a strong track record in education, learning and public engagement programmes in an arts, cultural, or related field. It will suit a highly motivated, creative, practical and flexible individual who will enjoy working as part of a team and across two arts organisations.

An initial one year contract will be offered, half time in each organisation, commencing in July 2017. The combined salary is €32,000. The place of work is RHA, Ely Place, Dublin 2 and TBG+S, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. It is the intention of the RHA and TBG+S to offer a second year contract pending confirmation of funding.

Interested/invited individuals should submit:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. A two-page letter to outline your interest in this position
3. The names of two referees with contact detail

Please send your application to Clíodhna Shaffrey at

Download the Job Description here:

Water | International Photography Call for Entry, US (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 28 June 2017

Theme: Water
Water is a prominent theme in the art of photography both visually and conceptually and across a multitude of photographic genres. We welcome images about water issues and images of water in all it’s many forms, e.g. fog, oceans, snow, drought, etc. All artist renditions on the water theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for the exhibition.

Juror: Jennifer Murray
Jennifer Murray is the Executive Director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery. She is a founding member of the Chicago-based curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, which curates photography related exhibitions engaging new audiences with emerging artists. She was Director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design.
Jurors Award: $400
Director’s Award: $200
Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry.


Deadline Reminder | Studio Incubation Residencies at Draiocht Blanchardstown

Closing Date for applications: 2 June

The INCUBATE Residencies are for emerging, early career artists and curators (individual or small collective) who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, develop new work. Draíocht has a particular interest in artists and curators whose interests lie in one or more of the following:

– interdisciplinary practice;
– visual culture and new technologies;
– socially engaged and collaborative practices;
– visual arts practice for children and young people.

The Curator-in-Residence, Sharon Murphy will liaise with the artists and provide supports as required.
A fee of €300 will be available for each residency.

If you wish to be considered please send the following information to

  • A current CV (2 pages maximum);
  • A covering letter detailing your interest in and intention for Draiocht INCUBATE including an artist statement, outline plan, details about the nature of your artistic practice and process;
  • Website and/or other links to your work and/or up to ten images of relevant work in jpeg format.

Further details from or

Open Call | ARTISTS at RISK Save Haven Residencies

Application deadline: 15 June

ARTISTS at RISK (AR) is a new institution at the intersection of human rights and the arts. AR is dedicated to mapping the field of persecuted visual art practitioners, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin and hosting them at “AR-Safe Haven Residencies”. AR’s founders at PM curate related projects.

Public Call for ARTISTS AT RISK
Our first public call for art practitioners at risk is now open. Art professionals at risk of grievous suppression of freedom of expression, persecution or politically motivated threats to their basic freedoms may apply here: than as asylum seekers or refugees, we welcome AR-Residents as honoured visiting art professionals. AR-Residencies enables practitioners to take a “breather” from their home country, or to use the programme as a “stepping stone” to re-orient their professional lives.An international jury will select AR-Residents to be granted short or long-term residencies. The jury will be appointed by the Co-Directors of AR with help of the Advisory Board.

advisory Board of Artists at Risk (AR)

  • Maria Alyokhina (Pussy Riot)
  • Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief,
  • Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Savvy Contemporary/Curator-at-large, documenta14)
  • Helge Lunde (Executive Director, ICORN)
  • Julie Trebault (Artists at Risk Coalition, PEN America)