Category: Opportunities Ireland

Deadline Reminder | Open Call for Artists’ and Architects’ Books | Dublin Art Book Fair 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios calls for artists and architects to submit their books, zines, catalogues and other suitable publications for inclusion in Dublin Art Book Fair 2017. Art and Architecture: Interwoven is the theme of the 7th edition of Dublin Art Book Fair, taking place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November 2017 at TBG+S.

Submitted books do not have to relate to the theme of Art and Architecture: Interwoven. Curator Oonagh Young will make a final selection of artists and architects’ books from the submissions received.

Drop-off dates: 26, 27 + 28 October 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Postal submission deadline: Friday 27 October 2017
Selected artists notified: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Collection of unselected books: Thursday 9 + Friday 10 November 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Dublin Art Book Fair: 23 – 26 November 2017
Collection of unsold books: Friday 1 December 2017 | 11am – 6pm

For more information and to download the Artist/Architect Book Submission Form click here:

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073

Call for Entries | Damn Fine Print End of Year Riso Show

Deadline: 25 October 2017

This is shout-out to all artists, illustrators, designers and creatives to join our big annual end of year show at Damn Fine Print. Each year we try to push the boundaries of design and showcase some of the creative talent that’s out there.

The theme for this year’s show is CULTURE. We’re looking for the top 30 entries that give a visual snapshot of now. And it’s gonna be an exclusively Risograph printed show!

We’ve got a beautiful big new risograph machine in the studio and we want to use that as the basis for this year’s show. You will be able to choose from Yellow, Green, Bright Red, Black, Medium Blue and Fluorescent Pink ink. Embracing all its quirks and limitations we’re going to make this technological relic the star of the show.
– 30 Artists X 30 Editions X €30 –

The top 30 entries will be risograph printed by Damn Fine Print in editions of 30, exhibited and sold at our gala event, complete with obligatory drinks, launch party and month-long show in a new location FRAME gallery 53 South William Street.

It’s a 50/50 split between the artist and Damn Fine Print (minus costs of printing). The artist will receive 50% commission and 5 AP’s.

For more information please visit:

Open Call | Programme Cover Design, Riverbank Arts Centre

Deadline: 1 November 2017, 5pm

Each season Riverbank Arts Centre publishes programme of events and activities taking place. This is published on a quarterly basis.
Since 2009 we have commissioned artists to illustrate the programme cover; turning the programme into a piece of art delivered to our patrons across the country. We are inviting graphic artists and illustrators to submit a cover proposal for the upcoming brochure.

We’re not expecting artists to work on any design etc prior to selection. Instead we’re looking for your artist biog and samples of previous work.
Submit the above on ONE pdf document, along with any website/social media links to:
Chosen artists will be contacted with full proposal and contract information.
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare


Open Call for Data/Media Art Proposals | Building City Dashboards, Maynooth University

Closing date: 30 November 2017

Maynooth University invite artists to create a digital artwork using open data from the Dublin and or Cork dashboards ( The goal is to explore and expand multimodal creative expression in the digital space using open urban data and to extend the work of the dashboard visualization and the public impact of the research through an open competition for media artists to research and build alternative data tools, apps, and representations.

Each artist must commit to exhibiting the final artwork in a Data/Media Art exhibition in Maynooth University in early June 2018. Each artist will be awarded €5,000 to work over 2 months. Three artists will be selected and each artist will be provided with a workspace and data expertise if necessary, however the specific costs of the artwork must be covered by the €5000 payment and each artist must be able to work independently and as such will be expected to have their own digital skills.

Payment can be through one of two methods: 1) as an occasional employee of the University, or 2) or through invoice as a University supplier. In the latter case, the artist would need to complete a new supplier form and provide the header part of their bank statement. In both cases, the €5000 will be inclusive of PRSI or VAT. Payment will be staggered to ensure final delivery. The completed art work will be the intellectual property of the University, although the artist will be free to display the work and enter it in competitions providing University funding is acknowledged.

To apply please send your detailed proposed submission and a link to previous works to, with the subject line ‘media/data art MU’. Queries about the positions can also be sent to the same email address or to

For more information see:

Open Call | Exhibition Programme 2018/19 Dunamaise Arts Centre, Co. Laois

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 27 October

Artists are invited to submit work for consideration for this coming year’s Visual Art Programme at Dunamaise Arts Centre. Applications are invited from professional, full-time artists, emerging artists and amateur artists working in various media/disciplines.

Dunamaise Arts Centre will provide:
• Artist fee (to be negotiated at contract stage, and dependent on the scale and ambition of the proposal).
• Marketing and PR via venue season brochure, website, social media, E-invites and a selection of national print & digital listings and advertisements.
• Contribution towards transportation of works (costs determined on case by case basis; domestic only).
• Independent curatorial advice (if required).
• Installation / de-installation supported by the venue Technical Manager.
• Exhibition Launch / Reception (if appropriate).
• Opportunity for a public engagement event. (Artists are encouraged to outline
talk/workshop/masterclass options in their proposals)
• Commission of 25% is charged by Dunamaise Arts Centre on all artwork sales.

For more information, details about submitting work and application form see:

Contact 057 8663355 for more details.

Call for Members | LUX Belfast Critical Forum

The LUX Belfast Critical Forum is a monthly discussion group for artists, curators and writers, whose work is situated in and around moving image practice, to talk about work and ideas in a mutually supportive environment. The group is now open for new members. Members are asked to make a commitment to attending the eight monthly meetings, in as much as other commitments allow.

The registration period will close on 30th September. The Belfast Critical Forum is hosted by the MAC and runs from October to May, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month.

Registration for 2017/18 is now open, please contact to sign up.

Open Call | dlr Open Exhibition 2017, Dublin

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council Arts Office invites submissions from artists who have studied in, are living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County for the biennial Open Exhibition to be held in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire.

It will take place from Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 21 January 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by Gemma Tipton, journalist, writer and critic of contemporary art and architecture; the theme is Arrival. Original artworks must be submitted to dlr LexIcon (Municipal Gallery, level 3) on Monday 13 November between 10am and 7pm or on Tuesday 14 November between 10am and 4pm.

Entries will not be accepted outside of these days/times. Full details on eligibility on the website:

Open Call | Switch 2017, Co. Tipperary

Closing date for proposals: Friday 6 October

The annual switch event will take place this year from the 31st October until the 7th of November, in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland.

switch are inviting artists working with film / moving image / lens based Media, to consider an application for switch 2017.

switch began in 2008 showing eight works by eight artists in eight locations in Nenagh town centre. For the 9th edition of this event we are making an open call to artists working with film, lens based media and moving image to submit eight works.

switch 2017 is eight works, eight locations, one artist.

Scope of Proposal:
switch 2017 will be 8 lens based works by one individual artist. These works will be installed in 8 different locations throughout the town centre of Nenagh and will run simultaneously from ca. 5pm to ca. 12pm daily for one week. The event itself will be accompanied by a small publication and a website.

You are invited to submit a proposal to show 8 lens based works. Please include a short statement describing your proposal and include a bio.

An artist fee of Euro 2000 will be paid to the artist for the showing of the 8 works. Please note VAT may be applicable.

Please send us your proposal to:

The 8 works can be sent to us online via dropbox or wetransfer or alternative: quicktime movies work best.

some notes:

  • the installed videos will be shown without sound
  • the video works will be situated in the public sphere
  • works will be shown on a constant loop,
  • exhibited works will be shown using a Media-player and a projector
  • the format of showing the work is by using large windows as projection screens.

Open Call | Mountshannon Arts Festival 2018

Application deadline: 30 November

Mountshannon Arts Festival Committee are looking for submissions by artists for the next festival from 31st May – 10th June 2018 in Mountshannon, Co. Clare. The theme of the festival will be “Borders”.

There are categories for submissions:

1. Street art projects. Mountshannon Arts Festival are looking for at least one large project, but also welcome submissions for smaller projects.
Points to consider:

[i] Durability. Permanent artworks that enhance the village into the future, with little or no maintenance
[ii] Costs. Whilst we will be looking for works of high quality, the budget is small. The festival imagine costs of between €500 – €2000 but projects whose budget falls outside those parameters will also be considered.
[iii] Accessibility. Something that is usable (but safe), possibly for climbing on by children, interactive and experiential, such as a musical instrument, a water based feature, or something else that invites active participation.
[iv] A project that could involve others in the creative process, where the artist acts as a facilitator. This could link in with point ‘2.’ below.
[v] All works need to be completed no later than 18th May 2018

2. Art in Schools, and/or care facilities (elderly, disabled), and/or another group from the community.
The organisers are looking for artists willing to work with groups, to produce something (art work, drama, poetry, stories, music…), ideally culminating in a presentation during the festival. When applying artists should propose a budget and an outline of the proposed workshop.

3. Artists who would like to exhibit their own work during the festival.
Please note: Exhibitions can be solo or group exhibitions. There is no artist fee. Commission of 10% charged on any work sold. The organisers will install the works.

4. Performance artists: Musicians, Playwrights, Comedians, Actors etc.
Performance artists should apply with a performance outline an stating their fee. There are at least two possible venues for performances and that can be discussed with the artists.

Please return all submissions, to Roxanne Leonard, 1, School Lane, Mountshannon, County Clare, or to: The more detail you can provide, the better, but a rough draft of your idea, will also suffice. The organisers will decide which projects to support next year, by 22nd December.

For more information visit

Open Call | Livestock – Live Art Platform, Dublin

Application deadline: Friday 14 of October

Livestock, Live Art Platform, seeks proposals for performance for their next event. Livestock – “GET REAL”.

Livestock “Get Real” will take place at the Complex, Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 on Monday 30th of October, 2017.

Proposals should include a biography, images of work and a brief outline of the core concerns of your work, a timeline of your proposed performance and any technical specifications/requirements. Please also include a Health and Safety assessment of your proposed performance.

Please submit your proposal for performance to .

Open Call for Arts Organisations | Belfast Open Studios: Visual Artists Café

Application deadline: Friday 29 September

Belfast Open Studios is inviting art spaces, projects and galleries across Northern Ireland to take up free tables at the Visual Artists Café, which will take place at the Black Box in Belfast on Saturday 14 October from 3pm – 5pm. Last year we introduced 15 arts organisations to over 100 visitors and participants. This year we hope to make this Visual Artists Café the biggest yet and are extending our invitation to more organisations, groups, collectives and projects than ever.

Individual organisations are encouraged to determine the activities which take place at the table; whether it simply acts as an information point, a showcase for its members’ work or demonstrates techniques within a specific medium, for example.

Please contact Jane Morrow, to secure a free table at this event.

Places are limited so please book early.

Open Call | Bullock Lane Studio Opportunity at Townhall Cavan

Application deadline: 28 September 2017

The Bullock Lane Studio Opportunity supports artists to work intensively and in quiet spaces at Townhall, Cavan for 12 weeks. Artists will receive financial support of €125 per week and the studio facility.

Artists are encouraged to engage with another art professional: curator, writer, mentor to assist them to develop critical writing for their practice. A fee will also be provided to this art professional.

The artist is encouraged to host an event or share their work with either their artist peers or interested members of the public to discuss themes explored in their studio time.

Please use the following headings when making your application:

· About the artist: Artists must include an up to date CV, up to 10 images of current work, and a short paragraph describing their work.
· About the work: Artists apply in writing with an overview of the work that they intend to undertake while at the studio. Artists are requested to nominate another professional who they wish to work with during the course of their studio opportunity at Bullock Lane.
· Time: Artists can apply for a period of 12 weeks. The studio will be available from October 2017 through to March 2018.
· Engagement: Artists are encouraged to outline any engagement element that they wish to offer while on the studio opportunity, this might include participating in a peer to peer conversation with other artists, or a presentation to students or the public on work and ideas.

Apply in email or hard copy to:

Santina Burns
Cavan County Council Arts Office
Farnham Centre
Farnham St
Co Cavan

Contact or 049 4378548 with any queries.

Open Cal to Artists in Kildare | Incubation Space Phase II at Riverbank Arts Centre

Deadline applications: Tuesday 26 September, 12 noon

After the successful offering of studio space to artists this summer, Riverbank Arts Centre are delighted to announce a Winter Incubation Space period to close our 2017 programme, from Tuesday November 7th – Friday December 15th.

Do you need more space to develop your artwork? Riverbank Arts Centre are offering Kildare based artists or artists originally from Kildare with all levels of experience an opportunity to use the McKenna Art Gallery at Riverbank Arts Centre as their own studio for short or long periods of time throughout the winter of 2017. Artists can apply to use the space for 1 day to three consecutive days and up to four days a week for five weeks.

Please note: The availability of the incubation space will be dependent on application and Riverbank Arts Centre will be unable to offer any applicants the use of the space on Mondays during this time.

The incubation space may suit those who want to:

• Develop or continue a particular body of work
• Work in an art studio for the first time
• Have the space to reflect and think about their work
• Have the space or time to develop or improve skills

To apply please send:

• A brief description of how you would like to use the space and time, including why this is important for you personally and/or for your practice. (Maximum amount of words 250)
• An artist’s CV if you have one or a brief note describing how long you have been making art and anywhere you have shown your work or have done arts based activities, for example: workshops/projects etc.
• A number of images/example of your work (Maximum 10)

All applications can be either:
Emailed to:
Posted to: Carolann Courtney c/o This Must Be the Place, Incubation Space, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Open Call for Artists’ and Architects’ Books | Dublin Art Book Fair 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios calls for artists and architects to submit their books, zines, catalogues and other suitable publications for inclusion in Dublin Art Book Fair 2017. Art and Architecture: Interwoven is the theme of the 7th edition of Dublin Art Book Fair, taking place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November 2017 at TBG+S.

Submitted books do not have to relate to the theme of Art and Architecture: Interwoven. Curator Oonagh Young will make a final selection of artists and architects’ books from the submissions received.

Drop-off dates: 26, 27 + 28 October 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Postal submission deadline: Friday 27 October 2017
Selected artists notified: Tuesday 7 November 2017
Collection of unselected books: Thursday 9 + Friday 10 November 2017 | 11am – 6pm
Dublin Art Book Fair: 23 – 26 November 2017
Collection of unsold books: Friday 1 December 2017 | 11am – 6pm

For more information and to download the Artist/Architect Book Submission Form click here:

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073

Call for Papers | International Journal of Art and Design Education Conference at NCAD

This year’s IJADE (International Journal of Art and Design Education) conference will be held in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November, with the theme of art and design as agent for change. Social justice has become a growing focus for many educators and practitioners in the visual arts, and the idea of art and design having agency in the process of social chance has gained traction. This year’s iJADE conference addresses this agency in the context of art and design and education, and invites papers that investigate this topic from a variety of angles.

To submit an abstract, maximum 100 words, email:

For the standard registration rate (Standard: £240), please send your abstract no later than 30 September 2017.

For more information see:

Open Call | Lagan Valley Hospital Trust Seeking Artworks

Deadline for submission: Friday 22 September

As part of the Enabling Works series of refurbishments recently completed at the Lagan Valley Hospital, the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust is keen to include art in these newly refurbished areas, particularly those used by patients and their families.

The Trust would like to offer an opportunity to artists working in any two-dimensional media to have their work included in a portfolio for review and selection for display at Lagan Valley Hospital. In particular the Trust would be delighted to see submissions from artists with disabilities, as they may be under-represented in the Trust art collection.

Interested artists should submit work on the following theme:
“Nature and Movement”.

Images should be restful and engaging and where possible consideration should be given to the two main colour schemes used in the refurbishment: turquoise and teal; magenta and plum. These colours were chosen for their calming effect on patients presenting with dementia and anxiety-related illnesses.

Once the artists’ work is chosen the Trust will purchase the unframed artwork at the identified price and frame it with appropriate materials for a healthcare environment. Images of insects and birds should be avoided where possible.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please provide up to six originals (preferred) or good quality photographs of original works that are no larger than A2. The Trust is charged with making value for money decisions and has a limited budget. As a guide, the upper purchase limit for any single artwork is £300.

All images/ originals should be delivered to the Arts + Disability Forum Gallery, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast, by Friday 22nd September 2017. Images found to be unsuitable on this occasion will then be available for collection at the Arts & Disability Forum from Monday 9th October. If you would not like these artworks to be considered for other locations/ projects within the Trust please make this clear on your submission, otherwise copies of your artworks may be retained for future reference.

Please include your name, address, contact telephone number and title and price of the artworks with your submission.

For further information please contact Paula on 028 90239450/
Submission Venue: Arts + Disability Forum, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF

Open Call | Gallery of Photography and Junior Magazine Exhibition

Application deadline: 14 October

Gallery of Photography is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Junior Magazine, to bring you an exciting 6 month exhibition and project space to celebrate the opening of the Osman Suite (named after our Gallery founder, John Osman) in their recently extended bookshop.

This collaboration aims to showcase the best in emerging Irish photography. In light of this, Junior Magazine and Gallery of Photography are creating a free open call for work that centres on the notion of ‘Irish-ness’. They want to see new, challenging and most importantly, personal perspectives on the place we call home – exploring what it means to live in Ireland.

The aim of this collaboration is to create a platform for the Ireland’s emerging photographers and sell limited edition photographic prints. All photographs selected for exhibition in the Osman Suite will be printed and framed in the Gallery of Photography’s Artist Digital Suite at no cost to the artist.

Junior Magazine will also be programming a series of meet-ups and community-building workshops in the Gallery of Photography where photographers will get a chance to share their work, engage with a wider photographic community and learn from the experience of others. These events will be an invaluable opportunity for photographers to develop their practice and foster relationships with their peers.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit up to five images, ideally from a specific project, along with up to 250 words describing your work. Images must be submitted as low-res JPEGS (1000px on the long side, sRGB, 72dpi). While we are primarily selecting work for this exhibition, submissions may also be considered for future JUNIOR publications.

Email address for submission is

Open Call | Big Ideas Proposals, European Capital of Culture Bid 2023 (Belfast, Derry, Straban)

Big Ideas deadline: 6 September, midnight

Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are working on the bid for the 2023 designation of European Capital of Culture.

They invite you to share your Big Idea with them. If you have a proposal that you’d like included within the bid, you can submit that through the form here: Cultural Programme Ideas

In the guidelines, they outline the programme principles and emerging themes which we would love you to consider when submitting your Big Idea.

Return the completed form to us by email to, for possible inclusion in the stage one bid. The bid team will still accept your ideas after this date, for consideration if we are shortlisted to stage two of the bid, or for similar programmes in future.

If you just want to tell us your idea in two sentences…
If you have an idea, a thought or suggestion that you are happy to contribute and share with the Bid team and allow us to develop further, then please feel free to keep it short and sweet and email to with the subject line of your email ‘my big idea’.

Open Call | Student and Recent Graduate Show at Catalyst Arts

Application deadline: Saturday 9 September, 5pm

Catalyst Arts is pleased to announce an open call for submissions to our Student and Recent Graduate Show, which will take place from the 5th to the 12th of October, in conjunction with the Fix 17 festival of performance art.

Students currently undertaking undergraduate/ postgraduate /PhD courses in Fine Art/Sonic Art/any art related subjects are eligible to apply, as well as former students who graduated up to one year ago.

The proposal from may be downloaded from this link:

Catalyst welcome submissions in any art form, in particular artworks that have a relationship to performative practice. Please complete the form and submit it with your Artist CV, images of your work or links to video/documentation of performances/sculptures/installations etc to

Open Call | Belshaw’s Quarry Sculpture Park, Co. Antrim

Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2017

Whitemountain & District Community Association (WDCA) has launched the 2nd phase of a unique geologically themed sculpture park project. Phase Two of the project comprises the creation and installation of four human sized (approximately) sculptures to be installed at Belshaw’s Quarry National Nature Reserve located on Benson’s Rd, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 3UU.

This builds on phase one of the project (funded through the Alpha Resource Management Landfill tax credit scheme managed by Groundwork NI) to create an educational sculpture park that connects art and geology. The result is a unique educational tourist attraction in Ireland and research suggests could make this project unique in Europe.

The former Limestone Quarry site is owned by Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). The site is approximately 3 hectares in area and is open 24/7 to the public. Due to a number of geologically significant features on the site, which spans over 250 million years of Earth’s history, the site is classed as an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).

The sculpture fee will work out at approximately £10,000 per sculpture, paid over a number of phases (design, procure, build, install with retention period likely to be applicable). Sculptors will be determined through a competitive tender process. Contract awards are anticipated by mid October 2017 with the intent of all four pieces being installed during the last week of March 2018.

To obtain a full briefing pack, please reply through the Contact Us tab on in the first instance as soon as possible and include some brief details of your past work in open public spaces.