Category: Opportunities Ireland


Open Call | Regions: The Dunmanway and Drimoleague Region, Foyer Exhibition at Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017

Regions – a series of A Sense of West Cork foyer exhibitions
Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre is seeking affordable artwork for a new series of showcase exhibitions in our foyer retail space. Regions will give local artists from across our catchment area, at all stages of their career, an opportunity to showcase their work in seven instalments each four weeks in duration and each focusing on a particular region. West Cork Arts Centre covers the Skibbereen and Bantry urban and rural area which stretches from the Beara Peninsula in the west, to Clonakilty in the east, from Dunmanway in the north, to the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin in the south. Submissions are open to any artists living or working within the region.

Call out for artists from The Dunmanway and Drimoleague Region
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Open Call | Collective Exhibition at Gallery X

Deadline for submissions: 31 May

The next collective exhibition at Gallery X, titled Cock and Pussy, would like to celebrate the parts of our bodies around which most of our lives revolve, and yet which are most often hidden away and forgotten.

This is an exhibition against shame, because shame is the parent of repression. Gallery X want to celebrate freedom, joy and pleasure.

Gallery X are looking for works that are graphic and joyous. In accordance to the principles of GalleryX, the works must be skilful, daring and accessible. Gallery X would also like to avoid banal exploitative material.

Send your proposals with jpgs to info@galleryx.ie – either pictures of the actual works you are proposing, or stylistic examples of what will be provided.

Selected artorks must be supplied ready to hang by 20 August. Exhibition will open 31 August.

GalleryX, 65 William St S, Dublin 2
T: (01) 549 1630
E: info@galleryx.ie
W: galleryx.ie


Call for Speakers | Digital Transformations Conference, Co. Leitrim

Deadline: 30 April 2017
Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, County Leitrim

Conference takes place on 14 and 15 October 2017.
This conference looks at the cultural impacts of the emerging digital society – a society in which human relations are dependent on digital technology. These technologies are providing new challenges and opportunities for artists, but also for people in general, who need their artists to help them understand its impacts and to preserve cultural identity in the face of these profound changes.
Issues the conference hopes to explore include authorship, memory, automation, copyright and commodification, politics and ideology. The conference seeks to bring together artists, people in creative industries, the tech sector, higher education, and people involved in the formulation of arts policy in Ireland.

We are looking for people that can make an engaging contribution to this debate – either through simple presentations/lectures, or something more interactive.

digitaltransformations.org/conference/call-for-contributors/


Open Call | New Lodge Arts Artist in Residence 2017, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 24 March, 12noon

New Lodge Arts is seeking to employ an Artist in Residence for a one year placement starting in April 2017.

New Lodge Arts provide innovative, fun and educational activities that stretch right across the community and political divide in north Belfast delivering over 800 workshops per year. Working with approximately 3,000 children, young people, and their families from across Greater New Lodge and North Belfast, New Lodge Arts has embedded itself at the heart of North Belfast. With a strong community focus and a passion for supporting the needs of young people within the area, New Lodge Arts continue to strengthen and develop their annual arts programme in order to tackle the real issues that affect young people in north Belfast.

Purpose of the Artist in Residence Programme:
New Lodge Arts is interested in exploring, through this residency, the relationship between artist, community and place, where the meaning of the work is implicit; obvious rather than hidden. The residency will creatively investigate approaches to working effectively within a community context to platform the views and concerns of local people, so that through this process they have might an impact on their environment. The residency will be collaboration between artist and community rather than artist delivering to the community.

The Artist in Residence will work in a community context. S/he will understand the community, or the context of place, and through collaboration, negotiation, discussion and forming relationships with the community, will articulate ‘a sense of place’. They will take on the role of facilitator, collaborator and participant with a weekly presence of at least eight hours per week in the community. The artist will bring their skills and ability to communicate while the community will bring their knowledge, ideas, aspirations and dynamic. The work created will have a connection with the context whether people or place.

The artist will connect to nearby community facilities (e.g. The FabLab) and contribute their skills and expertise to the New Lodge Arts programme.

Timescale:
The scheme will run from April 2017 – March 2018
The Artist in Residence will be expected to spend at least 8 hours per week within the Culture Shop or delivering programmes locally. This will be agreed with the Arts Programme and Operations Manager.

Fee:
£6, 000 (inclusive of VAT and all expenses)

Submission Details:
All prospective candidates are asked to submit their CV (no longer than 3 pages), some examples of your work and a letter that demonstrates your competency to the following areas;

1. Arts Experience – professional (300 words)
2. Community Arts experience (300 words)
3. Working on own initiative to deliver project goals (100 words)
4. Leading project work – liaising with project team (100 words)

For full details visit:
www.newlodgearts.com/artist-residence-programme-call-artist

Submissions and queries to:
Anne Delaney, Arts Programme and Operations Manager
anne.delaney@ashtoncentre.com
02890742255


Open Call | Féile an Phobail 2017, Belfast

Application deadline: Thursday 6 April

Artists are invited to submit expressions of interest for consideration in our August Féile, Irelands Biggest Community Arts Festival and Summer School. This year’s August Féile will run from Thursday 3rd– Sunday 13th August.

The theme of this year’s Féile will be Rights and Revelry, regarding, but not limited to, cultural rights, Acht na Gaeilge, LGBT, newcomer communities, etc.

Féile will be hosting exhibitions in a number of key venues in the City during August, and would be delighted if you would consider submitting an exhibition for this year’s August Féile. Submissions of non-themed exhibitions are also welcome.

Artists will be given a space to exhibit but there is no financial support available. Insurance and transportation of work are the responsibility of the artist. No commission charged on sale of work.

Artists must be available to instal works in the week leading up to the exhibition and on the day after the exhibition closes, to dismantle and collect their work.

Expressions of interest to include:

• Description of content/ theme of exhibition
• Short artist biography with contact details including telephone number
• 6 images
• Size and dimensions of exhibition

If interested please contact: Deirdre Mackel by email: deirdre.mackel@feilebelfast.com

www.feilebelfast.com


Open Call for Video Work | Homeland 2017, Damer House Gallery

Application deadline: 5 May, 5pm

Damer House Gallery is currently organising ‘Homeland 2017’, a project now in its fourth year. They are delighted to invite you to participate in this show case of contemporary video art. The focus is to show a selection of international and national film and video artworks for the duration of 2 weeks in Damer House Gallery, mid June 2017.

For Homeland 2017 Damer House Gallery are seeking works that respond to:
‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night’
Paul McCartney

Released: June 1968
‘McCartney has stated that the lyrics of the song were inspired by the unfortunate state of race relations in the United States in the 1960s’.

Homeland 2017 will bring exciting new work to the midland and initiate conversations between artists and audiences, local community and schools.

Video works must be of a high standard and not longer then 7-9 minutes.

Please apply by sending videos on USB/Memory-Stick with contact details to:

Damer House Gallery
Castle St,
Townparks,
Roscrea,
Co. Tipperary

Or by email via DropBox or WeTransfer link to damerhousegallery@gmail.com


Open Call for Exhibition Proposals | Linenhall Arts Centre

The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, Co. Mayo is inviting submissions from visual artists of all disciplines for its 2018/19 exhibition programme.

The Linenhall Arts Centre programmes a range of contemporary visual arts in a series of exhibitions throughout the year, from emerging artists to those of international reputation, and accepts submissions for exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Submissions are considered by the Linenhall’s Visual Arts Committee.

The Linenhall provide:

  • an artists fee of €500 per exhibition
  • 1 technician and 1 installer for 1 day to assist with installation
  • insurance cover,
  • printing and mailing a full-clour A5 format invite to our mailing list, and up
    to 100 addresses supplied by artists
  • opening reception

Submissions should include:

  • contact details; name, address, phone number, email address;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • an artist’s statement;
  • a maximum of ten images of the artists work in slide, jpeg or photographic format (original works will not be accepted.)

Submissions should be sent by post to:

Marie Farrell, Director
Linenhall Arts Centre,
Linenhall St,
Castlebar,
Co Mayo
F23 AN24

There is a rolling deadline for submission, with selection meetings held up to three times a year. Contact Marie with any queries at linenhall@eircom.net


Butler Gallery Seeks Workshop Proposals for National Drawing Day 2017   Recently updated !

Application deadline: Monday 10 April, 5pm

Butler Gallery Kilkenny invites artists to submit workshop proposals for National Drawing Day 2017, a countrywide event initiated by the National Gallery of Ireland, and coordinated in Kilkenny for the past nine years by the Butler Gallery. The event extends across the grounds of Kilkenny Castle Park, offering a creative and colourful range of artist-led, mostly outdoor workshops to an age-diverse audience, including many families, who drop in and work their way around the trail of workshops. While there is space for a small number of workshops to take place indoors, the majority of workshops will take place outside, in the grounds of the Castle Park and we encourage artists to take inspiration from the unique, outdoor setting of this event.

Workshop materials and volunteer assistants will be provided. Successful applicants will direct set-up before 12pm and run the workshop on Saturday 20th May between 12pm-4pm. A fee will be paid to successful applicants.
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Open Call | Regarding the Hispanic World at Instituto Cervantes, Dublin

Application deadline: 31 March

The show ‘Regarding the Hispanic World’ will include images by Irish and Hispanic artists residing in Ireland who have captured social, political and cultural elements and themes linked to the Hispanic world in Ireland and abroad.

The Hispanic world would include Spain and Hispanic America, in Spanish Hispanoamérica, América española or América hispana: the region comprising the Spanish-speaking nations in the Americas.

Artists who would like to participate should send their work for review by email to pif.submissions@gmail.com, including between 5 and 10 images not bigger than 1MB each. All images submitted should be listed in the email with title, author, year and location.
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Open Call | 3 Minute Film Challenge at Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2017

Closing Date for submissions: 22 May

The Wexford Documentary Film Festival will take place in the picturesque fishing village of Kilmore Quay, located in county Wexford. This dynamic film festival provides the opportunity to see award winning national and international documentary films.
The festival has a strong emphasis on screening films that explore social, political and environmental concerns, whilst also including a number of artists films and the 3 Minute Film Challenge.

Submissions are now open for the 3 Minute Film Challenge. Although this section is open to all artists, preference is given to filmmakers from Wexford or those with a connection to Wexford. Films of any genre or theme are welcome, and the maximum length of each film is 3 minutes. Please also include a link to view online. The Film Festival will make an award to the best Wexford 3 minute film.

There is a new 3 minute challenge section for students which will also have an award attached to it and any student interested need simply mark the entry ‘student’ next to their name.

The 5th Wexford Documentary Film Festival Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017. All film screenings at the festival are free and open to the public.

Submissions can be sent to wdff3minchallenge@gmail.com
Info www.facebook.com/WexfordDocufest/#


Staging Posts | Opportunity for artists to present work in progress at Glór, Ennis

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 8 March

Staging Posts is a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work – whilst providing insight for audiences into the development process and the choices that artists make. The event will be ‘scratch’ in style, with a selection of artists across art-forms sharing brief excerpts from their work-in-progress, with opportunities for audience responses and feedback. Three to four artists will present short excerpts of their work – followed by brief moderated discussions with the audience about what they have seen. So if you are an arts lover with a curiosity for the new, then join us on this fascinating journey!

Information for Artists who would like to present:
Are you a professional artist developing a new performance and are keen to air it in front of an audience to test how it lands?
Staging Posts is an opportunity for artists practicing in any performance genre to spend some brief time at glór testing an excerpt from your new work. Three or four artists/companies will be selected to present a short 10/15 minute excerpt that you have been developing, and to place it carefully in front of the audience, to tease out their responses to it, and help you test the genesis of your ideas. The intention of this initiative is to provide a platform and sharing point for innovative work within it’s development, in a manner that is supportive, constructive and progressive.

The selected artists will have the opportunity to spend a technical session in glór with our technicians testing and rehearsing the work in advance, and will also have the opportunity to have a pre-arranged phone/skype chat with the Staging Posts dramaturg/host to focus their objectives and questions for the Staging posts platform. After the evening the artist/company will also have an opportunity to have a debrief by phone/skype with the dramaturg/host to reflect on their learnings from the initiative.

Guiding principles for selecting work for Staging Posts:

• The work must be new and in development (not yet launched or premiered)
• Selection will be based on innovation, quality and potential excellence
• Application are welcomed from both emerging and established professional artists

Staging Posts presentations will take place at glór on Tuesday 21 March, 7.30pm

To apply visit: www.glor.ie/staging-posts


Call for New Members | AtHomeStudios

AtHomeStudios is currently looking for new members. AtHomeStudios is a collective of Visual Artists practicing from a studio that is based in their home. The group meet at the new VAI Offices every two months, these meetings provide an opportunity for artists to engage in peer critique, gain feedback, socialise, share ideas and discuss common concerns.

If you are a professional artist who works from home, and would like to join AtHomeStudios please contact athomestudiosdublin@gmail.com

Next meeting is Tuesday 7th March 10am -12 at the VAI Offices.

All welcome but spaces are limited so please RSVP to athomestudiosdublin@gmail.com. For more information visit www.athomestudios.wordpress.com


Open Call | Regions: The Bantry Region, Foyer Exhibition at Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: Monday 20 March

Regions – a series of A Sense of West Cork foyer exhibitions
Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre is seeking affordable artwork for a new series of showcase exhibitions in our foyer retail space. Regions will give local artists from across our catchment area, at all stages of their career, an opportunity to showcase their work in seven instalments each four weeks in duration and each focusing on a particular region. West Cork Arts Centre covers the Skibbereen and Bantry urban and rural area which stretches from the Beara Peninsula in the west, to Clonakilty in the east, from Dunmanway in the north, to the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin in the south. Submissions are open to any artists living or working within the region.

Call out for artists from The Bantry Region
The next instalment of the Regions series will feature The Bantry Region. Artists living and/or working in the Bantry or surrounding areas are invited to submit at this time. Submitted artwork must be for sale at a retail price of between €10 and €400, and must be no bigger than 80cm on its longest edge. Submissions must be received by Monday 20 March 2017 and the exhibition will run from Thursday 13 April – Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Please email jpeg images of the artwork you are submitting, no more than 3 images per artist, with full details of each artwork, your contact details, and a short artists bio/statement for publicity purposes.

For full specifications, restrictions and submission details see here: www.westcorkartscentre.com/regions

Please contact Alison on 028 22090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com


Open Call | Marquee Exhibition Stands at Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2017

Deadline: Friday 31 March

Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2017 is offering a unique opportunity for recent art graduates and art students who graduate in 2017 or 2018 to exhibit their work in a dedicated marquee at the festival.

Now in it’s forth year, Carrickmacross Arts Festival is a small but growing arts event encompassing music, art, poetry, drama, dance etc. and features a dedicated marquee for visual art exhibitions.

The festival aims to promote the growth of arts in Ireland and especially in Co. Monaghan and highly values quality and originality.

This year the festival would like to showcase the exciting work of recent art graduates and degree students from all disciplines.
Successful artists will be provided with a stand free of charge for one of the two days of the exhibition (Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th August). No commission will be charged on sales.

To apply please send an up to date CV, and 4 to 6 jpeg images of recent work to art@carrickmacrossartsfestival.com plus any links to websites or social media.

www.carrickmacrossartsfestival.com


Open Call | Butler Gallery Exhibition Programme 2018/19

Closing date for submissions: 7 April

Open submissions for Butler Gallery 2018/2019 programme are now being accepted. The Butler Gallery specialises in one-person exhibitions for emerging and mid-career artists.

Submissions to include CV, artists statement, documentation, images and proposal if appropriate. Web links accepted.
No group show applications.

Email application to submissions@butlergallery.com

Further details and gallery floor map is available here: www.butlergallery.com/exhibitions/submissions/

Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny
T: 056 7761106
E: info@butlergallery.com
W: butlergallery.com


Open Call | Regions: The Beara Peninsula, Foyer Exhibition at Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: Monday 20 February

Regions – a series of A Sense of West Cork foyer exhibitions
Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre is seeking affordable artwork for a new series of showcase exhibitions in our foyer retail space. Regions will give local artists from across our catchment area, at all stages of their career, an opportunity to showcase their work in seven instalments each four weeks in duration and each focusing on a particular region. West Cork Arts Centre covers the Skibbereen and Bantry urban and rural area which stretches from the Beara Peninsula in the west, to Clonakilty in the east, from Dunmanway in the north, to the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin in the south. Submissions are open to any artists living or working within the region.

Call out for artists from The Beara Peninsula
The first instalment of the Regions series will feature The Beara Peninsula.
Artists living and/or working in the region of the Beara Peninsula are invited to submit at this time. Submitted artwork must be for sale at a retail price of between €10 and €400, and must be no bigger than 80cm on its longest edge. The exhibition will run from Thursday 16 March – Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Please email jpeg images of the artwork you are submitting, no more than 3 images per artist, with full details of each artwork, your contact details, and a short artists bio/statement for publicity purposes.

For full specifications, restrictions and submission details see here: Regions – Guidelines
www.westcorkartscentre.com/regions

please contact Alison on 028 22090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com


Open Call | ForM Sculpture Exhibition, Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Deadline: Monday 3 April, 12noon

Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2017 ForM Sculpture Exhibition (Saturday 3 June – Sunday 25 June). This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts Service invites artists to propose site specific works, or work that responds to the environment of Bangor Castle Walled Garden.

This year the following prizes will be awarded to selected artists voted for by Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts and Heritage Advisory Panel:

1st Prize: One week at the Tyrone Guthrie Artist Retreat, Co. Monaghan
2nd Prize: £200 worth of artist materials of your choice
3rd Prize: £100 worth of artist materials of your choice

Submission Forms and an Artist’s Brief can be obtained via the following methods:
• Download via: http://www.ardsarts.com/blog/submission-call-form-sculpture-exhibition-2017
• Email: arts@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
• Visit: Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards
• Call: 028 9181 0803

Site visit: Thursday 16 March, 12pm – 1pm. Meet at the Aurora Car park entrance to the Walled Garden. A map of garden will be provided for artists. (Garden opens to public from 1st April)

Any enquiries should be directed to Ards Arts Centre: arts@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk // (+44) 028 9181 0803


Performing Arts Open Call | LIVE WORKS at Carlow Arts Festival 2017

Deadline: 28 February

Calling performing arts professionals and organisations to submit your best and boldest ideas to take part in the Carlow Arts Festival 2017 LIVE WORK performance strand. The call is open to a wide range of traditional and emerging performative arts, including: Theatre, Dance, Music, Opera, Circus, Multi-Disciplinary Arts, Digital Arts, Participatory Projects, Performance Lectures, Multimedia Storytelling, Workshop-based Projects, Architecture, Politically Engaged Projects, Fashion, and more. The projects selected as the LIVE WORKS strand of Carlow Arts Festival will be presented during the 38th edition of the Carlow Arts Festival.

We are seeking work that can be presented in non-traditional as well as traditional arts spaces, work of all scales, brand new work and work that can be adapted for the festival. Our focus is in the town of Carlow itself and the dates for 2017 are 7 – 13 June. To submit see link below. Required elements include links to images/videos of previous work, budgets, company or artists CV.

carlowartsfestival.com/live-works-2017


Into the Void Magazine seeks Visual Art for Issue 4

Deadline: 15 March

Irish print and digital literary magazine, Into the Void, seeks visual art submissions to Issue 4 to be used as the cover and internal art.

There is no theme, and no restriction on medium, genre or style, as long as submissions are in the format of high quality JPEGs.

Please email up to 12 images plus an approx. 50-word bio to intothevoidmag@gmail.com

Artists accepted for publication receive a copy of the magazine in print and digital.

intothevoidmagazine.com


Open Call | Critical Bastards Issue 14

Submission Deadline: 14 March 2017

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté”

Critical Bastards Magazine invites writers and artists to critically respond to the idea of hope in all its guises, shapes, textures, positivity, negativity, falsity and problems.

Hope is a thing with wings, hope is a dangerous thing.

This is a hope that resides within the realm of the possible; it is only enacted once uncertainty is accepted. It is an unstable, ever-shifting thing, existing in the fringes, margins, shadows and edges of possibility. It is unknowable.

We are looking for critical responses to the idea of the hope that underpins the ceaseless endurance of existence, and of art.

Word count: 500 words
Format: Word Document or PDF
Send to: criticalbastardsmagazine@gmail.com

Critical Bastards Magazine is committed to creating conversations between all parts of the island of Ireland and beyond. International submissions always welcome.

Articles are accepted on their fitness for inclusion in each issue

Maria Popova, “Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories we Tell Ourselves”, www.brainpickings.org/2015/02/09/hope-cynicism/

criticalbastards.wordpress.com/