Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Open Call For Ideas| Hack the Brain, Science Gallery Dublin

Deadline: 8 May 2017, 5pm

Hack the Brain Dublin is an immersive, creative hackathon weekend in Science Gallery Dublin which aims to get artists, designers, neuroscientists, experimental psychologists, developers and engineers working together in transdisciplinary teams to develop ideas into prototype artworks, objects, inventions or interfaces which use or harness brain signals and brain-computer interface (BCI) technology.
Science Gallery Dublin invites you to submit your proposal for a project to be undertaken at the Hack The Brain Hackathon over the weekend of June 9th—11th, 2017. Science Gallery Dublin can provide travel and/or accommodation support up to €500 for the 6 successful applicants (terms & conditions apply to this non-transferable travel bursary).

Projects should relate to an artistic goal and show a relevant connection to artistic expression, as well as a concept based on scientific evidence and valid neurophysiological parameters. EEG headsets will be available for use by the teams and mentors will be on hand to provide guidance in the use of the hardware and software. At the start of the weekend teams will be formed, and they will spend the weekend developing a prototype of the project that you proposed with your leadership. At the end of the weekend all teams will pitch their work to a jury and the public.
6 winning ideas will be announced on 16th May 2017.

The hardware available for teams to use will include EEG caps, wireless amplifiers and electrodes from Brain Products GmbH, and Enobio headsets from Starlab; VR Oculus Rift, 3D printer, audio speakers, data projectors etc.

All details available at:

CE Scheme Placement | Front of House Coordinator at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork City

Application deadline: 5 May, 5pm

This position is only open to people who are eligible for Community Employment Scheme, i.e. over 25 years of age and in receipt of a Dept. of Social Protection payment for 12 months or more.

Front of House Coordinator at The National Sculpture Factory, Cork City.

  • Answer all calls to the NSF and ensure they are forwarded to the relevant people.
  • Take telephone messages for the staff.
  • Perform general receptionist duties and type a variety of correspondence (under the instruction of the director / administrator).
  • To disseminate the daily post to the relevant staff and artists.
  • Assisting in general administration duties under the instruction of the director/ administrator.
  • Assist with the administration of special events i.e. lectures, workshops, training etc.
  • Check the answering machine every morning (first thing) and pass the messages onto the relevant staff.
  • Provide assistance to artists where appropriate i.e. dealing with general enquiries regarding membership/ rental rates etc.
  • Assist NSF members requesting the use of the fax / phone etc.
  • Ensure all post is collected from each member of staff and posted daily. Keep both the office and factory floor notice boards up to date
  • Attend staff meetings when required.
  • Undertake any additional duties in consultation with the Director that may be required from time to time.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of Membership Database.
  • Recruitment of Members

To apply for this position please email your CV to

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

Live Scores for Silent Films | A4 Sounds, Dublin 1

Sunday 30 April 2017 | Doors 7pm | €10 Entry fee
A4 Sounds Gallery, St Joseph’s Parade, Dublin 1

A4 Sounds’ Secret Sonic Cinémathèque: Bealtaine Edition. We’re back with another seasonal iteration of our live scores for silent films audiovisual spectacular. Following on from from our Samhain Special, this time we’ll being celebrating May Eve, marking the beginning of Summer and the halfway point between Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.

Four musicians will once again explore the relationship between moving image and live sound, as they perform specially-prepared live scores for a selection for short silent films.

Players: Robyn Bromfield (synthesist, feline envoy) // Fergus Cullen (saxophonist, punctuation executor) // Diarmuid MacDiarmada (loopstation manager, auxillary absurdist) // Andy Mooney (e-bow stringer, lunar-energy wrangler).

BYO | Complimentary popcorn



MA Arts Management at Queen’s University Belfast

This MA is suitable for a range of participants; early and mid-career arts managers, who wish to develop their practice and understanding of the background, theories and principles of arts and cultural management, will find this degree invaluable. While there is a focus on the publicly subsidised arts sector, the MA does serve as a strong and valuable route for graduates who are interested in creating their own cultural ventures for self-employment.

The MA consists of the following four core modules and a double Dissertation and Work Placement module:

  • Engaging Audiences
  • Cultural Policy: Its Relationship to Arts Management
  • Managing the Arts I: Thinking Strategically
  • Managing the Arts II: Planning for the Arts
  • Work Placement
  • Research Dissertation

And includes training modules in research and practice, covering a number of the following areas:

  • Work Placement
  • Research Methods in Statistics and Interviewing
  • Engagement with Social Media
  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Practical Management Skills
  • The majority of students will take on an independent research project during the course.

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

For more information and application details:

CE Scheme Placement | Staff Artist at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

Signal Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the position of Staff Artist on a Department of Social Protection funded Community Employment Scheme.

Canditates should:
– be skilled in the area of visual art
– have good communication skills
– be prepared to work as part of a team

Experience in workshop facilitation and/or experience working with children would be an advantage.
If you are interested and would like to apply for this post, please contact your local Department of Social Protection Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility for this vacancy.
Send a current CV and cover letter to: Claire Flood, Signal Arts Centre, 1, Albert Avenue, Bray, County Wicklow or email:

For information on Community Employment Schemes (CE Scheme) see:

Seminar | A Walk in the May Dew, National Library of Ireland

A Walk in the May Dew is a seminar exploring the customs, folklore and songs surrounding the Month of May in Ireland.

The seminar is organised by and builds upon the hugely successful ‘Vizzards and Collicks’ seminar in October 2016 which was based around Hallowe’en folklore and customs in Ireland.

For this event, Michael and some of our country’s leading practitioners and academics take us for a stroll across the May dew where they will examine the rich folklore associated with the month of May in Ireland including its cures, superstitions, customs and rituals.

Speakers will included Michael Fortune (, Clodagh Doyle (National Museum – Country Life), Nev Swift (The Fading Year), Jonny Dillion and Fionnán Mac Gabhann (The Folklore of Ireland Society), Robbie Sinnott (TCD), Paul Horan (School of Nursing, TCD), Maria Finucane (Limerick School of Art and Design) PLUS songs from traditional singers Padraigín Ní Uallacháin and Aileen Lambert.

Following the event in the National Library, An Goilín Singers’ Club will host a specially themed traditional singing session based on the coming of summer and the month of May.

The NLI event is free but booking is essential, while there is a €3 entry fee for the singing session.

Please email or phone/text 087 6470247 to book your place at the NLI, while no booking is required for An Goilín Singers’ Club.

National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2

Engage Art Studios Seeking Members for New Studios, Galway   Recently updated !

Application deadline: 5 May, 5pm

Engage Art Studios is delighted to announce that they are expanding operations. Due to the overwhelming demand for studio space, Engage has decided to open additional space in a second location on Francis Street in Galway City Centre.

This will open for new members to work and produce art from May.

Engage Art Studios has occupied the top floor of the Old Pro-Cathedral building Since 2004. They are dedicated to providing work space for professional contemporary visual artists. Engage supports professional artists by providing them with clean, safe, secure studio space in which to create new works of art. Engage also offers exhibition opportunities, chances to meet with curators and professional development for our members.

Applications for new members are now being accepted. Interested artists should send a letter of intent, an artist CV and up to 10 examples of their work to

Supporters Club Talk #11: Oliver Dowling in conversation with TBG+S Director Clíodhna Shaffrey

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present curator Oliver Dowling in the eleventh talk in this series.

Oliver Dowling is an independent curator with extensive experience, understanding and knowledge of the Irish visual arts scene. His career, spans from the late 1960’s to the present day. This conversation offers a unique occasion for audiences to hear from one of Ireland’s great art figures. Oliver’s unique experiences range from ROSC, to establishing his own gallery (The Oliver Dowling Gallery, 1971-1995), as Exhibitions Officer for the Arts Council of Ireland in the late 1960’s and again, as Visual Arts Officer in the late 1990’s to 2006, and as a co-founder of Dublin Contemporary, 2011. This conversation covering a particular and dynamic timespan in the history of contemporary art in Ireland, and involving range of incredible artists, moments and events, makes his personal insights and recollections precious.

The TBG+S series of Supporters Club Talks presents a strong line-up of guest speakers on the theme of ‘production, practice, ideas’. Places for this talk are reserved for TBG+S Supporters Club members. Become a Supporter by signing up on our website at or pay by cash or cheque at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Once you have signed up, book your place (+1 free guest) at the talk by emailing Muriel Foxton at or call 01 6710073. If you would like to gift Supporters Club membership to a friend please email Muriel with your friend’s name, email and postal address.

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

Visual Artists Cafe: Introducing West Belfast   Recently updated !

26 May, 12pm to  5pm
Artists at the Mill, Conway Mill

Find out more about the visual arts exhibition spaces, studios, resources and collectives in West Belfast. This networking and information event will be an excellent opportunity to meet other artists and arts organisations in an informal setting.

Free event, book your place here:

Show and Tell
The Visual Artists Ireland Show and Tell provides VAI members with the opportunity to give a short presentation on their practice in an informal setting where they can network and meet people with similar ideas and interests. Up to 10 artists will present to the audience in attendance on the day.

The presentations themselves are fast paced; each artist presents 10 slides that advance automatically after 30 seconds, giving each participant just 5 minutes to speak. Show and Tell events sound daunting, but participants and audience from our evenings during the year can vouch for them.

If you would like to present your work in the Show and Tell, please email

Above the Fold Creative Conference, Galway

Saturday 6 May, 11am to 6pm

Above the Fold returns to The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway for a day of inspiring talks by Ireland’s brightest creatives. Speakers have been curated for their contribution to Ireland’s cultural landscape and their motivation for striving to create great work.

Tickets are €25 which includes a full day of talks and an after-party featuring Lumo DJs.

2017 speakers include:

  • Superfolk – Jo Anne and Gearoid design beautiful homewares using inspiration from wildlife and their domestic surroundings of Westport Co. Mayo,
  • The Repeal Project – Anna Cosgrave is a social activist and the founder of The Repeal Project,
  • HeadStuff – Alan Bennett is the editor and founder of HeadStuff online media,
  • Lay of the Land – Kari Cahill is a visual artist and the curator of Lay of the Land,
  • Piquant – Conor Buckley is the Creative Director of Piquant graphic design studio based in Limerick,
  • David Boland – David is the founder of An Áit Eile and the musician behind New Pope,
  • Jette Virdi – Jette is a food stylist and creative entrepreneur,
  • Alison Conneely – Alison is a Fashion Designer, curator and an Art Director.

With one more speaker announcement to come.

For more information and to book tickets:

Digital Traces | A Glitch Seminar at Rua Red

Wednesday 17 May, 6.30pm

Featuring Hugh McCabe, Bernie Masterson, Theo M. Honohan and Pierre Jolivet

Digital Traces – A Glitch Seminar comprises of four presentations in response to digital artworks which are interactive, divisive and political, and at their core leaving a significant residue. Past and present participants of Dublin’s NCAD Art in the Contemporary World and IADT’s Art and Research Collaboration masters programmes will open a discussion around artistic practices which directly engage with digital technology.

Featuring: Hugh McCabe’s “Ghosts In The Machines: Digital Archaeologies and Viral Art”, Bernie Masterson’s “Bold Writing” – A Video and Presentation analysing the act of writing as leaving a resonating footprint, Theo Honohan’s “Product and Sum: Putting processes together; composition in digital art” and a presentation from Pierre Jolivet on “Intermedia Art and Self-Generative Processes.”

Free event. For full details visit:

Photo Walk | Digital Photography Workshops with Joseph Carr at Glitch Festival

Join photographer Joseph Carr for an insightful and interesting set of workshops on digital photography. Joseph will go through tips and tricks on using your digital camera and how to get great results. This set of workshops will include time in Rua Red’s Gallery 1, interacting and photographing /Glitch Festival 2017 and will include time outdoors with walks around Tallaght Village. The workshops will capture the dynamic busy environment of an arts centre and also the colourful local community of Tallaght. Places are limited, so please book in advance. Participants must bring their own digital camera, fully charged.

Dates: 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th May
Times: 11am -1pm
Fee: €40 for 4 weeks
Location: Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre
Booking: or book with reception on 01 451 5860

AtHomeStudios | Next Meeting and Call for New Members

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 regularly the new VAI Offices approximately every two months The 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

Next meeting is Tuesday 9 May, 10am -12 at the VAI Offices, 4 Oliver Bond St., Dublin 8. All welcome but spaces are limited so please RSVP to

For more information visit

Research Residency | Bibliothek Andreas Züst, Switzerland   Recently updated !

Deadlines: 31 May and 31 October 2017

Twice annually — respectively for the months of April and November — , the Bibliothek Andreas Züst offers three studio residency stipends. The length of the stay can vary from one to four weeks according to the needs of the stipendiaries. Application for the Studio Residency Stipend is open to national and international cultural workers (individuals or teams of up to a maximum of four persons) across disciplines — visual arts, literature, new media, music, theatre, dance, design, architecture, film, photography, and art-related disciplines.

For the stipendiaries, the Alpenhof panorama lodge will provide for accommodations. Applicants must submit a statement specifying their specific interests and describing their motivation in seeking a residency. The Bibliothek Andreas Züst is especially seeking projects that deal with the library as a whole or one of its sub-areas. The Studio Residency Stipend program is to be considered in the tradition of libraries as places of knowledge in the sense of diversity. In short: the residency should entail research about what constitutes the fabric of our culture and also what goes beyond it.

For each recipient of a studio grant, there is a private bedroom available with an individual area for working. In addition, there is a shared studio-/music room available, as well as different areas throughout the Alpenhof for working quietly. Further facilities include: the shared kitchen, dining and living rooms, and the Bibliothek Andreas Züst. Accommodations and use of the studio are free-of-charge, and travel costs are also covered. A separate request can be made for an additional subsidy for living costs of up to CHF 250/week. Artistic production costs must be covered privately.

For more information application details:

Open Call | LASA – Laboratorio Artistico de San Agustín, Cuba

Deadline: 13 May 2017

More than 70 artists from different parts of the world have worked in the Artistic Laboratory of San Agustín- LASA since it was created in 2008. The organisers have invited artists, architects, scientists, musicians, actors, theater directors among others to work in the specific context that is San Agustín neighborhood, located in Havana city’s outskirts. These artistic projects carried out outside cultural institutions have increased people’s awareness of contemporary art. At the same time, the projects have turned the territory into an open air workshop where artists and the public interact with each other. Local inhabitants take part in the process of creative activity and improve the research about the neighborhood’s identity in order to promote its cultural life.

After exploring the context of San Agustín neighborhood through a series of artistic projects related to senses, the organisers try to get into local inhabitants by means of a research based on psychology, specifically based on Abraham Maslow’s study; hence the name PUBLIC SESSIONS.

Open Call | Exhibition and Residency at bb15, Austria   Recently updated !

Deadline: 30 May

bb15 is an alternative, non-commercial location for the arts, which encourages experimental approaches. With roughly 100m² in the city centre of Linz, bb15 provides a regular program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions and concerts. Alongside the main program of events, stand alone solo and group exhibitions are also hosted. In addition the space is regularly used in-house as studio and place of production. International co-operations with similar institutions as well as an annual artist in residence- program concludes the repertoire.

The call is open to artists who work at the interface between sound, music and auditory research / practice. The organisers are looking for exhibition concepts that explore the specific artistic possibilities and potentials of sound in the context of contemporary fine art. Two selected artists will have the opportunity to realize their exhibition concepts during a two-week artist-in-residence stay. This call includes no media restrictions – installation-based, sculptural, multimedia or performative works are all welcome. The use of sound is not mandatory. The specific interests of bb15 include: sonification, voice, spatial perception, noise, drone, soundscapes, HiFi / LoFi, field recordings.

There is a € 1000.- all-in budget per residency. This budget includes all costs such as travel, equipment, catering and artist fees. Artists will be provided with free accommodation and workplace at the premises of bb15. The residency entails the realization of a solo exhibition at bb15. bb15 will provide technical and curatorial support plus advertising and announcement for the exhibition.

For more information and to apply online:

Open Call | Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2017 France

Deadline: 1 June 2017

Open call to artists between 18 and 30 years who have a project that strengthens the notion of citizenship in your city. We would like to invite you to share it and take part in a gathering of over 60 participants from all over Europe, participating in workshops, festive and cultural moments.

These are the conditions to participate to the Forum to be held on 25-28 October 2017:

  • To be aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • To live and/or develop a project in Nantes Métropole or a Member state of the Council of Europe (+ Belarus)
  • To present a concrete initiative
  • To fill in the application form to be launched every year in spring.

Selection of projects :

  • Each year, 30 projects are presented : 10 from Nantes and 20 from all of Europe
  • Projects must contribute to strengthen the notion of “living together”, involve a “citizenship” approach in tits general sense and develop an original approach.
  • They can be linked to a large range of thematics : environment, health, education, culture, sport, intercultural dialogue, fight again discriminations, media, etc.
  • Projects must be concrete initiatives (Or at least in an advanced stage of reflection if not yet realized)


Transport, accommodation and food costs of European participants are covered by Nantes Métropole (Maximum 2 participants per project). Please note that selected participants are asked to book their transport tickets themselves. The organization will then refund travel expenses up to 400 Euros per person, according to the original receipts and tickets sent by the participants. Refunds are provided approximatively 2 months after the Forum.

For more information and to download application form:

Open Call | Toyota Foundation International Grant Program 2017

Deadline: 20 June 2017

The grant program focuses on deepening mutual understanding and knowledge-sharing among people on the ground in East and Southeast Asia* who are finding solutions to shared issues. Through promoting direct interaction among key players, the grant program aims to survey and analyze situations in target countries, obtain new perspectives, and expand the potential of future generations.

With multinational teams comprised of participants from diverse backgrounds, projects can avoid conventional linear relationships, such as “supporter and supported” or “instructor and trainee,” and instead form cooperative and creative alliances that consider, act on, and construct solutions to shared issues. The grant program anticipates that these partnerships, which extend beyond such factors as nationality, age, and organizational affiliation, will produce significant social change through fostering a process of mutual learning.

Thematic areas:

A. Multigenerational and Multicultural Inclusion in Communities
B. Creating New Culture: Toward a Common Platform for Asia
C. Open Field

Open Call | STARTAS International Contemporary Art Festival, Lithuania

Deadline: 1 June 2017

The Culture Center of Rokiškis is for the first time organising the international contemporary art festival STARTAS and is curently looking for various artists to present their works. International contemporary art festival STARTAS aims to develop new international relationships and establish collaboration between Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers, dancers, visual artists, and etc. The organisers are looking for site specific projects to be presented at the festival (indoors – outdoors). . Festival is taking place in Rokiškis from 3 – 9 July 2017.

What is offered:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • Technical support for the project
  • Project, performance fee (negotiable) / travel cost up to 150 EUR

For more information and to apply online:

Job Vacancies | Various Box Office Roles at Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 (seasonal)

Application deadlines: 12 June

Dublin Theatre Festival has presented an annual season of Irish and international theatre performances since 1957. Its aims are to develop and promote the theatre art form and to excite, surprise and move its audiences. The festival takes place from the last Thursday in September for 18 days and its next edition will run from 28 September – 15 October 2017. The organisation’s governing body is a voluntary board, the Board of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Box Office Supervisors
Dublin Theatre Festival is currently seeking currently seeking to recruit 2 Box Office Supervisors to supervise the Box Office and its staff and to maximise all sales opportunities, ensuring targets are reached and high standards of customer care are maintained. The Box Office Supervisor is responsible for the smooth and effective running of the Box Office, the ticketing system and financial returns. The Box Office is the centre for all ticket sales including telephone, postal, web and over the counter bookings.

Download applicant briefing and job description including information about how to apply for the role here: