Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Job Vacancy | Digital Innovation Manager at FACT, Liverpool

Application closing date Monday 3 July, 5pm

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 1 July

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

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

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

There is an application fee of $10.

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | FLACC Residency, Genk, Belgium

Deadline: 1 July 2017

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

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

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

For more information and application details:

Open Call | i Light Marina Bay 2018, Singapore

Deadline: 31 July 2017

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

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

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

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Exhibition and Residency at Blueproject Foundation, Spain

Deadline: 26 July

Blueproject Foundation opens yearly a call for artists-in-residence, a public programme open to all types of formats, ideas, artistic and cultural proposals. The residency programme at Blueproject Foundation is one of the main focuses of the foundation, its objective being to offer support in the production of new projects and give visibility to emerging artists.

This call is open to any artist interested as an individual or on behalf of a group or company, regardless of their age, nationality or creative discipline.

Economic contribution of a TOTAL of 16,000 euros net (all charges included) to be shared among the three winning projects, used to cover the project costs or any other expenses directly related to the purpose of the proposal (assembly, exhibition mechanisms, flights, accommodation and expenses, in the case of artists that do not reside in Barcelona, etc.).

For more information and application details:

Funded Residency | ZARYA Artist-in-Residence, Vladivostok, Russia

Deadline: 31 August 2017

ZARYA Artist-in-Residence programme based on ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art in Vladivostok is a project aimed at provision of support to professionals in the field of contemporary art that welcomes artists regardless of their preferred genres and techniques, as well as age and nationality. ZARYA A-i-R offers the young artists an opportunity to live and work in the new environment and conditions conductive to intensive work that provide a chance for successful implementation of creativity projects.

Eligibility of participants:

Individual artists or teams (age requirements – not younger than 18 years), working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photo and video, installation, performance, choreography, theater, music and street art.


– a grant for development and implementation of project (700 USD);
– compensation of air ticket and/or railway fare (385 USD);
– compensation of the project materials (up to 140 USD);
– accommodation in a furnished studio apartment;
– a workshop (33 m2);
– PR support and assistance in coordination of the developing project.

For more information and application details:

Creative Climate Leadership Training Course, Koper, Slovenia

Deadline: 31 July 2017

The five-day intensive course (8-14 October 2017) will enable artists and cultural professionals to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience.

The week will:

Explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges;
Bring together a range of expert guest speakers to share case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural sector;
Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas;
Prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return home, and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network.

The course is aimed at artists and cultural professionals and we welcome applications from all creative disciplines and art forms. We will also consider applicants from organisations that work directly with the cultural sector, such as networks, associations, funding bodies and policymakers.

Cost: The course costs €750. This fee includes tuition, accommodation and food. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel.

Financial support: There are a limited number of free places and travel grants available for freelance (self-employed) applicants. Applicants should indicate on the application form whether they would like to be considered for this support.

For more information see:

Open Call | InktoberFest, Visual Arts Festival, Wicklow (Submission Fee)

Submission deadline: Friday 1 September 2017

Submissions are now open second annual InktoberFest visual arts festival in Wicklow Town. The project will take place from the 6th – 8th October, 2017.

InktoberFest is a new contemporary art festival in Wicklow, which in its first year (2016) exhibited 26 Irish and international artists over four spaces. We are looking to build upon the successes of the 2016 event while also trying some new things out, all with the hope to expose, challenge and enlighten people to the joys of contemporary visual art.

As in 2016, the festival will be formed by an arts trail of exhibitions in varying spaces through Wicklow town. Beginning in a large hall and moving on to various other venues and vacant shops.

The Hall will act as typical gallery white space and host most of the selected work. The vacant shop spaces are intended for individual artists/ groups to create autonomous exhibitions. We are seeking work and proposals for both types of spaces.

All submissions via website-

InktoberFest is a new festival and has limited financial means. In order to sustain and grow this event it is required we charge a €10 application fee. This will be used to directly subsidise the administrative costs, IT resources and space to process applications. Any surplus in this fund will be diverted into the practical installation costs of InktoberFest. All work for the festival is done by volunteers.

There will also be a 25% commission on any work sold through the festival. All funds raised through this will go directly towards
InktoberFest 2018 as means to perpetuate the Festival as an annual event.

Job Vacancy | Administration + Production Assistant at Mophradat, Brussels (Part-Time)

Application deadline: 10 July

Mophradat is an international nonprofit contemporary arts association that creates opportunities for thinking, producing, and sharing among contemporary artists from the Arab World and their peers everywhere. Mophradat sees its activities as tools—artistic, discursive, logistical, and financial—for artists and cultural thinkers to use toward inventing new arts practices, arts organizations, and art publics. Mophradat believes the content—ideas, artworks, and relationships—generated through its activities contributes to diversifying the artistic and intellectual ecology; making it more vital and compelling, and able to play an emancipatory role in the Arab World and elsewhere.


  • Fluent in English, excellent French or Dutch
  • Five years in administration of an arts organization is preferred
  • Experience with basic accounting and budgeting
  • Experience of general office administration
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic interest in contemporary arts
  • Understanding of the needs and work processes of a small organization


  • Day-to-day administration of the office and the activities (filing, inquiries, mail, personnel, minutes, contracts etc.)
  • Organizing and preparing the accounting for the external accountant (including the organizing the director’s cashboxes, expense reports etc.)
  • Update and management of support infrastructure for the programming, including contact lists, press releases, etc.
  • Assisting in organizing events such as book launches, the Informal Meeting, and other small-scale artistic events
  • Organizing staff, artists and collaborators travels
  • Managing personnel administration
  • Assisting with other project-based production demands as they arise

Please send your application (cover letter and CV) to indicating ‘vacancy’ in the message subject.

For more information see:

Funded Residency | Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV), Japan

Deadline: 31 July

As a base for expressive and creative activities of both international and domestic artists, “Akiyoshidai International Art Village(AIAV)” was constructed August 1998, in Shuho Town next to The Akiyoshidai National Park, which beautiful limestone landscape was formed over three hundred million years ago.

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert. The Residence Support Programme provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence programme, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.

Theme: The Future of This Land
Residency period: 14 January to 9 March 2018
Numbers of artists accepted: 3 artists (2 international and 1 Japanese), 40 years old or under. (born on or after 2 April, 1977)
You may apply as a group no larger than 2 artists.


  • Travel expenses: A one time round trip from your neighboring international airport to AIAV (Economy class air tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets)
  • Accommodation at AIAV (private room with bath/toilet)
  • Studio (assignment will be arranged after due deliberation: artists may have to share with others)
  • Production expenses: 200,000 yen (For each group)
  • Per diem: 2,800 yen x days of the program (Per person)

For more information and application details:

Job Vacancy | DCCoI Education and Outreach Officer (Part-Time)

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 7 July at 12noon.

The Design + Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for an Education + Outreach Officer.

Reporting to the Education Manager (with strong working link to Exhibition + Programmes Curator) the Education + Outreach Officer will manage, develop and co-ordinate targeted education initiatives that raise awareness, increase skills, critical thinking and understanding around National Craft Gallery exhibitions such as: talks programmes, masterclasses, workshops, conferences / seminars and National Craft Gallery schools programmes.

This is a two year fixed term appointment for 19.5 hours a week (including some weekend work), commencing July 2017 with a six-month probationary period.

The successful candidate will be required to be based in Design + Crafts Council of Ireland Offices / National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, with occasional travel nationally / internationally.

For full job description and requirements see:

Job Vacancy | Programme Director of World Summit on Arts and Culture, Malaysia

Application deadline: Thursday 6 July 2017

MOBILE MINDS: Culture, Knowledge and Change will be the theme of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 11-14 March 2019. The World Summit, to be co-hosted by IFACCA and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) of the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, is expected to attract arts leaders and key policy makers from up to 80 countries.

To refine the theme and develop the structure and contents of the Summit programme, IFACCA and JKKN are seeking a Programme Director with demonstrable international experience and networks in the field of arts and cultural policy as well as knowledge of arts and cultural issues in Malaysia and/or Southeast Asia.

For more information and application details:

Job Vacancy | Front of House Manager at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Application deadline: Friday 30 June, 12pm

Being as busy as ever, the Crescent Arts Centre needs more hands on deck so they are seeking to find a Front of House Manager to join the team.

The Front of House Manager will be part of a team focused on providing consistent and excellent levels of service to all those using the centre. The position offers great variety and will be a busy and challenging role for a conscientious, hard-working and enthusiastic individual.

The FOH Manager will need a broad skill-set, positive attitude, flexibility and initially, a completed application form.

For an application pack email

The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Belfast
BT7 1NH, Northern Ireland
T: +44 (0) 28 9024 2338

Open Call to UK Based Artists | Griffin Art Prize 2017 (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 3 July

Griffin Gallery calls for entries to the sixth edition of the Griffin Art Prize, an exhibition and studio award in painting and drawing open to UK based artists graduated since 2010.

Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize provides the time, space and materials from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris to create new work in 2018, culminating in a showcase at Griffin Gallery, London in November.

The judges of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 are: artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore.

The judges will be looking for excellence and innovation in painting and drawing. Twenty long listed artists will be announced in August and have their work featured on The judges then select ten short-listed artists to exhibit in a group show in November 2017 at Griffin Gallery, a high profile exhibition visited by collectors, curators and other art world professionals.

New for 2017 one outstanding candidate will benefit from the Griffin Art Prize at their location of choice within the UK. The winner will receive:

  • a cash stipend of £5000
  • £2000 of studio rent
  • Materials of choice from Winsor + Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris up to value £3000
  • A showcase of new work at the Griffin Art Prize shortlist exhibition at Griffin Gallery in November 2018
  • A professional support programme including; mentoring from an arts professional, technical advice from chemists in the
  • Innovation and Development laboratory, studio visits from head curator Becca Pelly-Fry and the Griffin Gallery team.

The prize is open to UK artists practicing in painting and drawing and graduated since 2010. Artists have until July 3rd 2017 to submit their applications of four recent artworks, artists’ statement and CV.

Please note: there is a £15 application fee.

For more information and application details:

Open Call | Tschutti Heftli Illustration Contest 2018

Application deadline: 31 August

Tschutti heftli, the Swiss football magazine is hosting an illustration competition for its 2018 football album and invites all illustrators to enter.

Since 2008, the Magazine has been publishing a sticker album with football teams designed by illustrators, graphic designers, cartoonists and other artists. In order to find artists for the next album, they are holding this illustration competition.

The winners will design one of the teams of the 2018 World Cup for the legendary collector’s album. The distribution of the album in Switzerland, Germany, and further mainly European countries will offer you a great platform to present your work to a large audience. All artists represented in their album will receive a lump sum for their expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the sales figures of our album. And they will award cash prizes totaling 5,000 Swiss Francs (approx. 4,600 Euros) for the best works.

Tschutti heftli is hosting its illustration competition for the sixth time and this year, it is taking care of the artistic highlight of 2018 World Cup in Russia.

This time, the challenge is to design a portrait of one of the greatest footballers of all time: Diego Armando Maradona. You are free to choose how you want to do this: in 2-D or 3-D, in color or monochrome, digital or analogue, painted, pasted or drawn – whatever procedure suits you best for this task.

For more information and application details:

Focus On: Printing Your Black and White Negatives Course at Belfast Exposed

Learn how to get the best out of your previously taken black and white negatives in a full-day hands on session aimed at understanding the potential of black and white photographic printing.

This course is designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

What You Will Need

– You must bring your own 35mm processed negatives.

What You Will Learn

– Process your roll of film to contact sheets.
– Produce an edit from your contact sheet.
– How to achieve the correct exposure and tonal range of your print and how to enhance certain aspects of the image.
– Set the correct printing grade and split grade.
– Pre-Flashing the paper and printing on different papers (e.g resin, coated, single grade, multigrade and fibre papers)
– Gain knowledge of printing with traditional black and white darkroom techniques.

Tutor: Mervyn Smyth
Course Duration: 1 x Six Hour Session
When: Saturday 29 July 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Number of Places: 6
Location: Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF
Cost: £80
Earlybird £70 – Expires 29th June
For more information contact Conor at

Atelier Programme Funding Workshop with Maeve Mulrennan, Athlone

Luan Gallery is delighted to announce the next installment of the Atelier Programme with facilitator Maeve Mulrennan. The first workshop taking place on July 29th & 30th is an introduction to funding streams for visual artists focusing on local authority funding, Arts Council funding, foundations & trusts and International funding programmes.

A follow-up one day intensive workshop will take place on August 12th focusing on the budgeting sections of grant applications. As part of the Arts Grant application form, a budget for the proposed activity must be provided. Participants will be provided with the information needed to consider the financial viability of their proposed activity and complete a detailed budget.

Workshops are suitable for professional visual artists. As this course caters for a small number of participants only, early pre-booking is essential.

Dates: July 29th, 30th and August 12th.
Times: 11 am to 4 pm
Fee: €15 / €7.50
Location: Abbey Road Artists’ Studios, Athlone, Westmeath

Vacancies | Project Arts Centre Board of Directors

Closing date: Monday 3 July, 12pm

Project Arts Centre is seeking to appoint two people to our Board of Directors to work alongside the leadership team to help shape the future of the organisation.

As we embark on a new strategic vision and begin to plan for the future of the organisation, Project is looking for 2 exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors. Project is seeking applicants for the following two positions to be filled on our Board of Directors:

• Expertise in Planning/Architecture
• Expertise in National/International Cultural Policy and Strategy

Board Members of Project Arts Centre serve a 3-year term, renewable to a maximum of 8 years.

Project Arts Centre is a registered charity and this is a voluntary, unpaid position.

The Board of Directors meets officially five times per year plus the AGM. There are sub-committees, meetings of the Company’s Membership and Board members are expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and attend additional events where possible.

Applications in writing with comprehensive CV or biography (a statement outlining your roles, responsibilities and achievements in the organisations in which you currently and previously worked). Please include details of any service as a Board Director, Trustee or any other voluntary/community work.

Project Arts Centre is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people based outside the Republic of Ireland.
For a confidential conversation please contact Project’s Artistic Director, Cian O’Brien by emailing

Download a full pdf of the job description at

Funding | Dig Where You Stand, Galway Film Centre

Deadline for applications is: Monday 17 July, 5pm

Galway Film Centre is delighted to announce a new funding scheme for young filmmakers in Galway City and County called Dig Where You Stand.

Galway Film Centre has worked with a large number of filmmakers over the past number of years creating over 70 community films under the ID Projects scheme as well as nurturing new filmmaking voices in the recent Galway Stories Film Production Camp with Screen Talent Europe. Through Dig Where You Stand, the plan is to build on this experience, to develop a pool of young filmmaking talent in Galway and to offer emerging local filmmakers a chance to develop their talent as documentary filmmakers.

By exploring the richness and potential of our own communities and embracing their diversity, the intention is that young Galway filmmakers will find interesting and worthy documentary subjects in both Galway City and County. Filmmakers are encouraged to look at the broad themes of Migration, Landscape and Language which resonate not just in Galway but throughout Europe, and tie-in with the themes invoked by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

The Dig Where You Stand project will also provide opportunities for young and emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to link into the Screen Talent Europe Network and the project will offer a professional progression route for filmmakers with opportunities to connect with their European counterparts.


  • Two individual short documentary films, 10 to 15 minutes in duration, will be produced, with one based in the Galway City and one in the County Galway.
  • Participating filmmakers must be based in Galway and be under 35 years of age.
  • A budget of up to €6000 is available per film.
  • The participating filmmakers will be mentored by established documentary filmmakers.
  • Themes include Migration, Landscape and Language in line with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.
  • Galway Film Centre will provide support through equipment, advice and assistance.

For more information and application details see: