Category: Jobs and Opportunities

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MDF Plinths Available for Collection at Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2

The Project Arts Centre have seven MDF exhibition plinths available for re-use after our current exhibition closes.

Each plinth measures 105 cm in height and dimensions of the base are as follows:

34,5 x 26 cm
34 x 30,5 cm
35 x 27 cm
33 x 22 cm
47 x 42 cm
34 x 23 cm
33,5 x 26,5 cm
They can be picked up directly from Project between the 23rd -24th October.

Please email or call for further details / to arrange pick-up
Project Arts Centre, No.39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Contact: Samantha Bok
T: +353 1 881 9613

Cow House Studios Open Residency Programme, Spring 2018

Deadline: 3 December 2017
Price: €360 weekly

The Open Residency Program at Cow House Studios is intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research and make new work. The aim of this residency is to minimise distraction and ensure that momentum gained while working in the studio can be acted upon, helping to make even shorter stays highly productive.

Applications are open to both Irish and international cultural practitioners working in any discipline; visual artists, theatre-makers, writers, thinkers, choreographers, designers, performers, filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, etc. are all strongly encouraged to apply.

Cow House Studios provide a private room in our shared accommodation, meals and twenty-four-hour access to the studio and facilities. Generous individual spaces are provided and the 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains woodworking tools, a darkroom and computer lab. Additionally, we have a large selection of materials readily at hand that artists may use freely.

Price Includes:
three delicious and healthy meals daily
a private room and studio
use of studio tools, facilities and materials
transportation to the nearby towns of either New Ross, Enniscorthy or Wexford twice weekly

Board of Directors Needed for Irish Architecture Foundation

Irish Architecture Foundation are seeking to appoint four motivated people to our Board of Directors to work alongside the current board and staff on delivering the future Strategy for Architecture and the Public.

Established in 2005, the IAF is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.

We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.
In a few short years, we have situated architecture firmly within the cultural context, popularised it through Open House Dublin, inspired young minds through our schools programme, encouraged people to think differently about their cities and towns by creating talks and debates, communicated architecture by curating national and international exhibitions, and enhanced the practice of architecture through mutually beneficial exchanges between architects and the public.

As we embark on a strategic vision and begin to plan for the future of the organisation, IAF is looking for 4 exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors to supplement the existing skill base. Our current board is made up of people from the architecture, arts, design, education and built environment sectors. IAF is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on our Board of Directors. For further information on the Irish Architecture Foundation:

SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW | Open Call for Publication (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 30 November 2017

100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW will be an insightful, diverse, and inspiring survey of emerging and unknown talent working in the field of sculpture, selected by a distinguished and knowledgeable panel of international jurors, and will be the culmination of a major undertaking to identify the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming sculptors presently at work. It is the follow-up to the groundbreaking and highly-regarded publication 100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW, which went on to launch many artists’ careers and is still a leading resource on some of the most important young painters working internationally today. 100 SCULPTORS OF TOMORROW will be the second book in the series and, like its predecessor, will be authored by Kurt Beers, Director of Beers London, and published by Thames & Hudson. ELIGIBILITY: 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow focuses on emerging sculptors working anywhere in the world.
A processing fee of £10 is payable for each application.

There is no age limit for entry, but selected artists should have gained a certain level of professional recognition as detailed on our website:
JURY: Kurt Beers, Anne Ellegood, Francesca Gavin, David Huber, Joshua Jiang, Natalie King, Clare Lilley, Stefan Simchowitz and Anita Zabludowicz

APPLY: | Instagram@100sculptors | Twitter@100sculptors | Email:

Bookbinding Workshop at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin 2

Date: 25 Nov 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: €95 (incl. materials)
Location: Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: | phone: 01 6773629

This Workshop will introduce students to the craft of Bookbinding. Beginning with simple book structures students will learn about paper, the materials and tools needed for creating books. Bookbinding is a wonderful resource, whether it is binding together old prints, works of art, for keeping notes or making a special gift. By the end of the day students will create their own hard-backed notebooks along with a variety of simpler pieces. Suitable for beginners.

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


Relief Printmaking Workshop at Black Church Print Studio, Dublin 2   Recently updated !

Date: 11 Nov 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: €95
Location: Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: | phone: 01 6773629

This workshop will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block. Transferring the image to the block, use of tools, inking, and printing using the press, and by hand, will be covered. Individual tuition will follow as students go on to produce their own plates. Blind Embossing, a technique which lends itself to the relief plate will also be discussed and students will be encouraged to incorporate this into their work. Suitable for beginners.

Note: The ability to create a print using hand tools makes this a very flexible technique to pursue without continued access to a print studio.

Open Call for Artists Studios Limerick

Deadline: 12 noon Monday 23 October 2017

Open Call October 2017 for Artists’ Studios in Limerick City and Cappamore Arts Studios Limerick Culture and Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, is delighted to announce two open calls for the use of Studio spaces.

Recognised visual artists to apply for the use of Artists’ Studios, James’ Street, Limerick City.
Recognised cultural practitioners, artists, writers and multi-disciplinary practitioners, to apply for the use of one of our Arts Studio Units in Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

The Artists’ Studios, James’ Street is an affordable space for individuals to make work and allow artists to continue to live and work in Limerick, by encouraging working within the urban context. There are two Studios in James’ Street available in this call out. The Arts Studios, Cappamore Library is an affordable space for individuals to make work and allow artists to continue to live and work in Limerick County, by encouraging working within the rural context. There is one Arts Studio in Cappamore available in this call out. This scheme is in line with the Limerick Cultural Strategy Aim and Objective 1: To grow Limerick’s cultural capacity by retaining and attracting creative practitioners to live and work in Limerick Further information and application forms available from:

Introduction to Botanical Art Course at KCAT, Kilkenny

Introduction to Botanical Art Course at KCAT

Dates: 24, 25, 26 November 2017
Cost: 240 euro all matierlas included
Location: KCAT Art & Study Centre Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Booking: Places are limited.Call 0567706863 or email


KCAT are delighted to welcome Ida Mitrani to it’s Courses Studio in November. Ida will be running an intensive workshop over the weekend of 24, 25, 26th November sharing her skills and knowledge of the Fine Art of Botanical Drawing.

Studio to Rent at The Complex, Dublin 7

Studio to rent at The Complex.

The Complex has nine studios, all about 4 metres square, with windows and good natural light. There is also a common area for artists to congregate and a large exhibition space for hire at discounted rates for studio artists.

Please contact Paul McGrane at or log on to our website for further information.
The Complex
15 Little Green Street (off Capel Street), Dublin 7
T: (01) 544 6922

Call for Applications | The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme

Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Helsinki International Curatorial Programme is Calling for Applications.
HIAP Studios at Suomenlinna. Photo: Sirja Moberg / Frame Contemporary Art Finland

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland are looking for international curators of contemporary art to join the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) in 2018.
The aims of the programme are two-fold:

To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in collaboration with artists and partner organisations operating in Finland.
To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.


Job Vacancy | Assistant Curator Wanted at Hillsborough Castle, Co. Down

Deadline: 5 November 2017

Vacancy for an Assistant Curator – Hillsborough Castle.
This is a 12 months fixed-term vacancy, based at Hillsborough Castle (County Down) for an experienced curator with a specialization principally in historic buildings and an interest in British and Irish history. Hillsborough Castle is the official residence of HM The Queen, as well as the Secretary of State, in Northern Ireland and an important new heritage site for Historic Royal Palaces. The post holder will provide research support to the Curator as well as the wider Hillsborough team. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a knowledgeable, experienced, and talented individual.
You will support and advise the team on researching, understanding and sharing the stories of the Castle and its historic fabric. You will also help to champion an understanding of history in the presentation of the Castle and its estate today.


Ceramic Weekend Workshop at Ashbrooke House, Fermanagh

Date: 16-19 November 2017
Time: 10 to 4.30pm
Cost: £550 Residential, £450 Non-Residential
Location: Ashbrooke House, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Booking: Email Amanda Brooke at: or telephone +44 (0) 2889 531789 or +44 (0) 7790 549281
For more information please visit:

This exclusive weekend course offers a rare opportunity to stay in the picturesque and historic Ashbrooke House and work with two Royal College of Art Ceramicists. Helen Moore and Sandra Robinson have been specifically chosen for their complimentary skills in both the form and finish of ceramics to offer expert guidance as a complete beginner or seasoned maker.


Open Call | The Derwent Arts Prize

Deadline: 8 May 2018

Description: The contest is organised by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company.

Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil (including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit. All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years
Who may enter: The Prize is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2018.

Entry fees
The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.

• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,500
• Third Prize: £1,000
• People’s Choice Award – Exhibition: £750
• Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years: £500
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: £500

Please visit to learn more about the competition.

Call for Entries | Craft Biennale Scotland 2018: RESPONSE TO PLACE Open International Exhibition

Deadline: 1 December 2017, 5pm
Entries are invited for the inaugural open international exhibition ‘Response to Place’, which will be the centrepiece of a dynamic new bi-annual event – the Craft Biennale Scotland. The first Craft Biennale Scotland will launch in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and renowned world leader in international arts festivals, with a major exhibition at the prestigious City Art Centre in 2018.

The exhibition will be selected by four international curators: Grace Cochrane (Australia), Hyeyoung Cho (South Korea), Lars Sture (Norway) and Maeve Toal (Scotland).
The vision for Craft Biennale Scotland is to create an exciting new platform for discovering and presenting the very best international craft, showing ambitious works by leading and emerging artists, and to provide an experimental space for imaginative new ways to experience and enjoy craft as a fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational art form.


Call for Artists | Fusion Arts 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Competition (Submission Fee)

Deadline: 27 October 2017

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions online art exhibition for the month of November 2017.

For this competition artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic interpretation of the “Colorful Abstractions” theme by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art and photography. Black and white are colors that qualify for the Colorful Abstractions theme.

Cash prizes will be given and Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the 3rd annual group show in November 2018. Winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets.
Entry Fees:
A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images.
Additional images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $10 each.
No more than a total of 5 images (2 for $25, and 3 for $10/ea.) will be accepted in any one submission. An artist may enter more than once.

Please visit the website for full competition guidelines and to submit:

The Art Market | Galway Arts Centre Seeks Particiapants for its Christmas Art Market

Deadline for application: 31 October 2017
Call for Participants for The Art Market at Galway Arts Centre

The Galway Arts Centre is currently seeking participants for its Christmas Art Market.
The entire Gallery on Lower Dominick Street will be transformed into a bustling market for three weekends running up to Christmas. November 25th + 26th and December 9th + 10th and 16th + 17th. The opening hours will be 10am to 6pm each day.
Pitches are at a rate of 50 euro a day to be paid on acceptance. This is non refundable. Where needed the Gallery will provide tables + chairs.
Interested parties are invited to submit their expression of interest accompanied by the following information to by close of business on Tuesday 31st of October 2017.
1. Product description, including 1-3 images
2. Product price range
3. Link to website or social media page

Screen Printing Workshop with Linda Condon, Pearse Street, Dublin

Our second 6 week Screen Printing Workshop begins Monday, November 13. For those who were on the waiting list for our last workshop, please come and join us for this one.

You’ll be amazed how quickly you pick up the essential skills to print your own designs. And with the upcoming holiday season, you can share your screen prints with family and friends as gifts, or make personalized greeting cards. See for yourself the great work done by past students in our student gallery section, in It is amazing what they have created and this was their first introduction to the process.

Due to limited places (10) a booking fee is required to hold a spot.

Dates: November 13 to December 18
Times: Monday 6 to 9 pm
Location: Pearse Street, Dublin
Booking: or 0872865020

Outreach + Engagement Intern Wanted at Belfast Exposed

Job Title: Outreach and Engagement Intern
Employer: Belfast Exposed Photography
Place of work: 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF
Reports to: Communications and Engagement Officer
Duration: Six months with view to extend, commencing November 2017
Salary: National Living Wage
Hours of work: 30 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday. Flexible working including evenings will be required
Benefits: 32 days per annum (pro rata) paid holiday (including public holidays)

Job Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Belfast Exposed’s Outreach and Engagement Department and make a vital contribution to this long established photography organisation as part of a dynamic and committed team. With an ability to thrive in a fast paced and demanding working environment, the successful candidate will work with the Outreach and Engagement Team to provide logistical, administrative and technical support to the organisation’s outreach and engagement programmes, helping to build wider community and public interest in our work as well as providing administrative support to staff. The right candidate for this job will be someone who seeks to build a career in arts/community arts management, development and administration.

For more information please visit:

Letterpress + Linocut Christmas Cards with Mary Plunkett at Graphic Studio Dublin

Students will learn how to make a celebratory or invitation card using both letterpress and linocut. The first day will be spent typesetting and printing the cards, and during the second day the image will be cut in lino and added to make a finished piece. Each participant should complete approximately 10 cards. Suitable for: Beginners and Intermediate.

Dates: Saturday 9th + Sunday 10th December
Times: 10am to 4pm
Fee: €170
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.