Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Open Call | Audio Work Required for Artists and Friends Podcast, London

Deadline: Rolling

Artists and Friends is a Podcast that reviews current digital and physical exhibitions. The show is also focused around discussing ideas surrounding art, as well as talking about curation and interviewing emerging artists and curators. Podcasts can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube

We are looking for artists to submit audio artworks to be featured on the show. After the work has been played it will be discussed by hosts and our guests in a round-table format. We will introduce the selected artist with an artist bio and a summary of their most recent and upcoming projects. The artists in question will also be featured on our social media accounts.

We try to keep the length Podcasts between 30-45 minutes; consequently we can only accept audio works that are under 5 minutes in length. Although, we will accept works up to 10 minutes in length in exceptional circumstances, so don’t be deterred from applying if your work is over 5 minutes.

This is an opportunity with a rolling deadline. The artists we select will be selected from the overall submissions list, meaning that if you are not selected one week, you may still be selected on another occasion. We will make sure to notify you before we release any Podcasts featuring your work.


Job Vacancy | Technician/Driver Needed for Irish Art Services

Deadline: 14 April 2017

Irish Art Services is growing and need a part time technician/driver to join our great team. Our services include transportation, installation, crating, shipping and storage of art.
Primarily based in Dublin, our work takes us country wide and occasionally overseas. Work is very varied and interesting. Some travel would be involved. Office is based in Limerick but the business is based out of Dublin.
Experience is essential and a full driving licence would be an advantage. Please forward cover letter and C.V. to

For more information please contact | (new website on the way)

Trans Live Arts Salon Residency Part of Live Collision Festival, Dublin

Deadline: Friday 7 April, midnight

Are you interested in live performance, and/or trans activism, consciousness-raising queer art, the mobilisation of politic, carving a central space for trans identity, engaging with trans people across the community, and/or writing back against the cisgender narrative of being trans in Ireland? If so, the TRANS LIVE ART SALON Residency might be for you.

After an extremely positive first iteration of the residency in 2016 we are delighted to continue to grow the TRANS LIVE ART SALON and residency as part of LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017: Part 1 where we will present a festival residency for artists in all media, arts workers and other interested parties of all generations from gender minorities (e.g. transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, non-cis intersex). It will take place during the festival from 19 – 23 April 2017.


Professional Skills for Artists at Abbey Road Artists Studios, Co. Westmeath

Monday 27 March, 10am to 1pm | Cost: €10

Next week sees us reach our final workshops as part of the ATELIER Programme. This programme is a professional skills for artists series of workshops which focuses on areas of writing, funding and marketing for your work.
Shane Crotty will join us on Monday the 27th . Shane is a printmaker and designer who works with Visual Artists, Poets and Musicians in areas of marketing and design.
Drawing on his own extensive experience, Shane will guide you through elements of web design, social media and email marketing campaigns.

To book call 090 644 2154 or email Katriona on

Landmarks and Lifeforms | Panel Discussion at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

1 April, 12 noon
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork

A panel discussion with Frieda Meaney, Danny Osborne, zoologist Dr. John Quinn, and poet and navigator, Theo Dorgan will take place on Saturday 1 April.

Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney have a lot in common. Both have lived on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard, on and off for the past 35 years. Both have migrated to various other countries during that time and now are back living and working in Beara again. Both continue to travel, collecting material, and collaborating with other artists and practitioners. Both artists engage with the landscape in an elemental way, through trekking, sea swimming, boating, archaeological exploration and often working outdoors.

This interest and engagement takes them into the areas of geology, biology, marine science, zoology and biodiversity and is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world.

Contact: or 02822090 for further information |


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

Director Needed | The Ulysses Centre, Dublin

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The Ulysses Centre at Newman House, Dublin.

With four Nobel prize winners in literature, Ireland’s worldwide creative reputation is well established. Today, you have the opportunity to preserve this unique literary past while celebrating contemporary writers and inspiring future creativity.

University College Dublin (UCD) and The National Library of Ireland (NLI) will create a landmark public venue, tracing Ireland’s incredible literary journey. The Ulysses Centre @ Newman House, on St Stephen’s Green, is a unique opportunity for public and scholarly engagement with the heritage and literature synonymous with Ireland.

The Director will oversee the founding phase, bring the project to launch in the autumn of 2018 and establish it in the Irish tourist and cultural landscape. You will lead the centre’s artistic, cultural, marketing and financial operations and create a sustainable business model for the future.

A track record in building, leading and sustaining innovative enterprises, with a deep commitment to arts and culture, is essential. This landmark initiative requires ambition, passion and vision along with high levels of public engagement.

Proven strategic leadership, communication and negotiation skills are essential, as is financial oversight and project & change management experience. Fundraising for arts/cultural initiatives, creating marketing campaigns and an in-depth knowledge of Ireland’s literary culture will ensure you are key to the centre’s success. Salary package: €100,000

For full details and application information, visit:

Classical Portrait Drawing Workshop, Coastguard Cultural Centre, Co. Waterford

8 and 9 April 2017, 10am to 5pm | Cost: €125
Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co. Waterford

This 2-day intensive workshop introduces you to drawing the classical portrait.
Even in our modern world, overflowing with photographic portrait images and ‘selfies’, the intimacy and aesthetic merits achieved by a simple portrait drawing still seduce us. This workshop covers all of the technical and aesthetic aspects of portrait drawing in several media (graphite, charcoal, and Conté), from the structure and anatomy of facial features to achieving likeness and creating expression to a historical overview of the portrait as it developed from the Renaissance.
You will be shown all aspects of portrait drawing, starting with the technical attributes of drawing the face and head, and then beginning to explore the more expressive qualities of this human subject. On the second day of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practise by drawing a model from life.

T: 087 660 9644 , E:
For more information please visit:

Artist Talk | Tamsin Snow and Sarah Tynan at Mermaid Arts Centre

Thursday 30 March at 6pm

Tamsin Snow and Sarah Tynan’s collaborative work encompasses painting, video, photography, CGI animation and sculpture. Their work focuses on the architecture of transient spaces and derives from their ongoing investigation into the legacies of modernist architecture and the relationship between art, architecture and design. For this exhibition at the Mermaid Arts Centre, they will present a newly commissioned body of work supported by the Mermaid, Arts Council of Ireland and the Wicklow Arts Office.

Exhibition continues until 22 April.

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
T: 01 2724030

Studio Space Available at Monster Truck Studios, Dublin 8

Monster Truck Studios, Franci Street, Dublin 8

Studio share available at Monster Truck Studios. Would suit one person or two people sharing (suit artist, designer or illustrator). Utility, electricity, and wi-fi are included in the rent. Situated on Francis Street in the Liberties of Dublin, the studio is in a very accessible location, close to NCAD, Pallas Projects, and Fallon’s pub.

Please email for further information or to apply

Collaborative Arts, Interculturalism + Human Rights Seminar, Dublin 7

Thursday 6 April 2017, 11am to 3pm
Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7

This seminar sets out to encourage discussion about the vital role the arts, and in particular collaborative arts, can play in promoting interculturalism and human rights. The seminar will lay the foundations for a common arena for tactical and strategic approaches to social justice and human rights issues through the lens of arts and cultural practice. Of interest to arts practitioners and programmers, activists, civil society groups, policy makers in area of public provision for arts access, participation and the many informal groups who are activating culturally diverse projects in different contexts, the seminar will look at the contradictions and tensions which can arise in the arena of art and activism.

Does art with a human rights agenda subvert or uphold a status quo? What are the challenges for makers and collaborators within a Human Rights frame?


Possible Life Drawing Sessions at Loughrea School of Art, Co. Galway

Loghrea School of Art plan on running regular life drawing sessions every fortnight, open to all abilities. There will be a teacher on hand at each session to help the less experienced. We will be using the services of male and female models. Each session will be approximately 2 hours in length and the cost is €15 per session. We’ll provide the model, tea, coffee and biscuits but you must bring your own materials.

We need to gauge the level of interest in these sessions so if you are interested in taking part please let us know by following the link to our website or by phoning us on 091 841886.

If we have sufficient numbers we will schedule the first session for Tuesday 11th April 2017 and every fortnight thereafter.

Colour Printing and Chine Collé Workshop, National Print Museum

Sunday 2 April, 10.30 to 16.30 | Cost: €80 | Max. 6 people
Garrison Chapel, Beggar’s Bush Barracks, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4

Colour Printing and Chine Collé Workshop with Elaine Leader.

This workshop will introduce participants to printmaking using drypoint, chine collé, roll up and embossing techniques, with a particular emphasis on developing a colour image/print. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with some printmaking experience. Participants are encouraged to bring some visual ideas (photos, drawings, collected images) to get them started.

To book and pay for this workshop, please follow the link below to the online shop:

Needle Felting Workshop with Naomi Whan, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Co. Down

Saturday 29 April 2017, 10am to 3pm |  Cost: £25
F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down

Needle Felting Workshop with Naomi Whan.
Discover the magic of needle felting in a day. Naomi will teach you the basics of Needle -felting – a dry felt making technique using a special barbed felting needle. In the workshop you will get the chance to experiment with colour and texture. You will learn all about the tools and materials needed for this craft. Afterwards you will decide if you want to needle felt your very own character, brooch or beautiful picture or perhaps have a go at all three. Cost includes all materials. Suitable for beginners.

Booking is essential,  please call staff at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery on (028) 406 23322

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 – 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

Call for applicants | Open Plan Studio-share Opportunity at the Back Loft, Dublin 8

Deadline: 25 April 2017
The Back Loft, 7-11 St.Augustine Street, Dublin 8

For the first time since its inception, the Back Loft which is the multipurpose space of La Catedral Studios, will play host to a temporary open plan art shared space, from May to September 2017.
This unique opportunity will be be offered on a selection basis, to artists and art collectives/groups who intend to research/work/create in the context of an open plan space and within a sociable environment. This set up would be ideal for those looking to experiment with a new media or concept, for new graduates to experience a transition framework between the college set up and a professional studio, art students looking for a summer working space and for self-taught individuals and young emerging artists in need of a short-term space for practicing.

Rental agreements will be discussed on application. A rental fee applies and will be shared among the selected artists or a fixed fee will be applied for a large collective/group.
This new initiative of temporary shared space for emerging artists at the back loft aims to expand and complement the existing set up of the long-term, professional private studios set up of La Catedral Studios, adjacent to the Back Loft.
Interested parties are invited to send an application with a statement of intention, a web site link and a short bio to:

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.

Workshop on Art and Interactivity, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8

8 + 9 April 2017, 10am to 4pm
Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas St.), The Digital Hub, Dublin 8

Ever wanted to make copper sing? Or use water to activate lights? Whether you want to learn about simple ways to make your art more interactive or find out about the relevance of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) to Youth Arts and Arts in Education, this is the training for you.

Make Create Innovate offer this hands-on, jargon-free two day workshop that will introduce you to physical computing using conductive materials, Makey Makey and Arduino with some basic sensors . We will show you how to develop and realise art pieces with interactive elements. Our artist-maker-educator approach is all about tinkering with art, electronic and everyday materials to learn through experimentation and discovery.

Open Call | Artist Residency at Clonakilty Community Arts, Co. Cork

Deadline: 13 April 2017

Open Call: Incidental Traces 2017: Artist Residency at Clonakilty Community Arts.
Clonakilty Community Arts Centre invites proposals for a short artists residency and follow-up solo exhibition to take place in 2017. The call out is open to professional artists and/ or artists collectives originally from, or who have studied visual art in the West Cork region. This residency is made possible by funding from Cork County Council Arts Office.

The aim of the project for the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, is to provide opportunities for all to engage with the visual arts as creators, spectators and participants. Mediation of exhibition programmes is key and the Learning Programme for the gallery will link to all exhibitions.  Applicants should be open to the mediation of their work to the general public through an education programme.
The artist will be provided with a private studio in Clonakilty for 4 weeks and support from Arts Centre staff and volunteers and an artist’s fee of €500.

Please visit: for more information.