Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Including Open Calls, Residencies, Workshops and more

Artist Talk | Sara Villarreal de Hough at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

13 December 12 to 1pm

Artist Sara Villarreal de Hough will talk about the current work in the ‘9 Walls’ group exhibition at the Hyde Bridge Gallery.
Sara Villarreal de Hough is originally from Mexico now living and working in Co. Roscommon Her work explores the difficult situation and persecution many journalists are facing around the world and also is inspired by one iconic case in her country of origin: the homicide of Mexican journalist ‘Miroslava Breach’. The work is made with 70 egg containers, corn leaves, wire and polyurethane foam.

Hyde Bridge Gallery
Yeats Memorial Building
Douglas Hyde Bridge, Sligo
Tel: 071 9142693

Open Call | Body+Soul Festival 2018 Art Programme

Application deadline: Friday 5 January 2018, 23:59

Body+Soul Festival, taking place on 22-24 June 2018 in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath, invites visual artists and makers of all disciplines to submit proposals for consideration for their 2018 art programme. Applications are open to all creatives, both amateur and professional.

2018 Theme: Alchemy – the art and act of transformation.
Body+Soul Festival are looking for works by artists that exemplify the theme of alchemy and art; whether it’s through the use of natural materials and pigments in a way reminiscent of the alchemical process, or through the psychological interpretation of alchemy according to which the artist-alchemist himself/herself transforms during the creative process.

Works may include: Light Installations; Interactive Projects; Landscape Art; Spatial Projects; Sound Installations; Video Works; Projections; Artworks; Sculptures; Kinetic Structures; and any other creative concept you would like to propose.

Body+Soul Festival would love to hear your innovative ideas that will transform the landscape and may inspire participation and connection. Budget and fees available.

Please apply through our website via the link here:

You will be required to register on the website in order to access the application form.
Contact Suzie on for further information.

Studio to Rent at GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford

The deadline for application: Monday 18 December, 4pm.

GOMA Gallery of Modern Art is offering a studio to rent on a six month rolling contract. The subsidised rent of each studio space is €60 per month. This covers rent, rates, electricity, heating, wifi and refuse.

Where artists contribute time to daily running of the galley, they will get credit for their rent. This will be refunded back to them at the end of each quarter at a maximum rate of €5 per week. This will be paid into their bank account.

Artists wishing to be considered should apply by emailing a proposal to The proposal is to give detail of your work and to include your CV. and images that best demonstrates your practice.

All artists are required to sign a contract. These contracts will be for 6 months and will be signed every 6 months.
There will be an annual review undertaken to ensure that the artists proposal and work is aligned to the ethos of GOMA.
Rent will need to be paid monthly in advance.
Standing orders are to be completed by all awarded artists.

If you have any further questions please contact Jenna Whelan at or phone 0871961923.

Open Call | ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2018, Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down

The deadline for submissions is: Thursday 1 March 2018, 12noon

Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2018 ForM Sculpture Exhibition (2 to 24 June 2018). This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.

Artists are invited 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 and a public vote:

1st Prize: One week residency 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 here:
Visit: Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4NP
Call: 028 9181 0803

Any enquiries should be directed to:

For more information visit:

Introduction to Silkscreen Printing at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

This four-week course is an excellent introduction to silkscreen printing. Beginners will learn the history of the art form and gain guided hands-on practice in the process of screenprint making from start to finish.

You will practice the photo-stencilling technique and learn how to prep your own black and white artwork (a photograph, digital artwork or perhaps some handdrawn sketches ) for the medium of screenprinting – coating and exposing your own screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own limited-edition print run.

You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colours, blending and over printing techniques – and come away inspired for your next edition.

Damn Fine Print will provide all printing supplies, film positives, inks, aprons and safety gear and a limited supply of paper but we advise you to BYO paper for your final prints or you can purchase our in-house stock from the studio. (Coloured and patterned paper can produce great results also). Some old cloth rags always come in handy too.

For more information please email / Subject Title – SCREEN PRINTING
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 5th 12th 19th 26th of February 2018
Times: 6:30pm – 9:15pm
Fee: €240
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

T-shirts and Tote Bag Workshop at Damn Fine Print, Dublin 7

Participants will get the opportunity to print their own 1 colour designs on t-shirts and tote bags. You will get a basic introduction to silk screen printing, coating and exposing your own screens, handling printing equipment and tools.

You send us your design or image and we will get it ready for screenprint, or you can play and experiment with our selection of designs and doodles. You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colour, registration and printing techniques – as well as the ink curing process and leave with your very own bespoke T-shirts and Tote bags.

Additional totes and tee’s can be purchased at the studio, or you can BYO – just be sure to bring light coloured cotton fabrics. (max 6 items per person)

For more information please email / Subject Title – T-SHIRT WORKSHOP
Limited number of Participants (6 maximum per course).

Dates: 20th January 2018
Times: 11am – 4pm
Fee: €85
Location: Damn Fine Print, 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Per Cent for Art Commission | Glanmire Community College, Cork

Application deadline: 12 February, 5pm

Glanmire Community College invites applications for a Per Cent for Arts competition arising from the construction of a new extension completed in 2016. The commissioned artwork is to be installed in a large second level (post-primary) school in Glanmire, Co.Cork.

Glanmire Community College is a co-educational secondary school located in Glanmire, Co.Cork. Opened in 1997 it has expanded to over 1,000 students. It is situated in a rural setting, on a spacious 12 acre site and equipped with modern buildings and facilities. The motto of the school ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ translates to ‘a chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ or simply put UNITY.

The Budget for the commision is €35,000 (including VAT and all expenses).

For Artists Brief and Application Form, click here: Glanmire Community College BRIEF

This is a two stage commission process. A detailed project proposal is not required at stage 1.

Applicants will submit the following material for Stage 1:

1. Completed application form (hardcopy or USB) (See below)
2. An up to date C.V (hardcopy or USB)
3. Selection of images of recent work (hardcopy or USB)
4. A type written one page plan outlining general ideas for the commission
5. Two to four drawings, illustrations or other materials for the purpose of communicating the artistic concept of the proposed work
6. Examples of previous commisions or references.

The selection panel will be comprised of members of the school faculty, a representative from the parents council, a member of the board of management, the Cork County Council Arts Officer, the school architect and an independent artist.

Stage 2:
The selection panel will short list between 3 and 5 artists from expressions of interest received. Submission details for Stage 2 will be sent to short listed artists.
Shortlisted artists will prepare and deliver fully developed and budgeted proposals for assessment. A development fee of €500 (inc. vat and all other charges) will be provided to each of the shortlisted artists.

Please note all submissions should be posted in hard copy to:

Per Cent for Art Scheme,
Glanmire Community College,
Glanmire, Co.Cork.

Enquiries to:
School telephone: (021) 4822377
School website:

Job Vacancy | Administrative Assistant – Engagement and Learning Department at IMMA

Deadline for applications: Friday 15 December

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) is Ireland’s leading National Institution of Contemporary and Modern Art. Based in its home at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin 8, IMMA is celebrated for its vibrant and dynamic exhibitions and engagement programmes and is committed to creating an enjoyable and engaging experience of contemporary art for everyone.

IMMA are now looking to recruit a part-time Administrative Assistant on an 11 month Fixed Term Contract. The role will work with the Head of Engagement and Learning to provide day to day administrative support to the general work of the Engagement and Learning Department.

Please click here for the Role Profile:

To ensure equality of opportunity, IMMA follows a competency-based interview process and you are invited to apply by for this post by sending your Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter by email to:

or by Post to:

Fiona Brady
HR Officer
Human Resources Department
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Military Road
Dublin 8, DO8 FW31
Republic of Ireland

Job Vacancy | Administrative Assistant – Exhibitions Department at IMMA   Recently updated !

Deadline for applications: Thursday 15 December

IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) is Ireland’s leading National Institution of Contemporary and Modern Art. Based in its home at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin 8, IMMA is celebrated for its vibrant and dynamic exhibitions and engagement programmes and is committed to creating an enjoyable and engaging experience of contemporary art for everyone.

IMMA are now looking to recruit a full-time Administrative Assistant – Exhibitions Department on an 11 month Fixed Term Contract.

The role will work with the Head of Exhibitions to provide day to day administrative support to the general work of the Exhibitions Department.

Please click here for the Role Profile:

To ensure equality of opportunity, IMMA follows a competency-based interview process and you are invited to apply by for this post by sending your Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter by email to:

or by Post to:

Fiona Brady
HR Officer
Human Resources Department
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Military Road
Dublin 8, DO8 FW31
Republic of Ireland

Open call | Artist-Initiated Programme at Pallas Projects/Studios

The deadline for submissions: Monday 15 January, 5pm

Pallas Projects/Studios’ Artist-Initiated Programme 2018, is a new, funded, open-submission, annual gallery programme, that is highly accessible to artists. It will focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates who demonstrate their potential with the quality of their work, and their ambition to challenge and test their practice in the public realm, in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. Mid-career artists with experimental or collaborative projects may also apply.

Artists fee/production budget of €500 for solo and 2- person exhibitions, €1000 for group exhibitions
All rental costs paid, insurance, invigilation, printed and online ads, publicity and social media, inclusion in exhibition fold-out posters

The Artist-Initiated Programme at PP/S is supported by an Arts Council project award.

For guidelines and application form visit:

Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
T: (01) 856 1404

Kathryn Crowley Seeks to Connect with Artists in Sligo

Researching D.I.Y. arts in Sligo, songwriter/ painter Kathryn Crowley is interested in hearing from other creatives who would like to

1. Take part interviews/surveys about life as an artist/writer/poet/musician in Sligo city and county. Informal, by meeting in person or via E-mail.

2. Collaborate on a new postal arts project.

If you are Sligo-based, send a few lines to with 3 small images of your work/audio samples etc. Please don’t send CVs or bios.

Adriana Monti and Redmond Entwistle Screenings at Catalyst Arts

Friday 8 December, 6 to 7.30pm

Adriana Monti: Scuola Senza Fine, 1983
The 150 Hours Courses were an educational experiment implemented in Italy beginning in 1974, available to factory workers and farmers initially, and expanded to include women a couple of years later. Scuola Senza Fine (literally School without end) shows how the experiment extended into the lives of women students. The film was produced in collaboration with these students as part of their studies for the class.

Redmond Entwistle: Walk-Through, 2012
Walk-Through explores the site, design and philosophy of the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, as a starting point for posing wider questions about contemporary pedagogical models and their relationship to new forms of social, political and economic exchange that have emerged since the 1970s.

This event is part of our current show BLACK MOUNTAIN which is open 11am-5pm, Tues to Sat until the 14th December.

Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast BT1 6BS

Board of Directors Vacancies at Void, Derry

Application deadline: 16 December

Void would like to invite new members to their board of directors. Being a member of the board is challenging; it requires commitment, leadership, decision-making, and integrity. It is also a very rewarding experience that allows members to gain new insights and develop new skills that will aid them in future endeavours. Board meetings are held on a monthly basis, and members are expected to volunteer additional time sitting on committees and attending Gallery events. Directors may not receive financial compensation or apply for solo exhibitions while serving on the board.

Ideal candidates are artists, workers in the field of arts, business experts, professionals with fundraising and/or previous board experience who possess a strong interest in contemporary arts practices. Candidates must also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in the not-for-profit sector or with other arts organisations is an asset. Interested individuals are asked to submit their resume and a letter of intent to the Gallery by email.

Void is a not-for-profit gallery dedicated to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art practices that prioritise risk and innovation. In addition to hosting exhibitions of contemporary art in a wide range of disciplines, the Void Engage Programme also facilitates workshops, outreach programmes, artist talks, screenings, performances, and information sessions to enhance and complement its mandate. The Gallery strives to engage the general public and ignite thought through its programming, and collaborates with other local, national and international organisations to expand their audience and enrich their community.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080

Open Call | V&A Illustration Awards 2018

Application deadline: Monday 18 December, 5pm

The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to highlight the best book and magazine illustration published in the UK. The awards have been running since 1972 and have included a student category since 2005. Each year, the winning books are added to the holdings of the National Art Library and can be accessed in the Library’s Reading Rooms.

Published illustration categories

Book Cover Design
Book Illustration
Editorial Illustration (newspapers and magazines)

The winner in each category receives £3,000 and a trophy. The judges will also select an overall winner to receive the 2018 Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the year prize and an additional £5,000. Winners may also be commissioned to produce publicity artwork for the Museum.

Student Illustration

The winner of the Student Illustrator of the Year Prize will receive £3,000 and a trophy. The Student Runner-Up will receive £2,000 and a trophy. The winning works will be shown at the V&A in a public display opening on 16 May 2018. Winners must be prepared to lend some or all of their original artwork for the display.

Entry to the V&A Illustration Awards is free and takes place via the online entry form only.

You will need to register before submitting your entry. To do so, use the link in the ‘Submit an entry’ box on the right-hand side of the page and select the ‘Create new account’ tab. Once you have registered you can log in following the same link. If you have previously registered, but have forgotten your username or password, please re-register.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully:

Open Call | Nightlife Residency, China

Application deadline: 15 December

China Residencies, I: project space and The Neighbourhood are calling for DJs, producers, artists, and performers to work in Beijing for a fully-funded two month residency in February & March 2018, in the ever-growing and increasingly idiosyncratic nightclub and electronic music communities in Beijing and China.

The chosen resident will get:

  • A round trip flight to Beijing
  • Two months accommodation and worskspace at i:project space in February & March 2018
  • $1,000 USD stipend
  • Introductions to local collaborators and project support from our three supporting organizations
  • Open Studio, resident nights at nightclubs & spaces to perform or exhibit across Beijing

For more information and to apply online visit:

Open Call | atelier LUMA Research Programme, Arles, France

Application deadline: 5 January

atelier LUMA is a programme of the LUMA Foundation. It is a think tank, a production workshop and a learning network developed as part of the new creative, production and research center currently under construction in the city of Arles, located in the Camargue region in the South of France.

Based at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, atelier LUMA creates new and sustainable ways of using the natural and cultural resources of the bioregion. From agricultural waste recycling to the promotion of traditional craft, as well as facilitating transdisciplinary exchange between innovative creators, atelier LUMA aims to develop long-term solutions for local issues with global resonance. Central to their approach are the greater implementation of circular economic practices, the engagement with the environment and the community alike, using design as a tool for transition.

Designers, architects, engineers, researchers and other practitioners from all over the world are invited to submit research proposals that can benefit from the know-how and expertise of atelier LUMA.

Proposals should present innovative directions for engagement with local resources and assets, and can range from materials research to social services and impact. Proposals should also outline a research direction and a preferred topic of engagement, with the understanding that atelier LUMA will act as a mediator in the region, connecting designers with local partners and resources, and assisting the research grantees during all steps of their project development.

Grantees will be expected to conduct a one year research with a flexible period of residence in Arles. In addition to a designer fee, the recipient will receive an allowance to realise their project (subject to scope of proposal).

Submitted proposals should take in consideration the following criteria: environment, use of local resources, hospiality, culture and education, innovation and excellence.

For more information and application details visit:

Open Call | BP Portrait Award 2018, National Portrait Gallery, London (Submission Fee)

Application deadline: 22 January

Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2018. With an increased first prize of £35,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to develop portraiture in their work.

Selection includes two rounds of judging, one for the second round of judging and one for the exhibition. All entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for the second round of judging by 9 February 2018. The result of the second round of judging will be announced by 8 March 2018.

The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June to 23 September 2018. It is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery (London) and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world. The competition is limited to one entry per artist. The work must have been completed after 1 January 2017.

All submissions must be made online via the website. For more information and to apply visit:

Please note: The entry fee for this competition is £40

Job Vacancy | Head of Information and Communication Technologies at the Arts Council

Closing date for applications: Monday 11 December, 12pm

This role has responsibility for leading and supporting the development of this important area, enabling staff to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) effectively in their daily work. A priority of this role will be the implementation of the Arts Council’s new ICT Strategy over the coming years.

The Arts Council is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information on this role please click on the following link to download the candidate information booklet:

Mapping Ireland; Past, Future, Present | Lecture at Crawford Art Gallery

Thursday 7 December, 6pm to 7pm

Public talk, Geological Survey of Ireland. The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) was founded in 1845. It is a mapping centre for our island, our National Earth Science Agency. It collects geological information, produces maps, and acts as a civic, educational and cultural resource.

Crawford Art Gallery,
Emmet Place,
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042

When the familiar becomes strange: Freud and the Contemporary | Lecture at Trinity College Dublin

Wednesday 6 December, 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Lucian Freud treated every sitter, subject and object with the same intense focus. The emphasis the artist placed on the value of the live experience, of paying attention, of extended looking and intensity of time with the subject became the means to take the artist to his inner world. Freud found, ‘the harder you concentrate, the more things that are really in your head start coming out.’

This lecture explores Freud’s processes, mechanisms and motivations and how they may link to contemporary art and life through the perspectives of a number of contemporary artists. This is an ongoing investigation over the duration of the Freud Project that will involve further contributions from Irish and International artists who work in diverse media, in response to Lucian Freud’s practice and what about it resonates for them. The lecture reflects on affinities, methodologies, potential influences, the return to figuration in contemporary art practice, critique and resistance.

Topics will be explored through the work of Daphne Wright, Ellen Altfest, Marlene Dumas, Jenny Saville, John Lalor, Kathy Prendergast, Diana Copperwhite, Nick Miller, Niamh O’Malley, Mark O’Kelly, Laura Fitzgerald, Bridget O’Gorman & Sue Rainsford, Richard John Jones and others.

Book your free ticket here:

Robert Emmett Lecture Hall,
Trinity College Dublin