The Visual Artists Charter project was initiated by VAI to address the professional relationship between artists and those that they work with. The Artists Charter takes the form of a code of practice, commonly agreed upon, which adopts principles of good practice and demonstrates why and how they should be applied. The core aim of the project is to provide a set of practical and ethical guidelines for the conduct of business between visual artists and organisations. View the charter here. VAI remains open to and interested in feedback from artists and the publicly funded organisations that they work with. This is a living document and may be adapted as issues arise over time.
Deadline: 1st May
Stoneybatter Culture Crawl 2013 | 6th & 7th July,
Calling on all Visual Artists, who want to show and sell their work. No fees.
Criteria: You either live in Stoneybatter and would like to host a show in your front room or have access to a front room/backyard/venue/premises/shop/gallery/shed in Stoneybatter, and would like to host a show.
For more information, please email: email@example.com or visit www.stoneybatterculturecrawl.com
Civic and Administrative Offices, 1 Bradford Court, Belfast BT8 6RB
Castlereagh Borough Council calls for submissions in all media from visual artists living, working, practicing or studying in the Borough for inclusion in an open community event. This exhibition will tour within the area and is a fantastic chance for artists at all stages in their career to show and for locals to buy affordable, original artwork and keep the legacy of Castlereagh Arts alive.
For more information please contactCaroline Reid, Community Arts & Outreach Officer, T: 02890494566, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 22nd March at 5pm
Engage Art Studios, Galway city.
Engage Arts Studios is currently accepting applications for core membership. Membership shall be open to practicing visual artists who fulfill the selection criteria and who have a commitment to assisting Engage achieve its objectives and agree to adhere to the rules of Engage.
- Applicants for Core must be 18 years or over and practicing visual artists with a minimum of a degree in Fine Art
- and/or a minimum of three jury selected shows.
- Their application must include up to 10 medium sized images of their recent work,
- up to date CV
- a letter of intent
Applications should be made to email@example.com by Friday March 22, 5pm.
Looking out, Looking In
22nd March | 9.30am – 5pm
Rua Red, Blessington Rd., Tallaght, Co. Dublin.
Looking out, Looking in symposium will bring together a range of professionals in the field of visual arts for one day of public thinking and private incitement to explore the potential of visual artists in residence and how we may form linkages to assist visual artists and art professionals from across Europe.
Guest contributors and symposium participants will examine artistic and working environments for artists in residency, and how visiting artists engagement with local arts scenes may be best facilitated. Central to the days discussion will be to examine how current artist in residencies support new talent, providing international mobility to visual artists from Europe.
The Symposium also coincides with a gallery preview tour of The Modelled Conscious exhibition and talk by the exhibition curator Dr. Hilary Murray. Places are limited and advanced booking is essential. A light lunch will be provided. Please contact RUA RED on 01 451 5860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to invite interested parties to a preliminary meeting on Wednesday, 20th March 2013 at 2pm to discuss the creation of Visual Artists’ Payments Guidelines.
The meeting will take place in our offices: Visual Artists Ireland, Central Hotel Chambers, 7/9 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
The purpose of the meeting will be to hear the ideas and suggestions from interested parties, and will go to formulate structured planning for the delivery of a set of guidelines for artists payments that can be used for the delivery of visual arts programmes across the variety of galleries and other venues in the sector.
If you or your organisation are actively exhibiting or working with visual artists then we would value both your attendance and your input to this process.
The agenda for the day is simple:
- Brief background to the current situation;
- To hear ideas and presentations around existing or potential models;
- Agree actions based on items 1 & 2 and to potentially set up a sector wide working group.
If you wish to put forward your suggestions, or present on the current practices of your organisations, then please contact us beforehand so that we can plan the day. We wish this day to be both collegiate and open in terms of discussion, and appreciate the time that you can give to making it happen.
RSVP: email@example.com before March 15th 2013 for attendance.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by return for presentations.
We are also planning a meeting of individual artists and local area groups in early April to further discuss the details of the ASK! HAS THE ARTIST BEEN PAID? We will be reporting on developments of the project in Northern Ireland later in March.
Visual Artists Ireland, on behalf of the Arts Council, announces the results of the Visual Artists’ Workspace Scheme for 2013. Grants of up to a maximum of €30,000 have been offered towards the running costs of visual artists’ workspaces. In keeping with the Council’s policy document Visual Artists’ Workspaces in Ireland – A New Approach, this scheme has the aim of assisting artists workspaces throughout the country to provide the best possible environment for working visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for resident visual artists.
In total, 59 applications were received, 26 of which were shortlisted and 19 of which were awarded funding. The total demand figure was €926,161, while the demand from shortlisted applications was €507,201. The total amount awarded was €212,500.
Applicants & Awards:
- Backwater Artists Group: €29,000
- Broadstone Studios: €29,000
- Pallas Projects/Studios: €29,000
- Artspace Studios: €28,000
- Lorg Printmakers: €20,000
- Cork Artists Collective: €10,000
- Engage Studios: €10,000
- Monster Truck Artists Studios: €8,000
- New Art Studio: €8,000
- H-Q: €7,500
- BLOCK T: €5,000
- Custom House Studios: €5,000
- The Market Studios: €5,000
- Old Ennistyman Heritage Ltd: €3,000
- Sample-Studios: €4,000
- Basic Space: €3,000
- Drumcondra Work Space: €3,000
- The Joinery: €3,000
- The Pigeon House Studios: €3,000
The Visual Artists Charter project was initiated by VAI to address the professional relationship between artists and those that they work with. The Artists Charter takes the form of a code of practice, commonly agreed upon, which adopts principles of good practice and demonstrates why and how they should be applied. The core aim of the project is to provide a set of practical and ethical guidelines for the conduct of business between visual artists and organisations.
In the same period, we have seen an increase in the number of artists contacting us with stories of being expected to deliver exhibitions and other events such as talks and education programmes either for free or with just their travel expenses covered. It is obvious that this mode of practice is not only inequitable but also fails to recognise the professionalism of visual artists.
In our annual survey, we gather details of artists incomes, but we feel that it is now necessary to look at the area of exhibition and other events fees. We have based this survey on one undertaken by the American organisation W.A.G.E.
To assist us raise awareness of the current situation across Ireland, and to provide detailed statistics and figures, we ask you to complete this survey. In it we wish to get a full and accurate picture surrounding artists’ fees around Ireland.
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes. This link will open a new window. All information is anonymous and confidential. The survey will close on 12 November 2012.
Critique supplement appears with each edition of the Visual Artists News Sheet. In 2011, it was decided that a self-contained section of critical engagement with exhibitions that feature in Irish venues or which feature Irish artists internationally will be a valuable addition to the wide range of vibrant critical writing that exists in Ireland today.
Each Critique features six reviews of exhibitions, events, publications, and projects that are either current or have recently taken place in Ireland or abroad. Critique reflects the broader aims of The Visual Artists News Sheet to be relevant to the broad spectrum of visual artists working in all disciplines. The reviews are commissioned to reflect upon and critique a diversity contemporary Irish visual arts practice – in terms of media, generation and geography. Based on these criteria, the exhibitions that are featured are taken from the extensive listings that are provided to Visual Artists Ireland for inclusion in our eBulletin and online media.
Critique relates to VAI’s commitment to developing the professional contexts and infrastructures for artists working in Ireland, that have included talks and critical writing bursaries developed in partnership with The Lab, Dublin, and are are a key feature of our National Get Together.
The review writers have been drawn from a panel that was assembled from an open call out held earlier in 2011. A rigorous analysis is made of each writers approach to critical engagement. We have strict guidelines that are based on international standards that each writer must adhere to.
Please note that whilst we are very open to being made aware of exhibitions, events, publications, and projects by the provision of press releases and announcements for our eBulletin, Critique only publishes writing which has been commissioned specifically for each edition.
Having a quiet moment with a cup of coffee and want to catch up with events around the world?
Today, Visual Artists Ireland announced The Visual Artists Ireland Daily; the perfect way to catch up on world events when taking a moment out from the work day.
Combining news from the Visual Artists Ireland website with art world and other business news, The Visual Artists Ireland Daily is the ideal read.
The Visual Artists Ireland Daily is in addition to Visual Artists Ireland eBulletin that provides detailed news and opportunities for professional Visual Artists. Combined with The Visual Artists News Sheet, the Visual Artists Ireland website, VAI Facebook, Twitter and Linked In pages, Visual Artists Ireland has continued to increase the number of ways that Visual Artists can keep up to date with what is current in the world around them.
Keep an eye open for an two more exciting new projects to be launched in September and October… More details later in the year…