Pallas Projects/Studios’ Artist-Initiated Projects, is an Arts Council funded, open-submission, annual gallery programme that is highly accessible to artists, presented in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. Its focus is on early/mid 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. A relatively short turnaround time of 3–9 months, allows the programme to be responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourages experimentation and risk-taking.
Submissions from visual artists are now sought via open call for up to 8 x 3-week exhibitions, between February–October 2022. Solo, 2-person, collaborative and group exhibitions will be considered, and we welcome projects/bodies of work that are completed/near completion, or work in progress with clearly expressed outcomes, across all contemporary visual art forms. This programme of self-directed projects will receive an artists fee/production budget, publicity, invigilation and other supports. Artists are also asked to include in their proposal an outreach aspect which considers different audiences/communities of interest, such as but not limited to: events, workshops, talks, performances, and accompanying texts. Gallery visits by colleges and local schools will be arranged, and artists are assisted in aspects such as inviting curators, and documenting their work.
Pallas Projects/Studios is one of Ireland’s longest running artist-run spaces, providing opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to develop and exhibit new work. PP/S have established a nationwide and international reputation among artists and organisations, and a public profile through successful exhibitions, publishing, collaborations, partnerships, and education programmes for schools.
Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council.
Submissions are free, and guidelines and the online submission form and extended guidelines are now available from our website. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 5pm.
What the artist gets:
Artists fee/production budget of €600 for solo and 2-person exhibitions, €1000 for group exhibitions
All associated gallery costs paid, rental, insurance, invigilation, printed and online ads, publicity and sponsored social media, professional documentation, talk/event fees, inclusion in AIP programme publication.
How to apply:
Applicants should fill in the online application form, which can be found on our website along with full guidelines: pallasprojects.org/get-involved
You will be asked to include the following:
For individuals: Maximum 300 character brief project description, maximum 3000 characters text outlining your proposal, 1000 characters for proposed event/outreach aspect including targeted audiences; a brief biography (1500 characters); a maximum of 6 images; max 1 link to video/audio work; CV including any recent/forthcoming shows.
For 2-person or Groups: Maximum 300 character brief project description, maximum 3000 characters text outlining your proposal, 1000 characters for proposed event/outreach aspect including targeted audiences; group, curator, individual biographies (4500 characters total); maximum of 10 images; max 2 links to video/audio work; CV of artists including any recent/forthcoming shows; and CV of curator/coordinator if applicable.