Dublin City Council, in collaboration with and curated by RHA Gallery, invites submissions for its 3rd Visual Arts Exhibition Commission to be created for children, schools and families, which will be located in an exhibition room in Ballyfermot Library for 8-12 weeks in the Autumn of 2022.
Dublin City Creative Hubs initiative, in collaboration with RHA, seeks to commission an engaging Visual Arts Exhibition for children that will stimulate both their curiosity and imagination and meets the following:
1. Provide children (both within and outside of school contexts) with a quality experience of Visual Arts.
2. Take cognisance of the library setting and the location of Ballyfermot.
3. Be appropriately cognisant of the needs, interests, real or imaginative lives of the target age group attending the Visual Arts Exhibition. (The age group identified can be jointly agreed between the Arts Office and the commission recipient(s) but must be under 12 years of age.
4. Be innovative in its approach and utilise the resources of its surroundings to deliver a quality artistic experience to its audience.
Please note: the successful artist will be supported by Arts Office and Library staff during their research phase.
5. As part of the award, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to contribute to and help inform an engaging exhibition education and learning programme.
The Visual Art Exhibition Commission Award of €8500 is for research and delivery of commissioned works for exhibition September/October 2022
Technical support for installation will be provided by the RHA Gallery.
A separate budget will be allocated for the associated education and learning programme that will take place with Primary School Children and family audiences across the 8 week term of the exhibition. This may involve additional artists as facilitators.
Curated by Patrick T Murphy (RHA Director) with mentorship if requested from Arts Office staff (Sinéad Connolly (as Creative Hub manager) or Sheena Barrett (Curator, The LAB Gallery) supported by nominated Ballyfermot Library staff. Applications can be submitted by artists by providing a short proposal (3 A4 pages max.), a brief history of their work and the principles of their practice to date and broadly outlining their idea or starting point for creating an accessible and engaging visual arts exhibition for children in Ballyfermot Library.
- The deadline for the submission of proposals is deadline 12 noon January 28th, 2022.
- A maximum of five proposals will be shortlisted. Selected candidates will be asked to meet with representatives of the Arts Office and Dublin City Libraries on February 25th, 2022 to discuss their proposal in greater detail.
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