Submission deadline extended until Friday 2 September.
Submissions are now open to participate in a new visual arts festival in Wicklow Town titled InktoberFest. The project will take place from the 1st – 3rd October, 2016.
An arts trail of exhibitions in varying spaces will be created through Wicklow town using two large Halls to form the beginning and end of the arts trail along with a series of vacant shop spaces leading from one Hall to the other.
The two Halls will act as typical gallery white spaces and host most of the selected work. The vacant shop spaces we will be supplied are intended for individual artists/ groups to create autonomous exhibitions.
We are seeking work and proposals for both types of spaces.
As Wicklow town currently has no Cinema, no theatre, no music hall and no gallery for contemporary art the festival will service the community by exposing many people in Wicklow to the exciting work being produced by Contemporary Artists. The event has no theme as such but rather it aims to celebrate creative diversity through a broad spectrum of contemporary visual arts and to explore the range of approaches artists have today.
This is the first year of the event and we are working on a volunteer capacity without any financial backing or funding to make it happen. For this reason there is a €10 application fee. This will be used to directly subsidise the administrative costs, IT resources and space to process applications. Any surplus in this fund will be diverted into the practical installation costs of InktoberFest.
There will also be a 25% commission on any work sold through the festival. All funds raised through this will go directly towards InktoberFest 2017 as mean to perpetuate the Festival as an annual event.
It is our ambition to reduce and remove these costs in the future once other forms of financing the event has been attained.
All submissions via website- inktober.org/submissions