Open Call | Soul Noir: Festival of the Dark Arts at Laragh House, Co. Kildare

Deadline: 11 August, 12pm.

Established in 2017, Soul Noir is an emerging festival founded in Dublin Ireland. Their goal is to promote visual artists, sculptors, painters, illustrators, musicians, sound artists, dance artists and anyone whose practice resides in the heart of the Gothic, the macabre and all things surrounding “The Other” in society. They offer audiences a rare and unique insight into the underground of Gothic culture which is so overlooked in the mainstream art scene. The aim is to promote these artists whose work can have a uniting platform for the rebels and dream makers pushing back against the norm. The festival is built on the premise of exhibiting high standards of work and is a non-profit organisation. They encourage people from all walks of life to apply, you do not need an art degree or any previous exhibition experience to be part of the festival.

Please note: There is no artist fee paid to the selected artists. Soul Noir have received no funding and the festival is entirely self funded.

What Soul Noir offers artists: A professional, highly organised festival team, Respect for all artists individual artistic visions, Marketing and promotion, Site visit, Professional documentation, A printed coloured catalogue of festival and all participating artists, No commission on sales

Soul Noir can only accept applications in the form of a pdf to email address at with the following information.

1.Email address
2.Artist name
3.Website/Social media links (if any)
4.Artist address
5.Title of work
8.Year of production (please state if new work is being proposed)
9.If a performance is being proposed please send a link to the finished work or work in process
10.If a new performance art piece is being proposed please send on a very detailed description of the work, timing, process, origin and desired outcomes
11.Artist statement (500 words max)
12.What do you want the audience to experience? (500 words max)
13.Links to proposed work
14.Up to 5 high quality images of the work
15.Any other info

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