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The 51st Annual Yeats International Summer School 25th July - 6th August. 

IntroductionRegistration takes place at the Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge, on Saturday, from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. The Official Opening of the School takes place on Sunday afternoon, at a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Sligo. A scenic tour of Yeats Country concludes with evensong at Drumcliffe Church, where Yeats is buried, "Under bare Benbulben's head". This is followed by an evening reception and buffet for students and lecturers.

LecturesEach weekday morning there are lectures at 9.30 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. in the Hawk's Well Theatre, with coffee and tea available between the lectures. These lectures /seminars focus on specific periods of Yeats's poetry and are designed to cover the whole canon during the two weeks. They also explore the designated themes and grow out of the current research of the lecturers. Afternoons are free for impromptu discussion sessions, for study in the Yeats Society Library, or for exploring Sligo and the surrounding landscape, from Knocknarea to Rosses Point, which offers great hiking, a spectacular beach, a golf course and excellent pubs.

SeminarsThe week-long seminars, in groups comprising on average twelve students, meet daily from 4.30 to 6.00 p.m. The basic texts are Collected Poems (Albright or Jeffares) and Collected Plays, and texts for all seminars will be available at Keohane's Bookshop and the Book Nest book shop in Sligo. Students may prepare for the School by reading Yeats's Autobiographies; Roy Foster or Terence Brown's biographies of Yeats; a critical text such as Richard Ellmann's Yeats: The Man and the Masks, and a history of modern Ireland. The tutors are available for consultation on theses and other research projects. The lectures, seminars and special educational events total more than forty-five hours of work, the equivalent of most unit or three-credit courses. By arrangement with the Director and with the prior approval of the student's home institution, provision may be made for academic credit through additional seminar exercises, consultations and an essay.

EveningsOn most evenings, there are special presentations by distinguished writers, musicians, dancers and storytellers. Plays, concerts and other events are normally run as part of a Sligo festival at this time also. There is also a Student Poetry Reading.

Student members of the drama workshop will produce a play on the final Friday evening.

ToursIn addition to the initial tour of Yeats Country, the programme arranges optional tours to Lough Gill, Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee, and the Carrowmore megalithic cemetery.There will also be an evening of traditional music and instruction in Irish set-dancing.

Social CentreThe Yeats Memorial Building is open daily as the Social Centre for students, for study, relaxation, networking with lecturers and fellow students, collecting mail, etc... Most evenings, particular pubs are recommended for traditional music and refreshment!

 

Richard Cantillon School

The second Richard Cantillon School will take place at Siamsa Tíre, Town Park in Tralee County Kerry from September 8th to the 10th this year. Richard Cantillon School is an initiative of North and East Kerry Development and Kerry County Enterprise Board. It also receives supports from Southwest Regional Authority, Shannon Development and local interest groups. Seminar Partners in 2010 include ECSB (European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) and INTRE (Ireland’s Network of Teachers and Researchers in Entrepreneurship).  For more information please visit http://www.richardcantillon.com/ .  

 

PUBLIC SEMINAR - THE FUTURE OF MUSIC DISTRIBUTION AND PROMOTION

Kilkenny County Council Arts office in partnership with Kilkenny Arts Festival is delighted to be hosting a free public seminar discussing the future of music promotion and distribution. The unprecedented pace of change in the music industry in recent years has created a host of new challenges and opportunities for musicians, audiences and industry professionals. But how are changes to the way music is sold, shared and enjoyed affecting the music industry, and how should musicians respond? What do music fans really want, and how can they get it? Through an open discussion with key industry insiders, including musicians Pierce Turner and Robert Hacker Jessett (Morton Valence) Edison Waters, (Vibe Music Management) Susan Gill, 9Music Research) and Laurence Macken, (Irish Times) this session will challenge conventional thinking about the business of music, and explore new ways of creating, promoting, and distributing it.

Admission to this event is free. Come early to avoid disappointment! To book please email niamh.finn@kilkennycoco.ie

 

 

Employment/Internships

LIMERICK CITY COUNCIL - Temporary Director/Curator (Limerick City Gallery of Art)

6 month fixed term contract

The initial assignment will be to the Limerick City Gallery of Art of the Limerick City Council. A typical list of duties for that position will be as follows:

Manage and deliver the Phase II Development of LCGA Collections management Managing staff To complete the Arts Council, Heritage Council and other relevant funding applications Preparation of reports Budgeting and financial management Continue the sustained growth of LCGA audience development Representing LCGA at a national and international level Building and developing partnerships with other institutions and stakeholders Increasing the profile of LCGA at local and national level Artistic programming and overseeing the programming of Contemporary Art Exhibition and events, to ensure that LCGA’s programmes are innovative, locally relevant and internationally significant Undertaking preliminary work on developing an overall marketing strategy for the successful launch of the renovated and refurbished Carnegie Building Overseeing the marketing activities on all programmes Managing external communications, website content and LCGA’s online presence Monitor on-going progress towards LCGA’s attainment of Full Accreditation under the Heritage Council’s Museums Standards Programme for Ireland

Any other duties that may be assigned to you by your line manager

Closing Date : Monday 9th August 2010

For more information please contact Limerick City Council hr@limerickcity.ie

 

Phizzfest Seeks Box Officer Manager Intern, Dulblin

”Phizzfest”, the first Phibsborough Community Arts Festival, will take place this Autumn from 9 – 12 September 2010. The programme of events covers literature, theatre, visual arts, local history, film, music, walking tours, poetry readings, photography, the environment and also family events.

A number of high profile events including live music, theatre, and film will be ticketed. A premises has been made available within Phibsborough for use as a box office, prior to and during the festival.

The festival organisers require an intern to work as box office manager, both during, and in the run up to the festival in early September. The candidate should have previous box office experience, as well as experience in handling cash, accounting, and public relations. All enquiries to phizzfest@gmail.com and to be titled BOX OFFICE ENQUIRY.

Address: 
1 Allen Terrace, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Telephone: 
086 3579663

www.phizzfest.ie

Deadline: 
7 August 2010

 

PART TIME VACANCIES BACKSTAGE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

e-mail backstageireland@eircom.net

telephone our head office on Galway 091-590706

WWW.BACKSTAGEIRELAND.COM

Due to expansion of their outreach programme they have the following part-time vacancies in the WEST COAST/MIDLANDS - DRIVER/TRANSPORT ESSENTIAL                                                 

Singing Teacher - KEYBOARD SKILLS ESSENTIAL

Hip-hop/Street

Dance Teacher

Jazz Dance Teacher

Drama Teacher

Mime Teacher

FOR OUR 8-18 YEAR OLD STUDENTS BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER 

 

SDCC seeks researcher / facilitator for work with Cultural Quarter Forum

Deadline: 26 August 2010

South Dublin County Council’s Arts Office is seeking a researcher / facilitator to work with the members of the Cultural Quarter Forum to assist them in defining their vision, aims and objectives as a group. In responding to the brief, prospective tenders should have:· an in-depth understanding and experience of working in the arts and cultural sector· experience of delivering facilitation for arts and cultural groupsInterested parties should submit a proposal on how they would approach research and facilitation for the group, including methods used and details of their fee. The tender should also demonstrate the breadth and level of experience of the researcher / facilitator. The period for this work will be September / October 2010.Closing date for receipt of tenders: Thursday 26th August, 2010For further information & submissions contact: Orla Scannell, Arts Officer, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin, 24. Tel: 01-414 9246. Email: oscannell@sdublincoco.ie

 

South Dublin Co Co Arts Office seeks Researcher(s)

Deadline: 1st October 2010, noonDates: Interviews week of Monday, 11 October 2010

South Dublin County Council’s Arts Office is seeking a researcher or team of researchers with knowledge and experience in IT and/or social media to conduct a study to evaluate the NOISE South Dublin website (www.noisesouthdublin.com) and propose ways to improve its services. Timescale: The deadline for completion of report is February 2011.Fee : €3,500For more information on the position and how to apply, please contact Victoria Durrer, Youth Arts Coordinator at vdurrer@sdublincoco.ie. NOISE South Dublin(www.noisesouthdublin.com) is a website that celebrates the creativity of young people, ages 13 to 25, residing and studying in South Dublin County. The website is administered by South Dublin County Council and has been live since November 2008. Based on Australia Council’s NOISE site, South Dublin County’s site showcases work created by young people and provides a space for young people to develop their interests and practice through collaboration with and mentoring by a NOISE Project Artist.

 

The Puppet Portal Project: Call for Artists

Deadline: 5pm, 6th August 2010

Helium Children's Arts and Health company, invites applications from multi-disciplinary artists working in the Dublin, Letterkenny, and Cork areas to collaborate with children across 5 participating hospitals in the next phase of this arts and health and technology project. Contemporary puppetry techniques, storytelling and technology will be explored to create live, interactive, puppetry performances via the hospital web portal, Solas, an online community for children and young people in hospital. Deadline for applications: Friday, August 6th at 5pm. For a full artist’s brief please contact Avril Carr - info@helium.ie with 'Puppet Portal Project' in the subject heading.

 

Baobab Theatre: Call for Set/Costume Artist, Cartoon Artist & Actor/Facilitators

Baobab Theatre, a new children’s theatre company for the under 7s is looking for artists and actor/facilitators to work on a profit-share basis on an original play in “cartoon theatre” style.  We have confirmed show dates in  Pavilion Theatre and DLR libraries as part of Flip Flop Children’s Theatre Festival, with a view to continue performances on a twice-weekly basis in Dublin and surrounding areas in primary schools and crèches during the autumn term.

Initial schedule for actor/facilitators:


Tuesday Aug 10th (10:30am – 1pm) – Open invitation for devising based on an existing original script.Wed Aug 11th (10:30am – 1pm) – Casting.
Thurs 12th & Fri 13th (10:30am – 1pm) – first two mornings of rehearsal.

Ideally, potential cast members will attend the first two mornings and be prepared to be available for the last two mornings. We will be operating a flexible rehearsal schedule based on availability of cast in August andSeptember with opening performance on October 13th, 2010. Casting/Rehearsals in Pavilion Theatre Green Room.

Contact:
Valerie Bistany: vbistany@gmail.com / Orla Maher: orlamaher21@hotmail.com.

Telephone:
 086 835 9085/087 294 3794Deadline:
 Please send application with contact details highlighting relevant experience to both addresses by Tuesday August 3rd.

 

Internships at The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is currently offering two internship positions: 

i.                     Education Internship

ii.                   ii. Collections Internship.

The internships are designed to extend the interns’ knowledge and understanding of how a museum works with specific reference to the gallery’s education programme and collections department; as well as gaining familiarity with the prodigious collection of the Gallery.

1. Outline of Education Internship: The education intern will be responsible for the following:

The administration and management of school tours and bookings.

The registration for all drawing and children workshops / summer camps.

To deliver tours and assist on or deliver workshops as necessary.

To assist the Education Curator in the day to day running of education programmes and marketing for the same.

2. Outline Collections Internship:

The collections intern will assist the collections department with:

The documentation of the Gallery’s collection and artists’ files for example researching and adding details of exhibition histories, bibliographical references , descriptions and images where necessary to the collections database (TMS);

Responding positively and in an informed way to collections queries from students, curators and researchers nationally and internationally;

Assist with duties associated with exhibiting the collection including writing painting labels, updating information on the Gallery’s website, E-Museum;

Opportunity to deliver gallery talks on the collection;

Assisting with other duties as necessary.

Qualifications for both Internships:

The candidate must have an art history or fine art degree.

Computer skills necessary.

For education internship, experience in arts education preferable, but not necessary.

Experience in blogging and social networking preferable.

There may also be an opportunity to develop a personal project to your own interest that will be of benefit to The Hugh Lane.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship and is open to both graduates and professionals. The internship is available for a minimum of three and up to six month duration, with a minimum commitment of 3 days a week.
To apply, please send a CV including at least two referees and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position. Please reference in your letter which post you are interested in.

Applications to:
Katy Fitzpatrick, Education Curator and Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Collections,
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Applications will be short-listed and short listed applicants will be interviewed.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday the 6th August 2010:

Enquires should be directed to: katy.fitzpatrick@dublincity.ie

 

Call for Speakers for 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Melbourne

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 October 2011:  Call for Speakers.

The Summit’s Programme Director, to be announced this month, will work with us to develop the conference programme and secure speakers who will share their experience and knowledge with colleagues from around the world.

Proposals need to be submitted to us via the online form by Friday, 10 September 2010. 

The majority of the programme will be decided by early 2011 and those who submitted suggestions will receive confirmation as to whether their proposal has been accepted.

Depending on the individual circumstances of selected speakers/presenters, travel, accommodation and/or registration costs may be provided.

The main working language of the Summit is English. Translations in some languages can be provided if required.

The 5th World Summit is co-hosted by IFACCA and the Australia Council for the Arts, in association with Arts Victoria.

www.ifacca.org/

 

Submissions/Competitions/Residencies

THE STONY THURSDAY BOOK CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS

The Stony Thursday Book is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets for the next issue which will be published in Limerick, Ireland, as part of Cuisle, Limerick City International Poetry Festival* in October 2010. The Stony Thursday Book was founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975, and has also been edited by Kevin Byrne, Patrick Bourke, Knute Skinner, Thomas McCarthy and Ciaran O’Driscoll. This year the editor will be Mark Whelan. The Stony Thursday Book is one of the longest-running literary journals in Ireland and celebrated its 30th Anniversary Edition in 2005. Poetry submissions are now being accepted for issue No. 9 which will be published in October 2010.

Closing date for submissions is August 13th 2010.

How to submit:  Send no more than 6 poems  When submitting poems, write your name and address on each page.  Send poems to : The Arts Service, Limerick City Council, City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.  Please mark your envelope : The Stony Thursday Book.  Further information from : The Arts Service, Limerick City Council, Email : artsoffice@limerickcity.ie. Telephone : 061 407363 or 061 407421

 

Kilkenny: The Black Diamond Poetry Prize

In association with Castlecomer Writers’ and Arts Festival 2010 Adjudicated by Grace Wells Award winning poet and author Prize: €500 Competition Rules: • Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the entrant. • Entry fee: €3 for the first poem, and €2 for each subsequent poem. • Entries cannot be returned – please keep originals. • Winner will be notified by post/email by Friday 17th September. • Presentation of prize, and Poetry Reading will take place in Castlecomer on Saturday 25th September. • Poems may be on any subject, but must not exceed 40 lines. • Poems must be typed on one side of page only. • No entry form required, but please enclose on a separate page: Name, address, telephone number, email address. • Closing date: Friday August 27th Send to: Michael Massey, c/o Castlecomer Library , Kilkenny st., , Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Email: noname@gmail.com

 

Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010

The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries! Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, writers and poets to submit their work into the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010. Now in its third year, the Creative Works Competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across three disciplines, identifying new artists and writers and bringing them to international attention.
The Competition has three categories, Artwork, Poetry and Fiction.Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.
Winners of each category receive £500 prize money, plus other prizes.
Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (e12).
The entry fee allows the submission of 2 images, 2 poems or 2 short stories.
The deadline for submissions is the 31 August 2010.
More guidelines on how to submit can be found online at:www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm

 

2010 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition sponsored by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Galway

In 2010 Over The Edge is continuing its exciting annual creative writing competition. The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers. The total prize money is €1,000. The best fiction entry will win €300. The best poetry entry will win €300. One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the overall winner total prize money of €700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2010. The 2010 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year will be a Featured Reader at a reading to be scheduled in Galway City Library in Winter 2010/11. Salmon Poetry will read without prejudice a manuscript submitted to them by the winner in the poetry category. Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland with an accompanying SAE. Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your poem(s) or story. Put your contact details on a separate sheet.Criteria: fiction of up to three thousand words, three poems of up to forty lines, or one poem of up to one hundred lines. Multiple entries are acceptable but each must be accompanied by a fee. The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry e.g. two entries will cost €15, three entries €22.50 and so on. Fee payable by cheque or money order to Over The Edge. To take part you must be at least sixteen years old by September 1st 2010 and not have a book published or accepted for publication in that genre. Chapbooks excepted. Entries must not have been previously published or be currently entered in any other competition.The closing date is Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. A longlist will be announced in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010. A shortlist will be announced at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library on Thursday, August 26th. The winners will be announced at the Over The Edge reading in Galway City Library on Thursday, September 30th, 2010.This year’s competition judge is James Martyn.

For further details contact Over The Edge on 087-6431748, e-mail over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com or see http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com

 

National Choral Singing Week, 3rd – 10th October 2010

Ireland’s National Choral Singing Week will take place during World Mental Health Week, from 3 – 10 October, 2010. This joint initiative of AOIC, Wexford County Council Arts Office and Mental Health Ireland was an enormous success in 2008 and 2009. The initiative was developed to show the positive benefits of choral singing to people's mental health and to encourage people to become involved. Choral singing gives the body a physical and mental boost, increasing blood flow, reducing isolation, lessening stress! We hope that we will have even more choirs, schools and groups involved in the National Choral Singing Week, 2010, so start planning your event now. Events can include joint choral performances; workshops in workplaces; open rehearsals; performances in the street, in shopping centres, in hospitals and day care units, and even a live juke box! For further information, please call us at 061 234823 or email:  aoic@ul.ie

 

KFF ISSUES A CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE 11th ANNUAL KERRY FILM FESTIVAL

The Kerry Film Festival (KFF), which is celebrating eleven years of bringing film to the people of Kerry, has issued a call for entries for the Kerry Film Festival 2010, which runs from October 30th to November 6th.

“The Kerry Film Festival is committed to playing a leading role in providing a forum for emerging talent in film,” said Jason O’ Mahony, Director of the Kerry Film Festival. “This dedication is evidenced by both the quality of the films screened and the quality of adjudicators that select the winning films. Awards are given in a number of categories including Best Short Film, Best Irish Short, Best International Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short.”

All prizes including Best Director will be selected by a jury of internationally renowned film professionals. Past adjudicators of the Kerry Film Festival Short Film Competition have included such luminaries as Jeremy Irons and Michael Fassbender in 2009, Liam Neeson in 2008 and Gabriel Byrne in 2007.

When asked what makes KFF special O’ Mahony said, “I think having so many of the filmmakers on hand to speak about their films and their creative journey ensures a rewarding film festival experience for both the filmmaker and the audience. One of the advantages of KFF, I suppose, is that it’s such an intimate little festival but the quality of the films and quality of the adjudicators consistently punches above its weight.”

While the main focus of the festival will continue to be on shorts, this year sees an extension of the programme. “Last year was our most successful Festival so far,” said O’ Mahony. “We screened more films to more people in more venues that ever before and this year we’re hoping to top that!” The 2009 edition of KFF saw 6,119 people attend screenings in more than twenty venues throughout Kerry.

The 2010 edition of KFF will also see more Education screenings, more active retired screenings and a larger workshop programme.

For more information on the Kerry Film Festival or to download application forms please log on to www.kerryfilmfestival.com Entries should be sent to Kerry Film Festival, Unit 1, The Windmill Complex, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry by 1 August.

Artists on Video : New Showcase for Visual Art / Call for Submissions

Recently launched, Artists on Video provides a new window through the medium of video into Irish visual art and artists. ArtistsonVideo.com  presents an exciting new platform to understanding artists and the Visual arts. The service gives context to the work and the concepts behind the work. The video pieces are produced by the Artists on Video team, who combine their background in visual arts with their experience as broadcast professionals. Such skills allow them to deliver high production values to their video pieces while maintaining a sensitivity and an understanding of their subject.

Artistsonvideo.com currently broadcasts profiles of some established Irish artists including Stephen Loughman, Helen Barry, Denise Mcshannnon and others. New artist profiles are currently in production. All videos are commissioned specifically for artistsonVideo.com and are broadcast on artistsonvideo.com and showcased on individual artists’ sites, gallery and art websites.

This is an exciting new opportunity for artists and galleries to harness a new access point which will bring them closer to the public through the medium of video. Artists, galleries and others wishing to be involved should contact the Artists on Video team through the website.

Telephone:
Aisling at 0863466221

www.ArtistsOnVideo.com

 

The Core Project: Call for International Submissions

The Core Project is a Visual Art endeavour, devised by the Irish visual artist Matthew Nevin. Matthew who is co-curator of MART – www.martgroup.org – is collaborating with artists.I am looking for one video entry from one person in every country in the world! This Video Art Project shall contain 200+ Videos, one entry representing each of the Sovereign States or Countries of the world. The project shall be shown here online at www.the-core-project.com and during MART’s European Tour Exhibition ‘An Instructional’, visiting: Norway, England, Slovak Republic, Germany and Rep.Ireland.I am looking for participants from all over the world and I need your help! Have a look at the website  and if you know anyone in any of the countries that are still represented by white boxes please contact me and your friend could feature in a first of its kind collection. I have also entered the project to be recognised as A Guinness World Record For more information and to help with this project visit the sites below or contact:Email:
info@the-core-project.comwww.facebook.com/people/The-Core-Projectcom/100000917974689
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheCoreProjectwww.the-core-project.com

 

Carrie Neely Contemporary Art: Call for Submissions

Carrie Neely Contemporary Art is looking for submissions for an autumn exhibition in Belfast with a High Fashion theme. This exhibition is for one week only and is for a very high profile fashion event and will therefore get lots of press attention. Submission or expression of interest on this is needed ASAP as press for the event starts in ten days. You can also send an example of your work if you are not sure if it will be available then or if you are planning to create something new. Please email a jpeg with the image title, size, medium, edition if any and I will send you further details.

Telephone:
+44(0)7983 430763

Email:
carrie@carrieneely.com

www.carrieneely.com

 Monster Truck Project Space: Submission Call

Monster Truck Project Space at 73 Francis Street, Dublin 8 will be excepting submissions for events and exhibitions from this coming August through to 2011. We will take submissions from individual artists / groups for proposed shows or events. We are interested in artists working in a variety of mediums. The use of the space can be for short weekend events or longer one or two week exhibitions.

Please send a short proposal, including dates required, project idea and some examples of works to be exhibited to: info@monstertruck.ie

Successful applicants will be invited to hire the space. The overall rent of the space is subsidised by Monster Truck to reduce the rental cost to artists as much as possible. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.

www.monstertruck.ie

 

Tulca 2010 Call for Submissions

TULCA 2010 looks to Galway’s coastal location as its starting point for the programme. This year’s curator is looking for works that respond to coastal sites in Galway City. Suggested sites include Spanish Arch, Nimmo’s Pier, South Park Beach, Silver Strand, Blackrock, Mutton Island, Salthill Promenade. Proposals are sought for performative works but proposals in other media will also be considered.

Apply:
To apply, please email a CV, proposal (no longer than 500 words), examples of previous work (no more that 10 images). Videos to be sent as links to youtube or similar (no more than 2). Proposals accepted by email only. Our email address is tulcafestival@gmail.com.  Please put TULCA OPEN SUBMISSION in the subject box.

If you would like to propose for an alternative site in the city or have any other queries please email Maeve on: tulcafestival@gmail.com.

Deadline:
The closing date 6 August 2010 5pm.

 

Unfringed 2011 - Call for Submissions - 26th-30th January

Unfringed, Limerick’s landmark performance festival is issuing a call for submissions for next year’s festival.The festival will run from Wednesday 26th up to and including Sunday 30th January 2011.Now in it’s 14th year, Unfringed 2011 will take place at the newly refurbished Belltable building and at various locations across Limerick city. Unfringed is seeking submissions from all performers, theatre practitioners/companies, composers, circus and street performers, writers, comedians and musicians.The festival will showcase International, National and Local work that is innovative, experimental and provocative. How to Submit If you wish to submit a proposal to be considered for selection as part of Unfringed 2011, please contact Jane Gough, info@belltable.ie, 061 315 871 to receive a submission form. The closing date for all submissions will be FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 2010.If you have any queries about the festival or require further information please contact Joanne Beirne, Artistic Director of the Belltable via email joanne@belltable.ie

 

Exhibiting at Turn-berlin

Turn-berlin is an artist funded space, with a large gallery in the middle of the biggest concentration of art in Europe. We are working to find the most effective ways of progressing an artists name and reputation. By introducing a more integrated approach we can be more effective and develop wider opportunities.The intense experience of showing work in a gallery is the best way to have work seen. To get the most from  exhibiting which can be a relatively short event, to include it as part of a comprehensive package gives more considered exposure. Developing a name is the only way forward, it takes time and a lot of determination. This is why many artists are finding new ways of being seen. If you don’t exhibit you are only doing half of the job, but taking a positive approach to exhibiting should include other forms.We are now big enough to be a representational gallery offering a full promotional package. More information on turn-berlin’s long term approach to developing artists is on the following link: http://turn-berlin.de/application/index.htmlAddress: 
turn-berlin Gallery, Josetti Höfe, Rungestr 22-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany. Deadline: Open

 

Open Print Exhibition - Mayo in Mind

Custom House Studios are inviting submissions for an adjudicated printmaking exhibition to run from 11th November   - until 5th December 2010.  Closing date October 1st 2010.  Selector Mary A. Fitzgerald “The most beautiful view I ever saw in the world.  The mountains were tumbled about in a thousand fantastic ways and . . . the bay . . . which sweeps down to the sea, and a hundred islands in it, were dressed up in gold, and purple, and crimson, with the whole cloudy west in a flame.   Wonderful, wonderful!” William Makepeace Thackeray writing of Clew Bay 1842.

Application form and full brief at www.customhousestudios.ie

 

Upcoming Opportunities for artists at the Custom House Studios. 

Studio available at Custom House Studio August / September 2010.

Further details 098 28735 customhouse@eircom.net  www.customhousestudios.ie

Artists are now invited to submit proposals for exhibitions and year long and short term use of studios in the years 2011and 2012. Please send letter of interest and documentation of work to; Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co Mayo Ireland, before July 31st 2010. e send letters of interest, CVs and documentation of work to: Custom House Studios, The Quay Westport Co. Mayo. Ireland. www.customhousestudios.ie. customhouse@eircom.net .

Closing date; - July 30th 2010.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART Polonia

ArtPolonia/CFCP would like to invite all artists to submit their projects to be realised in their venue. Art Polonia is especially interested in installations and happenings of all forms which interact with their neighbourhood and the audiences.For the agreed projects the available space and some support to cover material costs is offered.Please send your proposal with a short bio to sapielak@artpolonia.org

http://www.artpolonia.org/

 

Knee - Jerk Collective: Call for Submissions

Knee-jerk artist collective are currently taking submissions for a performance evening that will take place on 15 September in  St. Nicolas’s church in Galway city. Staged in the medieval church located in the city centre, proposals orientated around live performance, music and sound are welcomed from individual artists or groups. Interested parties should submit a proposal along with a current cv to the email address below. Established in 2009, Knee-jerk are a Galway based Artist Collective whose members specialize in sculpture, paint and multi-media. We are currently concentrating on creating new work through collective collaboration and site-specific reactionary pieces.

Telephone 0877638433

Email knee.jerk@live.com

Website knee-jerkcollective.blogspot.com

Deadline 15 August

 

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre: Call for Submissions

Due to open in Autumn 2010, the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre is a multi-purpose arts centre featuring exhibition galleries, community workshop rooms, 215 seater theatre, dance studio, storytelling/ presentation area and outdoor town square for external events and performances. We are currently seeking visual artists to contribute to our gallery programme which will include local, national and international artists. Artists working in any media are welcome, as are both emerging and established artists. Interested artists should submit a current CV, statement and a minimum of 8 images of recent work. Please also indicate interest and capacity to participate in accompanying gallery education and community activities if applicable. Requested items should preferably be emailed to or posted to:

Email:
desima.connolly@limavady.gov.uk

Address:
Limavady Borough Council, 7 Connell Street, Limavady BT49 0HA (marked for the attention of the Arts & Cultural Services Officer)

Website:
www.limavady.gov.uk

Deadline:
Ongoing

 

Create and TRIL call for Expressions of Interest

Create; the national development agency for collaborative arts, in partnership with Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL), invites artists to submit expressions of interest to participate in an innovative arts research programme.Create and the TRIL Centre intend to include two artists in a proposal to the Welcome Trust's Engaging Science grants programme, which funds projects that explore biomedical science and its social contexts. If successful, the project will commence in late 2010 and the artists' residencies will last for a period of 6 months. For submission details please click here

 

 

Training/Workshops/Courses

Molly Keane Writer’s Retreat Week and Workshop

16th to  22nd August 2010

Dysert, Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Hosted by Molly’s daughter Virginia in Molly Keane’s house in Ardmore and facilitated by writer Lani O’ Hanlon

One day workshop by poet & writer Louis de Paor plus an Evening Reading

Waterford County Council’s Arts Office will facilitate a number of bursaries for County Waterford based writers to attend Louis de Paor Evening Reading

Residential and Day Attendees options available with special inaugural prices

For full details on the Writers workshop, readings and bursaries contact Lani O’ Hanlon on  087 69 55 734 / 058 46938

For bookings: email marylyscarbery@gmail.com Tel: 0872970692. Details of the location and accommodation can be viewed on www.dysert.co.uk

 

Boat Excursion Workshop with Lorg Printmakers, Galway

Lorg Printmakers is organizing a two day boat excursion around Galway Bay with Printmakers Conall Cary and Grace Mitchell. The workshop will include the following:
 
Day 1 Morning:
Etching plate preparation, explanation of etching processes.

Day 1 Afternoon Boat Trip:
Boat trip around Galway Bay where participants will have the opportunity to work directly from life onto etching plates, soft-ground etching, sugar-lift etching, document the bay through drawings, photography, etc.

Day 2
Etching of plates using copper sulphate. Further development, re-working and re-eching of plates, proofing, final printing

Date: Monday 9, and Tuesday 10 August (Weather Permitting) 
Time: 9am to 5.30pm
Cost: 150euro (non members), 130euro (members) 
 
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Address:
Lorg Printmakers, Unit 8, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane,  Galway

Telephone:
091 773759

Email
lorgprintmakers@gmail.com

Website
www.lorgprintmakers.com

 

Residential Poetry Courses in Cnoc Suain, Spiddal with Kevin Higgins and Lorna Shaughnessy

Weekend Workshops: Fri, Aug 13-Sun 15, 2010.

Price: 295 euro pp single or twin room or 315 pp single room en suite.

Bookings: please contact info@cnocsuain.com 

Escape from the hustle-bustle and demands of everyday life to the tranquillity of Cnoc Suain in the West of Ireland, and immerse yourself in the written word for a weekend. Our courses offer you the chance to leave behind the demands of the outside world and dedicate precious time to your writing. Cnoc Suain is a lovingly restored pre-famine hill village close to Spiddal, County Galway, surrounded by the inspiring landscape of Connemara. This unique environment will give you the time and space to write, supported by the expertise of published poets. No qualifications are required, and we aim to provide a creative environment where all poets can find inspiration, hone their craft and benefit from structured and constructive feedback. The work undertaken will be varied and stimulating: morning workshops will involve reading poems together and short writing-exercises; time will also be set aside for longer writing or editing exercises; tutors will offer one-to-one feedback on work submitted, and guidance on how to improve reading your poems in public. In the evenings there will be poetry readings by established poets and participants will be encouraged to read their work also. As a result of this total immersion and the absence of the usual distractions, this short period of time will seem much longer than a weekend. To maximise the potential benefits of the course, we recommend (but do not insist) that you share your writing with the rest of the group in workshops. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with some of your tutors’ work prior to your arrival.

Cnoc Suain

“A place quite unlike any other, where Irish traditions are alive and kicking” (Guardian Newspaper) Cnoc Suain recently won a prestigious and highly coveted 2009 Guardian/Observer world travel award, judged third in the world in the “Ethical Travel Award” section.

For more information on this special venue see www.cnocsuain.com

Your Tutors

Kevin Higgins’s first collection of poems, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. Kevin’s second collection of poems, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published in 2008 by Salmon Poetry and his poetry is discussed in The Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2008). His third collection Frightening New Furniture will be published next year by Salmon when his work will also appear in the generation-defining anthology, Identity Parade – New British and Irish Poets (Ed Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010). Kevin is an experienced workshop facilitator and several of his students have gone on to achieve publication success. One of his workshop participants at Galway Arts Centre won the prestigious Hennessy Award for New Irish Poetry, while several others have gone on to publish collections of their poems.

Lorna Shaughnessy’s first collection of poems, Torching the Brown River, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2008. Her work was selected for inclusion in the Forward Book of Poetry 2009. Her second collection, The Witness Trees, is due to appear with Salmon in 2011. She has published two translations of contemporary Mexican poetry, Mother Tongue. Selected Poems by Pura López Colomé and If We Have Lost our Oldest Tales by María Baranda, both with Arlen House (2006). She lectures in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies in the National University of Ireland, Galway.Email: info@cnocsuain.com

 

CERTIFICATE IN PERFORMING ARTS

The Certificate in Performing Arts is a FETAC Level 5 course, which will take place in Áras Inis Gluaire, in partnership with FÁS and Muintearas.

This training course involves eight FETAC modules:

§         Theatre Performance

§         Event Production

§         Communications

§         Work Experience

§         Safety and Health at Work

§         Sound Engineering and Production

§         Stage Management and Administration

§         Radio Programme Production.

There is a substantial element of work experience, requiring participants to have a hands-on role in Áras Inis Gluaire - this will range from assisting in productions, organising open days, workshops and exhibitions, overseeing safety and procedure during performances, taking bookings, managing attendance spread sheets, developing media campaigns, welcoming visiting companies, as well as achieving personally defined goals within the setting of a busy theatre and arts centre. Participants on this six month course will be supported by a course co-ordinator and a number of specialist tutors.

Start Date:  To be confirmed

If interested, please contact: Sinéad Hackett - 097 81079

 

DAGHDHA DANCE COMPANY RECRUITING – DMP 10/11

DAGHDHA MENTORING PROGRAMME IN CHOREOGRAPHY AND DANCE Since 2004 Daghdha Dance Company has supported over 50 artists as part of the Daghdha Mentoring Programme in Choreography and Dance (DMP). For 52 weeks on a full time basis, Daghdha has stimulated the participants to develop their professional practice in Daghdha’s stunning resources. Former participants are already contributing to contemporary dance and choreography in Ireland and beyond, having received numerous bursaries, commissions and residencies.At present, Daghdha is designing the 2010 -11 programme and invites interested artists to contact the Coordinator Bush Hartshorn for further details on mail@daghdha.ie. PLEASE NOTE: For the upcoming programme of 2010/11 Daghdha specifically encourages expressions of interest from artists who have no formal academic qualifications and are in receipt of social welfare payment.Please visit http://www.daghdha.ie/004/002.html

For more information: www.daghdha.ie | mail@daghdha.ie | 061 467872 |

 

Cló Courses, Donegal

Experimental printmaking techniques for artists and etching & chine collé courses (Cló, Donegal). Courses taught by Dannielle Creenaune.  
Cló , a centre for creativity and the environment (www.clo.ie) in North west Donegal will host 2 weekend courses in experimental printmaking techniques for artists and etching & chine collé. Located in one of the most remote, unspoiled and culturally unique areas in western Europe, Cló provide a structured, inspiring, stimulating and life enhancing experience of a living tradition of creativity.
 
Date of courses: Experimental printmaking techniques for artists: 14 – 15 August 2010 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.); Etching & chine collé: 21 – 22 August 2010 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)   
Telephone
+ 353 (0) 7491 – 62800

Email: 
cloceardlann@eircom.net 

www.clo.ie

 

Rossnare School of Art Summer Courses, Meath

Summer courses in Historic House.
Master classes in figurative and landscape painting, drawing, still life with tutors James Hanley RHA, Joe Dunne R.A.A , Gearoid Hayes and Samuel Horler. Week – long courses commencing on the 2 August – 27 August.

For more information and bookings please check: http://www.rossnaree.ie/artschool/ or contact Aisling Law: rossnaree@eircom.net or 0851774828 / 041-9820975

Address
: Rossnare, Slane, Meath

 

Arts Courses at Newtownbarry House

The fully equipped Artists Studio is in the old Kitchen of Newtownbarry House. It has beautiful light from its two roof light windows making it an excellent painting and drawing studio. It has easels, a room with sinks and a separate room for painting boards or still life. It can accommodate 12 people on the art courses. It also has a separate room for lunch and discussions. Newtownbarry also offers B&B with a delicious dinner for anybody who wishes to stay. There are also plenty of opportunities to do landscape painting or drawing around the grounds and parkland of the house.

For details, please download the PDF of New Studio Programme 2010 (approx 1mb).

For more details check out http://www.newtownbarryhouse.com/

 

The National Youth Council of Ireland - Upcoming Training Courses

The National Youth Council of Ireland provides training in the areas of Youth Health, Youth Arts, Development Education, Interculturalism and Child Protection. Youth Arts Courses running across the country throughout 2010 include:

ArtsA1 Creative Facilitation*A2 Digital Filmmaking*A3 Directing a Play*A4 Documenting your Youth Arts Projects*A5 Keep Things Going: Managing your Youth Arts Projects*A6 Make it Happen: Funding, Managing, Monitoring & Evaluating your Youth Arts Projects*A7 NYCI’s Certificate in Youth Arts

Further information is available in our brochure which is available to download at:http://www.youth.ie/youth_work/training_calendar

For further details or to book a place on a course please contact Lisa or Elaine on 01-478 4122 or e-mail training@nyci.ie

 

TRAINING IN DEVELOPMENT ISSUES & SOCIAL MEDIA

This 2 weekend course explores the use of new technology, visual arts and social media to raise awareness of development issues. 

Dates: 15th-17th of October, 19th, 20th & 21st November

It will be facilitated by Eimear McNally. Eimear currently works with IDEA (Irish Development Education Assioation) as the training and communications officer. Her degree is in Craft, Design and History of Art from NCAD and she has a Masters of Science in Sustainable Development. She has worked with Mayfield Arts, Newbury House and Eco-Unesco.She is passionate about art, science, learning, nature and the systems that connect them all.

Cost €150

Please click on link below for application form

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/

TRAINING IN DEVELOPMENT ISSUES - SOCIAL MEDIA 

Mayfield Community Arts Centre

Ph 021 4530434

www.mayfieldarts.org

 

New BA in Visual and Critical Studies at DIT

BA in Visual and Critical Studies, School of Art Design & Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology. The BA in Visual and Critical Studies is a three Honours Degree programme (level 8). The progamme will provide up-to-date histories and theories of visual culture; methods of research; practical skills of documentation in new media and; real-world experience in sectors that cater to the public mediation of art and design. Taught in the practice-based environment of the School of Art Design and Printing, students will acquire a deep understanding of the contemporary processes of art and design. They will develop excellent skills in the academic articulation of visual and textual research, and gain the understanding and professional competencies necessary to promote visual culture today. The programme starts September 2010. Information Session: Wednesday 25 August 3 – 4 pm, Room G6, School of Art Design and Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology, Mountjoy Square. Please see websites below for further information

Website: Application Information: www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/az/title,34311,en.html  / 


Programme Content: bavacs.blogspot.com

 

SING OUT WITH STRINGS SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT THE IRISH WORLD ACADEMY, UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

An Irish Chamber Orchestra/Irish World Academy Initiative at the University of Limerick.                                        

Applications are invited for five scholarships, valued at €5,000 each, for prospective students for the following educational programmes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick: 

MA Community Music (contact jean.downey@ul.ie) MA Classical String Performance (contact ferenc.szucs@ul.ie)                                  

The successful candidates will display the skills necessary for the programmes in question, with special reference to their suitability for internships with the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Community Outreach Initiative, as an integral part of their study programme. Both programmes lead to a Master of Arts degree from the University of Limerick following one year of full-time study.  The successful applicant, as well as demonstrating the necessary musical requirements for the programme in question, will also have a proven ability to interact in a challenging classroom context.  A capacity to work with voice or strings will also be an advantage. 

Applicants should apply in writing, including a CV and two referees, to

Ellen Byrne, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Phone: + 353 (0) 61 202917 Email: ellen.byrne@ul.ie

 

 

Publications/Websites/Services

ASNI. Artist Studio Network Ireland                                                                                          

Aims and priorities of ASNI

Establish itself as a collective voice for studio providersPosition itself as a principal source of information, advice and support on all aspects of artists’ studio provisionAdvocate and lobby for better working conditions on behalf of the visual arts studio workspace sectorASNI aims to be an all island studio network supporting artists workspace in rural, urban and international locations

Building on the number of member studios is a priority for ASNI. As the range and diversity of ASNI members grow, the greater its mandate to speak and act on behalf of artists studios and to represent the concerns of studio providers.

Benefits of membershipBe part of an all island network of affordable studio providersAdd your support to ASNI campaigns in favor of studio provisionAccess to information and resourcesListing in the online Directory of studio membersOpportunity to participate in decision-making Voting rights at the ASNI AGM  

Criteria for membership

Provide studio accommodation for visual artistsOffer these spaces at an affordable rent to artists in need; i.e. those who are unable to afford to rent workspace on the open market in addition to somewhere to live.Provide these spaces wholly or substantially for the purpose of creative art practice and the production of art works and cultural meaning in visual and other related languages.Be not for profit and be able to demonstrate a commitment to affordability and the ongoing support of visual arts practice.Be of benefit to the public by encouraging and supporting art practice that ultimately engages with the public, or sections of the public, through Open Studio events, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, residencies, teaching, community activities or otherwise.Support equality of opportunity and be working towards sustainability, accessibility and diversity in their organizational structure, studio provision and other related activities.

Annual membership of ASNI

Unfunded Studios     €20          Funded Studios         €50         Individual Artists      €20.

Payment account details; Artist Studio Network Ireland (ASNI), Address: AIB, 37 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Account No. 14017092. Sort Code: 93-11-36

Postal address.Artist Studio Network Ireland. Studio 9, c/o Broadstone Studios. 36-40 Upr. Dominic Street. Dublin 7.

www.asni.info

contact@asni.info

 

Invitation to join Breaking Tunes - a project of First Music Contact

We are getting in touch to let you about Ireland's only dedicated Irish music showcase site http://www.breakingtunes.com

Breaking Tunes is a free online music portal for Irish bands and artists aimed at and sent to the greater music industry and fans every month.

Register as industry here http://www.breakingtunes.com/industry_signup for regular updates and to browse the site.

 

Production for Arts Events: A PLANNING CHECKLIST

First time events organisers and those wishing to produce more ambitious events – this new guide from Voluntary Arts Ireland will help you plan the logistics of putting on your event; whether a theatre piece, exhibition or arts festival.

Find at www.vaireland.org/eventplanning  (38 pages)Author: Brenda Kent, Voluntary Arts Ireland, 2009Supported by: Production Services Ireland for technical support and sponsorship www.productionireland.com

Features:

• CHECKLISTS on (1) Venue/Site; (2) Performance / Exhibition Area; (3) Front of House; (4) Programme & Stage Management; (5) Artists / Art / Speakers; (6) Team & Management; (7) Compliance / Legal; (8) Health & Safety overview; (9) Disability Access

• CHECKLIST for briefing sound / light suppliers

• CASE STUDIES & supported by technical advice from Production Services Ireland - Leading technical production company

• Unique TWO STEP system. The guide is presented in two columns. Step One for the basics and Step Two for further issues which might apply depending on the event you have in mind

• LINKED so that you can move through the guide as you would a website

• CLICK THROUGH links to a wealth of further guidance material

Use this guide to think through your event step by step. If you need any further guidance, Voluntary Arts Ireland is happy to help with planning and Production Services Ireland with technical advice.

Further information: info@vaireland.org – 028 / 048 4483 9327 / www.vaireland.org

Read the Event Planning Guide at www.vaireland.org/eventplanning

 

The Ireland Funds’ Philanthropy and Fundraising Toolkit

The Toolkit is an essential practical guide to fundraising and philanthropy for any non-profit. It looks at many key areas such as: board development, running a successful campaign, the 4 fundraising steps: research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, how to run successful meetings, collaborating and merging with other non profits, how to approach companies for CSR support, how to build a brand for your nonprofit, how to write a case statement, and lots more.  It steps out practical and feasible tips for ensuring your non-profit can survive and thrive during these uncertain times.  The toolkit contains 5 main sections, 4 focus inserts, actions plans, useful tips and lots more. If you wish to purchase a copy of  The Toolkit, please click on the following link http://www.irlfunds.org/ireland/toolkit_pay.asp or contact Nicki at (01)6627878 or nlynch@irlfunds.org

 

Guidelines for Good Practice for Participatory Arts in Healthcare Contexts

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the Health Service Executive South (Cork) Arts and Health Programme, with financial support from the Arts Council, recently published Guidelines for Good Practice for Participatory Arts in Healthcare Contexts, which were produced by the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University.

The Guidelines are designed to present clear, concise and user-friendly direction to those working in the area of participatory arts in healthcare contexts. The partnership of arts and health can bring new challenges to artists, healthcare professionals, clients and those working in the health-related community and voluntary sector, and it is hoped that these guidelines will help successfully negotiate these partnerships. 

The Guidelines were developed through consultation with those currently working in the field of arts and health. They can be downloaded from www.waterfordhealingarts.com and/or www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/Arts_Practice_in_Healthcare_–_New_Guidelines.html

Those of you working in the field of arts and health are invited to take time to consider and interpret the Guidelines in the context of your own practice, and send feedback by the 31 October 2010. The Guidelines will be reviewed in the light of feedback received.

Further information

Contact the Waterford Healing Arts Trust at 051 842664 or email mary.grehan@hse.ie or the HSE South (Cork) Arts and Health Programme at 086 7872061/021 4923136 or email aidan.warner@hse.ie

 

Artist in the Community Scheme: Four Essays

A new publication from Create and the Arts Council highlights the exciting practice of artists working with diverse communities.

In the publication, Artist in the Community Scheme: Four Essays, artists - Rhona Byrne, Susan Gogan, Declan Gorman and Ríonach Ní Néill, describe their collaboration with communities of interest and place, and document the work produced through the Artist in the Community Scheme, which Create manages on behalf of the Arts Council.

The book shows how the Scheme has become a key mechanism through which collaborative arts is now understood as a vibrant and dynamic contemporary art practice.

Further information

The publication is free - to order a copy call Create on +353 1 4736600 More information on the Artist in the Community Scheme: http://www.artscouncil.ie/en/view_fund.aspx?fid=40fbd581-bd45-4118-9023-2bf236b9e46c

 

Young People, Creative Action and Social Change - Now available to download!!

This is an important piece of research, commissioned by the National Youth Council of Ireland’s Arts Programme. Through a specific sample group and through focused questions, Anna Fiona Keogh (researcher) has tried to follow the sometimes faint, often mercurial line of young people’s engagement with an art form. We have tried to ascertain (in as much as we can ever quantify these things) what is unique and special about youth arts, what exactly happens in the life of a young person when they engage with an art form and what begins to happen in their creative and imaginative processes. We don’t suggest that this research is exhaustive or conclusive, but it maps a patch of ground in the landscape.

The study involved conducting in-depth research with approximately 50 young people, between the ages of 10 and 18, involved in five youth arts projects or programmes. The projects were selected on a number of criteria including diverse art forms and geographical location. Also, we aimed for a sample which reflects the views of young people from different social backgrounds.

Download the research at http://www.youtharts.ie/content/research

 

Visual Artist's Ireland launches Social Networking site for Visual Artists

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) has launched a new social networking site for the visual arts – www.thecommonroom.net. Visual Artists Ireland has been helping professional visual artists since 1980 with an ever widening group of services. Following discussion and research, VAI wished to supply a further level of public service to the visual arts. Noting the benefits of social networking sites for increasing a person's circle of contacts and connecting users to familiar and new people through mutual acquaintances and common interests, VAI created The Common Room Social Network for the Visual Arts.With forums, blogs, image & video galleries, special interest group creation, and links to other networking sites such as Twitter, thecommonroom.net provides a convenient one stop area for people working in the visual arts to keep in contact, as well as providing a free platform for presentation, discussion and group support.

 

New website for CCP Ireland

Cultural contact points have been established in the Member States and in most of the other countries taking part in the programme. They are responsible for promoting the programme, facilitating the participation of as many cultural professionals as possible, ensuring an exchange of information with national cultural institutions, maintaining contact between the participants in the various Community programmes and a link with the other sources of information on the various Community programmes. CCP Ireland has just updated it's website - see more at http://ccp.ie

 

Chrysalis Arts UK (worked on Kilkenny Woodstock Project in 2009) Launches Sustainable Approach to Public Art: FREE GUIDELINES

The first ever set of FREE guidelines to help artists and commissioners embrace the sustainable as well as the artistic impact of their work has been launched by Chrysalis Arts , a public art, training and development agency based in rural North Yorkshire. Public Art Sustainability Assessment (PASA for short) is a free interactive assessment tool available from which aims to promote sustainable practice in public art to artists and commissioners and has been developed to assist Chrysalis Arts in the process of analysing and evaluating projects that they are involved in. Kate Maddison, Director at Chrysalis Arts comments:” “ When we set out to discover how to address sustainability within our public art practice, we were dismayed to find so little information to guide us. This prompted us to take the first step and start the process of establishing our own method of working sustainably. What we found interested us greatly because it threw the spot-light on issues that are relevant to others involved in commissioning and creating public art and beyond that to the way society values sustainability.” “ Art has an ability to reflect and potentially influence our behaviour and public art is by its nature in the public eye. Chrysalis Arts believes it has a role to play in promoting responsible behaviour in this context. It soon became clear that we needed to disseminate this information widely, as the issues need to be dealt with by everyone involved in the process of planning, commissioning and implementing public art.” The online interactive checklist is easy to use and covers the key issues which surround sustainable practice in public art. This checklist is supported by full guidelines and useful case studies. To use the free PASA checklist and download the guidelines please visit and register at www.pasaguidelines.org .  Registered users can answer questions about their art activity or project online and when the checklist is completed, they can download their answers as a pdf document. PASA has been created for artists and creative practitioners as well as public art organisations, local authorities, developers, commissioners, funders, architects, landscape architects, engineers, contractors, communities, schools and anyone else who may be involved in the commissioning, development, creation, maintenance and decommissioning of public art at different scales and in different contexts. Chrysalis Arts have developed PASA in consultation with a wide range of partners – including artists and arts organisations, local authority officers, specialists from higher education establishments and environmental consultants Gaia Research, as well as looking to government sources and other creative practitioners such as architects for guidance on sustainable principles and practice. “While artistic considerations should be foremost in creating public art, there is no reason why artists cannot embrace sustainable principles in the way in which they conceive and implement their ideas, as long as this is supported through the funding and commissioning process… “Kate Maddison.  Chrysalis Arts view PASA as very much the starting point in the debate around public art practice and sustainability, and hope that by throwing the debate open to others, the result in the long term will be a more sustainable way of working. For more press information and images contact Jane Redfern PR tel 01845 526720 / 07724 131179 email pr@janeredfern.co.uk  / to speak to Kate Maddison, Chrysalis Arts / email kate@artdepot.org.uk

 

Ireland: Launch of Plein Air Painters Community Site

PLEIN EIRE, a website for plein air painters in Ireland has been launched. For information on outdoor painting, equipment, paint outs and to make new friends and keep in touch, sign up. Free.Contact Name: Tony RobinsonVenue Address: http://pleineire.ning.comEmail: info@artintheopen.orgWebsite: http://pleineire.ning.com

 

Professional Photo/Video Documentation for Artists

Professional, high quality and economical photographic and video documentation is now availabe at a special, discounted rate for artists by the award winning lens-based media artist Mike Hannon. Mike has many years of expertise in photography and video, as an artist in his own right and in the provision of documentation for others’ projects. He understands that artists often require top quality documentation of their work for websites, applications and catalogues, but that this may not always be economically viable. He is offering a heavily discounted rate for individuals working in the visual arts.

Please see www.mikehannonmedia.com for examples of his work, and to contact him for a quote.

Telephone: 
087 678 2962

Email: 
mikeisnice@gmail.com

 

Have Your Artists Books and Monographs Listed in the VAN

The Visual Artists News Sheet runs regular listings of artists books and monographs – in order to assist artists with distribution and publicity for their publications.

If you are an artist and have recently produced (in the last 12 months) a monographic publication, simply email the following details to jason@visualartists.ie – date of publication; title; dimensions; number of pages; format (eg: spiral, stitched perfect bound, hard-back / soft-back etc.); list of contributors; ISBN number (if relevant); short description (two or three lines).


Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016

 

Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 

 

John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

 

Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

 http://www.culturenight.ie/tax_regional_events/mayo/

Culture Night 2016

  More Mayo County Council and Local Government Websites