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Visual Artists Ireland Student Pack

A resource pack for visual and applied art students and recent graduates.

This pack has been put together for the benefit of visual and applied arts students and recent graduates making the transition into professional  practice in Ireland.  With more visual and applied arts courses available than ever before, the number of aspiring artists continues to grow. The visual arts attract many talented and creative people so the sector can be very competitive.

This pack is intended to give students and recent graduates an idea of the practical areas they will need to consider and the options open to them following graduation.

Your qualification is just your first step to becoming a professional artist.

You can download the VAI Student Pack on our website here:



They are holding walk-in auditions for the following roles in the feature film 'PAPER RICH" currently in production.  30-50 Male X2, 30-35 Female X1, 7-10 year old boys and girls X3, 12 year old boys X2 17 year old youth X1 Under-age actors will be required to have their parent /guardian give consent to filming.All roles are unpaid/no expenses can be covered. Auditions take place from 10AM TO 3PM at Room 39 in Galway Technical Institiute, Fr.Griffin Road,Galway on SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2010 


 The Association of Irish Festival Events [AOIFE] is pleased to announce that the Irish & Celtic Festivals Producers Conference will take place in Ireland this year, for the first time in November 2010. A delegation of international presenters and promoters, including key large festivals in the US and Europe, will meet in Ireland as part of the AOIFE 17th Annual Conference.

Topics such as Volunteer Management, Funrdaising, Web Marketing, Programming for Youngsters, Outreach and Classes will all be followed jointly with Irish delegates, and over 30 International producers and agents of Trad and Folk in the UK and Europe will join the event on Wednesday for some panel disucssions on the development of the Trad/ Folk style in an international context both from a musician’s and audience’s point of view .

“ We are looking forward to hosting some of the organisers from the signature Irish & Celtic Festivals in North America and over 30 International and European promoters to both Limerick and Ballinasloe and believe it will lead to significant partnerships of Irish performers, Irish Festivals and Irish promoters into the Festivals of North America” stated AOIFE Executive Director Colm Croffy.

A specially selected music showcase programme will take place in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick [6.30pm to 12.00am] on Tuesday 2nd November and at Glór, Ennis on Wednesday 3rd November [6.30pm to 12.00am].

An extensive call is being made to up-coming talent,  promising new artistes, and indeed bands. The closing date for completed application forms, including additional material, is 5pm Friday 3rd September 2010.  Applications may be submitted online [with supplementary material to follow by post] or by standard postal delivery to: Amy Dillion AOIFE, The Enterprise and Technology Centre,  Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway

Further information on the Irish & Celtic Festivals Producers Conference and Music Showcase is avialable from Amy at + 353 90 964 3779 or email


Art Centres, Visual Arts and the Public.Seminar to be hosted by VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow, on Wednesday, November 3rd 2010. How have Ireland’s visual arts centres evolved over the last fifteen years? What ways should visual arts programming, for publics both national and international, be developed for the future? And what is the role of the curator within these institutions?Within the remit of visual art, this day long discussion will consider developments and related challenges associated with curating visual art in Ireland’s public and private art centres. With over seventy funded, whether privately or publicly, visual arts facilities in the country, this address hopes to position the recent development and expansion of the sector in relation to some of the key debates that surround the programming of visual art and the audiences it hopes for, whoever they might be. With these questions and issues in mind this seminar seeks to establish the need for the sector and its facilitators to engage in a discussion on the position of Ireland’s visual art centres within contemporary curatorial practices.It is also hoped that this event might consider the potential for a continued forum and research network, one which might; act as a support for those involved in the sector, promote new ideas, exchange expertise and keep its members up to date on what’s going on nationally and internationally.This daylong seminar will take place at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre.The day’s events coincide with the exhibition:Michael Warren, UNBROKEN LINE, New work and Retrospective.Performance artists Fergus Byrne and Ros Murray will be responding to this work as part of the seminars schedule.Tickets €20/€15 students inclusive of €10 charge for lunch by Lennons@ VISUAL, can be purchased through the box office at: or 059 9172400


Arts and Health in Ireland  - Networking day in the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health on Friday, 3rd December 2010.

This is an opportunity to exchange practice – ideas, experience and issues – with your peers in the field of Arts and Health.

Places are on a first come, first served basis, so please book early.

For more information please contact:

Mary Grehan Arts Director Waterford Healing Arts Trust Tel: 051 842664 E-mail:

'Partnering for Survival' - 17th Annual AOIFE Conference 2010 4-5 NOVEMBER 2010

Carlton Sheerwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co GalwayAOIFE 17th Annual Conference promises to be a unique experience this year, combining with the Irish & Celtic festival producers conference for the ultimate festival learning and networking event.

We are working hard on the conference programme with full details to be released in the coming days but with renowned sponsorship expert Sylvia Allen and international festival director Fergus Linehan already confirmed as key speakers it promises to make for enlightening conference. Other workshops in the conference will include Environmental, Health & Safety, Insurance, Local Authority roundtable, and much much more.



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

Culture Night 2016

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