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Kerry County Council Public Art Projects

Inaugural Charlie Chaplin Film Festival August 25-28th August 2011


Film makers are invited to submit a proposal  for making a film or series of films which celebrate and pay homage to Charlie Chaplin, his association with South Kerry and in particular Waterville, where he and his family visited for many years and made their second home.

The proposals should show how the film maker will imaginatively engage with the South Kerry community stretching from Cahersiveen to Waterville.

The film may be an animation, a short, or series of  shorts, or a  documentary. The selection panel is open on style and format.

The film(s) will be screened at the inaugural Charlie Chaplin Film festival  at the end of August 2011.

It will be a strict condition of awarding a contract that the finished film will be ready for screening at the inaugural Chaplin Festival.

For more information on the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival go to:

Completed applications must arrive by the 7th December above  Please send to:

Charlie Chaplin Film Commission, Arts Office, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee, Co Kerry.


Workshop and Gallery Unit 8 & Unit 7,Ballybane Enterprise Centre,Ballybane, GalwayP: 091 773759

Artists are invited to submit an A5 piece of artwork for the Lorg Anonymous Exhibition.The exhibition is open to artists working in all areas of paint, print, digital print and mixed media.The Anonymous Exhibition is a group exhibition and fund raising event that will include both emerging and established artists working strictly on unframed A5 (5.8 x 8.3 inch) art pieces. We will accept up to three works from each artist.Deadline for submissions is Friday 19th of November.The exhibition will run from November 26th to the end of December.The artworks are sold anonymously (but the artists will sign the back of their artworks) and each piece is priced at 80 Euro. Fifty percent goes back to the artist while the balance goes to Lorg Printmakers to help assist with running costs of the new Gallery space.This exhibition will be a a great opportunity to purchase original art in time for Christmas and to kick start the Silly Season Festivities!Mulled wine, food, music and spot prizes will be provided on the opening night.Please post all submissions for the attention of Grace Mitchell, Lorg Fine Art Printmakers, Unit 8 Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway.Please include the relevant priced stamped address envelope to ensure all unsold pieces are returned.Alternatively please drop submissions in to the Lorg Workshop and Gallery. Opening hours are Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm.

Videogram, Limerick: Call for Submissions

Videogram, Limerick is seeking submissions from student, amateur and professional filmmakers in Ireland or abroad, for exhibition monthly in a new film society being set up in Limerick. Videogram is non-profit society that aims to showcase the best documentaries, short films and independent movies and give filmmakers the opportunity to show and discuss their work. Interested parties should send a short CV, bio and examples of their work to or contact us at this email for more information.

Location Occupy Space, Thomas Street, LimerickT: 085 29065838E:

The Galway International Mini Print Exhibition seeks submissions.

Lorg Printmakers,Unit 8 Ballybane Enterprise Centre, 091 773759

Submission Deadline: 8th Jan 2011.  € 10 per print, max of 3.

 The Galway International Mini Print Exhibition is a show case of miniature prints selected from the most promising international printmakers. It's aim is to strenghten links between Galway and the worldwide print community.It will take place fro 4th-2th February 2011 in the Galway City Museum.Work shall be selected by the board of Lorg Fine Art Printmakers.


Chris Stewart, author of the bestselling Driving Over Lemons, will judge the 2011 One-Page Prize. Chris's books are in turn hilarious, poignant, insightful, informative. He has an extraordinary knack of telling a story, infusing humour and humanity into the slightest encounter.   

Chris will choose the ten best Flash Fictions (word limit 300) for the 2011 Anthology. First prize is €1,000. It closes on 20 March 2011, and the results are out on 30 April 2011. Word limit is 300, not including the title.  

Fish Publishing POETRY PRIZE

Closing on 30 March 2011, the prize is €1,000 for the winner, and publication for the best ten, as chosen by Brian Turner, US army veteran of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. His first book of poetry, Here, Bullet, won a host of prizes including a 2006 Lannan Literary Fellowship and a 2007 NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry. In 2009 he was given an Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship. His second collection, Phantom Noise is published by Alice James Books in the US and by Bloodaxe Books in the UK in 2010. 

Fish Short Story Prize open for Submissions

The 2010 Fish Short Story Prize is open and Simon Mawer, author of Man Booker Prize shortlisted ‘The Glass Room’ will judge. The ten best stories will be published in the 2011 Fish Anthology, and we look forward to another terrific occasion next July when we will launch it. The closing date is 30 Nov and results will be announced on 17 March 2011. Entry is online at and the full details are there too.

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.  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. 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 and are broadcast on 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.

Aisling at 0863466221

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 – – 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 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:

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:

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.

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: 
turn-berlin Gallery, Josetti Höfe, Rungestr 22-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany. Deadline: Open


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


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:


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



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag

Westport Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag 2010

10th, 11th, 12th December

Mayo Food, Crafts and Arts individuals and groups are invited to take part in the Westport Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag.

Eolas 098 26555 or

Iarrthóirí a lorg do mhargadh mhór traidisiúnta na Nollag ar an 10ú,11ú, 12ú Nollaig.

Má tá baint agat le Bia, Ceardaíocht nó Ealaíon i Maigh Eo agus má tá suim agat páirt a ghlacadh sa Westport Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag

Bí i dteagmháil le

098 26555 nó


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

MA Classical String Performance (contact                                  

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:

RHA Artists’ Studios 2011

The RHA School is offering 3 studios to rent in 6-month slots in 2011.These purpose built studios were completed in 2008 on the third floor of the RHA as part of the redevelopment of the RHA building and the future RHA School.Each studio measures approximately 4.7m x 4.9m and is fully equipped with a sink and storage units. There is also a common room and kitchen facilities available to the studios. Easels, chairs, tables etc can also be provided. The studios have 24 hour secure access and are non-residential studios.The  3 studios are available in two slots in 2011, January - June inclusive and July to December inclusive (6 studio slots in total are being offered). Applicants for the studios are asked to send in BY POST a CV and up to 10 images of their work in a printed format, accompanied by a letter detailing candidate’s intentions for the allocated period in the studio. We would ask also that artists state which time slot they are applying for.The subsidised cost of each studio to the awarded artists is €200 per month, all heat and utility costs are included in this.Applications should be sent to the Academy Co-ordinator at the RHA no later than Friday 15th October 2011.Any questions or requests for further information can be forwarded to Ciara Timlin, Academy Co-ordinator RHAGallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2. Phone 01 6612558. Email

Artists Studio Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.

Second artist required to share Artists Studios on Main Street, Enniscrone, Co Sligo  with access to etching press. Available from 1rst December 2010. Rent €150 a month. For details contact or on  087-9112613

Residencies at Lorg Printmakers

Lorg Printmakers is offering a 4 to 8 week residency to printmakers who display an outstanding ability in at least one printmaking process. The Artist in Residence will gain 24 hour access to access to Lorg’s fully equipped printshop studio as well as technical support, and the opportunity to work in a collaborative workshop environment that encourages experimentation and growth.During the course of the residency he/she must give a talk on their work and a demonstration to the Lorg Members and donate a print to Lorgs collection. Travel and Accomodation expenses most be covered by the artist, however Lorg printmakers can give advise on accommodation in the area.Deadline for Receipt of applications: November 30th 2010

Siansa Gael Linn

Siansa Gael Linn is teideal don chomórtas do ghrúpaí traidisiúnta atá á reáchtáil ag Gael Linn, le tacaíocht ó RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta agus Irish Music Magazine, chun spreagadh agus ardán a thabhairt don chuid is fearr do ógthhallann ceoil agus amhránaíochta traidisiúnta na tire. 

Siansa Gael Linn is a competition for young traditional music and singing groups organised be Gael Linn with funding from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and Irish Music Magazine.

Tá súil againn grúpaía a mhealladh a mbeidh sé mar sprioc acu an ceol agus an amhránaíocht tradisiúnta a thabhairt leo, mar atá déanta ag grúpaí ar nós Téada, Altan, Danú nó Solas &rl.

Siansa provides a platform for traditional groups who are aiming to develop their own traditional style as did Téada, Altan, Danú or Solas etc.

Tá an comórtas oscailte do dhaoine óga atá ós cionn 12 agus faoi bhun 19 mbliana d’aois.  Bíonn idir cúigear agus ochtar i ngach grúpa.

Young people taking part in Siansa must be over 12 and under 19 years of age.  Groups may have between five and eight members.

Beidh Craobh Siansa 2011 á chraoladh beo ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ón gCeoláras Náisiúnta, Baile Átha Cliath ar an Domhnach, 10 Aibreán 2011, áit a mbeidh 8 ngrúpa san iomaíocht do duaischiste €4,500.

The Siansa 2011 final will be broadcast live by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta this year from the National Concert Hall, Dublin on Sunday 10th April 2010 where 8 groups of taltented teenage musicians and singers will be in contention for a prize fund of €4,500.

Is é data deiridh iontrála ná 16ú Samhain 2009 agus caithfidh na hiarrachtaI cheoil a bheith ag Gael Linn roimh 14 Nollaig 2009.

Last date for enteries is 16th November 2009 and Gael Linn must be in receipt of all recordings by 14th December 2008.

Tá gach eolas ar fáil ó 01-6753303 nó nó ag

For more information please contact 01-6753303 or or at

DAGHDHA DANCE COMPANY RECRUITING – DMP 10/11DAGHDHA 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 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

For more information: | | 061 467872 |

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