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Shortcut to Hallelujah in Galway Town Hall Theatre on December 21st
Truman Town Theatre take the Main Stage, Galway for the second time this year,  with their ever popular Play - Shortcut to Hallelujah. After selling out the Town Hall Studio in August and the Valkenburg Hotel, Ballinrobe, in September, the group now has their sights firmly set toward their next show on December 21st.
Shortcut to Hallelujah rides on Truman Town's growing popularity and reputation for high quality theatre combined with unforgettable comedy. Their previous productions this year include Sunday Morning Coming Down which went on a National Tour and sold out to rave reviews and standing ovations all over the country.  Encouraged by this success, Donnellan and the gang went on to perform in the Galway Theatre Festival with their Play - Gun Metal Grey and once again received rapturous applause and standing ovations from a sell-out crowd.  The Plays - written by Mick Donnellan - are hilarious yet dark anecdotes of small town Irish life. Raw and honest, lyrical yet hard hitting,  there is no doubt that the Irish Theatre Magazine were on the mark when they said - "This is Powerful Theatre."

Shortcut to Hallelujah is the hysterical drama set during the run up to the All-Ireland Football final. Mayo are playing Kerry and the clientele of Quinn’s Bar, Ballinrobe, are certain the Sam McGuire is coming West at last. There’s only one problem. Rumours begin to surface of a curse on the team. The last time time Mayo won they celebrated so loud that they upset a tinker’s funeral and it was decreed that they would never win again until everyone on the team was dead. It’s now over fifty years later and only one player remains alive.  Meanwhile, young Chris McGuire is in a bitter dispute with local landgrabber, Black Tom Tully. The argument dates back to an incident with McGuire's father some years before. A land deal went wrong when Tully was accused of refusing to buy his round of Brandy and the two men became sworn enemies ever after. Chris has inherited the quarrel and is adamant that Tom Tully won't get a "...blade of grass..." Eimear, played by the beautiful Kate McCarthy, is the tragic fiance of Chris. Despite her best efforts, she can't reconcile herself to a life in Ballinrobe, but her attempts to leave always prove more difficult than she imagined.
Doors open 7.30

Tickets:

Bookings online from

http://tht.ie/1350/Shortcut-to-Hallelujah
Directly over the counter at the Town Hall, or by calling (091) 569777

 

Call for Work: Lady Windermere's Caffeinated Art Salon at The Back Loft
A two week art salon in the Back Loft, c/o La Catedral Studios from 9 – 21 December 2011, Wednesdays to Sundays, 4pm – 9pm. Visual artists can display artwork at a rate of E20 per piece for the full two weeks (E40 if it exceeds A1 size – 1/2 square metre) or E12 for one week. All profits from the sale of work go directly to artists with no commission. Lady Windermere's staff are happy to maintain a price list and sell work in your absence. If you sell a work, you can replace it with another at no extra charge.
E: lacatsalons@gmail.com to apply.
www.lacatedralstudios.org

Open Call: Bravo Serotonin at The Good Hatchery
To mark the beginning of 2012, a new year of practice and the last year in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, The Good Hatchery invites applications from visual artists to be part of Bravo Serotonin. The project will see a number of south American dug out canoes being carved from storm felled trees left in north Offaly in the wake of Hurricane Katia. Participants will be supplied with an axe, a portion of a tree, access to a sharpening wheel, workshop space, studio space and accommodation. Selected artists and members of The Good Hatchery will work in teams and individually. Bravo Serotonin ends with a canoe voyage along the Grand canal to a major Irish city. Please note that this project takes place in January and as such involves challenging conditions.
Closing Date for applications: Sunday 1 January 2012.
Application details can be found at www.thegoodhatchery.wordpress.com.
Bravo Serotonin is a xPlus project as part of The Good Hatchery's '+Cross xPlus' curatorial model for 2012.

Fingal County Council: Call for Artists
Fingal County Council is inviting expressions of interest from visual artists who are interested in working in partnership with Fingal Arts Office, artist Jackie Maguire and relevant organisations and community groups, to deliver a unique Early Years Arts programme with Traveller children and their mothers in two North Fingal Traveller Communities. The pilot project aims to embed music and visual art in two Traveller sites namely; Ardla in Skerries and Forest Little in Swords, through various interconnected workshops facilitated by Jackie Maguire, who will lead the music element of the programme and one visual artist, who will facilitate the visual arts element of the programme.
The project will run for the duration of 16 weeks. Each week will see the artists deliver a session for three hours on each site. The project will be delivered in partnership with Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Traveller Organisation, The Arts Council of Ireland, Fingal County Childcare Committee, the Traveller community of Ardla and Forest Little, and artist Jackie Maguire.
The Artist's fee will be paid by Fingal County Council. The artist's fee stands at E3,840 (*16 weeks x 2 sites x 3 hour block per site). Materials costs and a suitable working space will be provided for by the project partnership. It is open to professional and emerging individual artists both nationally and internationally, who have experience of working in an early years setting. Garda vetting will be required if selected
Essential:
• A qualification in fine art, visual arts practice, youth arts, arts in the community, visual communications or other were appropriate
• Substantial experience of working with children aged 0-5 years and in a community context
• Excellent communication skills
• Private Transport
Preferable:
• Completed Child Protection, Keep Safe Training or equivalent
How to apply
• Cover letter expressing an interest in the position and contact details
• A recent CV, highlighting work in any of the following areas: Early Years Arts; Arts-in-Community;
• CV must include contact details of two relevant referees
• Support material, images documenting previous work undertaken with early year's groups / community groups. All photographs and CD's should be clearly marked with your name. Material will not be returned.
Deadline for expressions of interest: Thursday 15 December 2011, 4pm.
Applicants will be shortlisted on: Friday 16 December 2011.
Interviews will take place in Fingal County Council on: Wednesday 25 January 2012.
All applications should be sent to:
Julie Clarke, Youth & Education Officer, Fingal Arts Office, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin.
www.fingalarts.ie/early-years

 

Sky Arts bursary for emerging artists

Deadline: 20 December 2011

IdeasTap is a not-for-profit organisation that helps young people break into the arts and creative industries. They offer all sorts of funding, creative briefs, free masterclasses and advice – and recently, they have teamed up with Sky Arts to give two individual emerging artists from any discipline £30,000 each. They are now re-launching this award, through which they are hoping to give away three bursaries of £30,000 each.
To give people advice on how to apply and what they're looking for – and to give potential applicants a chance to ask their questions about the fund - they're holding free nationwide Q&A sessions with industry experts. On Tuesday 20th December, their expert panel will lead an afternoon seminar at the Science Gallery in Dublin; the singer Camille O’Sullivan and Sky Arts Channel Director James Hunt will be the key speakers.
You can read more about Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund and the seminars here:
http://www.ideastap.com/ideasmag/all-articles/Sky-Arts-Ignition-Futures-Fund-Seminars
You can find out more about two winners of the first funding round, opera director Daisy Evans and visual artist Phoebe Boswell, here:
http://www.ideastap.com/ideasmag/all-articles/sky-arts-round-one-winners

 

The Arthouse Studio Award for NCAD Graduates

Deadline: 12pm 27 January 2012

Applications are now invited for the Arthouse Studio Award for NCAD graduates. For a second year running Laois County Council in association with the National College of Art and Design are offering this award. It is intended to support an emerging artist/designer to develop their professional practice whilst engaging in a residency project and community context. Applicants must have graduated in the past 3 years from the NCAD. The successful applicant is expected to take up this award at the beginning of April 2012.
The Award includes:
• A bursary of €10,000 for the residency project. To be paid in installments.
• A studio with accommodation at a rent of €200 per month or a studio without accommodation for €120 per month for a one-year period. (Depending on availability of apartment) Light and heat are extra.
• Administrative and curatorial support through Laois County Council Arts Office.
• Inclusion in exhibition programmes with Laois County Council.
• Services offered within the complex include a studio space, exhibition space, rehearsal space, kiln, garden space, a digital room, and library facilities.
• Guest Lecturing opportunity on the subject of the Award in the NCAD.
Application forms and further information about the award are available from The Arts Officer, Laois County Council, Telephone 057 8674342/44, website www.laois.ie or email artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

 

Tradfest Music Congress 2012

Date:                Wednesday 25th January

Location:          Wood Quay Venue,Dublin8

Time:                9.00am to 5.30pm

A one-day music conference specifically aimed at individuals and companies whose working interests lie within the genres of traditional music and folk music.

The music industry as a whole faces precarious times, and in such a climate, there is always a danger for less commercial genres to be marginalized to the point of near extinction. It is imperative that we do not let that happen to our traditional music industry, whose roots are so deeply ingrained in our culture and whose heritage paved the way for international success for many artists, not only from within that genre, but from across the musical spectrum

In bringing this sector of the industry together, we seek to explore and establish practices to help ensure thatIrelandcan continue to successfully produce and export it’s traditional music to all corners of the globe.

The day will consist of a series of discussion panels covering a range of subjects affecting the industry as it is today, with specific emphasis on how those issues relate to those working within traditional or folk music. The panels, consisting of industry experts, will be aimed to inform, educate and inspire debate on crucial issues. In the ever changing face of the music industry, there is always new information to acquire for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike.

The Panels

Trad Music in the Digital Age.

A comprehensive discussion around the current digital landscape of the music industry, and its potential future, and in particular how this relates to those working within the fields of traditional and folk music. This panel will discuss the various aspects in which the digital era impacts on our business, including marketing, promotion, retailing, streaming, licensing, copyright protection and social media.

Trad Music at Home.

The panel will look at how traditional music is treated at home inIreland and ways to maintain and strengthen it’s significance and opportunities here. What support is available and what support should be available from a cultural, media and industry perspective? Is there still a commercial market for a traditional music act inIreland?

Trad Music Abroad.

This panel looks at the huge appetite for Irish traditional music across the globe and will discuss ways to maintain and strengthen the demand for our music internationally. What are the best routes for exporting traditional music worldwide, either through retail, marketing, promotion or touring? Are we making the most out of the international market available to us?

Trad Music and Money.

As well as the cultural significance that our traditional music provides, it is important for its future that it remains a commercially viable genre of music. This panel will discuss ways to maintain and strengthen the commercial aspect of our industry. It will look at what available sources there are for funding new projects in the traditional music field as well as the various revenue income streams available to a traditional music artist.

For ticket information please go to;

http://entertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/126520779/events

 

eva International - Open call for proposals

Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick City, Ireland
19 May–12 August 2012
Curated by Annie Fletcher
Deadline: 31 January 2012
www.eva.ie/open-call
info@eva.ie

"Everywhere we look and everything we read right now seems to tell us we are at a new juncture. We are at an unprecedented moment of change – whether teetering on the edge of a financial precipice, or witnessing extraordinary new articulations of protest. This year eva International will attempt to tap into this feeling of imminence by understanding how artists define and explain the status quo in relation to global events. What are we on the verge of? How do artists envisage what is to come and what is to be done?"
Annie Fletcher, Curator of eva International 2012.
eva International and Annie Fletcher would like to invite artists from all over the world to propose new or existing works for inclusion in eva International 2012. Proposals can be made in any medium and selected artists will be supported to produce new or show existing works in Limerick City, Ireland from 19 May – 12 August 2012.
Proposals should be made through the online submission process. Artists can make up to 2 proposals and there is a submission fee of €20 for 1 proposal or €30 for 2 proposals. Supporting materials can either be uploaded through the online submission process, sent by post to Limerick City Gallery of Art, or delivered by hand to Limerick City Gallery of Art or Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin. Deadline: 31 January 2012.
Please see www.eva.ie/open-call or contact info@eva.ie for further information.

 

Kiltimagh Remembered

Volume 4 By Basil Burke

IS NOW ONSALE

Web-site: www.kiltimaghremembered.com

Dozens of black and white and colour photos.

Stories included:

The Treenagleeragh Murder

The Kiltimagh Railway Tragedy

Mary Agnes Conlon v Mrs. Feeley

Kiltimagh Week of Carnival, 1951

TheBattleof Kiltimagh, 1966

Report onICASocial, 1963

The Burning of Morrin’s Store

Serious Crime in Kiltimagh in the 1950’s

Dozens of Western People Reports

GAA Reports

Basil Burke: Phone: 086 3910850; E-mail: basilburke1@eircom.net

 

Greenway Artists Christmas Expo

The Greenway Artists are holding a Christmas Expo in Mulranny Park Hotel on Sunday 18th December at 8 pm. This is a festive event with work from over 40 of the Greenway Artists. There will be sculpture, paintings, drawings, stained glass and pottery and everything will be on sale at affordable prices, ideal for that Christmas gift.
A great night guaranteed. Mulled wine reception.

 

Arts Council Bursary Awards

Bursary Awards next closing date – 5:30pm, Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist's development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.

The deadline for the next round of Arts Council Bursary Awards is Thursday 19 January, 2012 at 5:30pm.

The window for making an application will open on Monday 19 December 2011.

The following awards are available:

Architecture Bursary Award

Arts Participation Bursary Award

Dance Bursary Award

Film Bursary Award

Literature Bursary Award

Music Bursary Award

Theatre Bursary Award

Traditional Arts Bursary Award

Visual Arts Bursary Award

Guidelines for each award are published on the Arts Council website.

 

Laois County Council: The Arthouse Studio Award for NCAD Graduates

Applications are now invited for the Arthouse Studio Award for NCAD graduates. For a second year running Laois County Council in association with the National College of Art and Design are offering this award. It is intended to support an emerging artist/designer to develop their professional practice whilst engaging in a residency project and community context. Applicants must have graduated in the past 3 years from the NCAD. The successful applicant is expected to take up this award at the beginning of April 2012.

The Award includes:

· A bursary of €10,000 for the residency project. To be paid in installments.

· A studio with accommodation at a rent of €200 per month or a studio without accommodation for €120 per month for a one-year period. (depending on availability of apartment) Light and heat are extra.

· Administrative and curatorial support through Laois County Council Arts Office.

· Inclusion in exhibition programmes with Laois County Council.

· Services offered within the complex include a studio space, exhibition space, rehearsal space, kiln, garden space, a digital room, and library facilities.

· Guest Lecturing opportunity on the subject of the Award in the NCAD.

Application forms and further information about the award are available from The Arts Officer, Laois County Council, Telephone 057 8674342/44, website www.laois.ie or email artsoff@laoiscoco.ie

Applications should be submitted not later than 12noon on Friday 27th January 2012 to the Arts Officer, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co Laois. (No email applications accepted)

 

Void Open Art Fair: Call for Works

Void Open Art Fair – Show & Sell
10 – 20 December 2011

Void invites you to show and sell your artwork in the lead-up to Christmas. You can drop off your artwork during hours of 11am – 5pm between 1 – 7 December (Note: Gallery closed 3 – 5 December).

The exhibition will be on show during normal gallery hours from 10 – 20 December 2011.

- GBP5 hanging fee per piece - 0% commission on works sold - Size limited to 4ft x 4ft - You set your price - Plinth areas provided for sculptural works - All wall mounted works must have fixings attached for example wire or string.

Unsold works can be collected from 21 – 22 December 2011 or 10 – 14 January 2012.

Please be prepared to provide the following information: Artists name, title of work, price of work, contact number.

All proceeds raised will go towards the running costs of Void.

www.derryvoid.com

 

Dinner at Mine: Call for Participants

Dinner at mine, invites participants who are in arrears of rent/ household bills to apply to join Lisa Marie Johnson for Dinner at The Exchange Gallery, Temple Bar,Dublinon December 9th 2011. Proof of bill/arrears required, Places limited, please contact lisamariejoh@gmail.com, with an email stating the subject "Dinner”.

As part of Live@8 curated by Aine Phillips

Live@8 Dublin TOUR The Exchange Temple bar -  9th Dec 2011
A free evening of screenings, live art & music http://live-at-eight.blogspot.com/

 

Open Call for Submissions to Open City London Documentary Festival 2012

Earlybird deadline 16 Dec 2011, regular deadline 6 Jan 2012. All documentary genres and lengths considered; especially interested in artist's documentary for our 2012 Festival. Click on the WAB icon on the website homepage to submit www.opencitylondon.com or email oliver@opencitylondon.com  
Submissions open for MyStreet until 1 May. www.mystreetfilms.com

 

VIEWfinders Film Festival - Call for Submissions
VIEWfinders Film Festival is a new festival focusing on the visual arts. Based in The Burren Co. Clare, Ireland, the festival runs over 3 days showcasing some of the best documentary films on the visual arts. The programme will also include Short Films, a Narrative Feature Film on a visual arts topic, Director's Q & A sessions and Panel Discussions.
Do you have a short film on a visual arts topic? Submissions are now being accepted for the 2012 Festival Shorts Programme.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 1 February 2012.
See www.viewfindersfilmfestival.com for full submission details.

Kids' Own Publishing Partnership: Call for Artists
Virtually There – Virtual Artist-in-Residence Programme
Kids' Own is inviting submissions from artists based across Ireland to take part in a virtual artist-in-residence programme in 2012. 'Virtually There' uses video-conferencing software to connect artists in their studio with school children through a collaborative arts process.
Currently 4 artists and 4 schools are involved in this project. The next phase of the project will bring on two new artists and schools who will work together for 12 weeks. Artists will be given a six-week training period, to familiarize themselves with the technology and their partner school, prior to commencement.
Deadline for submissions is Monday 19 December 2011, 4pm.
For a full submission brief, contact Orla Kenny or Jo Holmwood at Kids' Own.
E: info@kidsown.ie
T: (+353) 7191-24945

Call for Proposals: 'Hack The City' at Science Gallery
Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland is seeking proposals for an upcoming major exhibition 'Hack The City' (22 June – 7 September 2012).
Call Opens: Monday 5 December 2011. Call Closes: Friday 20 January 2012.
Calling all hackers, makers, doers, data nerds, hobbyists, artists, citizen scientists, tech geeks, activists, edgy engineers and DIY urban planners. Science Gallery is seeking proposals for its 2012 flagship exhibition 'Hack The City' launching in June 2012. Currently more than half of the world's population lives in towns and cities. This trend is expected to continue. Between 2025 – 2030 of the approximate 8 billion people who will live in the world 5 billion will live in cities. Yet the majority of our city infrastructures are based on inherited historical layouts and systems.
Science Gallery's 2012 flagship exhibition and festival 'Hack The City' will rethink our cities from the ground up through the spirit and philosophy of the hacker ethos – to bend, mash-up, tweak and cannibalise our city systems, to create possibilities, illustrate visionary thinking and demonstrate real-world examples for sustainable urban futures. It will capitalize on Dublin city's history, legacy, population and infrastructure, transforming the city itself into a nimble "playground” and live urban hack lab.
The exhibition and events will explore hacking for good – the repurposing of useful resources, the innovators who customise existing tools for new uses and who purposefully challenge existing hierarchies. What creative ways can we release untapped resources, harnessing what maybe considered as by-products or waste, to create alternative systems for public good? The exhibition will include existing and proposed works, innovations and inventions around the theme of 'Hack The City'. The exhibition will extend beyond the gallery through workshops, labs, events and off-site projects with Science Gallery becoming a hub connecting difference city zones to mobile and online worlds.
We are seeking proposals for: Installations, Mass-participation experiments, Events, Performances, New products/services/start-ups, Workshops, Apps, Visualizations, maps and mash-ups.
We welcome projects that come with external funding. The maximum amount of budgetary support available for each approved application is E5,000. Each project must be delivered within this maximum production budget, which should include all fees, materials, shipping and travel costs as well as any other cost that may arise from participation in Hack the City. Please note that the production budget available for event-based proposals is significantly less and support will be given on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact us at teresa.dillon@sciencegallery.com if you would like to suggest projects or people for the exhibition.
www.sciencegallery.com/hackthecity

 

Working With Children Through Arts - Foundation Course, Dublin
Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Eight consecutive Tuesday nights: 14, 21, 28 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March and 3 April 2012.
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
The programme costs E500, Concessions E350 (students, unemployed, part-time workers).
Booking fee: E50. Fee covers training, art material, tea and coffee.
Art to Heart is offering a unique opportunity to participate in a programme of collective art making, personal exploration and debate. This training programme is for adults. If you are a parent, artist, youth leader, social or health worker, teacher or child care worker who wants to learn more about how to nurture, foster and develop your own creative potential, this training programme is for you. No artistic experience is necessary to attend the programme. At the end of the course an in-house accreditation certificate will be awarded to participants.
The training course has been developed and will be led by Jole Bortoli the director of Art to Heart. Jole has extensive experience in working with children through the arts. She has designed workshops for adults that are specifically designed at developing their confidence when working creatively with children or adults. She focuses first on allowing each adult to be creative, individually and with others.
For more information on the course see: www.arttoheart.ie/artcoursesprogramme.html

 

Traditional Christmas Carols

Come along and enjoy an evening of Carols presented by the music students of Clare Sanders, Cloonee, Partry. Music will include traditional favourites played by classical flute duos and trios and singers alike together with traditional instruments. Students come from all over the County and will perform in Halla Thuar Mhic Éadaigh, Tourmakeady, on Saturday December 17 from 6.45pm till 7.45pm.  Doors open 6.30pm when light refreshments will be served.   Admission €5.00  

 

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday December 10 from 6pm – 10pm in Halla Thuar Mhic Éadaigh, Tourmakeady.   Something for everyone.   For table bookings call  087 1162058 

 

Community Foundation for Ireland

Deadline: 30 December 2011

The Community Foundation is a donor services and grant-making organisation.The Community Foundation pools contributions into an endowment fund so that the resulting income provides a continuing and growing resource for the community.
CFI
http://www.communityfoundation.ie/

 

EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant Scheme

Deadline: 20 December 2011

Have you recently volunteered overseas? Do you want to continue to make a difference by sharing your experience and raising awareness in Ireland?
EIL Seed Fund offers you the opportunity to do just that. By providing successful applicants with grants of up to €200 each, EIL wants to help you to organise activities or events which will raise awareness about the issues you while volunteering overseas, and about the lives of the people with whom you lived and worked.
Your project can have a real impact on the way Irish people think about global issues and in turn bring about real change in the world. So go on, continue to make a difference, and grow your idea into action today!
For more info check out here or contact caterina@eilireland.org

 

The Community Men’s Sheds Start-Up Grants

Deadline: 5pm 16 December 2011

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association has secured funding from The Ireland Funds.
€5,000 is available to support the start-up of new Community Men’s Sheds in Ireland, in rural areas of populations of 3,000 or less.
The Irish Men’s Shed Association announces, and welcomes applications for, ‘The Community Men’s Sheds Start-Up Grants’.
Click here to download the IMSA Start-Up Grants Application Form in pdf format and click here to download the IMSA Start-Up Grants Application Form as a word document.
Applications are invited from across the island of Ireland.
Phone: 086 8046748
Email: info@menssheds.ie
www.menssheds.ie/2011/11/10/the-community-men%E2%80%99s-sheds-start-up-grants/

 

Technical Director, Designer and Rigger Criteria (Salaried Position)

Cyclone Repertory Company Ltd. seeks to employ an experienced Technical Director, Designer & Rigger to help with The Shakespeare Sessions Tour from mid-January to the end of April.

Cyclone’s student-centred productions are excellent performances of Shakespeare’s classics with animations, voice-overs, audience participation as well as discussion with the students and analysis of the play's main themes.

This is an opportunity to foster a relationship withMunster’s faster growing theatre company that performs more shows and plays to more audience members than any other theatre company in the region.  

This salaried position that requires the following:
1. A team player who is able to take initiative.

2. Understanding of Lighting Plots, Focus Plans and Cue lists. 

3. Delivery of plot Design.

4. Rigging of Shakespeare Session Shows. This includes putting lights, focusing, programming different light boards, setting up audio, AV and other technical matters to run the shows.
5. Operating lights, sound & AV for the shows during our 11 week tour (knowledge of QLab would be a plus, if not training will be provided) maintaining and running of equipment for sound and projection.

6. Liaising with venues to communicate get-ins and get-outs times, durations need for rigging, pre & post show time, and also forwarding designs for pre-rigs.

Contact Cyclone at 086-3477867 and/or cyclonerepertory@gmail.com for more info and/or to set up interview

To find out more about the company, shows, reviews, etc, please check our website: www.cyclonerepertory.com

 

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 

Winners will be published in Southword Journal which has previously showcased Billy Collins, Sinéad Morrissey, Martín Espada, Greg Delanty, Tess Gallagher, Matthew Sweeney and Brian Turner amongst many other respected literary figures. This is a prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize will have a first prize of 1,000 Euro (on 5 September 2011 approx. USD 1430 or GBP 875) and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to 600 Euro and provide hotel accommodation and meals for three days during the Cork Spring Literary Festival. The author who takes first prize will have the chance to read the winning poem at the Cork Spring Literary Festival in February 2012. There will be a second prize of E500, third prize of E250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published in Southword and receive Southword’’s standard fee of E30. The deadline is 18 December 2011 and this year's judge is poet Patrick Cotter. ( http://www.patrickcotter.ie ) More information, including submission guidelines, may be found on our website: http://www.munsterlit.ie . Queries are welcome at info@munsterlit.ie

 

Gaiety School of Acting Seeks Marketing Manager
The Gaiety School of Acting seeks applications for the part – time position of Marketing  Manager.  The candidate will have a proven track record in Public Relations and Marketing. The Marketing Manager will report to the General Manager.
The Marketing Manager will be responsible for delivering a comprehensive marketing &  pr strategy for the GSA with a view to promoting the organisation's national and international programmes while also launching new initiatives designed to raise its profile.
Requirements
• Substantial experience in public relations and marketing
• Excellent writing, verbal and communication skills.
• Proficiency in the use of Adobe products, Web Management software and all Microsoft Office programs.
• The ability to work creatively and flexibly within a small focused team.
• Have an abiding interest in theatre and all the performing arts
Salary: E20,000k + commensurate with experience
Holidays: 20 per annum (Jan – Dec)
Working Hours: Part Time working week totalling 30 hours to be delivered from Monday to Friday between the office hours of 10am – 6pm with occasional evening and weekend work required. Time off in lieu as per company policy.
All applicants should send a cover letter including 2 referees and CV for the attention of the General Manager by email to manager@gaietyschool.com or by post to The Gaiety  School of Acting, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8.
The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly 5pm on Friday 16 December 2011.
Shortlist & Interview Process:
A shortlist of applicants will be interviewed on Monday 19 December 2011. If required the panel may make a further shortlist of the candidates interviewed and conduct a second interview on Tuesday 20 December 2011.
Prior to submission please ensure you are available for interview on this date.
Commencement Date: The successful candidate must be available to commence work on Wednesday 4 January 2012.

 

Open Call: SIM Residency - International Artist Residency, Reykjavik
The SIM Residency is an international residency located in Reykjavík and run by SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. The SIM Residency welcomes visual artists of all media to Reykjavík for residencies lasting one to three months. The artist pays a residency fee for the stay at SIM as well as his own travel expenses and all other personal living expenses during the residency.
The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each other. To be a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work. The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process.
Application deadline is 10 January 2012 for the period of July – December 2012.
More information on the residency and the online application form can be found on the website: www.sim.is/sim-res/application.

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2012

Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim

* SPECIAL OFFER  *

BOOK AND PAY IN FULL FOR ANY WORKSHOP AND GET A 10% DISCOUNT. GET A FURTHER 2.5% DISCOUNT FOR EACH OTHER WORKSHOP YOU BOOK AND PAY FOR - up to 15% discount: e.g. two workshop 12.5% or three workshops 15% (max).

DISCOUNT VALID UNTIL 31st JANUARY

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

Just fill out the attached form and indicate it is for a gift voucher and we will send them details of the workshop that you have booked them onto or the amount you have paid, so they can choose their own.

Digital Printmaking Workshop

Dates:   Sat 10th & Sun 11th March & Sat 1st & Sun 2nd December

Digital Design & Graphics Workshop        

Dates:   Sat 28th & 29th April & Sat 6th & Sun 7th October

Contemporary Printmaking Masterclass

Dates:   Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June - Masterclass

Traditional & Contemporary (Intaglio) Printmaking Workshop

Dates:   Sat 3rd & Sun 4th March & Sat 21st & Sun 22nd July & Sat 6th & Sun 7th October

Bronze Casting Using Solid Investment Workshop

Dates:   Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April & Fri 16th to Mon 19th November 

Sandcasting  in Bronze & Aluminium Workshop

Dates:   Sun 25th March & Sun 28th October

Metal Fabrication Workshop

Dates:   Sat 10th & Sun 11th March &Sat 6th & Sun 7th October

Patination and Finishing of Metal Workshop

Dates:   Thur 31st May to Fri 1st June & Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd September

Woodcarving Workshop

Dates:   Sat 5th to Mon 7th May & Fri 7th to Sun 9th September

Woodturning Workshop

Dates:   Sat 19th & Sun 20th May – Spindle & Sat 29th & Sun 30th September - Bowl

Stone Carving Workshop

Dates:   Sat 2nd to Mon 4th June &Fri 28th to Sun 30th September

Stone Lettercutting Workshop

Dates:   Sat 28th & Sun 29th April & Sat 8th & Sun 9th September

Glassblowing for Beginners Workshop

Dates:   Sat 21st & 22nd April & Mon 23rd & Tue 24th April &Sat 15th & Sun 16th September & Mon 17th & Tue 18th September

Sand Casting with Hot Glass Workshop

Dates:   Sat 28th & Sun 29th April & Mon 24th to Wed 26th September

Hot Glass-casting into Zircar Moulds Workshop

Dates:   Mon 24th to Wed 26th September

Reproduction Moulding for Artists & Architects Workshop

Dates:   Mon 2nd & Tue 3rd April & Thur 25th & Fri 26th October

Refractory Mouldmaking for Kiln Cast Glass & Bronze Casting Workshop

Dates:   Sat 2nd to Mon 4th June & Sat 27th to Mon 29th October

Patination and Finishing of Metal Workshop

Dates:   Thur 31st May to Fri 1st June & Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd September

Portfolio Development & Professional Practice Workshop

Dates:   Sun 29th April & Sun 7th October

Pottery and the Art of Ceramic Construction Workshop

Dates:   Sat 19th & Sun 20th May

The Use of Glazes in Ceramic Art Workshop

Dates:   Sat 8th & Sun 9th September

If you are interested in any of these courses, please return the attached form, with payment, to us at the details below:

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

New Line

Manorhamilton

Co Leitrim

info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

www.leitrimsculpturecentre.ie

Telephone: 071 985 5098

 

European Training Session: Music in Health Settings, Paris

Musique & Sante (Paris) will deliver European Training Session: Music in Health Settings in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) in Parisin June 2012. The objective of the training is to understand and imagine the place of music and of the musician in health settings and to explore the theoretical and practical competences necessary to carry out quality musical actions
Dates: 25 – 29 June 2012
Location: Paris (France)
Working language: English
Registration fees:    
€750 for residents of European eligible countries (outside of France)
€900 for residents of France
The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme offers the opportunity to apply for a Grundtvig In-Service Training Grant. Anyone involved in adult education can participate in the programme including adult learners, teachers and trainers from a variety of organisations.
Click here for further information.

 

Call for Artists: MAC Freelance Artist Team
The MAC seeks freelance artists to become part of the MAC Freelance Artist Team.
We invite specialist artists and facilitators from across a range of art forms from dance, digital media, sculpture, physical theatre, to visual arts, to apply to be part of the MAC freelance Artist Team.
For full details on how to apply, download the MAC Freelance Artist Team Fact Sheet.
Submissions should be sent to Clare Lawlor, Learning and Participation Officer. Email clare@buildingthemac.com or post to Clare Lawlor, the MAC, Hurst House, 15-19 Corporation Square, Belfast, BT1 3AJ.
Deadline for submissions: 12 noon, Wednesday 11 January 2012.
www.buildingthemac.com

 

Public Art Commission: Blackrock, Co. Louth
Artists are invited to make a submission to a two stage process to create a permanent outdoor artwork in the village of Blackrock, Co. Louth. Funding has been provided by the Department of Environment Community & Local Government. This Louth Local Authorities commission is run in association with Blackrock Tidy Towns Committee.
Artwork Location: The promenade in Blackrock village. Stage 2 artists will be asked to identify suitable sites on the promenade.
Budget: E40,000
This is a two stage process.
Stage 1 – Artists are invited to submit CVs and up to 12 images in jpeg or pdf formats only.
Stage 2 – Up to 3 artists will be invited to make a detailed submission. A fee of E500 will be paid to these artists for making a valid submission.
Closing Date For Receipt of Stage 1 Applications: 4pm, Tuesday 10 January 2012.
We do not accept emailed submissions.
The selection panel will shortlist up to 3 artists, who will be asked to develop a more detailed proposal. Shortlisted artists will be given 6 weeks to develop their proposal and will be paid a fee of E500. Stage 2 artists will have 6 weeks to prepare a detailed submission. Stage 2 artists will be asked to submit detailed proposals for a permanent artwork that reflects the heritage, environment and or the social/cultural history of the village.
Artist Contract: Early March 2012.
Commission Completion: March 2013.
www.createlouth.ie/blackrock-art-commission-brief
Queries to be directed to Vincent O Shea:
T: 056 7786446 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
E: infoirl@indigo.ie

 

eva International 2012 Open Call
eva International Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick City, Ireland
19 May – 12 August 2012
Curated by Annie Fletcher
Open call for proposals – Deadline: 31 January 2012
"Everywhere we look and everything we read right now seems to tell us we are at a new juncture. We are at an unprecedented moment of change – whether teetering on the edge of a financial precipice, or witnessing extraordinary new articulations of protest. This year eva International will attempt to tap into this feeling of imminence by understanding how artists define and explain the status quo in relation to global events. What are we on the verge of? How do artists envisage what is to come and what is to be done?”
Annie Fletcher, Curator of eva International 2012.
eva International (formerly ev+a) is pleased to announce that the international open call for proposals for the 2012 biennial is now open. eva International and Annie Fletcher would like to invite artists from all over the world to propose new or existing works for inclusion in eva International 2012. Proposals can be made in any medium and selected artists will be supported to produce new or show existing works in Limerick City, Ireland from 19 May – 12 August 2012.
Proposals should be made through the online submission process. Artists can make up to 2 proposals and there is a submission fee of E20 for 1 proposal or E30 for 2 proposals. Supporting materials can either be uploaded through the online submission process, sent by post to Limerick City, or delivered by hand to Limerick City or Dublin.
Annie Fletcher is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and tutor at De Appel, Amsterdam. Recent presentations include solo exhibitions or projects with Jo Baer, Jutta Koether, Cerith Wynn Evans, Deimantas Narkevicius, Minerva Cuevas and the long term project, "Be(com)ing Dutch” with Charles Esche (2006–2009). She was co-founder and co-director of the rolling platform "If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution” with Frederique Bergholtz (2005–2010), and Co-Curator of Cork Caucus with Charles Esche and Art / not art (2005). As a writer she has recently contributed to various magazines including "Afterall” and "Metropolis M”, and is currently on the editorial board of "A Prior” magazine.
For further information please see www.eva.ie or contact info@eva.ie.

Call for Submissions: Easter Small Works Exhibition, Fermanagh
The Higher Bridges Gallery Easter exhibition of small works will be held from:
(Launch): Friday 5 April 2012 at 8pm. Show runs to: 7 May 2012 in the Higher Bridges Gallery at The Clinton Centre, Bemore Street, Enniskillen.
Commission on sales: 25%
Fee to enter: £10 per work (up to 4 works permitted per artist )
Cheques should be made payable to: Fermanagh District Council and paid on day of delivery only
* no freight is available
Handing In of Work Days
Monday 2 April 2012 , 10am – 4pm only at the Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen.
Removal of Unsold work
Work must be collected as follows: 8 May 2012 from 10am – 12pm only.
Deadline to apply: 27 January 2012
To be considered for the exhibition artists should email images to The Arts Officer: diane.henshaw@fermanagh.gov.uk.

Call for Proposals: Performance Art Network at Block T
The Performance Art Network is hosting an event in Block T on 4 March 2012. It will exhibit a variety of performance art practices and so we are seeking proposals for durational works, shorter works (to be shown sequentially) and works for limited audience/one-on-one.
Please send all proposals or enquiries to performanceartnetwork@gmail.com by 27 January 2012.
Proposals to include examples of previous work, with descriptions and images.
blockt.ie

Cottage & Workshop to Rent, Foxford, Mayo
Cosy two bedroom cottage & workshop (suit fine artist or sculptor) to let in tranquil rural location but minutes from all amenities in Foxford, Co. Mayo. Oil central heating, fully insulated, double glazed, open fire, fully furnished. Secluded spot, not overlooked with stone built workshop with light and power. Available to let from January at E300 per month plus bills.
Contact Marion – marion.conlon@live.com

 

2 Female Actors Required for Short Film
Auditions for a short film to be filmed week beginning Monday 23 January 2012, to be shot on location in County Down in and around Crawfordsburn Country Park and in Belfast.
Auditions 28 & 29 December 2011, 10am – 3pm at Digital Art Studios, Queen Street, Belfast.
2 Female Actors required
Character 1:
Middle aged single mother with an only son. Dragged down sense of self. Interested in spirituality/struggling with life.
Age profile 45-55. Physical appearance- middle aged, a bit dowdy. Northern Irish accent, caucasian, approx 5′ 4″- 5'6″.
3 Day Shoot
Character 2:
Middle aged single woman, smart, academic, career oriented from East Coast America on sabbatical from her University. Researching Ulster/Scots roots and writing paper on folk ways and histories including witchcraft. Well dressed, articulate, confident. American East coast accent, could be NYC. Cauacasian, Slim, Height approx 5'6″-5'8″.
2 Day Shoot
Experience with film and TV acting preferable but not essential. The roles are paid.
Those interested please email lauram.graham@btinternet.com for excerpt of script. Or call Colin to discuss the project.
T: +44 (0)7801926600

 

Call for Materials for artsandhealth.ie
artsandhealth.ie is a new national arts and health website which was developed by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and supported by the Arts Council. The site, which was launched by the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht in October, is designed to support the emergent field of arts and health in Ireland.
We wish to raise the visibility and professionalism of arts and health practice by asking artists working in this field to contribute to artsandhealth.ie by:

• Submitting news of current arts and health projects and developments by uploading the information directly to the news section of the website.
• Submitting case studies of best practice arts and health projects. We are using a form to help collect project information in a systematic way. This is available on request from info@artsandhealth.ie
• Submitting relevant resources such as Research & Evaluation, Articles & Documentation, Policies & Strategies and Guidelines for Best Practice. These can be sent directly to info@artsandhealth.ie
For more information please contact Claire Meaney, Project Co-ordinator/ Moderator artsandhealth.ie by e-mailing info@artsandhealth.ie.

 

Core Theatre College - Developing Acting Skills Programme

We are delighted to announce our exciting Spring workshop programme for 2012, for actors and students alike to develop and deepen their acting skills. The classes are usually at weekends, with the exception of the Chekhov/ Lecoq workshop which is at Easter and is a week long . The classes are run by Max Hafler, Miquel Barcelo and Judith Higgins, all highly experienced teachers.

Chekhov Technique Workshop with Max Hafler

Sun 22nd Jan, Sun 29th Jan, Sun 5th Febr & Sun 12th Febr 2012

10am-5pm

Fee €160

This course is for people with some experience of the Chekhov Technique, and will give the students space to deepen their understanding. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of the technique in some depth. In addition, the  course will also include a session using Chekhov as an adjunct to voice work.

The play we shall use to explore this work will be Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure

People who are not known to the tutor, Max Hafler will need to email with some info just outlining what they have done in the Chekhov work. [coretheatrecollege@gmail.com] You do not need to have done a major course in the technique but need to have explored it by reading TO THE ACTOR and or have attended workshops. 

Mask Workshop with Miquel Barcelo

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th March 2012

10am-5pm

Fee €65

“Everything is possible but it is not possible to do whatever”

This workshop will teach and stretch the boundaries of the actors and take them out of their comfort zone through constant theatrical provocations. The whole workshop follows the motto to develop, without even realizing, the three pillars where Commedia is sustained: Improvisation, direct contact with the audience and, of course, the mask.

The masks that Miquel uses in his workshops are half-masks of the tradition of Commedia dell’Arte and are made by the great artisan Den Duran from Perpignan. The mask is not a complement of the acting but the instrument on which the actor bases all his acting. The great power of the mask is that the actor reaches dramatic levels which in another way he couldn’t be able to reach.

Chekhov/Lecoq Workshop with Max Hafler and Judith Higgins

Tue 10th, Wed 11th & Thu 12th April 2012 from 6pm-10pm

Sat 14th & Sun 15th April 2012 from 10am-5pm

Fee €160

This intensive week workshop is an exploration of Chekhov and Lecoq techniques. The two techniques unite in the way they use the body and imagination to create character. In order to focus and give a shape to our exploration the students will use the Chekhov exercises to explore the story, themes and language of a play. The performer will develop and explore atmospheres, psychological gesture and centres as they pertain to the play in order to permit the  participant to explore in a practical way.  In the Lecoq sessions the students will explore the collective; approaching the story and its characters as an ensemble and look at how to tell and create a story physically using collaborative chorus work.

For more information and application forms please email us on coretheatrecollege@gmail.com or contact Judith on 086 382 7082.

www.coretheatrecollege.com

 

IUGTE and ArtUniverse have announced five scholarships for participation in the International Performing Arts Lab - Austria 

February 23 - 28, 2012
PARTICIPANTS

The program is designed for experienced actors, dancers, actors of physical theatre, circus performers, choreographers and directors - performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles - interested to find new international network opportunities and collaborators.

To apply for the scholarship, candidates should send CV/resume with photo and a cover letter to iugte.projects@gmail.com 

The programme includes intensive practical training with the Russian theatre director and teacher Sergei Ostrenko. The Lab is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level. Moreover, the Lab represents a wonderful chance to start new collaboration projects in Russian repertory theatres.
Participants can receive the Certificate of Participation.

The working language is English.

Past events: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre

Lab programme: http://www.iugte.com/projects/lab
http://youtu.be/8pN6pCaJhXA

 




 


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

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