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Memoir writing and life storybook courses

For people with a tale to tell......

The Old Deanery, in the historic fishing village of Killala, north Mayo, is offering a range of residential creative writing courses for 2011.

You will stay in the beautiful Old Deanery Cottages overlooking remote Killala Bay, writing and creating in a friendly and supportive environment under the guidance of professional, experienced tutors. Group workshops will be held in the Joe Keane Creative Centre, a restored Victorian stables adjacent to the cottages.

SPRING COURSES: For our Spring residential courses, your tutors will be the award-winning memoir writer Brian Leyden, author of The Home Place, and the talented storybook artist, Jane Dunn.

Memoir Writing Weekend Friday 4th – Sunday 6th March

Memoir writing weekends run from Friday afternoon to Sunday lunchtime, and involve writing workshops, individual tuition and group readings, all with Brian’s guidance and support. You will leave with a bound volume of your work.

Life Storybook Weekend Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April

Jane’s life storybook workshops are about making small creative books using writing, collage, painting and sewing to tell your story in a personal and symbolic way. Feel free to bring your own photographs and other memorabilia to include in your finished book.

Midweek Memoirs

Tues 29th March – Sat 2nd April & Mon 9th May – Fri 13th May

Our midweek courses offer a combination of memoir writing and life storybook making, working with both Brian and Jane. There will also be time to relax and to get to know historic Killala and its spectacular surroundings.


Weekend course: €230 per person. Mid-week course: €330. Prices based on shared rooms. If you would like a single room, there is a small supplement of €20. Lunch provided. Check-in for all courses from 3pm on day of arrival. Introductory session begins at 5.30pm. Check-out is 1.30pm on day of departure. Courses are limited to 15 participants. Groups and individuals welcome. Community groups can apply for 100% Leader funding towards the tuition element of the course. We are happy to collect you from the train or bus station in nearby Ballina. Free of charge.

To book your course, call Liz Keane

T: 096 32221 M: 086 3451960 or Email:   

Dublin Fringe Festival Programming Internship

We are looking for a dedicated individual who would be interested in being involved in the nuts and bolts of putting this year’s festival together. With support of a dedicated, talented and dynamic team, our interns engage professionally with some of the leading arts practitioners working in Ireland abroad today. Further internships will be announced in the coming month.

Dublin Fringe Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival of contemporary performing arts, providing an annual platform for the most innovative and fresh theatre, visual arts, dance, live art, mixed media and music. The Fringe celebrates new and emerging artists and fresh approaches to performances in all disciplines, nurturing artistic ambition and excellence. It is an opportunity to innovate, to cross disciplines and boundaries and to find new ways and places to create work. The Fringe is a curated festival seeking innovative and daring work that impacts, moves and invigorates its audience.

Full details on this role and an application form are available via the Backstage section of our website


Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Awards

The Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust awards financial prizes to undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners in any aspect of the visual arts. The awards are currently about €5000 each.  The Trustees’ criteria include the originality or novelty of the project, their perception of its value, and the quality of the statement of personal or professional development that an applicant hopes to gain from undertaking it.

Student applicants must be registered at a college or university in Ireland (including Northern Ireland).

The full terms and conditions of the award and the application forms are available here:      

The closing date is 4th March 2011.


Groundwork NI: Public Art Commissions

Metal artwork commission for Braniel, East Belfast:
Commission for a new metalwork entrance / welcome feature
Value – £9,330-00 (inclusive of VAT)

Mural artwork commission for Clonduff, East Belfast: Commission for a new community mural
Value – £3,570-00 (inclusive of VAT)

Metalwork commission for Clonduff, East Belfast: Commission for a new metal & stone entrance / welcome feature
Value – £9,200-00 (inclusive of VAT)
Download full artists brief at: – details under ‘latest news’

For any queries contact: Melanie Rintoul.
E:  / T: 02890 749494

Deadline for submissions for all 3 commissions is: Monday 14th March 2011

The project is funded by the Re-imaging Communities Programme, led by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


Fire Station Sculpture Workshop and Digital Media Residencies

Sculpture Workshop Residencies and Bursary:
We are offering 2 sculpture workshop residences starting in June 2011 with a bursary of €500 each. This residency is for 4-6 months and the artists will have full access to the sculpture workshop, part time workshop manager, workshop equipment and other resources in the Fire Station.  We are looking for artists who are working on projects or artists who want to experiment with the resources to develop their practice.

Fire Station Digital Media Residencies:
We are offering 4/6 digital media residencies between May 2011 and November 2011 for a duration of up to 4 months each and with full access to the Resource Centre, part time resource area manager and access at subsidised rate to all the digital media equipment. We are looking for artists who are working on projects or artists who want to experiment with the resources to develop their practice.

Application criteria for both residencies:

·       Letter of interest in the residency and rationale for why it is appropriate for your practice and/or project; what you can gain from the residency.

·       Artist’s statement.

·       Work plan proposed for the duration of the residency.

·       Documentation of work: photos/jpegs (cd) of previous work and/or work-in-progress. 6-8 images.

·       DVD showreel (up to 5 minutes in length), must be cued to pre-selected piece.

·       Do not send us original artworks or master copies of videos.

Closing date: Thursday 7th April 2011, 3pm

Please post applications: Office Manager, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

We do not accept electronic applications. To return documentation please includes a separate envelope with sufficient postage. Otherwise, you can arrange to pick up material from the Fire Station. For a full list of equipment and resources, go to any further queries call: +353 (0)1 8069010 or email



·          The post of Arts Centre Director is central to the ultimate success of Aras Inis Gluaire. The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the arts programme on behalf of the board of management and developing a nationally recognised programme of activities in the arts through the medium of the Irish Language.

·          The post being offered is full-time, 39 hours per week. The working hours will be agreed between the Arts Centre Director and the local management committee, representing the Board of Aras Inis Gluaire.

·          The Arts Centre Director will report to the board.


a). The development, co-ordination and promotion of the arts programme in Erris (North West Mayo), which will include visual arts, performing arts, arts education and outreach.

b). Networking and development of partnerships with artists, arts /other organisations in North West Mayo and its hinterland.

c) Networking and development of relationships with relevant artists/ arts organisations nationally.

d) The management of arts-workers and support staff.

e). The management of administrative systems and services for Aras  Inis Gluaire..

f). The management of the finances of the organisation.

e). Managing relevant applications for revenue funding for Aras Inis Gluaire.

f) Developing Aras Inis Gluaire as a Hub for the arts through the medium of Irish.

Profile of Arts Centre Manager:

The successful candidate should possess relevant experience in the promotion and management of arts events.  Previous experience in arts management and arts development within the context of an arts centre is ideal.  Candidates should have knowledge of visual arts, performing arts, arts education and community arts practice. Candidates should be able to demonstrate initiative and drive. Good management skills are essential.  An ability to generate projects and deliver them successfully is essential. This post will also require excellent communication skills and an ability to deal people of diverse backgrounds.  The post also requires an ability to work on a local, regional and national level with a variety of organisations. An appreciation of the Irish Language and Culture is desirable.

All queries to:

Sean O’Coisdhealbha, Secretary, Ionad Ealaíona Teo, Belmullet  

Applications and C.V’s to the above by February 28th, 2011


Call for Presentations, Workshops, Papers - International Performing Arts Conferences in AUSTRIA 2011

The conferences are open to performers, performing arts educators and teachersfrom all over the world representing various art genres, techniques and forms - theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art, interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training.

May 20 – 24  

August 25 - 29  

December 17 - 21  

At the moment we are accepting presentation proposals.

Presentation formats:

•  practical workshop/master class

•  work in progress

•  performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions

•  reading/lecture

•  other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered

The working language is English.

You are welcome to take part as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!

Submission Guidelines & Registration:

May 20 - 24:   

August 25 - 29:   

December 17 - 21:   

Speakers/Presenters of the past conferences:  

Photo gallery of the past events:   


Galway Music Residency in search for 2011 Apprentice Ensembles!

The Galway Music Residency is beginning its annual search across the country to find their Apprentice Ensemble for the residency programme. Last years search was so successful that 3 apprentice ensembles were chosen to take part.  Golden String Cello Duo from Limerick, Cantabile Piano Trio from Gort and SoundPost String Quartet from Galway.

These lucky musicians enjoyed a full year of one to one training and access to the internationally acclaimed Galway Ensemble in Residence: Con Tempo Quartet from Romania. As well as working with the professional Con Tempo quartet, the ensembles were also given a number of high profile performance opportunities as part of their apprenticeship with The Galway Music Residency.  

The Apprentice Ensemble Project is an open competition which offers a group of musicians dedicated tuition time with the world famous Galway Ensemble in Residence – ConTempo. The successful ensemble will also be provided with practice space and resources to further their instrumental proficiency both as individual players and within ensemble playing. The prestigious position will last for one year running April to April.

Closing date for the 2011 Apprentice Ensemble Scheme is 22nd February 2011 with auditions happening on March 1st and 2nd.   Full entry details and application form are available on or by post. For further information call  + 353 91 586706 or contact Maureen Rabbitt on 087 2308860 .

The Galway Music Residency was established in 2002 to develop a comprehensive music development programme for Galway, with a professional residency at its centre.  ConTempo String Quartet are the current resident ensemble. The Galway Music Residency is kindly supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway University Foundation, Bank of Ireland, Galway City and County Councils and Friends of the Galway Music Residency.


Writing from  Keane

Would you like a literary focus for your writing?    Each week scenes from John B Keane’s  The Field will be read. This will be followed by relaxation exercises and writing from themes emerging.  No previous knowledge of the play or special interest in drama  needed ….just a willingness and interest in giving it a go.

This is a not a drama course. It is a writing one providing space for expression. You are requested to bring your own copy of the play.

Jean Tuomey, a secondary teacher for  23 years and a facilitator of  creative writing groups for 10 years, will lead  the course.

Booking. Phone  Jean   086 8471097 or email

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Venue.    Le Cheile, Family Resource Centre, Tucker St, Castlebar.

Wednesdays  Feb 16th, 23 rd, March 2nd.March 16th,23rd 30th from 2.30 -4.30pm 

70 euro.

Please note The Field will be staged on  February 22nd, 23rd 24th in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar.    Director Joe Dowling.   Booking through the TF Royal Theatre.


Core Theatre College Workshop Programme 2011

Core Theatre College is launching their workshop programme for this year. After a successful start in September the decision was made to run workshops in 2011 from March to May before auditions start for the main course in September.

We open our workshop programme with a show reel workshop on the 5th and 6th of March. David Power from Power Pictures will help to film and edit your own personal show reel. David Power is a director and producer with his own Production Company who has done numerous DVD’s and documentary’s for RTE.

On the 26th and 27th of March we have a Mask workshop with Miquel Barcelo from The Gombeens. A master in using commedia dell’Arte masks this is a workshop that will change your view on using masks in theatre.

During the Easter week (25-29 April) we will be running a Chekhov/Lecoq workshop that will run a full week from Monday to Friday. Max Hafler and Judith Higgins will run an intensive workshop week where the Body and the Imagination are used as the principle planks of working on a character.

Our last workshop is on the 28th and 29th of May. Pat O’Reilly will give a workshop in Light design that is not only aimed at light designers but also at actors and directors.

For more information on fees and applications please email  or visit .


Manifesta Bid Coordinator

An opportunity has arisen for an arts professional to spearhead, prepare and present a bid for Belfast and Londonderry to host either Manifesta X in 2014 or Manifesta XI in 2016. Manifesta is a biennial exhibition of contemporary art, showing work by 100 European artists and attracting 100,000 visitors.

The post is supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland. Application deadline is Friday 11 February 2011.

Details and applications from Pauline Hadaway, Belfast Exposed Photography, T: 028 9023 0965, E:


Catalyst Arts Seeks New Director

Catalyst Arts has been one of the most important and innovative spaces for contemporary art in Belfast since it began in 1993, and the driving force behind the organisation has always been the dedicated committee of directors who have worked tirelessly over the years to ensure the gallery remains at the forefront of the visual art scene in Northern Ireland.

The directorship programme at Catalyst has an international reputation as a training ground for young curatorial talent, with each director serving a term of two years working on a voluntary basis, and bringing specific skills to the committee.

Catalyst is currently seeking a new director to become part of their talented and committed board currently running the organisation. Applications are invited from individuals with an invested interest in the arts and with particular experience in finance and administration.

For full details of roles and responsibilities and the application itself, please email

Deadline: ongoing recruitment

Éigse Carlow Arts Festival Open Submission 2011

Éigse Carlow Arts Festival 2011 is delighted to announce two open submission competitions for artists – Constellations and Calling 059… Selected artworks will be exhibited in the galleries of VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow.

A maximum of 20 works will be selected for this exhibition with one artist receiving a curator’s choice award of €1500. Proposals are welcome from artists and artists’ collectives working in all mediums, including pieces that incorporate sound or works that can be placed in the grounds of VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre.

Calling 059…:
As part of the Éigse Open Submission 2011, one artist will be selected from the 059 area code and awarded a solo show in one of the main galleries at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art. Open to artists emerging and established and working in all mediums, this submission is not bound by any curatorial ideas and invites artists to send in proposals for the space detailing their most current work.

Exhibition Dates:
Éigse Carlow Arts Festival 2011 opens on Friday June 10th and continues until June 19th. Constellations and Calling 059… exhibitions will continue until mid August 2011.

For further information and how to apply see: 
Deadline for entries: 5pm, Thursday 3 March 2011.


Roscommon Arts Centre: Call for Submissions

Roscommon Arts Centre is in the process of planning its summer visual arts programme which will include opportunities for local, Roscommon-based artists to show work in the centre’s visual art space.

The summer programme will take place during July and August with artists invited to submit applications for week-long exhibitions, the first of which, it is envisaged will open the week of July 18th.

Submissions are now invited from county Roscommon-based artists working in all mediums.

Submissions should include:

·       Up to date Curriculum Vitae for each artist

·       Short Biography

·       2 images of recent work

Artists are also encouraged to submit any supporting documentation in the form of catalogue essays, reviews, press releases etc, which they feel may support their submissions. Further information: 090 6625824 / .

Closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 11th March at 5.00pm.


Sirius Arts Centre - Open House 4: Call for Submissions

Call For Entries:
Sirius Arts Centre presents – Open House 4 – 2011
10th March – 3rd April 2011
A unique group exhibition of Cork artists.
Opening Thursday 10th March at 7pm

To celebrate the creative energy of artists living and working in the Cork area Sirius Arts Centre is once again inviting artists to exhibit in a unique group exhibition. Admission is open to artists over the age of 18, working in a variety of materials, there is a submission charge of €10 per artist. All work must be wall based for this exhibition.

There is no theme to this exhibition, but there are restrictions regarding work submitted as follows:

·       Art works will be accepted on a first come, first served basis (spase is limited).

·       Artists must contact Sirius (021 481 3790) from Monday the 7th February to book their place in the exhibition.

·       Drop-off of the works will be on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of March between 11am – 4.30pm (only for artists who have booked their place in the exhibition) a €10 fee must be paid at time of delivery.

·       Artists must be living & working in the Cork area and 18 years of age or over.

·       Due to space limitations artwork can be no bigger than 80cm/32″ inches in either direction and be ready for hanging.

·       Each artist may submit no more than 2 pieces of artwork and works must not have been shown at the Sirius in the past.

·       Hanging will be done at the discretion of Sirius Arts Centre. As many works as possible will be hung though this will be dependent on the quality and the amount of work submitted as space is limited in the Sirius Galleries.

Exhibition opening reception will take place on Thursday 10th March at 7pm. Exhibition runs until Sunday 3rd April.

For further information contact: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
T: 021/4813790 / E:


love:live music 2011

love:live music 2011 is almost ready to go, so now is your chance to get involved in Ireland's National Music Day, taking place on Friday 8th April! Coordinated by Music Network in association with RTÉ lyric fm, love:live music will involve lots of free live music events all across the country.

With the big day just over two months away, participants are urged to start registering events on the love:live music website. 

For the second year running, the website will offer tips on marketing your event and will contain downloadable posters that can be used to promote individual concerts in the weeks coming up to Friday 8th April. Register by 8th March and you'll receive a free promotional pack, including love:live music balloons and stickers! If you have registered with us before you can login or retrieve your old password here. 

Start planning your event now and if you have any questions, call Aisling Ryan at Music Network on 01 6719429 or email  .



Kilkenny is about to open the doors of its first Printmaking Studio and is therefore inviting members.Kilkenny Printmakers will be a group of artists and makers working to establish a fine art print studio. This new facility will offer Artists from Kilkenny and further afield the opportunity to become:

Members of the studio

To share the use of specialised equipment necessary for printmaking

To be part of a network of artists where skills and information can be exchanged

To work cooperatively to maintain and sustain the studio

To run courses and workshops for other artists and the wider community

To upskill through masterclasses

To exhibit together in order to fundraise to maintain the facilities

Essentially the studio will rely on members for its day to day running and its survival.

Aims & Objectives

To support craftspeople and artists by providing printmaking facilities in an open access studio

To promote the use of printmaking as an art-form.

To encourage the use of environmentally sustainable printmaking methods.

To provide a forum for the exchange of views and common objectives amongst skilled artists and craftspeople

To encourage the development of educational and training facilities.

Enquiries and application forms from:  

Deadline for receipt of application is Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Please send your completed applications to

Mary Butler Arts Officer and Maeve Coulter

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office

County Hall

John Street


Mark your envelop clearly as Kilkenny Printmakers


Whyte’s Work Placement Programme 2011

Whyte’s, Ireland ’s premier specialist art and collectibles auction house is currently offering a Work Placement Programme through FAS. This is a nine month contract commencing immediately.

This exciting role will include experience within the busy office environment at Whyte’s which involves preparing for and working at our previews, exhibitions and auctions.

Participants will gain experience in the day to day business of a small but busy art and collectibles auction house with an international reputation and clientele, meeting and dealing with buyers and sellers, researching art and collectable objects. Also involved is the handling, storing and hanging of valuable artworks and artefacts for exhibition and for transport during and after the auctions along with learning how to present works for photography in preparation for the auction catalogue. Participants will also gain experience in office administration which includes filing, data entry, photocopying, scanning and mailing, as well as picture framing, mounting, presentation of collectibles for display, cataloguing etc.

A candidate who would most benefit from the placement on offer is someone with a keen interest  in the working of a busy office and auction house, who is interested in working as part of a team and has some basic skills in handling tools involved with pictures and is not averse to some manual work.

Location of the placement: Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street and occasionally at the RDS, Ballsbridge and the Freemasons Hall, 17 Molesworth Street, at auction times.

Please Note: This is a FAS Work Placement Programme and does not offer a salary.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please reply by post or e.mail with an updated copy of your CV or via the FAS website


The Five Lamps Arts Festival Open Exhibition 2011

This year The Five Lamps Arts festival will commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of the North Strand on the 31st of May 1941 during the World War 2. This significant event prompted the theme for this year’s festival which is ‘Memories’. Artists are invited to respond to the theme. Applications are now being sought from artists working in any medium, including painting, print, photography, sculpture, installation, video, light, sound, performance and multi-media. We are also interested in community based arts project submissions.

Works will be sited in a range of public spaces and venues throughout the Five Lamps area of Dublin. These sites will include public and private venues, operational business premises and outdoor spaces. Appropriate locations will be identified after the initial selection process. Site specific work is also welcome.

Closing Date for receipt of entries 28th February.
Further information is available from  or on the website:


The Joinery Summer Gallery Programme 2011

The Joinery is currently seeking submissions from artists or artists groups for their 2011 Summer Programme. Successful applicants will be invited to rent the space for one or two weeks.

Interested artists should send a full, detailed proposal, bio / statement, along with five or six good quality images or video to Niamh or Miranda at . Please write ‘Submissions Summer 2011′ in the subject box.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 25th February, 2011.


Solstice Cork Call for Submissions

Solstice is delighted to welcome submissions to its four day event in association with the Cork Midsummer Festival

Our aim is to provide a new platform for Irish artists to showcase their work. We hope to create an open and inclusive creative environment for both makers and spectators.

Solstice will run from the 16th-19th June 2011 as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2011. It is organized and curated by four emerging artists Ruairi Donovan, Dawn Mac Allister, Eszter Nemethi and Shirley Somers.

Submissions are now being accepted through our on-line submission form that can be easily accessed through our website.

Submissions will be open until 5pm 28th February 2011 but they will be assessed on a rolling basis, so don’t leave yours to the last minute.

For more information about the event or submission guidelines check out our website, visit us on Facebook ( ) or follow us on Twitter (@Solstice2011) or just send us an e-mail ( ).

Solstice is funded by Youth in Action and it is supported by the Cork Midsummer Festival. Ruairi Donovan is kindly supported by Daghda Dance Company.


Belfast Print Workshop: Call for Submissions

Belfast print Workshop Gallery (Northern Ireland’s only dedicated original print gallery), is now taking submissions for technique dedicated exhibitions throughout the year.

March : Relief technique
April ; Etching / IntaglioJuly: Screenprint

Please contact the gallery for further information.

T: 028 90 230 323E:


Transversal2 at DDF in association with Block T: Call

We are seeking proposals of body-based performance for Transversal2 as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2011 to take place on May 15th, 2011.

Looking for dance, performance art of long and short duration and any other work you feel is representative of performance of the body in Ireland today.

Please send brief proposal with edited DVD, Youtube/Vimeo link or JPEGs as best suits your practice to

Send DVDs to Transversal, Mid Basement Flat, 6 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4.
Deadline March 11th.

There will be a site visit on Wed. Feb 23rd at 4.30 pm.

This event is selected by Deirdre Murphy and Fergus Byrne

For further info contact


Artists Studio Share, Sligo

Second artist required to share artists’ studio on Main Street, Enniscrone, Co Sligo with access to Etching press. Available from 1st March 2011. Rent €150 - per month, for details contact; Marianne on 087-9112613 or


AOIC’s offer singing, Vocal Production and Choral Conducting courses

Association of Irish Choirs is pleased to announce that its spring Sight singing, Vocal Production and Choral Conducting courses are commencing soon.  Special reduced rates are offered to all Association members. 

Sight Singing–audition coming up? Refresher needed? Lagging behind in rehearsals? AOIC’s Spring Sight singing course is the thing for you

Consisting of eight, two-hour sessions, the course runs on Saturday mornings from 11am – 1pm in the Music Department, Trinity College Dublin. Tuition is offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Dates: Saturdays 26 Feb, 5/12/19/26 March, 2/9/16 April 2011

Further information: or

Reduced fees to RTE Philharmonic members

Vocal Production courses – a must for all singers, in assoc with Leinster School of Music

Classes will cover the basics of healthy, natural singing technique, breath control and support, posture and will include vocal exercises and warm ups. The course runs for 6 hours, spread over 4 Saturday mornings with expert choral singer and teacher, Alan Leech.

Dates: Saturdays 5/19 March and 2/9 April, venue Leinster School of Music, Griffith College from 10 to 11.30 for upper voices and 11.30 to 1.00 for lower voices.

Further information: or

Reduced fees to RTE Philharmonic members

Choral Conducting classes – want to try your hand?

A 20-hour course designed to give hands-ion training to conductors at all levels with David Brophy and Bernie Sherlock. Tuition offered at Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced levels

Dates: Saturdays March 12/26; April 2, 9, 16; Sunday April 3, times varying.Further information: or


Belfast Print Workshop Seeks Director

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Director to lead this vibrant arts organisation and ensure sustainability. You will be required to inspire and motivate external audiences and employees in the medium of printmaking and to deliver the workshops strategic plan.

This is an exciting opportunity to exercise your creative and communication skills in bringing the strategic plan to fruition and to achieve income expectations. If you are genuinely motivated by project and account management, achieving targets, have excellent communications skills and relish the challenge of building strong relationships, then we are interested in hearing from you.

Salary: £21,000-£24,500
Deadline 25th February, 2011, 5pm

Further details from
Or contact


Holy Cross National School Public Art Commission

Holy Cross National School has been in existence since January 1982. The school is a mixed, Roman Catholic school and currently caters for 651 pupils. The Department of Education and Skills has sanctioned the building of a new school, containing 24 classrooms on a site adjacent to the existing school building. As part of this new development we have been awarded funding by the ‘Percent for Art Scheme’ to commission some artwork for the school.

Holy Cross National School would like to commission a Visual Artist to design, create and develop artwork for an enclosed courtyard, intended for use as an outdoor classroom. We would like this work to be informed by the local environment, the ethos and the history of the school.

The artwork must be able to engage children from Junior Infants up to Senior Level. It is important that the work is child friendly, bright, tactile and weather resistant. The artwork should incorporate seating and a simple water feature.

The commissioned artist will be experienced in delivering complete projects in a fit-out / construction environment and will demonstrate their ability to facilitate high quality outcomes working with a specific professional brief (within a deadline). We are open to proposals from all visual arts disciplines and will consider applications on the basis of meeting the aims of the project.

Holy Cross School would like to commission an artist to deliver this project between April and end of July 2011.

: • Tender process closes 21th March 2011 at 3pm
• Shortlist & interview process complete by 1st April 2011• Work to be delivered by 31st July 2011

: The total budget for the project is €20,000. This includes the costs of materials, artist’s fees, artist’s research and design development, artist’s insurance, all fabrication costs, supply and installation, travel, and any other costs incurred in the production of the artwork/s. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.

All of the necessary information, including application forms, plans & photos of the site can be downloaded from our school blog.


Call For Entries: Aesthetica Short Film Competition

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2011 is now open for entries. It is an opportunity to get your work broadcast to a wider audience and Aesthetica are keen to see entries from both new and established filmmakers who are driving short film forward. The winning film receives a prize package including:

·       £500 prize money

·       Screenings at film festivals across the UK, including Rushes Soho Shorts (London), Glasgow Film Festival (Glasgow) and Branchage (Jersey)

·       A weekend filmmaking course, courtesy of Raindance

·       12 months membership to Shooting People, the international film network

·       Inclusion on a DVD that will be distributed to all Aesthetica readers (60,000 viewers)

The runner-up will also receive £250, as well as DVD publication. Films should be no longer than 25 minutes but can be any genre including artists’ film, music videos, dance films, horror and comedy or anything you can think of.

Entry is £15 per film. No limit to the number of entries permitted. Please visit for more information and to submit. Deadline 31 April 2011.


IMOCA / BYOB Dublin: Call to Artists

BYOB DUBLIN is organized by the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) and will be hosted at Moxie Studios, on February 27, from 6pm to 10pm. IMOCA invites artists and designers to present their work at BYOB DUBLIN: the event is open to anyone, so Bring Your Own Beamer [projector] and join the show.

BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors. It is an exploration of the medium of projection. BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. More on:

If you plan to participate please go to for terms and guidelines.


Cork Festival Administrator (6 month contract)

The Cork International Choral Festival invites applications for the position of Festival Administrator. The administrator works directly with the Festival Manager and will undertake designated office administration tasks, including the organisational and logistical work relating to the running of a Festival.

Immediate start required.

Skills required:* Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)* Strong communication and organisational skills* PR and marketing skills* Ability to work as part of a team* Ability to process work quickly and accurately* Experience of working in a busy environment

The successful candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic; capable of working without supervision; have excellent organisational and time-management skills; be flexible and able to manage several responsibilities simultaneously; able to meet demanding deadlines and be prepared to work outside of usual office hours as required.If you are interested in this position please forward a CV and cover letter to the Festival Director at your earliest convenience:

John Fitzpatrick, Festival DirectorCork International Choral Festival, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay,


Music Generation - Ireland’s National Music Education Programme

Deadline: 31st March 2011

Music Generation, the U2 and Ireland Funds supported National Music Education Programme, was officially unveiled recently. Initiated by Music Network, the Arts Council funded national agency for music development, Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access music education in their own locality. Music Generation is now calling for applications from local Music Education Partnerships across the country seeking to apply for funding.The Music Education Partnership model, developed by Music Network, has been successfully piloted in Donegal and Dublin. Funding for up to twelve Music Education Partnerships will be awarded on a phased basis from 2011-2015, most likely in three locations at a time. Music Education Partnerships are eligible to apply for 50% funding, up to a maximum of €200,000 per annum over three years. The closing date for Round 1 applications is Thursday, March 31st, 2011.Music Generation will provide three-year seed funding to establish local services, which will be sustained by Music Education Partnerships on a long-term basis. It is the intention of the Department of Education & Skills that Music Education Partnerships will be continued into the future with Exchequer funding when the Music Generation donations cease.

Detailed guidelines and all application details are available on


Graphic Design Internship Opportunity at Solstice, Cork

Solstice would like to offer one aspiring Graphic Designer an internship.

Design a logo for us and send us some examples of your work to All submissions will be confidential.

The best applicant will be selected to work alongside the Solstice team and have their work used on all future press and marketing material for the event.

Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival, Civic Trust House, 50 Pope’s Quay, Cork, Ireland.www.solsticecork.comDeadline: 28 February 2011


GAZE Seek Festival Programmer

GAZE Film Festival are seeking a Festival Programmer. The successful candidate will have:

Experience of programming and scheduling events Excellent negotiation, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills The ability to work to a budget and as part of a team

Letter of application and CV should be submitted by email to by Monday the 21st February at 5pm

GAZE Film Festival Ltd, co/GCN, Unit 2, Scarlet Row, Essex St West, Dublin 8.www.gaze.ieDeadline: Monday 21st Feb


Competition: Design Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival Award

The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film festival, which aims to highlight comedy film that reflects courage, spirit and elegance, will take place in the seaside village of Waterville, Co. Kerry, from the 25th-28th of August 2011. The festival is inviting artists from around the world to tender for the creation of an award to be known as “The Charlie”. The Award will be presented to the best comedy film of the festival and will like Chaplin’s films stand to the test of time. “The aspects of Charlie that we’d like to project with the award are his artistic courage, his pioneering spirit and the elegance of his filmmaking”, says festival chairman Albert Walsh. The tender is open to established and emerging artists over the age of 18 and will be publicised on an international level. The winning artist tender will receive a prize of €2,000.

Entries will be judged by a panel which will include members of the Chaplin family who now carry on Charlie’s legacy. The tender closes on April 15th 2011, with results announced on April 29th 2011 and a prize of €2000 awaiting the winner as well as the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony on the 27th of August 2011. All participants have the opportunity to display their entry at the local exhibition centre in Waterville during the festival.

Contact: Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival CommitteeT: +353 (0)66 947 8818E:


Catalyst Arts: Call for Submissions for Publication

Catalyst Arts, Belfast are currently in the process of putting together a publication to coincide with our upcoming exhibition based around Comics, Zines and illustration.

Taking the form of a twenty-four page, black and white, newspaper print, we are currently looking for artists/writers to contribute their work to this publication, which will be distributed throughout Ireland.

We are open to all forms of work relating to the exhibition that would lend itself to such a publication.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this project, all submissions of work are to be sent to by no later than 5pm, Friday 4th March.


Call for Submissions: The Back Loft, Dublin

The Back Loft, the multipurpose space of La Catedral Studios is now accepting proposals and ideas, including site specific projects, for this year. Creative groups and curators are invited to submit projects in the field of the performing arts, experimental music, exhibitions/installations and live art performance to:

www.lacatedralstudios.orgDeadline: ongoing


Residency at I-Park, CT, USA

Inter-Disciplinary/Collaboration Projects Residency at I-Park

The I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT/USA) is pleased to announce its first artists-in-residence session devoted exclusively to inter-disciplinary and collaboration projects. Artists/practitioners working in the following fields are encouraged to apply: visual arts, music composition/sound sculpture/design, landscape/garden design, language arts, moving image, performance art and photography. The lead project for this session is Proto-Gonzo, a site specific, rule-based collaboration curated by sculptor Marco Dessardo. The 3-week residency runs from July 13 – ­ August 1, 2011.

For program and application materials:

428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam, CT 06423, USAT: +1 860 873 2468E: ipark@ureach.comwww.i-park.orgDeadline: February 28, 2011


Call for Proposals: I-Park Environmental Art Program

I-Park (East Haddam, CT/USA) is pleased to announce its third international, multi-disciplinary Environmental Art Biennale: September 10, 2011.

Pre-event residency will begin on August 23, 2011. Application deadline: February 28, 2011. I-Park is seeking original projects that are responsive to the site. $2,000 per participant to cover artist’s fee and materials. A limited transportation reimbursement will be provided.

T: +1  860 873 2468E: ipark@ureach.comwww.i-park.orgDeadline: February 28, 2011


Residencies at Cill Rialaig in Kerry

The Cill Rialaig Project in southwest Kerry invites applications for residencies for September 2011 to December 2012.

The purpose of Cill Rialaig is to foster creativity and excellence, to provide a place to work and regenerate. To that end it operates a multi-disciplinary residency programme. While residents are primarily visual artists, they also include photographers, writers, poets, screenwriters, applied artists, musicians and composers, architects, and their peers, from Ireland and abroad.

Residencies are offered free of charge, although there is a small service fee for utilities. Residents provide their own transportation, food and supplies. The selection committee meets twice a year, and the next deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. The following deadline is September 15, 2011.

Please contact Mary O’Connell at for information about applying.

The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. KerryT: 066 947 9297E: cillrialaigarts@gmail.comDeadline: March 15, 2011


Pitch for Shane - Call

Call for artists, ceramicists and anyone interested in taking part in a community arts project against violence. Pitch for Shane are attempting to create 10,000 terracotta figures to stand shoulder to shoulder against violence and to commemorate Shane Geoghegan who was killed  on 9th November 2008. 

The figures will be displayed in Limerick City Hall and this exhibition will be launched on 8th March by Maria Byrne, Mayor of Limerick.

Anyone interested in taking part in this event can make contact by phone/email or facebook (details below). Further information is attached.

The Pitch for Shane stand is in the Milk Market every Saturday, from 10am to 1pm. Come along and make a clay figure on the day.

For more information contact: or Margaret on 086 1051355 or visit


MA in Art & Design; Social Practice & The Creative Environment at LSAD

Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, offers an international MA in Art and Design programme, which focuses on Social Practice and the Creative Environment (MA SPACE).

This MA programme is distinctive in that;

It is focused on Social Practice; It is delivered through theory and practice; It is open to practitioners of art and design; It is also open to experienced graduates outside of the art and design fields.

The MA SPACE programme is tailored towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually through a strong theoretical and critical grounding and work creatively in new ways in the area of social practice.

The programme is delivered by both LSAD staff and a varied range of national and international visiting lecturer specialists through an exciting mix of active learning, field research and engagement in the wider world.

Application forms and information sheets are available Muriel Dinneen, Limerick School of Art & Design LIT, Clare Street, Limerick, Ireland.T: +353 (0)61-208871E: muriel.dinneen@lit.ieDeadline: Applications should be e-mailed or posted to arrive by 5pm on the 1st May 2011


City of Limerick VEC (CLVEC) - Per Cent for Art Scheme opportunity

City of Limerick VEC (CLVEC) under the Per Cent for Art Scheme wishes to commission a piece of Art Work for St. Nessan’s Community College, Moylish Park , Limerick.

CLVEC requests proposals together with visual images of works already completed to be sent to the undersigned by 12.00 noon on the 11th March.

Application form and brief and further details can be requested from:

Aileen O’Sullivan

Education Support Services Officer

City of Limerick VEC

30 Upper Cecil St.


Tel: 061-417688

Fax: 061-417242



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Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

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