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Crafts Council of Ireland Internship Opportunity

The Crafts Council of Ireland are currently looking for interns for 2011 the Year of Craft. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the craft industry and to get valuable experience in a dynamic and growing national organisation. The Crafts Council of Ireland offers internship opportunities for qualified graduate students of craft, design, cultural management, heritage or art history. Interns are highly valued members of our team and are offered the opportunity to learn and develop existing skills in a busy, challenging and fun environment.

The internship with the CCoI Education Department start in February 2011 and will be based in the National Craft Gallery. Work will revolve around daily operations, workshop facilitation, exhibition interpretation and management of events and education programmes.

Requirements include:
• Availability for a minimum of 8 weeks
• Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
• Mac proficiency
• Ability to multi-task
• Be a team player
• Knowledge of the Craft sector• Interest in education

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday February 4th. An honorarium will be awarded for the duration of the internship.

Please send letter of interest and resume with references to:

Leslie Ryan, Education & Outreach Officer, National Craft Gallery,  Crafts Council of Ireland, Castle Yard,  Kilkenny
T: 056 7796132 / 086 7802832

Internship Opportunity at Sarah Walker Gallery

Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere,  Co. Cork seeks interns to assist with gallery administration, please contact or 086 890 2338 for further information.


Arts Officer (Three Year Fixed Term Contract)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position: 

Arts Officer (Three Year Fixed Term Contract)

Leitrim County Council recognises the pivotal role that the Arts play in the County and over the last decade the Arts sector in the County has grown to become nationally and internationally known and appreciated as a vibrant sector with excellent potential for further development.

The existence of a vibrant arts sector assists the Council in delivering on a range of aims and objectives in areas such as;

Community development Combating social exclusion Economic regeneration Planning and the creation of a quality social environment Quality of life in the County

The presence of a County Arts Service assists communities to become more involved in the arts both as participants and audiences. It allows children and young people to explore and engage with creative opportunities and it empowers artists to fulfill their potential.

In order to assist Leitrim County Council to continue to realise the ambitious set of arts development objectives, the Council intend to recruit an Arts Officer who will provide strategic leadership and efficient and effective implementation of the Council’s arts development actions.

For further details log on to or or apply to The Human Resources Department, Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Phone No.(071) 9650457 to whom completed applications must be returned no later than Thursday  3rd February 2011.

Applicants may be shortlisted on the basis of the information supplied on the application.    A panel will be formed from which vacancies arising may be filled.

Leitrim County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Job Vacancy at The Grange Gallery

Part-time Sales Person (job-share) required for an art gallery & gift shop. Essential requirements: your own transport; A professional and enthusiastic ‘people’s person’ with strong selling skills and a proven sales track record; flexibility and willingness to roll up your sleeves and become involved in an assortment of projects if necessary, such as administration and hanging of exhibitions.

Beneficial skills: Computer literacy (Email; MS Word; MAC O/S); Creative stationery and web design.

Training will be provided for the right person. For more information, please visit our website at

T: Deborah Moon at 01-807-8888 Tues-Thurs /0879067347 Fri & Monday.
Email your CV to:
Deadline for receipt of CVs is 4th February 2011.

ARTISIT? Dublin Call for Interns

ARTISIT? Dublin are currently seeking 3 enthusiastic interns to assist with this year’s event – to take place at the end of March ’11. Successful candidates will be assisting the Directors & Curators Sandra McAllister and Martina McDonald with various aspects of the event, including: exhibition installation, PR, music events and much more.

Interested candidates should send a short CV & Cover Letter to
Deadline: Friday February 5th.

For more information about the event, please visit our Facebook page or website

Crafts Council Seeks Project Manager for Creative Futures

The Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) wishes to recruit a project manager to lead the development of an exciting new initiative ‘Creative Futures – A Digital Craft Learning Resource” that supports learning through and about craft for children of all ages nationally in Ireland. The project will have a key strategic focus enhanced in its impact through direct partnership with strategic media partners and prominent development partners.

The “Digital Craft Learning Resource” is targeted at the primary and second level sectors and will also offer support to craftspeople working in education. For further details email:

T: 056 7761804
E: or
Deadline: Monday 7th February at 5pm


 AHCI Seeks 'Artist Liaison', Dialogue Arts + Health

‘Artist Liaison’, Dialogue Arts + Health,
Arts and Health Coordinators Ireland (AHCI)

Arts and Health Coordinators Ireland (AHCI) wishes to engage the services of an ‘Artist Liaison’, to develop, lead and coordinate Dialogue Arts + Health – an exciting, regionally based artists’ peer learning initiative in the field of Arts & Health. This project will take place during 2011. Applications are invited from persons with experience of coordinating art projects and/or curatorial practice in healthcare contexts and/or other relevant experience.

Dialogue Arts + Health – a regionally based artists’ peer learning initiative – is a project funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, managed by AHCI partnering the Association of Local Authorities Arts Officers. AHCI gratefully acknowledges the significant contribution of Helium, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork Arts + Health Programme, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, the Arts Initiative in Mental Health Sligo/Leitrim, Create, St. Patrick’s University Hospital Dublin and the National Centre for Arts and Health at The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital. Full details:

Applications clearly marked ‘Artist liasison Dialogue Arts and Health should be posted to Director, Create, 10/11 Earl Street South, Dublin 8. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 10 February 2011


Studio Manager for Digital Art Studios

Deadline: 4th February

The Digital Arts Studios are Northern Ireland’s foremost resource for new media arts, providing training and residencies for artists and other professionals.We are looking for a Studio Manager.Job PurposeTo oversee the creative & strategic vision of DASTo coordinate and deliver all aspects of DAS programmeTo lead a small team in delivery of funding applicationsThe successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience managing a small team, working with the latest digital platforms and technologies and identifying and securing funding from diverse sources.For a full job description and job specification go to or contact the Digital Arts Studios administrator by email to


Theatr Genedlaethol  Cymru seeks an Artistic Director

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, a Welsh language theatre company are seeking an Artistic Director. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced director/practitioner that will welcome the opportunity to create a new vision and direction for the company in the future.

The post is based at Y Llwyfan, Carmarthen and is a five-year appointment. The ability to speak Welsh is essential for this post.

The salary will be up to £52,000 pa (full time) depending on experience.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday, 7 February 2011.Interviews will be held during the week commencing 28 February 2011. 

Further information

For an information pack please phone 01267 233882 or email .  For an informal discussion, please contact Mai Jones on 01267 245615.


Pallas Contemporary Projects: Internships

Pallas Contemporary Projects are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in gaining experience in the visual arts.

Pallas Projects/Studios is a publicly funded, not-for-profit, artists-run organisation that operates artists’ studios, and a dedicated gallery space – Pallas Contemporary Projects – which focuses on developing exchanges between Irish and international artists with a strong conceptual approach working in different media.

Positions are voluntary and on a part-time basis. May suit recent graduates.

Please email cover letter and CV to:

Address: 111a Lower Grangegorman Road, Dublin
Deadline: 4th February 2011


Call for participation in Tandem: cultural cooperation placements in Moldova and Ukraine

Are you looking for new partners in Europe or interested in transnational co-operation with countries outside the European Union? The project Tandem, which was initiated by the European Cultural Foundation and MitOst, makes it possible for cultural institutions from all EU member states to get a profound insight into the cultural scenes of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.

Make your organisation a part of a new European cultural network and build long-term cooperation with a partner organisation from Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova during a one-year collaborative effort! The project will be launched by study trips to both countries for which employees of cultural institutions may apply.

Further information and application form


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excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

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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

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