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Fish Bowl Gallery at Exchange - Call for Submissions

We are seeking submissions for our space to encourage new artists in the city.

“A space that is useful (for the artist) as a tool in the re-search/experimental process of constructing an artwork. Not simply a static site of exhibition.

In this manner a space that functions in as many ways as possible as a utility in the functioning of an artwork.

The utilizing function of the space is central to the idea of an ‘exchange’ whereby the space provides a necessary function for the artist, other than one prescribed by a traditional exhibition format.”

E: gallery@exchangedublin.ie


South East Arts Initiative - ArtLinks/Artists & Practice: Call

Wicklow County Council is seeking a small number of artists (up to five people) to participate in an experimental programme of practice development and mentoring. The programme will be developed between the participating artists and Cliodhna Shaffrey, who was a former curator in residence in Wicklow (2009). It will focus on individual practice and involve group critiques; studio visits; gallery visits, other invited curators and development of individual work for exhibition/commission/experimentation/other. A link will be made to a writing group co-currently being developed by James Merrigan – that will explore a series of critical texts and texts on art. The programme will focus on artists who are actively engaged in contemporary visual arts practice and who would like this opportunity to come together to explore aspects of their practice that are challenging or new, or, who might fin! d the dimension of peer support helpful to them at this time.

The programme is open ended to take into account the direction that individual artists participating may wish to explore and the potential that will emerge from the group itself. This programme is likely to involve a number of group sessions in Wicklow and individual studio visits over a period of six months and starting in Spring 2011. (Exact dates to be confirmed)

Interested participants should send the following:

• Four recent images of work or DVD (inclusive of an image explanation list: – title, medium, date and context/content note as appropriate
• Current CV
• Short statement on your practice.
• Short statement on areas of interest to your practice and why you would like to participate in above. (250 words max)
• Applicants must be from County Wicklow or resident in the county for a period of not less than three years.
• Please note late or emailed applications will not be accepted.

All applications to be forwarded to: Jenny Sherwin, Arts Officer, Wicklow County Council, Station Road, Wicklow Town. Please mark the outside of envelope ‘ArtLinks’

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11th February 2011 at 5.00pm.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and the panel’s decision shall be final.

All queries to be directed to South East Arts Initiative Co-ordinator at 087 9723059 or  


126, Artist run gallery is pleased to announce an open call for "Lets see what happens"

126 will be transforming its Gallery into a hub of events for two weeks. Hosting a range of educational, fun and unusual events as well as providing a space to take time out and converse with peers in a relaxed environment.

126 are now accepting submissions from established and emerging Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Poets, Collectives and any specialist in their field, interested in using the platform for talks/critiques/events/workshops/ performances between March 9th-12th and April 13th- 16th.

To submit event proposals for consideration by email, send an outline of your proposed use of the space,images of your work (artists only, maximum of 10 images, 750kb or less jpegs only)current CV and Biography to:

To submit by post, please send a hard copy proposal or Mac readable CD/DVD to 126 Artist-run Gallery, Queen St., Galway, Ireland. Please do not send actual artworks or photographs/slides of work. Enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you wish to have your proposal returned.

Video work should be submitted by CD/DVD or links only.126, Artist-run gallery, Queen St., Galway, Irelandwww.126.ie091 569871

Deadline: 6pm, Saturday February 19th


The-Link-Project / Sensorium: Call for Participants

The-Link-Project present a week long festival of interdisciplinary music at Project, Cube, East Essex Street, Dublin, March 7th – 12th 2011. Sensorium presents workshops, mini-concerts, improv sessions, artist talks and two explosive main events.

The Tuesday workshops run from 14.00 until 18.00 in two hourly sessions hosted by composer and improvisor Laura Hyland and composer George Higgs.

Laura will be running a Sound Improvisation Workshop in which participants are encouraged to explore both their instrument and their perception of sound and music in new ways, through playing with each other in duets, trios and quartets. Anyone with an interest in sound creation is encouraged to sign up.

George will be discussing the acoustical concepts, design and construction of his newest Higgstrument – an audacious aggregate of metallophones, aerophones, idiophones, chordophones and electro acoustical apparatuses funded by the Arts Council – giving an insight into the fundamentals of sound along the way, culminating in an exciting performance at the start of the evening’s festivities.

The evening concert, which commences at 19.30, is an Improvisation Session that will involve performances by the workshop participants and a select number of performers invited to improvise in various formations and instrumental groupings. This promises to be an exciting night of unexpected music and sound both electronic and acoustic, introduced by the Higgstrument.

If you wish to partake in this day of musical exploration please contact:

The-Link-Project are composers /sound artists Angie Atmadjaja. Emily Kalies and Judith Ring.

For more information please visit

Deadline:  7th of February 2011


International Artist-in-Residence Award 2011

The Black Church Print Studio would like to invite International artists actively engaged or informed by contemporary printmaking practice to apply for a four-week residency in the Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, to take place in July 2011.

The International Residency Programme is an initiative of the Black Church Print Studio established to facilitate contemporary artistic practice in the Studio and to further the professional development of artists by enabling the creation and production of new work, fostering an exchange of ideas and influences, encouraging the sharing of expertise and inspiring new works of art and creative collaborations.

• Emerging, mid-career and established professional artists are invited to apply.
• Selected participants in this programme will receive accommodation, basic materials, studio equipment & facilities usage and technical and administrative support.
• Artists will have access to etching, lithography, screenprinting and relief presses, and to multi-media and digital equipment.
• Travel and material costs are the responsibility of the participating artist.
• This year’s Residency is scheduled for a single four-week term in July 2011.
• The successful resident will be asked to complete two editions of works completed during his/her residency and donate two prints from each to the Studio, one for the Archive Collection and one for exhibition.
• The Resident artists will be required to give a demonstration and seminar during his/her residency.

: All applications will be placed before a selection panel comprising a sub-committee of the Board and an independent external adjudicator. The selection panel will give consideration to the proposal, quality of work and CV/experience.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be practicing Printmakers. Irish residents are not eligible.

DEADLINE: The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday, 14 March 2011

NOTIFICATION: All Applicants will generally be notified within six weeks of application deadline.

 Hazel Burke, Studio,  Administrator,
 Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
+353 (0)1 677 3629 /


Catalyst Arts’ Annual Members Show: Call for Submissions

Catalyst Arts would like to invite all members to submit work for the 2011 members exhibition, scheduled to open on 17th February and centred upon the notion of ‘Divine Creation’.

Each member is eligible to submit one piece of work in any medium, but we would ask that members take into consideration the large amount of submissions annually received, all to be displayed in the gallery, and to tailor the scale of the work accordingly.

Annual membership for 2011 is £20 waged / £10 unwaged, and new members may pay this when submitting their work or through Paypal on our website (

Deadline for submission: 5p.m. Thursday 10th February.

Work may be submitted in person from 8th-10th February from 11am-5pm or via post or email (

Address: Catalyst Arts, Ground Floor, 5 College Court, Belfast BT1
Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 10 February


Artist-in-Residence Programme 2011 - Call for artists

Waterford Healing Arts Trust invites artists to apply for its Artist-in-Residence programme beginning in April 2011. The successful artist will produce a body of work for exhibition in Waterford Regional Hospital and engage the hospital patients in a participatory arts project.

He/she will receive a studio space for a six month period in the new WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, a materials budget and an opportunity for a solo exhibition. The closing date for applications is Friday, 25th February 2011.

For further details and application requirements please contact Claire Meaney on 051 842664 or e-mail


RTÉ Launches Nationwide Art Competition - ARTifact

ARTifact asks the public to create artwork based on two themes – ‘RTÉ as part of Irish life’ or ‘RTÉ of the future’. Submissions can be a painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration or photography. The three winning works will be placed at RTÉ’s Donnybrook premises in Dublin alongside work by Irish artists such as Robert Ryan, Tony O’Malley and Louis Le Brocquy. Participation is open to all residents of Ireland. The competition is part of the new RTÉ All Access website, , which gives users an inside look at what’s going on throughout RTÉ.

To enter, participants must submit a photograph of their completed work to the ARTifact page on by Friday, 18th February. All entries will be judged by a panel of well-known personalities from art, fashion and television. The judges will choose the top ten entries; their decision will be based on originality, aesthetic, description of the artwork and how the artist has captured the theme. The ten finalists’ work will then be put to public vote on the RTÉ All Access website. The top three entries with the highest votes will be revealed as the winners at an unveiling event in RTÉ in April.

For further information on the RTÉ ARTifact competition, log onto  


New opportunities for aspiring performers as MT4Uth announce auditions for exciting 2011 programme.

Ireland’s performing arts education charity for 11-25 year olds, Music Theatre 4 Youth (MT4Uth), are proud to announce we will once again be rolling out an exciting programme for 2011.  The nation’s young people are offered the unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned names from the profession from London’s West End and throughout Europe.

This year will see aspiring performers audition in front of the founder of the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT), Jeremy James Taylor OBE; choreographer Johanna Hybinette (West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar European Tours) and Henry Gilbert, GuildHall London Graduate, who works as MT4Uth’s Assistant Director. The top one hundred auditionees will gain a coveted place on our Level 2 & 3 programmes and a further forty will be placed in our brand new Academy 4 Ireland opening in Belfast this spring.

Talented young people from all over Ireland are invited to our auditions which will be held on 11th and 12th February in Urban Soul, May Street, Belfast, and in Dublin on Sunday 13th February at The Liffey Trust Centre.  Successful auditionees will secure a place on the organisation’s level 2 or 3 programmes, where they will start the year at our intensive training ‘boot camp’ during the Easter holidays.  Performance showcases will then be held later in the year where our Level 2s will perform Aladdin at The Waterfront Studio in August and we are honoured to announce that our Level 3 production, West Side Story, will be performed as the only youth production at the Belfast Festival At Queens 2011 in October.  Previous successes have included a performance of Godspell at last year’s International Youth Arts Festival, London, which received the only standing ovation of the festival and seen MT4Uth awarded as the ‘Most Innovative and Inspiring Youth Company’. We hope to return to the International Youth Arts Festival 2012 with our tour of West Side Story.

As places are limited to 50 for both level 2 and 3 programmes, a brand new wing to MT4Uth’s core programme will be introduced.  Academy 4 Ireland’s Weekend Academy will provide more young people with access to top level training on a regular basis.  Led by an artistic team from London’s West End, with assistance from local practitioners, the academy will develop skills in acting, singing and dancing and will be open to young people aged 11-25 years. As part of this academy we will be launching our first ‘Mini MT4Uth’ programme where we will offer introductory musical theatre classes to 7 – 10yr olds.

For more information and to register for MT4Uth auditions  please contact 02890331096 or  Deadline for registering for auditions is Friday 4th February 2011. 

MT4Uth Patron Niamh Perry (Fleck in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies and Academy 4 Ireland Ambassador Jayne Wisener (Johanna in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd) join our MT4Uth young performers in celebrating the company’s 2010 success.

For more information please contact Erika Reid, Operations Manager MT4Uth on 02890 331 096,


ISSTC – Calls

The first annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation (ISSTC) will be held August 10-12, 2011 at the University of Limerick. There are four calls affiliated with the Convocation.

Call for Musical Works

Call for Sound Art/Installations

Call for Papers & Posters

Call for Workshops

All materials must be received by 18 March, 2011

For more information please contact:

Dr. Kerry L HaganCS1025Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland


South Tipperary Arts Centre Call for Submissions

The South Tipperary Arts Centre is seeking submissions from artists working in all mediums who wish to be considered for Part Two of its 2011 visual art programme. The Centre welcomes innovative and challenging proposals from established artists and from artists who wish to present a debut exhibition. Group submissions are also welcome. A panel of experts will select the final programme which will run from April to December 2011.

Submissions for participation in the 2011 programme should include:

·       A CD with six images of recent work. For ease of viewing, you should also include two hardcopy images (photographs or printouts)

·       A submission proposal – What the artist intends to do for the exhibition.

·       An Artist’s statement – informing the viewer about the subject matter, content and processes

·       Art related C.V. of the artist.

·       Any additional visual / written support.

If you wish to have your proposal returned following assessment, you must include an A4 stamped self – addressed envelope.

Submissions should be marked Gallery Programme 2011 and sent to: The Artistic Director, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson Street Clonmel Ireland By February 25th 2011.

If you wish to visit the gallery contact South Tipperary Arts Centre on 052 6127877 or alternatively to view the gallery space please visit


International residency opportunities for choreographers

Tanzhaus nrw is offering summer residencies from 25 July - 19 August 2011. Choreographers doing artistic research or rehearsing a current project may apply.

The residency programme may include (upon demand and availability) the following benefits:

studio space for solo or group work;technical support;rehearsals on stage;dramaturgical or logistic support;accommodation in our guest house;one daily meal.

Further information

Download application form: Application should be sent by 15 March, 2011 to:tanzhaus nrw, Dramaturgy, Henrike Kollmar, Erkrather Straße 30, D-40233 Düsseldorf, +49 (0)211 / 17 270 73, ,


Visual Arts at The Banff Centre: Now Accepting Applications

A range of thematic residencies now open. For more information and to apply:



Interreg IVB North West Europe (NWE) Programme -  8th call for proposals

The 8th call for proposals will open on 4 March 2011 and closes on 1 April 2011 at 12 noon (11am Irish time).

The priorities within this strand of funding are as follows:

InnovationEnvironmental challengesConnectivityStrong and prosperous communities

The decisions on the projects submitted to the 8th call will be taken at the next Programme Steering Committee scheduled for 28-29 June 2011. The application pack will be available from 4 March 2011 at, however applicants can use the application form from 7th call which is online at 

Further information

The latest news and updates on future calls for proposals will be available online at


Source Photography Magazine Publication Opportunity

Source Magazine is interested in meeting with photographers and artists who are working on photographic projects at the venues below. This is to look at photographic work for consideration for publication. If you are not familiar with Source it can be seen online at This opportunity is aimed at people based in these areas.

Meetings will be arranged after a selection process from work emailed in advance. If you are interested in showing us new work you should email up to 6 screen resolution jpegs – approx 400k max per image – and a two paragraph description of your work. Alternatively you can email a link to a specific project on your web site.

Context Gallery Derry, 2nd April - Submission deadline 24th March

Model Sligo, Saturday 16th April - Submission deadline 1st April

Talbot Gallery Studios: Call for Submissions

Talbot Gallery Studios supports artists through the provision of exhibition opportunities and affordable studio spaces. The gallery aims to instigate vibrant artistic practice, to persuade and facilitate inspiration, and to act as a public art resource centre. The space consists of an exhibition area and six studios and benefits from its city centre location.

The gallery is currently looking for submissions from new and established artists for the 2012 exhibition programme. We will welcome proposals for both solo shows and group exhibitions. Work of all varieties will be considered and we encourage artists to engage with the gallery space in their work if desired. A lively calendar of events runs alongside the gallery’s exhibition programme which often complements the work on show. For more information take a look at our website.

If you are interested please send an email and hard copy of your work along with a statement to the gallery. This copy will be held on file and therefore will not be returned.

T: 018556599
 / E: .
Deadline: 28th February 2011


AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition/Competition 2011

The Art Studio AMATERAS in Sofia, Bulgaria has the pleasure to launch series of international paper art events. This year it will be a part of Sofia Paper Art Fest.

After its successful second edition, showing 75 paper artists from 26 countries, the Art Studio AMATERAS has pleasure to announce this year’s exhibition/competition for paper art in 2D and 3D, created by artists from all over the world without restrictions of techniques, styles or materials. This exhibition is for small paper works (2D – no larger than A4 size and 3D no bigger than 15/15/20cm) and will be held from May 3 – June 4, 2011 at Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria. An international jury of selection will award cash prizes for AMATERAS – Best of Show Award, Young Artist Award, Innovation Award and Bulgarian Artist Award. Deadline for entries is March 1, 2011.

Please find more information and to download regulations entry forms see:
 or contact Daniela Todorova, M.A. at:

Deadline: 1 March 2011

The Assosciation of Norwegian Sculptors: Call for Submissions

The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (Norsk Billedhoggerforening):
(Dis) Placement – nature/culture, Tøyen Culture Park.
12 August -02. October 2011

All professional artists can apply. Applicants should present site specific projects /works related to the exhibition concept: (DIS)PLACEMENT  – nature/culture. Artists are free to interpret the concept in their own way. A jury will select min 5, max 8 projects for the exhibition.

We offer a maximum of 25.000,- NOK per project. We encourage all artists to apply for external funding. Please send your application by February 4th 2011

Visit our website for more information:  /  


Manchester wants your images of Mayo

This years 2011 Manchester Irish Festival wants to stage a special exhibition entitled ‘We Love County Mayo’ which will feature the landscapes, architecture, culture, heritage, music, sport and people from Ireland’s favourite County in the West of Ireland. It is being sponsored by Mayo County Council as part of their Mayo Disapora project see for details.

The festival which is one of the biggest Irish Festival’s in Europe has over 200 events and runs from Friday 4 March to Sunday 20 March. Headline acts include everything from the likes of traditional Irish band – ‘The Dubliners’ to Ireland’s hottest new band ‘The Script’.

The curator of the exhibition is Press photographer Tony Hennigan whose family come from Attymass Parish, just outside Ballina. He said about the exhibition “I wanted to do something during the festival which would help attract tourism back to the county that my family and a lot of other people in Manchester have such a love affair with. Rather than feature just my work, that I had taken over the years the exhibition will be open to amateur and professional photographers from around the world. I have already had a number of entries and we hope to feature as many different people as possible. The show is being staged in the Union Inn Music lounge in Levenshulme village which is home to the biggest Mayo community outside of London. It is run by Mary McGee who also comes from Attymass Parish, so it should get a great reception.”

The show will run from Friday 4 March to Sunday 20 March and entries need to be emailed to by the 31st January 2011. The images should be at least 1 meg in size and can be in a jpeg format. They will be printed in an A3 format which is 420mm x 300 in landscape or portrait formats. A brief description of the photograph should be sent with the photograph and the name of the photographer and his location.

For more information about the exhibition and the festival visit

The first three images are from Press Photographer - Tony Hennigan, image number four below is 'The Reek Panorama' by Karen Golden and image five is 'Beltra Lake' near Castlebar by John Fergus which was taken in December 2010, .


KT Contemporary: Call for Submissions

We are currently working with 12 artists from Ireland and the UK and are looking to add some new artists to our itinerary. We are taking submissions from graduate, contemporary visual artists.

A CV, artist’s statement and a selection of images should be sent to Further information on the gallery can be found on our website www.ktcontemporary.comUpStart: Call for Submissions

UpStart is a non-profit arts collective which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011. We plan to do this by reinterpreting the spaces commonly used for displaying election campaign posters in Dublin City and are calling on all artists to submit work for this exhibition.

The objectives of UpStart are to encourage a debate on the role of the arts in this state. We hope to highlight the importance of creativity and ingenuity when society is in need of direction and solutions, and to emphasize the value of the arts to public life. We believe that the future development of the country requires a healthy cultivation of the arts.

We are asking for submissions to this project from the full range of artistic disciplines. Our aim is to receive 500 submissions from writers and visual artists, photographers, painters and graphic designers. These works will be duplicated and 1000 pieces will be printed as election size posters and be erected throughout Dublin city. We are also accepting works from musicians and film makers which will be hosted and exhibited through our website which will be launched on the day of the electoral poster campaign.

UpStart comprises artists and writers from Ireland and abroad and are non-aligned to any political party. UpStart respects and follows Dublin City Council litter regulations and operates within the requirements of Irish law.

T: 0868339858
Deadline: 5th February 2011


ArtWave-The Woman Factor: Call for Artists

The Woman Factor – 3-day festival of female art, fashion & business.

ArtWave has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in our next 3-day event – The Woman Factor. The main idea of the event is to bring together women of all ages and nationalities to show the diversity and creativity of females in Ireland and to celebrate their achievements and passions. We don’t want to focus on any particular form of art but prefer to gather up all passionate females in one place and one time. The event is divided into 3 blocks: art, fashion and business.

It will be held in Back Loft/La Caterdal Studios (7-11 St. Augustine St, Off Thomas St. D8) from Friday 4th March until Sunday 6th March (first weekend before the International Women’s Day).

We are looking for female visual artists, sculptors, jewelry & fashion designers, as well as dancers, musicians/djs and performers.

If you are interested please e-mail us your artists statement and 3-5 samples of your works (max 800-600 resolution) or link to your video or music site (performers, dancers, musicians) at

The deadline for applications is 13th February 2011, we will announce who is accepted on the 20th February.

Deadline: 13th February 2011


"Outdoor Gallery Garden" at Bloom 2011: Call for Submissions

Fieldwork&strategies are seeking submissions from artists. Work, in all mediums suitable for outdoor exposure,will be considered for inclusion in the “Outdoor Gallery Garden” at the Bloom Garden Show in Phoenix Park, Dublin from 2nd – 6th June 2011.

An unique opportunity to show art work over 5 days to 60,000 expected visitors.
 We especially welcome innovative and challenging proposals from artists who want to show their work outside the white cube environment. Work can be attached to the side walls, hung from the framework construction, partitioning the space or stood on the ground surrounded by plants or on a plinth. Any medium for example waterproof paintings, prints on acrylic, sculptures, glass art and ephemeral art which will respond to the weather exposure is welcome. A podium in the centre of the garden is dedicated to showing furniture by independent designers/makers.

Partial funding for the construction of the exhibition space has been received, but selected artists will be asked to contribute a sum of €200 towards the building costs.

Participating artists will receive free-passes for the 5-day duration of the show. A covered pergola adjacent to the “Outdoor Gallery” is available for the artists to store and show further pieces to interested visitors.

To view images of the proposal please go to: .

If you are interested in partaking please email up to 5 pdf’s of proposed or recent work to:

Deadline for submissions of interest: 14 February 2011


SuperMassiveBlackHole: Open Call for Issue 7

SuperMassiveBlackHole, Ireland’s only online photography magazine, is seeking submissions for its next issue. The Theme for this issue is ‘Colour Theory’. Send up to 3 images, a short Bio and Statement on the work to the email provided. Writing and reviews are also considered for publication. Please see the Submission Guidelines for further details.

T: 353863678540


Deadline: 1st March 2011


Cow House Studios: Artist in Residence, 2011

Cow House Studios is now accepting applications for their 2011 residency programme. Applications are open to Irish and international visual artists working in any medium. Following the 10 week residency all four artists will exhibit in a group show at the Wexford Arts Centre and Monster Truck Gallery and Studios. Applications are due by
 February 28th, 2011.

Further information at:


Visual Arts Residency: Children & Young People

Wicklow County Council in collaboration with Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre will offer an artist(s) residency opportunity with a focus on the engagement of children and young people in visual arts practice. The residency will take place during the period February to November and culminate in an exhibition in Mermaid Arts Centre in November 2011. The resident artist’s primary discipline should be firmly rooted within visual arts practice, however artists whose practice is collaborative or references other disciplines (i.e. music, architecture etc) will also be eligible to apply. The residency will support an artist(s) to develop work specifically for children and young people or to collaborate with young people in the development of work.

The exhibition in November will take place within the architectural intervention designed for the Mermaid gallery space as part of the Unbuilding project in 2010 ( ). This structure is to remain in place for 2011 and will host an ambitious yearlong curated programme of exhibitions and events.

For full criteria and guidelines see  under news update on the homepage or email

Closing date for receipt of applications is 11th February 2011 at 5pm.


An Gailearaí: “Sense of the Gaeltacht" Visual Arts Competition

A visual “sense” of the Gaeltacht?

If you are a visual artist, what does it mean to be from the Gaeltacht or to have a connection with it? Can you express this connection through your art? Does a “sense” of the Gaeltacht influence or inform contemporary visual art practices?

These are the questions being posed by Donegal Gaeltacht gallery, An Gailearaí. On 14th January, An Gailearaí will launch a new national visual arts competition in Dublin, and is inviting visual artists from across the island to submit their responses to these questions. First prize is €5,000, runners up €1,000.

The notion of a Gaeltacht sensibility is well explored in literature, song, dance, poetry, drama, and film but this has not really been done within the visual arts, say An Gailearaí directors Una Campbell and Celine Haran.

“In the past certain opportunities were only open to artists living within the Gaeltacht,” says Haran, “but this competition is open to any artist anywhere on the island.”

Entries close on 25th February.
For details see

Fringe Arts Bath 2011: Where Do We Go to be Healed? - Call for Entries

Call for submissions for online Blog and Publication.
Fringe Arts Bath 2011 Exhibition dates: May 27 to Sunday June 12, 2011

Bath is synonymous with it’s Roman Baths and perceived healing powers but Where do YOU go to be healed?

Where do we go to be healed? is a project devised as part of Fringe Arts Bath 2011. Inspired by the legacy of the Roman baths the aim is to question our collective ideas surrounding the notion of healing and remedy.

We would like your thoughts, words, photographs, drawings, video, music, anything which conveys your ideas of healing. This might be a line from a song, a special place, an old photograph or a strong memory.

The more imaginative and creative the better…….

A selection of these will be taken forward as part of the project which will culminate in a free publication.

How to apply?

- A short statement of your work describing how it relates to the projects concept, with title, materials, dimensions, size and date if relevant.
- Relevant material (images, writing etc) sent as PDF and no larger than 1MB.

Submissions should be emailed to:

For more information and to contribute to our blog visit –

Deadline for submission: 1 April 2011

Athens Video Art Festival 2011 - Call for Entries

Submit and present your artwork for the 7th official Video Art Festival that will take place during springtime in Athens and a tour across Greece will follow it up. There is neither an entry cost nor a thematic limitation, whereas the categories are:

Video Art – Video Installations – Installations – Animation Digital Image – Performance Art – Web Art

Additionally, an opportunity is given to young musicians and bands to post their demos for the concerts of the festival.

Submission forms and comprehensive information can be given in the official website of Athens Video Art Festival, while entry forms will be accepted until February the 10th of 2011.


Basement Project Space, Cork: Call for Studio Applications

Basement Project Space Studios are inviting applications for a studio space which has become available. BPS Studios is adjacent to Basement Project Space an artist-led initiative established in July 2009. In addition to your studio space artists have the use of a separate timetabled space (the Media-Lab), which we have recently secured funding to develop. The selected artist will have access to an iMac computer with a suite of programs including Final Cut and additionally free Internet access.

There is also the benefit of engaging with a lively program of events, talks and social nights taking place in the project space. Longer-term members will be given the opportunity to exhibit in the project space in the summer period.

To apply:

Please send an e-mail indicating your interest; please include an artist statement and CV and a selection of 4 – 8 jpegs of your work to:

For further details see:


Solstice Festival Open Call

Solstice is a four day festival curated by four emerging artists, Dawn MacAllister, Eszter Némethi, Ruairi Donovan and Shirley Somers in association with Cork Midsummer Festival.

Join us on the 10th January @ 6pm in the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork for a forum style chat about what we are planning and about what your expectations are from a festival that aims to engage with a new generation.
Our aim is to engage new audiences and create opportunities for emerging artists. We would like to organise a festival that suits us. A festival that welcomes everyone with an interest in the arts and those, who don’t yet know they have an interest.

To make sure that we do just that, we would like to invite everyone who has an opinion, idea, suggestion, plan or interest to share it with us.

If you can not make it on the day but have ideas or just want to ask a question please do not hesitate to contact us at / 085 138 67 34

Science Gallery Dublin: Open Call for Proposals

Open Call: HUMAN + The Future Of Our Species….

Science Gallery in collaboration with The Long Room Hub and the School Of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, is currently developing a major new flagship exhibition entitled HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species, with generous support from Wellcome Trust London, to run in Science Gallery from the 15 April 2011 to 24 June 2011.

We are seeking your proposals for thought-provoking art/science installations, experiments, events, workshops and performances for inclusion in the HUMAN+ exhibition.

HUMAN+ is an interactive exhibition experience looking into the future of the human race. Will enhancement of humans become the norm? What types of enhancements will we choose? What is our genetic future? Will computer technologies continue to change the way we socialise?

HUMAN+ will explore the implications of enhancement on how we define ourselves. Could smart pills, personalised medicine, cognitive enhancement, or genetic manipulation change us into something other than human? Will converging technologies in robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology and aesthetics create a new race? We invite proposals that will create a dialogue around the scientific, artistic, social and philosophical implications of using science and technology to enhance human capabilities.

A key part of the exhibition experience will be a HUMAN+ ‘Lab-in-the-Gallery’ experience – a pioneering research-led gallery experience where real research experiments involving large-scale visitor participation are conducted through open-ended experimentation. We are seeking proposals for research experiments to be carried out in Science Gallery, in addition to engaging installations and artworks.

We will also be creating a rich programme of accompanying events and workshops, including discussions, performances, high-profile talks, plus web-focused interactions, games and any other truly collaborative ‘human-centric’ experiences.

We are seeking proposals for: Art projects, Interactive installations, Lab experiments, Events, Talks, Performances, Workshops, Web-based projects, Smart phone apps….

Submitted projects will be evaluated on a number of criteria including:

·       Strong relevance to the theme

·       Science/technology interest

·       Artistic interest

·       Potential to engage a 15-25 age range

·       Overall costs

·       Ability to deliver the project

A maximum of €7,000 support funding will be available to support realization, transport and installation of each project. Additional funding may be considered for proposals of exceptional standards. We particularly welcome projects tha thave secured matching funding from other sources. Science Gallery is happy to provide selected projects with letters of support if required.

Submissions must be received no later than Monday 31 January 2011 at 5pm to be considered for inclusion. Science Gallery will contact those selected for inclusion within two weeks of the deadline.

To submit your proposal and find more information please use the form on the HUMAN+ website

For more information please contact or call us on 01 896 4107


The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011 competition is now open

The competition is open until 5pm on 31st July 2011.

This year a new video category has been introduced to further raise awareness of environmental and social issues. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year is an international showcase for the very best in amateur and professional environmental photography, and is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world – receiving 4,500 entries from photographers in 97 countries in 2010.  EPOTY celebrates photographers who use their ability to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. It is open to professional and amateur photographers of any age from anywhere in the world, and encourages entries that are creative, resonant, original and beautiful. Subjects include wildlife and marine life, environmental degradation, street photography and urban lifestyles, technology, landscapes and portraiture.  As always, the competition is completely free to enter and is open to international amateur and professional photographers of any age, encouraging entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, original and beautiful. The winning photographs come together to form the most outstanding collection of environmental, social and natural photographs in the world.

The 2011 competition categories are:

Mott MacDonald’s Changing Climates, The Natural World, The Underwater World, Quality of Life, A View From the Western World, Building Our Future (New for 2011), The Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 16 & Under 21), Video (New for 2011).

Individual pieces are judged on impact, creativity, composition, originality and technical abilities. Winners receive cash prizes and all winning entries are displayed in the Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition, launched in London. Copyright is retained by the photographer.  See past winning entries, competition details and news coverage from 2010 at You can also watch a brief video of the 2010 Awards Ceremony. You can also keep up to date with any new developments by joining our Facebook group.

The competition will run until 31st July 2011, with judging taking place throughout August and September.


The Performance Corporation is proud to announce it is now inviting applications for The SPACE Programme 2011.

This unique international artists residency offers an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to collaborate, experiment and innovate in an inspiring environment.

The residency which takes place over a two-week period at Castletown House Co. Kildare in an open-ended process hosted by The Performance Corporation. The programme facilitates artists from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and explore their artistic process while removing the pressure to come up with an end product.  The SPACE Programme will run from 7th – 18th March, 2011. The chosen participants will receive a stipend of €1,000 for their participation to cover their costs. Participants are selected by a panel of leading arts practitioners following a wide-ranging submission process. Submissions are welcome from Irish and International practitioners in all disciplines. The programme has been created by Ireland’s The Performance Corporation with support from The Arts Council, Kildare County Council, OPW and Irish Landmark Trust.


Occupy Space Invites Submissions of Interest

Occupy Space Limerick wishes to announces a open invitation to visual artists to submit statements of interest for participation in the gallery programme. Submissions will be considered for inclusion though group exhibitions, projects or solo shows in the latter half of 2011. Occupy Paper is also open to submissions from artists, curators and critics for its regular online publication.

Please forward all submissions to together with a selection of jpeg images.


Opportunity in Dixon

Dixon your Twin City will in one way honor the 100th birthday of the late Pres. Ronald Wilson Reagan in 2011 by sponsoring an international art contest.

Paintings must be in 1) Oil Paint

                                 2) Acrylic Paint

                                 3) Water Color Paint

All prizes will total $5000.00, $500.00 of which will be given by the Dixon Sister Cities Association.  The entry fee is $60.00 and we hope that some artists from Castlebar and the surrounding area of Mayo may be interested in entering.

If you’d like more information feel free to contact Bonnie Kime at our local art galley, The Next Picture Show in Dixon    

Artists on Video : New Showcase for Visual Art / Call for Submissions

Recently launched, Artists on Video provides a new window through the medium of video into Irish visual art and artists.  presents an exciting new platform to understanding artists and the Visual arts. The service gives context to the work and the concepts behind the work. The video pieces are produced by the Artists on Video team, who combine their background in visual arts with their experience as broadcast professionals. Such skills allow them to deliver high production values to their video pieces while maintaining a sensitivity and an understanding of their subject. currently broadcasts profiles of some established Irish artists including Stephen Loughman, Helen Barry, Denise McShannnon and others. New artist profiles are currently in production. All videos are commissioned specifically for and are broadcast on and showcased on individual artists’ sites, gallery and art websites.

This is an exciting new opportunity for artists and galleries to harness a new access point which will bring them closer to the public through the medium of video. Artists, galleries and others wishing to be involved should contact the Artists on Video team through the website.

Aisling at 0863466221


The Core Project: Call for International Submissions

The Core Project is a Visual Art endeavour, devised by the Irish visual artist Matthew Nevin. Matthew who is co-curator of MART – – is collaborating with artists.  I am looking for one video entry from one person in every country in the world! This Video Art Project shall contain 200+ Videos, one entry representing each of the Sovereign States or Countries of the world. The project shall be shown here online at and during MART’s European Tour Exhibition ‘An Instructional’, visiting: Norway, England, Slovak Republic, Germany and Rep.Ireland.

I am looking for participants from all over the world and I need your help!

Have a look at the website  and if you know anyone in any of the countries that are still represented by white boxes please contact me and your friend could feature in a first of its kind collection. I have also entered the project to be recognised as A Guinness World Record

For more information and to help with this project visit the sites below or contact:


Monster Truck Project Space: Submission Call

Monster Truck Project Space at 73 Francis Street, Dublin 8 will be excepting submissions for events and exhibitions from this coming August through to 2011. We will take submissions from individual artists / groups for proposed shows or events. We are interested in artists working in a variety of mediums. The use of the space can be for short weekend events or longer one or two week exhibitions.

Please send a short proposal, including dates required, project idea and some examples of works to be exhibited to:

Successful applicants will be invited to hire the space. The overall rent of the space is subsidised by Monster Truck to reduce the rental cost to artists as much as possible. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.


Exhibiting at Turn-berlin

Turn-berlin is an artist funded space, with a large gallery in the middle of the biggest concentration of art in Europe. We are working to find the most effective ways of progressing an artists name and reputation. By introducing a more integrated approach we can be more effective and develop wider opportunities.

The intense experience of showing work in a gallery is the best way to have work seen.

To get the most from  exhibiting which can be a relatively short event, to include it as part of a comprehensive package gives more considered exposure. Developing a name is the only way forward, it takes time and a lot of determination.

This is why many artists are finding new ways of being seen. If you don’t exhibit you are only doing half of the job, but taking a positive approach to exhibiting should include other forms.We are now big enough to be a representational gallery offering a full promotional package.

More information on turn-berlin’s long term approach to developing artists is on the following link:

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

Deadline: Open



ArtPolonia/CFCP would like to invite all artists to submit their projects to be realised in their venue. Art Polonia is especially interested in installations and happenings of all forms which interact with their neighbourhood and the audiences.For the agreed projects the available space and some support to cover material costs is offered.Please send your proposal with a short bio to


Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre: Call for Submissions

Due to open in Autumn 2010, the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre is a multi-purpose arts centre featuring exhibition galleries, community workshop rooms, 215 seater theatre, dance studio, storytelling/ presentation area and outdoor town square for external events and performances. We are currently seeking visual artists to contribute to our gallery programme which will include local, national and international artists. Artists working in any media are welcome, as are both emerging and established artists. Interested artists should submit a current CV, statement and a minimum of 8 images of recent work. Please also indicate interest and capacity to participate in accompanying gallery education and community activities if applicable. Requested items should preferably be emailed to or posted to:


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





An Irish Chamber Orchestra/Irish World Academy Initiative at the University of Limerick.

Applications are invited for five scholarships, valued at €5,000 each, for prospective students for the following educational programmes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick:

MA Community Music (contact

MA Classical String Performance (contact                                  

The successful candidates will display the skills necessary for the programmes in question, with special reference to their suitability for internships with the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Community Outreach Initiative, as an integral part of their study programme. Both programmes lead to a Master of Arts degree from the University of Limerick following one year of full-time study.  The successful applicant, as well as demonstrating the necessary musical requirements for the programme in question, will also have a proven ability to interact in a challenging classroom context.  A capacity to work with voice or strings will also be an advantage.

Applicants should apply in writing, including a CV and two referees, to

Ellen Byrne, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Phone: + 353 (0) 61 202917 Email:



Since 2004 Daghdha Dance Company has supported over 50 artists as part of the Daghdha Mentoring Programme in Choreography and Dance (DMP).

For 52 weeks on a full time basis, Daghdha has stimulated the participants to develop their professional practice in Daghdha’s stunning resources. Former participants are already contributing to contemporary dance and choreography in Ireland and beyond, having received numerous bursaries, commissions and residencies.

At present, Daghdha is designing the 2010 -11 programme and invites interested artists to contact the Coordinator Bush Hartshorn for further details on PLEASE NOTE: For the upcoming programme of 2010/11 Daghdha specifically encourages expressions of interest from artists who have no formal academic qualifications and are in receipt of social welfare payment.Please visit

For more information:  |  | 061 467872 |



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

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



Now in its 14th year, Waterford County Council’s Arts Office is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting entries for the Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award.

The late writer lived, until her death in 1996, in Ardmore, Co. Waterford.  Her first ten novels and four plays were published under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell.  In 1981 ‘Good Behaviour’ became a publishing sensation for which she was short listed for the prestigious Booker Prize.  To celebrate this rich literary life, the County Waterford Arts Office, by kind permission of the Keane family, is inviting entries for a previously unpublished short story to a maximum of 2000 words.  There is no entry fee, no age limit and no restriction on the subject matter.  A prize of €500 will be awarded to the winner at a special ceremony during the IMMRAMA Literary Festival in Lismore, Co. Waterford in June 2011. The closing date for receipt of entries is 5pm on Thursday 24th March 2011.  

Full details and an entry form can be downloaded from or by contacting the Arts Office on 058-41416. 


Paper Visual Art Journal: Call for Submissions

Paper Visual Art Journal is currently seeking submissions from writers, artists or curators who would like to contribute an article, review or essay for publication online.  To submit, please send the text along with some good-quality images if possible to Niamh at:

Paper visual art journal is an online publication for contemporary art. Paper recognises the vacuum of critique and dialogue that exists for the emerging artist or artist group, between graduate and established art practice in Ireland. The emphasis, at outset, is to address this.


From The Well” Short Story Competition 2011

The Cork County Library and Arts Service have just launched their “From The Well” Short Story competition. The competition is open to people aged 18 or over who are registered library members. The stories must be fiction and must not be more than 2,000 words.

Entrants may submit an unlimited number of Short Stories. Stories must be the original work of the author. Stories must not have been previously published or, accepted for future publication elsewhere.

20 stories will be shortlisted by a panel of judges. Winning entries to be announced in March/April

The winning prize will be a place on a week long writing workshop at the West Cork Literary festival 2011 in Bantry plus accommodation

The closing date for receipt of applications at your local library in County Cork or the County Arts Office, County Hall, Cork is Friday 18th February 2011

For further information and entry forms please contact Sinead Donnelly,

Library Arts Officer, 021-4346210 or


IABA in the Leitrim sculpture centre

An exhibition will be held in the Leitrim sculpture centre from the Friday the 4th of March to Wednesday the16th of March. The exhibition will showcase the work of IABA the Irish artist’s blacksmiths association. It will consist of traditionally forged ironwork and contemporary sculptural work, up to 30 blacksmith from all over the country will be displaying their work. IABA and the Leitrim sculpture centre invite you to come and visit this unique event. For further information please visit our website 

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

  More Mayo County Council and Local Government Websites