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Call for applications for Music Generation Co-ordinator positions 

Louth, Mayo and Sligo Vocational Education Committees each invite applications for the position of Co-ordinator, Music Generation ( X 3 posts).

A Co-ordinator will be appointed by each VEC and will be responsible for managing an extensive music education programme on behalf of Music Education Partnerships in each of the three counties - Louth, Mayo and Sligo.

All three counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation - Ireland's National Music Education Programme which is funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds. Music Generation aims to help children and young people to access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area.

Fixed Term Contract (Duration: 3 yrs). €40,000 - Fixed Term Salary. Appropriate music qualification essential.

For further information and an Application Form for each position, please contact relevant VEC:

Louth: (042) 9334047 /  / Email:

Mayo: (094) 9024188 /  / Email:

Sligo: (071) 9194800 /  / Email:  

Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms to relevant VEC: 12.00 noon on Friday 24th June, 2011.

Royal College of Art Seeks Dean of School of Fine Art
The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to teaching, learning, research and practice in art, design and communication. The College has a long history of achievement in art and design education, numerous eminent graduates and a remarkable record of graduate employment.
From Autumn 2012, all four Programmes of the Fine Art School of the Royal College of Art will be housed in new, purpose-built facilities at the Battersea campus. The RCA is now seeking to appoint to the position of Dean of Fine Art, to head the School and provide academic leadership, vision and direction.
The RCA is keen to consider applications from practising artists with a strong record of exhibiting with leading art schools, museums and galleries internationally; experienced curators in the field of Fine Art as well as academic managers and researchers. Whatever their practice, fundamental will be their ability to define and ‘seed’ a new culture of Fine Art in Battersea underpinned by practice based research. The role of Dean requires a minimum commitment of 3 days a week.
For further information and an application form please contact Liz Amos of Liz Amos Associates:
T: +44(0)20 7884 9202
Information is also available at or
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 June 2011

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award at Belfast Exposed
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
Photography, Community and Memory in the Belfast Exposed Collection
Birmingham City University
and Belfast Exposed are pleased to announce the availability of an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award for an October 2011 start. Based on the community photography archive established at Belfast Exposed in the early 1980s, this project has the following aims: to understand how the collection has developed in a changing social, cultural and political context, to explore the contemporary cultural value of the collection for communities and audiences in Belfast and beyond; to situate the work in the context of changing understandings and uses of photography, specifically in its relation to community memory and history; and to inform the partner organisation’s strategies for the presentation and display of images from the historical collection for contemporary audiences. The project will be jointly supervised by Darren Newbury, Professor of Photography at Birmingham City University , and Pauline Hadaway, Director of Belfa! st Exposed.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates with a background in photography, visual and/or community arts, visual anthropology/sociology, cultural studies or a related area.
Details on eligibility and applications can found at:
Deadline: 4pm, 15 June 2011


Call for Entries: Salon Art Prize 2011
Salon Art Prize 2011- Call for entries
Exhibition dates: 7 – 29 October, 2011
The Salon Art Prize 2011 is the fifth annual open submission exhibition produced by Matt Roberts Arts at our gallery on Vyner St in East London. We will exhibit up to 100 artists and to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Salon Art Prize we will be offering a separate prize of GBP1000 for each exhibition category: Painting, Sculpture and Installation (including sound) and 2-D Media.
This years’ Selectors are:
Patricia Bickers (Editor, Art Monthly)
Pippa Hale (Director, Project Space Leeds)
Robert Leckie (Exhibitions Curator, Gasworks)
Matt Roberts Arts is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 to create opportunities for artists in new locations and contexts. Matt Roberts Arts offers support to creative practitioners by providing a range of professional development programmes and national and international touring exhibitions.
In order to apply you will need to send three images of works you would like to submit to and pay an associate membership fee of GBP10 via our website
The deadline for applications and payments is: 5pm (GMT), Saturday 13 August 2011.
To apply please see

Public Art Commissions: M7 Road Projects
Laois County Council in partnership with North Tipperary County Council and Offaly County Council wish to invite submissions for the following two-stage competitions: under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Project A
M7/M8 Portlaoise to Castletown/Cullahill PPP Motorway Scheme – Budget Available E55,000
This project has been funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan and Transport 21 and by the European Union from the Trans-European (TEN-T) Networks Budget.
Project B
M7 Castletown – Nenagh –Budget Available E55,000
This project has been funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan and Transport 21 and by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund
These commissions have arisen under the Per Cent for Art Scheme in association with the above road development projects led by Laois County Council in partnership with North Tipperary County Council and Offaly County Council. Our vision is to commission artworks that reflect contemporary art practice and respond to the locale.
The Projects to be completed by the end of 2011 or early 2012.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 14 July 2011.
Application forms and brief for both projects are available from:
The Arts Office, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co Laois.
T: 057 8674342/44

Combihne Art Commission at Causeway Hospital , Coleraine
The Combihne project was developed over ten years ago. It brought together four hospitals, three councils and two communities. Together they lobbied for the development of a new hospital. As part of the new hospitals tenth anniversary a commissioned artwork is planned.
Combihne is working with Arts Care, a leading arts and health charity, to commission a visual artist to create and develop an artwork. The work will be informed by ‘togetherness’ and in particular the nine organisations and communities that came together over ten years ago within the Combihne project. The involved groups were Coleraine Hospital, Dalriada Hospital, Robinson Hospital and the Route Hospital , Coleraine District Council, Ballymoney District Council, Moyle District Council, and perhaps most importantly this extensive project brought the whole of the wider community together. Combihne objectives were finally fulfilled when the new Causeway Hospital was opened in 2001.
The project not only achieved a new hospital for the causeway area, but also national recognition. Therefore it is felt that an appropriate artwork should be commissioned and be sited in the Causeway Hospital to celebrate the projects success. The artwork must be able to engage patients, visitors and staff therefore it is important that the work is suitable for a hospital setting.
The commissioned artist will be experienced in delivering projects and can demonstrate their ability to facilitate high quality outcomes working with a specific professional brief and within the deadline. We are looking for proposals from visual artists that meet the aims of the project.
Tender process closes on 30 June 2011, 5pm
Shortlist and interview process completed by 6 July 2011
Work to be delivered by the 31 November 2011
The total budget for the project is GBP2850. 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 other costs incurred in the production of the artwork. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.
For additional information please contact

MadArt Gallery: Call for Submissions
The MadArt Gallery is looking for professional artists and enthusiasts for a photography group show ‘Four Floors’. The exhibition will be held from 19 – 31 July as a part of PhotoIreland Festival 2011.
The final date for sending photographs is 1 July 2011. The MadArt gallery will contact chosen artist after that. There is no entrance fee. For artists chosen for exhibition there will hanging fee of E30.
Please send five images you would like to exhibit and short information about you and your work to
To get more information please visit:

Hilltown New Music Festival 2011 - Call for Audio Works
‘Close to the sound – Behind the melody – Near the Inaudible’
An open call for artists, composers and musicians to send a short audio work that responds in some way to the above title. The work can be a sound piece, a music composition, a field recording, an excerpt from a larger work etc. The work can be from 2 to 8 channels and between 1 and 7 minutes in duration. Selected works will be included in a concert programme or as part of a listening post during the Hilltown New Music Festival in July 2011.
Submission requirements:
- Accepted file formats are .wav or .aiff, preferably in high resolution (i.e. 48kHz / 24bit)
- Please send your files via Dropbox, YouSendIt, or other filesharing site to below email.
- Alternatively you can post the sound files on a data CD-R to the following address: Hilltown Call for Works, 98 Granitefield, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland .
- Please also include with your submission:
1) Short description of the track (max. 100 words), duration, medium, year of creation.
2) A short artist biography (max. 100 words)
Please note all tracks must be received by Friday 24 June 2011.
Email address for digital submissions: .

Call for Submissions: Half & Half Exhibition - Opposites
Half and Half Exhibition – Opposites. Calling all Creatives.
‘Half and Half’ is a series of exhibitions set up by Lily Reilly and Kevin Corcoran, past Design Communication students at Cork Institiute of Technology. The first exhibition, a collaborative event full of unique and colourful work, took place in Cork City in October 2010. The second exhibition titled ‘OPPOSITES’ will take place in Cork City this summer.
Each exhibition has a different brief. They are non-profit exhibitions, and therefore no commission is taken from the work. There is a one off fee of between E10 and E20 (depending on scale of piece) for each piece which will help cover all costs. The exhibition encourages creativity and so the brief is open. The only requirement is that the work combines two opposites- be it colour, theme, discipline etc. Everything is left up to the artists, who can communicate with each other and with the public through the ‘Half and Half’ Exhibition Facebook page.
T: 085 7559242
Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2011

Mont Blanc 25 Open Art Submission
MB25 2011_Art Event for Charity (Open Submission) takes place in August 2011 to help raise funds for the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and Chernobyl Children International. Participate as an ARTIST for this worthy cause, sell your work at your price with a portion donated to the Chernobyl Children International.
* All submissions must reflect the theme “ICEBREAKER”.
* Artworks may be priced starting from E25 upwards.
* All pieces must be within the confines of venue.
* Any number of participants/collectives are welcome.
* Pieces must be 25 inches square.
* Artwork in all disciplines will be considered but artwork within the set criteria will be viewed in priority.
* Prices must take into account the percentage donated to MB25 at final sale of artwork.
To submit your work or project, please send submissions:
1) CV
2) Artists Biography (if applicable)
3) Exhibition/artwork statement of intent/brief explanation within theme
4) 5/6 (jpegs, PDFs, etc.) good quality images/examples.
With group proposals please submit an adequate number of images to represent the work of each individual artist.
Send the information by email with the title ‘ICEBREAKER Submissions’ to:
Deadline: Saturday 2 July 2011, 5pm

Call for Curator in Residence: PS Squared, Belfast
PS”, Belfast :  ‘curator in residence’
13 June – 2 July 2011
Open call for artists/ curators/ cultural practitioners to research new projects.
Phase 1 (13 June – 2 July): Up to 8 curators or curatorial teams will each work and develop proposals in PS”. The space will be converted during this time into an open research office.
Phase 2: Two proposals will be selected and realized in January and March 2012, organized by the chosen curators.
To take part in ‘curator in residence’, please email stating your interest for this project, your motivation for curating and your professional background. At this stage, no project proposals are required. Please note that ‘curator in residence’ does not include proposals for ‘own’ work.
Deadline: 9 June 2011.
For more information see:

Call for Residencies: Cló Ceardlann, Donegal
Cló are now accepting residency applications on an ongoing basis. Applications should be made to Cló residency programme and should include an up to date CV, a detailed proposal and images of work in jpg format. We would like to get applications from people who are interested in contemporary art and culture, and who are interested in the unique landscape and language of the Gaeltacht.
Our Artist in Residence Programme offers accommodation in Cló Ceardlann’s artist-in-residence house and access to the workshop based in scenic North West Donegal. This is offered on a self-funded basis and offered residencies. On our part we request that you donate a piece of work made during your residency for the house and one print from each edition for the workshop archive.
The cost per week for a residency is E200.
For further information or an application form, please contact Cló.
T: 074 9162800

Call for Submissions: Irish Wave 3, Beijing & Shanghai
Irish Wave 3, Beijing & Shanghai
1 – 31 March 2012
A series of visual arts events in Beijing & Shanghai to celebrate Ireland’s presence in China .
Irish Wave aims to enable Beijingers to gain insight into contemporary Irish Culture, to portray the diversity and global aspect of ‘Irishness’, to inspire them to visit Ireland and to investigate our heritage. In order to achieve this we aim to hold a series of exhibitions & installations across a broad spectrum of themes at venues which are accessible to the widest and most diverse possible section of the Beijing & Shanghai communities. In particular we are focussing on artists who are women in 2012 to highlight the inequality of opportunity which exists for them in China and to raise the profile of female practitioners generally.

Deadline for applications: 28 June 2011
For further information & application forms please contact Fion Gunn (curator):
T: 00 44 (0) 20 87691437 /


The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2011

Closing date for entries Friday 22nd July

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland

The award is now in its 40th year. Previous winners include Eileán Ni Chuilleanáin, Paul Durcan, Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sirr, Sinead Morrissey, Conor O’Callaghan, Celia de Freine and Joseph Woods.

The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000. Certificates will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place.

The closing date for entry to the competition is Friday 22nd July.

The Award will be presented on the evening of the 30th September at the opening of the

Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.

Rules and entry form from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen:

Tel. 00353(0)429378560,  Fax 00353(0)429378855 



Education and Employment in the Creative Industries—developing the right skills for future growth

Friday 17th June 2011 in The New Theatre, Conway Mill, Falls Road, Belfast

The creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and have been identified as a future source of job creation, innovation and productivity, providing a significant opportunity to rebalance the regional and city-wide economy.  

Creativity is possible in all areas of human activity, including the arts, sciences, at work at play and in all other areas of daily life. All people have creative abilities and we all have them differently. When individuals find their creative strengths, it can have an enormous impact on self-esteem and on overall achievement.

With support from the Strategic Investment Board, this workshop will examine the role of education in supporting the creative industries, developing business and entrepreneurial skills, and how education, industry and Governments  can work together to support the creative industries


The Wheel: Training Workout

These are testing times for community and voluntary groups…
Our latest survey of 128 organisations show that two-thirds of organisations (74.5%) have seen their income fall in the past six months, while the majority have experience an increased demand for their services. Government has also indicated that it will subject organisations to a value for money test.
The Wheel has developed a special one-day “training workout” to help you tackle these challenges. This special full-day event will take place at The Clarion Hotel, Sligo on Wednesday 15 June.
You can register online or call Eva on (01) 454 8727 if you need assistance. The registration fee is €45 for members of The Wheel and €80 for non-members.

The Wheel |

48 Fleet Street, Dublin


The Model Seeks General/Development Manager
The Model are seeking to appoint a creative and dynamic person to the position of General/Development Coordinator. Working closely with the Director in a fast-paced, diverse environment, the General/Development Manager is responsible for managing the administrative and day-to-day operational functions, including financial management, human resources, and event management – as well as for overseeing the fundraising, marketing and audience development functions of The Model.
Applications (subject: ‘GM/DM Application’) can be sent by email to:
Or by post to:
General/Development Manager Application, The Model, The Mall, Sligo, Ireland .
Deadline is Tuesday 14 June 2011, 5pm.
Please read the full job description at


The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast Seeks Curator
The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) will be a leading cultural and civic venue when it opens in the heart of Belfast ’s Cathedral Quarter in 2012. We now seek to make a key appointment.
Position: Curator
Salary: GBP34,549 – GBP37,206
You will be responsible for shaping the vision of The MAC’s visual art programme by creating and curating an internationally relevant and innovative programme of work.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded from:
The closing date for receipt of applications for this position is 5pm, Wednesday 22 June 2011 with interviews on 1 July 2011.
The MAC will be running a recruitment drive throughout the remainder of 2011; we are currently also recruiting for a Business Development Manager. To stay up to date on all opportunities please visit our website or join our mailing list.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Call for Interns
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios invites applicants to our summer internship programme, beginning in early August 2011. This is a part time three month internship, with interns working three days per week with the administrative team at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. The Internship programme is designed to extend the intern’s knowledge and understanding of how a visual art organisation functions, and is aimed towards graduates of fine art, art history or related degree programmes or arts management post-graduate programmes who are interested in starting or developing a career arts administration or exhibitions’ curating.
Duties will include assisting with general administrative tasks across a range of areas including development, arts programming, education, outreach, studios, marketing and fundraising. The small team at TBG&S is looking for a self-starter, a highly motivated person with excellent administrative and communication skills who can work well within a team as well as under their own initiative. The successful candidate(s) will need to be fully committed to the internship for the full duration of the three months.
Please note that the internship is unpaid.
To preserve resources only applicants successful for interview will be contacted.
Please send your CV and a cover letter to Rayne Booth: or
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 29 June 2011, 5.30pm.
Interviews with short listed candidates will be held after 5 July 2011.


Siamsa Tire Gallery Emerging Artist Award
As part of a new initiative to support developing and emerging artists, Siamsa Tíre is offering an Emerging Artist Award which recognises new undisputed talent and promise. The award of 2,500 Euro will be offered to a recent graduating artist along with a solo exhibition space in the Gallery Programme in September. The award is open to artists practicing in any one discipline or those experimenting cross art form.
For full criteria and application details please see
All work must be submitted by email only to before midnight 17 July 2011.
Siamsa Tire, Town Park, Tralee,Co Kerry
T: 066 712 3055
Deadline: Midnight, 17 July 2011


Per Cent for Art Commission: Presentation Waterford
The current school building project at Coláiste Na Maighdine has been approved for funding by the government’s “Per cent for Art Scheme” to commission some art pieces for the school.
The Board of Management of Coláiste Na Maighdine would like to commission an artist to design, create and execute a site specific piece of sculpture to stand at the entrance to the new school.
The work should be inspired by the school’s ethos and history. Presentation education in Waterford dates back to 1798. The school community is mindful of its tradition. Current enrolment in the school stands at 400. The new school under construction will accommodate 500 students.
Further information and background may be obtained from our website
The total budget for the sculpture project is in the region of E25,000. This includes the costs of materials, artist’s fees, artist’s research and design development costs, artist’s insurance, all fabrication costs, supply and installation, travel and any other costs incurred in the production of the artwork.
We are now inviting expressions of interest from artists for this project. Please send your CV and include examples and reviews of previous art work. Please do not send original art works. Applications will be accepted in hard copy and digital format.
Please post your application to:
Per cent for Art Scheme, Presentation Secondary School ,

Cannon Street, Waterford
Or email to by 1pm, Thursday 7 July 2011.
For further information, contact Ruth Gallen at or 051 376584.

Off The Shelf & PhotoIreland Festival Grad Talk Series: Call for Submissions
‘Off The Shelf’ & PhotoIreland Festival are accepting submissions for the 2011 grad talk series. The programme will run during PhotoIreland Festival from 18 – 22 July, everyday at 1pm.
Graduates and recent graduates are invited to submit a topic for a 10 minute presentation or thesis argument relating to photographic theory or practice in today’s photographic society. The presentation can be in any format and as creative and engaging as possible. Participants must be prepared to take questions after the presentation and defend their point of view or respond to questions relating to the topic.
This is an opportunity for graduates to engage with the critical dialogue surrounding photography rather than focusing solely on the exhibition of new work. Bringing the theory that underpins photography to the forefront allows us understand and evolve the way that we work both individually and collaboratively.
Deadline for presentation synopsis: 15 June 2011.
Email: or contact 086 3505722 with any queries.
For further information:

Call for Artists: Curious Broadcast Web Radio
Artists are invited to make a proposal for radio programmes to be broadcast on Curious Broadcast Web Radio, which is due to be launched in July 2011. Curious Broadcast is an arts based radio/ broadcast studio that creates a space for innovation and cultural experimentation across all sectors. It is dedicated to creating high quality audio programmes whilst working collaboratively with the arts, community, and NGO sectors as well as government agencies. It enables communities, artists, the third sector and individuals to tell stories that challenge, inspire, inform, interfere and generate curiosity about each other and the world we live in. Curious Broadcast is based in Rua Red, Tallaght and works in partnership with Tallaght Community Arts.
Curious Broadcast Web Radio is looking for Artists and Radio Producers who wish to engage in radio as an aesthetic language and a means of collaborative and creative expression for themselves, or with other individuals and communities.
Interested individuals should submit a proposal for their radio programmes with the following considerations. Proposals should be no more than 2-3 pages long and provide a clear outline of the artists objective, process and idea. Proposal for radio programmes should be for a maximum of 30 minutes. Please note if you require further time a maximum of 59 minutes is given. Specific justification should be given for the extended time. For example to allow for music play. The proposal can be for a series of programmes, with a maximum series run of ten programmes. Proposals can be from artists radio presenters or from a group of artists/radio producers.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday 29 June 2011.
Artists will be notified within 10 days of the decision of the selection board.
A second call will be going out later in 2011
Applications can be sent by email or post to:
Curious Broadcast, Studio 3, Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Call for Submissions: WerkStadt Kulturverein, Berlin
WerkStadt Kulturverein Berlin e.V. is now looking for artists from all disciplines to submit a proposal for an exhibition for the upcoming year from September 2011 – August 2012. We welcome work by both local and international artists. Each exhibition lasts one month.
The WerkStadt is a non- profit platform for contemporary art and culture, with two locations WerkStadt, Emser Straβe 124, where we have a fully equipped dark room for photography, wood work studio, a writers studio, artist studios, project room and bar area. The second location WerkStadt Kunstsatellit, Nogatstraβe 39. consists of six artists studios. As well as monthly exhibitions, we also organise Art Clinic where different Artists present there work for discussion and critical debate on the first Monday of every month.
Please send by email no more than 8 images of recent work in jpeg or pdf format, artist cv, short description of you work, and which month you would be able to exhibit to
Deadline: Friday 8 July 2011.
For more info visit our website


Save the date..........

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

National Music Education Partnership Seminar

St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Further details to be announced soon.

Music Generation,
Telephone:  01 6719429 | Email: | Website:


Part-time Degree in Art & Design for Mature Students

GMIT Castlebar provides an access programme in drawing, painting, History of Art and research for mature students who wish to return to formal education.  This includes people from all backgrounds and experience.  Returning to education can be a very positive experience in terms of developing yourself as a person and improving your employment prospects.  This course is a fully accredited BA in Art & Design and, on completion, students can apply to enroll in a 1-year BA in Fine Art, which then enables them to go on to further study at Masters or PhD level. 

The course runs for 30 weeks on a Wednesday over 6 years starting in September. 

For further information please contact Life Long Learning on 094-9043156 or email, for an application form and details on assessment portfolio intervies. 

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Seeks Exhibitions & Displays Curator
The Institute is currently inviting applications for the full time post of Exhibitions and Displays Curator. Based at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the Exhibitions and Displays Curator will work closely with the Head of Sculpture Studies across curatorial, research, publications and collections to ensure integration of activities across the Institute.
The key objectives of the Exhibitions and Displays Curator are to work with the curatorial and research teams to encourage and stimulate the study of sculpture; deliver a high quality and varied programme of contemporary and historical exhibitions and associated publications; initiate and develop partnerships at local, national and international scales at artistic, administrative and operational levels; and work in collaboration with internal and external curators to realise exhibitions, displays and publications of the highest artistic quality.
The Henry Moore Institute Exhibitions and Displays Curator will receive a salary of GBP25k per annum.
Deadline for submissions is Monday 13 June 2011.

Deadline Extension: Online Community Manager - FÁS Graduate Scheme
Deadline Extension: Kids’ Own invites applications for the post of Online Community Manager (FAS Graduate Scheme)
Kids’ Own invites applications for the position of online community manager for
This is a nine- month position and is open to those eligible for the Fás Work Placement Programme, Graduate Placement. Kids’ Own is looking for a highly motivated individual who has an excellent understanding of online audience development and marketing, who has an interest in, and understanding of, arts practice with children, is able to work as a team member and has excellent communication skills.
New Deadline: Friday 10 June 2011
For more information, visit

Courthouse Arts Centre Seeks Marketing Assistant - FÁS CE Scheme
Job Vacancy: Marketing Assistant
The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Marketing Assistant – FÁS CE Scheme
To assist in the day-to-day running and promotion of this busy arts centre
Duties include:
• Front of House
• Bookings for events
• Administration / correspondence etc
• Press Work, press releases / listings
• Promotion of individual events
• Some events works, including ushering / front of house
• Some weekend and evening work will be required
Applicants must be eligible for the FÁS Community Employment Scheme.
Deadline for submissions Wednesday 22 June 2011, 5pm.
Please include a recent CV and contact details.
For further information contact the Courthouse Arts Centre:
T: 0402 38529

Call for Submissions: Your Video Here Exhibition
‘Your Video Here’ is a film, video and animation exhibition taking place online and in Limerick City in September 2011. YVH is about exploring the ideas of the ‘Remix’, online video editing and the authorship of work.
You are invited to submit new work based on a theme:
1. Works must respond to the theme ‘Communication Control’.
2. All works must be under 5 minutes long.
3. All submissions must be attributed with a Creative Commons license.
To submit works go to:
Submission deadline: 31 July 2011
For more details on how to get a Creative Commons license for your work – its simple and free, visit:

Darklight Festival 2011: Call for Submissions
Darklight is Ireland ’s premier festival celebrating independent, DIY and artist films.
At this year’s festival, we’ll be looking at all aspects of grassroots filmmaking, whether that is crowd funding, production, distribution, alternative screening spaces – we want to hear from you…
Once again Darklight want to celebrate the DIY spirit and are particularly looking to feature groups of artists and filmmakers from across Ireland who come together to work on projects. If you’re a collective of friends / colleagues / community groups / artists / performers / or random folk who’ve met through the twists and turns of life… send us examples of your work for selection at this year’s Festival. Multiple submissions from collectives are sought to be screened as collected bodies of work.
Deadline for submissions: Friday 24 June 2011
You can submit your work to us via email or by post. Make sure to include information about how the group came together, what kind of work interests you and who the members are. You can send youtube / vimeo links etc to Alternatively, you can post DVDs to:
Submissions, Darklight Festival, The Factory, 35a Barrow Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4.

Call for Submissions: 'The Little Tramp: Hard Times'
In August 2011, the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry will host an exhibition in conjunction with the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival called ‘The Little Tramp: Hard Times’, a group show featuring art that comments on the social issues found in Chaplin’s work. Artists are invited to submit images of up to four works for consideration for this exhibition. The works themselves should not be larger than one meter square, and may be 2-dimensional (paintings, photographs, collage, etc) or 3-dimensional sculpture. Email submissions should be digital images of publication quality (300 dpi, not larger than 2MB per image) and include name of artist, dimensions, media, title and date. Please submit as well a current CV. Submissions must be received by 4 July and may be sent to
Between 8 and 12 artists’ work will be selected and exhibited at the Cill Rialaig Art Centre in Ballinskelligs from 5 August – 15 September 2011. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 July.
Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
T: 066 947 9297
Deadline: 4 July 2011

Traditional Wet Felting Course at Derryaun Crafts
Traditional Wet Felting – Hollow Seamless Form.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Learn how to make and design an elegant decorative vessel using a simple plastic resist. This technique will give knowledge to create any hollow form such as hats, slippers, purses, bags ect. We will also explore how to use surface colour and texture using inclusions such as hand dyed silk fibre, raw fleece etc.
Cost: E75
T: +353 (0) 98 21888

Flamework Glass Workshop, Galway
Introduction to Flameworking – 2 Hour Beginner Class
15 – 17 July 2011, 10am – 6pm.
Flameworking workshop numbers are small to allow greater individual tuition.
Classes will take place from 10am-12pm / 1pm-3pm / 4pm-6pm daily.
Cost E49 per student which includes all materials.
This introductory course will give you a taste of the intriguing artform of working with molten glass. Students will work with an oxygen/propane torch, using clear and colourful glass rods to learn basic techniques of melting and forming. These fundamental techniques will allow students to explore the possibilities of lampworking as well as find their own personal interests. Students also learn about the safety and the equipment needed for glass bead making.
Course outline:
Lighting the torch and general flame management. Metling and shaping glass: all about heat and gravity. Forming shapes. Pulling stringers (very thin rods) for surface decoration such as dots and lines. Manipulating glass for patterns (color applications, swirling, raking and stacking).
Through demonstrations, explanations, and hands-on practice it is my intention for everyone to walk away from this class with a fundamental understanding and feeling of working with glass on a torch.
T: 086 8067352

Summer Art Courses, Kerry
Watercolour Wednesdays
Watercolour Wednesdays will give participating students the experience of painting en plein air, creating watercolours direct from the landscape in the open air. Students will learn to make sketches to use as inspiration for future paintings and make finished paintings on site.
3 courses available: 8 – 29 June; 6 – 27 July; 3 – 24 August, 10am – 2pm
Cost per 4-week session: E 75 (including materials).
20% Non-refundable deposit upon registration (E15). 10% discount on courses paid in full at time of registration (Discounted price E67.50).
Landscape Painting Weekends
Make a personal, lasting memory of your summer on a landscape-painting weekend. During these 3-day courses participants will create finished paintings taking inspiration direct from the Kerry landscape en plein air, using watercolour and acrylic paint.
Course Dates: 17 – 19 June; 8 – 10 July; 29 – 31 July; 19 – 21 August
Course Times: 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm, Friday & Saturday, 10am – 1pm Sunday.
Cost per weekend E150 (including materials).
20% Non-refundable deposit upon registration (E30). 10% discount on courses paid in full at time of registration (Discounted price E135).
All courses are open to both beginner and improving students.
Contact Roisín:
T: 087 6298583

Printmaking Courses at Grennan Mill, Thomastown
Japanese Woodblock and Collagraph Printmaking
Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July 2011, 10am – 4pm daily.
with Debra Bowden, Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
During this five day printmaking workshop, students will be introduced to Japanese woodblock and collagraph printmaking using traditional tools and non-toxic materials onto a variety of papers. Japanese woodblock is an ancient technique dating back to the 8th century. It is completely hand produced, water based, requires no printing press and the minimum of specialised equipment, thus providing an environmentally friendly and easily transportable process. A collagraph is the printed result of a collage. A variety of materials and recycled found objects (feathers, leaves, fabrics and papers etc.) are glued onto a base plate and printed creating a wide range of interesting textural effects.

Non-toxic Printmaking
Monday 4 – Friday 8 July 2011, 10am – 4pm daily
with Debra Bowden, Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
During this five day printmaking workshop, students will be introduced to Monotype and Drypoint using environmentally friendly materials onto a variety of papers. Monotype is a painterly process which leads to a unique, ‘one-off’ print. It offers a wonderful opportunity to explore colour and mark making by drawing and painting onto a flat, smooth surface and transferring the image onto paper. Added textures can be achieved with recycled found objects; feathers, leaves, fabric and papers etc. In contrast, Drypoint is a much more controlled way of creating line and texture by incising the surface of a plate with a sharp point. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with Carborundum to create a range of tones and textures.
All materials are provided but students are asked to bring visual ideas in the form of drawings, photographs etc. to use as inspiration.
Cost of each workshop is E150 plus E15 for materials. A non-refundable deposit of E50 is required before 10 June 2011 to secure booking. (Cheques made payable to Grennan Mill Craft School )
For further information, please contact:
Alex: T: 056 7724557 or E:
Debra: T: 086 0678314 or E:

Landscape Drawing & Painting Course, Kilcoole
Landscape Drawing/Painting Course in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. This will be a one week course for beginners or more experienced painters: From Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July, from 10:30am to 5pm, based in the beautiful grounds of the the Luisne Spirituality Centre in Kilcoole, facilitated by professional painter Dave Flynn.
Please bring a packed lunch each day (coffee and tea provided) and portable easel with your materials, etc. Cost: E280 for the week.
For more information on the course and to book, contact Luisne:
T: 01 201 0001

Oil Painting & Pastel Course with Philip Gray, Galway
A Day with Philip Gray
Saturday 25 June 2011
A full day of tuition where Philip will introduce you to his world of creativity with a simple step-by-step approach to creating an inspirational work of art. During the day you will undertake the mediums of both pastel and oils and leave the day with two completed paintings.
Programme of the day:
10.00am Morning coffee/tea with an introduction to Philip’s inspiration and thought processes.
10.30am – 1pm Demonstration of creating an oil painting. Creating your own painting under Philip’s watchful eye and assistance.
1pm-1.30pm Light lunch served
1.30pm-3.30pm Demonstration of creating a pastel blindfolded. Creating your own painting in pastel using unique techniques.
3.30pm-4pm wrap up and discussion. You can have your paintings framed on location while you wait and go home and hang it immediately on the wall or surprise a friend with a most unique gift.
What to bring: some old clothes or overalls that you don’t mind getting dirty. Some baby wipes are good to bring also.
E120 includes all materials and lunch. Cost of framing your art work would be E35 per painting.
T: 091 556523

Call for Participants: IMMA Web Survey
IMMA has a growing online community and this survey seeks find out more about this community. Whether you are an avid tweeter or an e-bulletin subscriber, an internet novice or internet pro, we’d love to know what you think.
IMMA Web Survey:
The survey will only take 5 minutes to complete and participants will be entered into a draw with the chance to win a fully-illustrated Philip Taaffe catalogue.


Gordon & Mary, The Studio, Cong, County Mayo  

An exhibition of fabric art in the old dancehall next to the cafe at the waterside Cong every week-end - free admission. 


Telephone 0860259137 


Training in 21st Century Media . 

As a result of the interest received,  Aras Inis Gluaire are proposing to run the “Tús Maith” programme in Belmullet, as part of Tógra na Meáin, the North West Mayo Digital Media Initiative. 

“Tús Maith” is a part time programme to train participants in digital media skills such as film, editing, social media and the internet. The course aims to take the mystery out of video production, and to teach people how to tell their own stories and promote their projects in a compelling way to their own communities and to people throughout the world via the internet. Basic filming, production and technical skills will be taught, based on practical projects, which will provide participants with material which can be used in videos or for broadcast across various media platforms, on websites and widely distributed to communities in other ways.

The “Tús Maith” programme is suitable for anyone interested in:

·        Creating content for, and making an impact on the web

·        Enhancing a business website

·        Interested in new media as a career

No previous experience is necessary.  Participants on the programme will receive eight full days training commencing in June 2011.  Further information on “Tús Maith” is included in the attached word document.

The “Tús Maith” programme will be run subject to numbers, and is being subsidised by Greasán na Meáin and the Bellacorick Enterprise Fund.  The cost per participant will be €175, and must be paid in advance to Aras Inis Gluaire.  If you would like to register for this programme, please contact Ian Mac Aindriu tel (097) 81079 or mobile  (086) 8366214 or email  

The closing date for registration is Friday 17th June.  The first training sessions will be run on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.  Further training dates will be agreed in conjunction with participants, once the course commences


Irish Weekend on Clare Island | Seachtain na Gaeilge ar Oileáin Chliara

An Irish Weekend on Clare Island on the 24th 25th and 26th June

A weekend of fun with lots of music dance and gaelic football also a Treasure Hunt for the more adventurous

 For more information call 098/26525  

Deireadh Seachtain na Gaeilge ar Oileáin Chliara ar an 24ú 25ú 26ú Meitheamh.

Deireadh Seachtain spraoi trí Ghaeilge. Beidh ceol Rinci peile agus tóaiocht taisce

Chun tuilleadh eolais a fhail glaoigh ar 098/26525


The Visual Artists Ireland Daily - the perfect read over a cup of coffee
Having a quiet moment with a cup of coffee and want to catch up with events around the world?
Today, Visual Artists Ireland announced The Visual Artists Ireland Daily; the perfect way to catch up on world events when taking a moment out from the work day.
Combining news from the Visual Artists Ireland website with art world and other business news, The Visual Artists Ireland Daily is the ideal read.
The Visual Artists Ireland Daily is in addition to Visual Artists Ireland eBulletin that provides detailed news and opportunities for professional Visual Artists.  Combined with The Visual Artists News Sheet, the Visual Artists Ireland website, VAI Facebook, Twitter and Linked In pages, Visual Artists Ireland has continued to increase the number of ways that Visual Artists can keep up to date with what is current in the world around them.
Keep an eye open for an two more exciting new projects to be launched in September and October…  More details later in the year…

ACNI Seek Comments on Intercultural Arts Strategy
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland have published documents relating to their Intercultural Arts Strategy. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland recently ‘screened in’ the Intercultural Arts Strategy and has determined that the draft strategy needs to be submitted for a full Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA). An EQIA is a thorough and systematic analysis of a policy. Its purpose is to improve the work of the Arts Council by making sure we promote equality and do not discriminate.
The Screening document, Equality Impact Assessment and Draft Strategy can be obtained in multiple formats here:
The Arts Council welcomes comment on the strategy and its impact in respect of the nine categories of persons identified in the nine equality categories covered. The closing date for receipt of comments is: 6 September 2011. Please submit all comments on this report to Jacqueline Witherow at the address below. Comments will be accepted in any format.
Jacqueline Witherow, Policy Development Officer, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
MacNeice House, 77 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6AQ
T: 028 9038 5219
F: 028 9066 1715

PrettyvacanT Dublin: Open Call for Artists
We are looking for artists interested in working with and exhibiting with PrettyvacanT Dublin. The title for our forthcoming show is ‘Unused & Unloved’. We would like to consider work, either new or existing, examining concepts of neglect, desertion, abandonment, idleness or disuse, as borne out by the title. Artists also may choose to interpret the theme in a broad sense, or even re-contextualise individual words.
Set up in 2009 PrettyvacanT Dublin re-purposes vacant properties as temporary exhibition spaces for artists. To date we have organised 6 exhibitions across 4 locations, received 2,000 visitors and coverage in national press, radio and TV. We are not-for-profit organisation and as we are not in receipt of any funding, we may have to charge artists selected a hanging fee in order to cover costs.
Please send 3 – 6 images (jpegs preferably), current CV and statement to Louise at
Deadline: Monday 4 July 2011

Textile Artists Collective Call for New Members
Print Block is a collective of textile artists and designers working predominantly in the field of screen print. Print Block originated in 2010 to collaborate on exhibitions, to share information, to gain access to printing facilities in Dublin, and to elevate the medium of textiles within Ireland . At present we are looking to expand our membership and are looking for new members.
For full information please visit

The RHA Tony O’Malley Studio Residency
The RHA is delighted to offer the Tony O’Malley Studio Residency. This is a one-year residential studio award. The house and studio are situated in Callan town, Co Kilkenny, in the renovated home place of Tony O’ Malley. The house and studio are finished to the highest standards and offer a first-class facility for an artist to live and work in. The artist awarded the residency will have the exclusive use of the house and studio from January to December 2012, at a nominal cost of E250 per month plus utilities. This full-time residency is for an artist who works primarily in the medium of paint. The studio is not suitable for sculptors.
To apply for the residency, artists are asked to submit the following:
- A current CV.
- A cover letter detailing the proposed usage of the studio and a work plan outlining ideas for the residency.
- Up to 12 images of work, preferably presented in a printed format.
Applications should be sent to the Academy Co-ordinator by 29 July 2011.
Short listed applicants will be called for interview in late August.
Requests for further information should be directed to the Academy Co-ordinator, Ciara Timlin:
T: 01 6612558

IMA Museum Practitioners Forum
‘Blow Your Own Trumpet 2011′ at National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Friday 8 July 2011
The IMA Museum Practitioners’ Forum – ‘Blow Your Own Trumpet’ is the annual opportunity to hear from others in the Irish museums community about what they have done during the last year, sharing experience and engaging with others working in museums, galleries and cultural institutions. There is still time to offer a presentation (15 minutes long). If you have planned, developed, co-ordinated or run a programme, activity, guided tour, event or workshop that other museum professionals working with the public might be interested in then why not share your experiences with your colleagues in a relaxed, informal setting.
Programme: 10am – 4pm including presentations, workshop and exhibition tour
Workshop: Dr Catherine Morris, Trinity College Dublin and National Library of Ireland Cultural Coordinator.
For bookings contact the IMA Administrator, Katherine Scott:
T: +353 1 4120939

IRL: In Real Life Conference at IMOCA, Dublin
Registration for attendance at the upcoming IRL: In Real Life conference July 14 & 15 at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art [IMOCA] is now open; more information and register online at:
IRL 2011: In Real Life is an interdisciplinary dialogue between artists, scientists, engineers, socio-political activists, hackers and others pushing beyond the typical, stereotyped or engineered boundaries and limits to lifestyles, technologies, practices and systems to explore what is possible today. Plenary guest speakers for the 2-day conference held July 14 & 15 include trans-activist and writer Kate Bornstein  and Dr. Henrik Scharfe with his geminoid project, with an international panel of presenters from a wide background of fields.
Exhibition includes, among others: Roberto Cuoghi, Maurizio Anzeri, Conor McGarrigle, Ciara McMahon, Fergus o’Neill and participating artists from the IDIP project organized by Seanan Kerr. Journal: Call for Submissions is currently inviting submissions of project features, interviews or essays to be considered for publication in the next issue of the Practice Journal. Please email an abstract of your ideas to by Friday 17 June 2011. is the national network for artists working with children and young people.


Three-year PhD Scholarship: Music and Urban Regeneration

What role might music-related outreach initiatives play in the revitalization of urban communities?  How does music interact with other cultural practices in fostering community and renewal in the city? What form might an effective community outreach music project take? What methods might be used to assess the impact of such a project? These are some of the defining questions of an exciting new funded three-year PhD research project based in the Department of Music at University College Cork (UCC). This research will be interdisciplinary in scope, with methodologies potentially drawn from ethnography, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, cultural geography and the sociology of music.

Although the field of enquiry will be international in scope, the findings of the project are expected to enrich and inform the Department’s policies and plans for community outreach within Cork . In addition to engaging in research leading to the submission of a PhD thesis, the recipient will be expected to contribute to the administration of the Department’s Fuaim programme of public events and to the development and expansion of UCC-led music projects in the city of Cork .

One scholarship will be awarded, to the value of €20,000 per year for three years, with registration for PhD (or PhD track) beginning July 2011. Please note that the annual PhD fee of approximately €5,770 will be automatically deducted from the total value of the scholarship.

Applications are invited from candidates with academic qualifications appropriate for entry to doctoral- level research. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate experience in arts management and/or community-based music projects. Local knowledge of Cork is not an essential requirement. The minimum entry qualification for the PhD programme is a master’s degree. However, applicants without a master’s degree but with a primary degree awarded with First Hons or Upper-Second Hons (‘2H1’) are also encouraged to apply, because they would be eligible for registration on a ‘PhD track’. A candidate accepted for PhD track will be subject to a review within 12 to 18 months from the date of registration and may then, on the recommendation of the Head of Department and the supervisor(s) and with the approval of the College, transfer to the PhD.

Applicants are asked to submit (1) a comprehensive CV that details their experience and includes a list of their publications, dissertations, etc.; (2) a 1000-word research proposal outlining their engagement with the primary aims of the project. Proposals should address the following:

• Core research questions;

• Proposed investigative and analytical methodologies;

• Potential secondary research sources (including an appropriate bibliography).

The closing date for applications is 3 July 2011. Applications should be delivered by email to Ms

Carmel Daly at . Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Mel Mercier at  For information on the Department of Music, UCC, see

Please note that award of this scholarship will be made subject to the recipient then applying for and being accepted into UCC’s PhD programme through the Postgraduate Application Centre. There is a separate application process for the scholarship and the PhD programme itself. Programme application through the Postgraduate Application Centre should only be made once notification of the scholarship award has been received.

Department of Music

School of Music and Theatre

University College Cork, Ireland

American artist and printmaker Joel Feldman will give a one day printmaking workshop at Custom House Studios Westport Quay on Monday next June 20th 10.30 am – 4.30pm .

Joel Feldman is Professor Emeritus of printmaking in the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale .  He is recognized nationally for large-scale woodcuts, such as the one on offer at Art Over Easy, which are represented in such prestigious collections as the Allan Stone Collection, New York, the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, and the Mary and Leigh Block Galleries, Northwestern University He has held fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National

Endowment for the Arts, and done numerous residencies and over 75 visiting artist lectures and workshops. In recent years he has also produced manipulated photographs, such as his "Annotated Landscapes." In fall 2009 he completed a residency with Three Shadows Photography Center in Beijing, China . Recent exhibitions have included solo shows at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville and the Tuska Center for Contemporary Art in Lexington, and group shows in Beijing, Chicago, and Mobile . He is represented by Galerie Negulesco in Munich, Germany, and Swanson Reed Contemporary in Louisville . He currently lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky . For more, see

This one day seminar / course will explore approaches to block printmaking and drypoint, and will be of interest to artists in exploring the potential of printmaking in developing their work. Class will be workshop based and students will have an opportunity to commence and develop works.  Class takes place June 20th . / Class size restricted to five participants. / Pre-booking essential. 098-28735 . Fee € 20 per person.



Mitchelstown Literary Society, the organising committee of the above Conference, is pleased to announce the 2011 event will take place on the weekend of 15th July to 17th July 2011 in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork .

Further details: Liam Cusack, Secretary,

37 Upper Cork St., Mitchelstown, Co. Cork .

Tel: 025/84969 or 086/8248736 or

See: for full details.


Mary Immaculate College Announces New Masters in Education and The Arts (META)

The Department of Arts Education and Physical Education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick has just announced that it will run an exciting new postgraduate programme in Education and The Arts. The Masters in Education and the Arts (META) Programme will be offered on a part-time basis over two years.

This innovative programme is designed for practising teachers (both primary and secondary) who have a particular interest and aptitude in the arts and education, artists who specialise in educational practice and policymakers or administrators in the arts in education. The programme will have a collective arts approach i.e. it is neither an integrated arts programme nor a programme in any specific discipline. It will seek to look to the issues, practices and theories that underpin music, visual arts, dance, drama and literature in education.

Applicants will normally hold a 2.2 honours degree (at level 8) with a major subject/component in one of the following areas: education, visual art, music, drama & theatre studies, dance, creative writing.

A range of modules will be offered in year one, examining both practice and theory. They will be offered via a summer school, an online module and weekday evening classes in Mary Immaculate College . Year two of the programme will consist primarily of research and the completion of a dissertation.

This course offers a fresh and imaginative approach to arts education for curriculum leaders and artists interested in education. Course co-ordinator, Dorothy Morrissey, of the Department of Arts Education and Physical Education at MIC, said on behalf of her department, ‘We’re delighted to be offering this innovative programme.’

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, is a third level College of Education and the Liberal Arts, which promotes excellence in teaching, learning and research.

The appeal of the META programme is evident from the enthusiastic and positive feedback it has received to date:  “Sounds fantastic and I hope to be applying shortly,” “I think it is a wonderful idea and I wish you every success with it. The Arts are all too often overlooked in education” and “I think there will be great interest in this programme. I, for one, would love to hear more about it!”

For further information on the META Programme, please contact:

The Graduate Office at MIC: 061 204556 or

For application forms see:


Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland - June 16 Cork City

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts is working in partnership with Voluntary Arts Ireland (VAI) to host an all island of Ireland symposium : Arts and Civil Society in Cork City (proposed for Oct 13+14, 2011).

Kevin Murphy of VAI and Create would welcome your thoughts and contributions to the shaping of this event in order that it is of use to the sector - to build resilience and networks between participative and collaborative arts practitioners and the community and voluntary sectors.

We would like to share ideas and thoughts re the programme with everyone on Thursday June 16th from 2-5pm at the arts organisation Camden Palace Hotel on Camden Quay, Cork  and would be delighted if you are able to attend...

This is an open planning event so please do circulate to people you think would be interested in contributing ideas, but please notify Create of who is attending. 

Tel:(+353 -1)473 6600

Fax:(+353 -1)473 6599

Return of Members’ Contact Listings on Visual Artists Ireland website
As part of our on-going development, we are pleased to announce the return of a long missed feature to our website. We are re-introducing the ability for members of Visual Artists Ireland to list their website and contact details. Already we have had over 150 members listings added to the site with another hundred being processed at the moment.
To add your listing, simply follow this link and enter your details. Items marked with an * are obligatory fields. As with all public forums, we advise caution on the amount of detail that you provide.
Available to Visual Artists Ireland members only, once you have entered your details, these will be verified and your listing approved. The details will then go live on our website. In the listing you will be able to feature details of the disciplines in which you work; details of your practice, and contact details.  Your email address will not be displayed, but the site gives viewers the possibility of making contact with you through your profile page.
This is one of many features and new services that we will announce over the coming months, in answer to comments and feedback from our membership.
If you are not a member, or wish to renew your membership, then follow the instructions on our site.

Minister Deenihan Advertises for Board Members
Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has published an advert on the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht website seeking expressions of interest in future vacancies for Board members on the Boards of the National Gallery of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre and the Irish Film Board.
The advert seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for non-executive positions on the Boards of the National Gallery of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre and the Irish Film Board. The advert can be seen on the website of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
Minister Deenihan said: “this is an exciting opportunity for suitable and experienced people to help shape the future of these wonderful institutions. We are seeking to widen the pool of suitable candidates for consideration for appointment to these bodies.”
Interested persons should state the Board(‘s) they wish to be considered for appointment to, their area of expertise, relevant experience and qualifications, and also set out clearly any actual or potential conflicts of interest if they were to be appointed to a Board.
The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies:
includes a description of the role and responsibilities of Directors. The Minister may appoint persons from outside the expressions of interest received in response to this advertisement.
Expressions of interest should be sent by email to or in writing to Tadhg O’Shea, Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, New Road, Killarney, County Kerry to be received no later than 5pm, Friday 8 July 2011.

Wandesford Quay Limited, Cork City Seeks Caretaker
Wandesford Quay Ltd was set up by Cork City Council in 2000 to facilitate two visual arts work spaces, Cork Printmakers and Backwater Artists Group, in a heritage building right in the heart of Cork City . Cork City Council allocated the management of the building to an independent company, Wandesford Quay Ltd., which is comprised of a board of nine people; representing Cork City Council, Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers. In addition to the studio/workshop spaces, there is also a commercial/arts space within the complex (currently rented by CIT Crawford College of Art & Design).
The ideal candidate should possess:
Experience working in a similar role. Duties will include maintaining very high standards of cleaning, security and maintenance of the building premises. Must have handyperson skills; carpentry skills are highly desirable. Must have a practical ability to problem-solve and use own initiative and be able to organise, prioritise and complete tasks efficiently. To work effectively as part of a building shared by three arts organisations is also necessary. People skills are a must. An interest in the arts is desirable but not essential. References will be sought. The job involves 30 hours work per week.
For further information and/or a detailed job description please contact:
The Chairperson, Wandesford Quay Ltd Board, Wandesford Quay, Clarkes Bridge, Cork .
T: 021 432 2422
Deadline for applications: Friday 8 July 2011.

Apollo Gallery, Dublin Seek Part-Time Gallery Assistant
The Apollo Gallery are currently seeking a gallery assistant for a part time job position. We are looking for an Enthusiastic person to join our team. Excellent People Skills, fluent English and training or experience in art and sales/retail required. Experience using Nitrosell Store Operations Systems (POS and Store Operations Manager) will be of additional benefit.
To submit, please email your CV to or directly into The Apollo Gallery, 51/c

Dawson Street, Dublin
Deadline: Friday 8 July 2011

RDS Student Art Awards 2011: Deadline 17 June
The 2011 RDS Student Art Awards prize fund of E16,100 is comprised of the awards and prizes listed below. Each award has specific terms and conditions which must be complied with. Entries to the RDS Student Art Awards will be judged by a panel formed by an RDS nominated judge; a National Gallery of Ireland nominated judge and a Royal Hibernian Academy nominated judge.
RDS Taylor Art Award E5,000
RDS James White Award for Drawing E3,300
RDS Printmaking Award E3,300
R.C. Lewis-Crosby Award for Painting E3,000
Freyer Award E1,500
Peter O’Kane Solo Exhibition at Cavanacor Gallery
Full details are available at
For further information, please contact:
Ms Sarah Ross, Arts, RDS Foundation Department, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
T: +353 (0) 1 240 7255
Deadline: 17 June 2011 Film Competition presents ‘Inspire a Generation’. A film competition to promote positive attitudes to mental health. Individuals are asked to create a short film or animation (90–180 secs) exploring mental health topics, and how we can get through tough times.
The competition has two stages:
1. Submit a brief on proposed video, including a storyboard of scenes. Briefs will be reviewed by judging panel based on message interpretation, creativity and production plan.
2. The successful submissions will be invited to produce their video project. These teams will then compete for the prizes outlined below.
Films will be featured on, accredited to the film-maker.
1. E2,000 and an internship with leading Irish Advertising Agency Cawley-Nea
2. E1,000
3. E500
Who can enter: Individuals aged 18+ who are resident in Ireland . This competition is best suited to film or animation graduates with experience in developing short multi-media pieces.

Deadline for submission of initial proposals to 30 June 2011
Closing date for invited film submissions: 1 September 2011
Awards: October 2011

WHAT: Call for Expressions of Interest
‘Body Conscious’ – Call for Expression of Interest from artists
The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is one of Ireland’s leading Arts and Health programmes based in Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH). We host four exhibitions of contemporary art a year in WRH including exhibitions with a healthcare focus. WHAT is concerned with all the various meeting points of the world of Health and the world of Art, and, in this regard, there can be few greater shared concerns than the body.
We would like to hear from artists who are exploring the body as subject matter with a view to curating a series of exhibitions from 2012 – 2017 under the title ‘Body Conscious’. We are looking for more than observational studies. We are interested in fresh perspectives on the body, possibly but not necessarily based on personal experience of illness and treatment, that have the potential to generate dialogue within the health field.
Please send five captioned jpegs of relevant artwork, including work in progress, a one-page artist’s CV and a short artist’s statement outlining your artistic interest in this subject (max 200 words) to Mary Grehan at the address below or email to to arrive no later than Wednesday 31 August 2011.
Please post a stamped addressed envelope if you wish to have your material returned to you.
Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Waterford Regional Hospital ,
Dunmore Road, Waterford

T: 051 842664
Deadline: 31 August 2011

The Fold: The Future - Open Call
The Future – Open Call
Submissions are sought from final year and postgraduate art students for the next issue of The Fold; which will explore the theme of ‘The Future’. Submissions can be visual documentation of artworks, written responses, drawings, photography or digital images. Successful submissions will be included in the next edition of The Fold alongside invited artists work. The Fold is an occasional publication that gathers artists together on the ‘space of the page’ to consider a particular issue of theme. The publication will be circulated this autumn as part of an exhibition / event that will take place in Dun Laoghaire.
Further information on theme and previous Folds at:
Submission Guidelines:
Submissions should be sent on CD (images should be no smaller than 5-6mb in file size or larger and saved as 300 dpi CMYK files).
Written submissions should be up to 500 words max and saved as Microsoft word files
A hard copy of each entry (eg. thumbnails of images, prints out of text) with captions, artist names and contact details) needs to be included with entry.
Entries should include name email address and telephone number.
Closing date for submissions: Thursday 30 June 2011
Send submissions to: The Fold, C/O The Blackchurch Studio Temple Bar Dublin 2

Craft Fair 11 at Glucksman Gallery: Call for Participants
Craft Fair 11 at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery – Call for participants
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery will host its annual craft fair in November 2011. Craft Fair 11 will be officially opened on Friday 4 November and will be open to the public until Sunday 6 November.
The Glucksman invites all interested craft makers to submit an application to participate in the event. The application should consist of:
• A completed application form
• Portfolio of Images
• Provisional inventory with a description of crafts for sale to include retail prices
Application forms can be downloaded from the Glucksman website:
Applications can be made by post, marked for the attention of Catherine McEntee, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork or by email to no later than 1 July 2011.

Call for Submissions: Revolver Programme at Wexford Arts Centre
Wexford Arts Centre has developed a new strand to its exhibition programme. Through the Revolver Programme, artists and curators are invited to apply for solo and/or group exhibitions with particular emphasis placed in receiving submissions for curated group shows. A panel of suitable qualified persons will oversee the selection of exhibitions and we would encourage collectives, groups or studios to apply. Submissions will be considered on the basis of artistic merit and with consideration of the wider remit of Wexford Arts Centre’s visual arts programme. Auxiliary events such as artist/ curator talks will be encouraged and coordinated to coincide with the exhibitions.
The Revolver programme will also be open to artists from South West Wales under the Coracle – Wales Ireland Interreg collaboration project. The Coracle programme aims to provide opportunities to exchange expertise and ideas between creative & cultural arts practitioners, academics and students. Coracle’s broader aim is to maximize the economic, social and cultural value of the creative and cultural arts to the regions of South West Wales and South East Ireland.
Exhibitions will run in one month periods throughout 2011/12 starting in December of this year and whilst Wexford Arts Centre will provide administration, promotion, and curation and technical assistance, there is a nominal charge to help cover the costs of running the galleries.
Upper gallery: E160.00 (E40.00 per week per four week exhibition run)
Lower gallery: E240.00 (E60.00 per week per four week exhibition run – costs can be shared if you are selected for group exhibition).
Submissions must be emailed to and include the following:
1) An up to date CV with primary residence noted;
2) A statement about your work detailing themes, working methods and medium – 300 word limit;
3) A proposal in relation to the body of work which you intend to exhibit – 350 word limit;
4) Examples of work to date i.e. documentation in the form of 10 jpeg images. Full details for each image are required, i.e. title, medium, measurements, date of work. One copy of film, video or audio work can be sent by post marked as REVOLVER Programme.
For full details, contact

Call for Submissions: Group Show at MadArt Gallery, Dublin
MadArt Gallery is looking for creative modern artists to take a part in a group modern painting show ‘Pink Pink Pink’. The exhibition will take a place from 1 – 15 September 2011. Opening reception will be Thursday 1 September, 6pm – 8.30pm. The theme of works is free. We accept any type of modern professional painting.
The final date for sending submissions is 14 August 2011. The MadArt Gallery will contact chosen artist asap. Please send 5 images of your works and short biographical note to
There is no entrance fee. For artists chosen for exhibition there will hanging fee of E30. The MadArt Gallery does not apply commission on works sold during the exhibition. Chosen works have to be framed if they are on paper or board. There is no need to frame works done on canvas.

126, Artist Run Gallery: Call for Submissions 2012
126, Artist-run gallery, is currently accepting proposals its 2012 artistic program. 126 values work that is risk-taking, experimental, in-progress, and otherwise not normally represented by commercial galleries or established institutions. The gallery seeks to present a diverse program, ranging from established to emerging artists, from international to local practitioners and from conventional to new medias.
If you would like to be considered, please send a concise proposal, an up-to-date CV and no more than 10 images of recent work.
Proposals may be sent by email to:
or in the case of hard copy proposals, may be sent to:
126, Artist-run Gallery,
Queen St,
Galway, Ireland
(Please enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of proposals, and all images should be on on CD that is Mac compatible)
T: +353 91 569871

Musicians & Sound Artists: Call For Submissions
The Joinery is programming slots for its autumn / winter live events schedule. All genres / types / abstractions welcome. We are seeking musicians and sound artists that operate in the unorthodox. The Joinery strives to provide a platform for a broad and eclectic line-up of acts and audiences. Submit with links to your audio. Successful applicants will be invited to perform on a bill consisting of two to three acts. Joinery live events are run as profit-shares between venue and performers.
Contact Will at:
Closing date for submissions is mid-July.

Stained Glass Weekend Workshop, Mayo
25 & 26 June 2011, 10am – 4:30pm.
Teaching the basics of Stained Glass panel making. From cutting the glass to copper foiling or leading it back together. Including soldering and use of tools. A hobby for everyone and a possible livelihood for some. We usually have fun and people report that they have had a great ‘time out’ from their ordinary world. All materials included. Booking essential.
The Glasshouse, the Quay, Westport, Co Mayo
T: 0877981123

One Day Stained Glass Workshop, Leitrim
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
Saturday 18 June 2011, 11am – 4pm.
As part of the on-going education programme at The Dock, we will be holding a one day adult workshop in the safe – and creative – use of stained glass. By the end of the day you will have created your own piece of stained glass art work. Open to everyone, so no previous experience required. Cost for the day is E65, with materials and light lunch included.
For more information or to book contact Colette Langan on 086 1003580.


Hawk’s Well iYeats Poetry Competition – Important Prize Update

With just two and a half weeks left to the closing date for the third iYeats Poetry Competition, the Hawk’s Well Theatre is delighted to announce that due to the phenomenal number of entries received to date, the first prize for the competition will now be an iPad 2. 

The theme of the iYeats Poetry Competition 2011 is “I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood, sex and the dead” - William Butler Yeats. 2011 judges are Gerald Dawe & Enda Wyley.

There are two categories in the competition including General and Emerging Talent for poets from the 16 - 25 age group. Up to four poems may be entered online only for this national and international competition. Closing date is Sunday 26th June.

Prize giving and a public reading of the shortlisted poets will take place in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Wednesday 27th July during the annual Yeats International Summer School 2011.

For full details of the competition and to enter online go to

Terms and Conditions

·        Only online entries will be accepted. 

·        Entries must be in Word format (Word 97 - 2003) and attached to the online entry form.

·        The iYeats Emerging Talent Award is open to all 16 – 25 year olds.

·        Entry fee: €5 per poem

·        General category: First prize: an iPad 2 with Wi-Fi & 3G, 16GB, black.

·        Emerging Talent category: First Prize: €300            

·        Ten highly commended awards.

·        Only one prize per entrant.

·        All prize winners will have their poems published on the Hawk’s Well Theatre website and will be offered the chance to read their work at an informal ceremony on Wednesday 27th July during the 2011 Yeats International Summer School.

For more information contact Mary Clarke on 00 353 (0) 71 916 1518 or at

Hawk’s Well Theatre,

Temple Street, Sligo, Ireland

Tel: ++ 353 (0) 71 916 1518


Studio / Office Manager, D-lightstudios

Deadline:          Unspecified 

Category:        Job


A Studio / Office Manager is required to assist with the day to day running of a busy studio space in Dublin's North Inner City. The position is full time Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm.  We welcome candidates with a creative flair and fresh approaches to problem solving, office workflow and business efficiency.
Duties involve office administration -including written and online correspondence, social media and telecommunication-, basic bookkeeping and accounts, studio bookings and events coordination and facilitation, marketing, PR, studio and office  maintenance and client hospitality.
To Apply: Please email to address above with your CV and a detailed cover note attached.


Artistic Director Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 

Deadline:         20 June

Category:         Job


Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, one of Ireland's leading cultural events, is seeking to appoint an Artistic Director/CEO following the completion of Loughlin Deegan's successful 5 year term.
The new Artistic Director/CEO will be a dynamic cultural leader capable of guiding a thriving organisation through the next stage of its development, building on the notable success of recent Festivals and the increased international profile of the event.
Working with the staff and Council of the Festival, the Artistic Director/CEO will programme a world-leading annual celebration of the performing arts in Dublin whilst assuming overall responsibility for the smooth financial and logistical delivery of each Festival.  The Artistic Director/CEO will be an experienced theatre programmer or artistic director with at least three years artistic and administrative experience at a senior level in an arts organisation.
Contract:         The new Artistic Director/CEO will be contracted for an initial period of three years to programme the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Festivals. This contract may be subject to renewal at the discretion of the Council.
Salary:             Commensurate with experience.
Briefing Document: A detailed Applicant Briefing Document is available on request from Sarah Durcan/ who will administer the application process on behalf of the Council, in strictest confidence.


Applications are being invited for the position of Kerry Film Festival Director

Kerry Film Festival is looking for a new full-time Festival Director. The role of the Kerry Film Festival Director is to maximise the impact of Kerry Film Festival. The new director will be charged with leading Kerry Film Festival forward and will have ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the festival including its planning, programming, marketing and financial well being.

The Kerry Film Festival Director will be employed in the Kerry Film Festival office in The Windmill, Blennerville, Tralee. This is a full-time position and salary will be in the region of 30K per annum.

A full job spec is available via email from

To apply please send a CV and cover letter via email to by July 1st citing KFF Director Position in the subject heading.

A short list of applicants will be drawn up and interviews will take place on Friday July 8th. Interviewees will be asked to present a 10 minute presentation on “The Future of Kerry Film Festival” at interview. The presentation will be followed by a 30 minute interview.


N8 Fermoy/Mitchelstown Public Art Commission

Cork County Council invites outline proposals for a Public Art Commission arising from the construction of the new M8 Fermoy to

Mitchelstown Road
, as section of the M8 Scheme. The Council is seeking to commission a permanent sculpture, within a budget of €60,000 that responds to its specific surroundings and is in keeping with the general guidance for this commission. For further information see:  eTenders

Commission briefing documents may also be downloaded from the public art information section of Cork County Council arts webpage:

Closing date for stage 1 submissions is 16.00 hrs Friday July 8th

Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer, Cork County Council

Tel 021 4346210



The Irish Residential Studio Award 2011-2012

The Red Stables Artists’ Studios, St Anne’s Park, Dublin 3

Every July, Dublin City Council invites applications for the Irish Artists’ Residential Studio Award. This highly sought after award is intended to support an emerging Irish visual artist at an early stage of their professional practice and runs from November 2011 to November 2012.

The Award includes:

-          Studio and living accommodation at nominal rent of €200 per month for a one-year period (includes light & heating costs);

-          Inclusion in Exhibition Programme at The LAB,

Foley Street, Dublin

-          Administrative and curatorial support through Dublin City Council’s Arts Office;

-          Wireless broadband internet access.

To apply for the Irish Residential Studio Award 2011 please send a cover letter

detailing the proposed usage of the studio and a work plan outlining

ideas for the residency; current Curriculum Vitae; documentation of

work; and any special requirements, for example in terms of Access. 

Applications should be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2011 to Victoria Kearney, Dublin City Council Arts Office, The LAB,

Foley Street, Dublin

T. 01 222 7843

(No email applications please)


The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition

An international short fiction competition run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, is currently open for submissions. Winners will be published in a journal which has previously showcased Haruki Murakami, Colm Toibin, Patrick Galvin and Tania Hershman amongst many other respected literary figures. The winner of the first prize will receive €1,500 (*approx USD $2000/ GBP £1300), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat. Second Prize is €500 and publication in Southword. Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120. *Currency exchange amounts via, calculated 11.04.11

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition dedicated to one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Fiction Festival (14-18 September 2011). The deadline is 31 July 2011 and this year's judge is author & Fish International Short Story Prize recipient, Ian Wild. Entrants may contact Jennifer at with any queries they may have.

More information, including submission guidelines, may be found on our website: or via our Facebook group:!/group.php?gid=378936538872

Southword Literary Journal (where the winning poem will be published):


The Beara Writing Experience

To mark the changes in the year, The Beara Writing Experience runs writing workshop retreats to coincide with the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolg, Bealtaine and Lughnasa.  In the vast quietness of the Beara Peninsula, you become aware of the rhythm of the year.

Lughnasa Writing Retreat 5-7 August 2011 Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat

Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

The next writing workshop retreat from The Beara Writing Experience will take place around the festival of Lughnasa, which marked the year’s turning.   Looking backwards, Lughnasa was a presentation of the first fruits; looking forward, it marked the earth’s slow decline to winter. 

Beginning and experienced writers alike will find new perspectives and inspiration by being fostered and encouraged in the beauty and tranquility of the Beara Peninsula.  For booking, and rates, contact Sue at .


The 2011 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries! Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, photographers, writers and poets to submit their work into the Creative Works Competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across the disciplines and welcomes entries from artists working in all the artistic mediums, including sculpture, textiles, photography, ceramics, paint, digital art and more!

  • The Competition has three categories, Artwork & Photography, Poetry and Fiction.  

  • Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.

  • Winners of each category receive £500 prize money plus other prizes (?570).

  • Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (?11).

  • The entry fee allows the submission of 2 images, 2 poems or 2 short stories.  

  • The deadline for submissions is the 31st August 2011.

  • More guidelines on how to submit can be found online at

Further Information: W :


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

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