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Artist's Studio Available at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

Studios at The Dock 2011Artist studio available to rent for twelve-month duration commencing immediately.Fees for the studios are 30 euro per week which includes utilities. Studios are unfurnished and have 24 hour access and measure 2.9m x 6m and 5.35 x 4m. Applicants should note that the studios are not residential.

Application CriteriaApplicants need to demonstrate a professional practice as a visual artist.Applications should include a CV and a letter of interest. Support materials (outlined below) should be sent by post. Letters of recommendation by a mentor or colleague are advised.Full applications or additional documentation may be sent via post to:

Claire Mc Aree, Visual Arts Co-ordinator , The Dock, Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 1 June 2011T: 071 96 508 28




Call for Studio Membership: Engage Studios, Galway

Engage Art Studios has put out an open call for Studio Membership applications. Engage Art Studios is an artist-run studio space in Galway city centre. Founded in 2004, Engage supports contemporary artists in a professional environment.Engage provides an atmosphere of creativity, production, inspiration and opportunity for working artists in the Galway area. The unique studio space is on the top floors of the old Cathedral Building on the corner of Middle and Abbeygate Streets.Engage Art Studio Membership is for an individual or shared studio space. There are 13 private studios (separate locking door) with 24 hour access, natural and artificial lighting, common exhibition and social space, sinks, ventilation, storage and wireless internet.  The building is safe and well lit and Engage Members enjoy access to a fully outfitted computer lab,the office, digital equipment for checkout, a profile on our website, Lorg Printmakers, open studios events and participation in shows and events at Engage’s nearby gallery and project space, the Niland Gallery, throughout the year.

Studios vary in size and are priced, by the square foot, between E90-260 with the largest studios being shared. All studios require a 1 month deposit. Engage is not a residential studio space.

Apply for a Studio Membership by emailing up to 10 medium sized images, a current CV and letter of intent. Engage advertises annually for submissions from professional working artists. A peer-based selection committee will review the applications.


Artist's Studio & Residence for Rent, Leitrim

Short term rental available June 2011 – May 2012, reasonable rent, utilities included, peaceful spot, 20 minutes from The Dock, Carrick on Shannon. Studio: 30ft x 20ft x 16ft tall, newly built, underfloor heating, natural light. Accommodation: Lovely restored traditional cottage (sleeps 5), cosy, quiet, fantastic views, nearby fishing/hill walking.T: 087 7669622 E:


Limerick Printmakers Open Submission Print Show

Limerick Printmakers Open Submission Print Show will be held on 14th July 2011. We are calling all artists who make original prints..etching, litho, collograph, monoprint, silkscreen, woodblock, digital print and photography as well as installations and non traditional print. Work can include other media, as long as there is an element of printmaking within the work. Deadline for submissions is Friday July 1st and Saturday 2nd 11am to 4pm for hand delivered applications, and Saturday 4pm for postal applications...exhibition opens 14th July and runs for 3 weeks.

Application forms for this years annual open submission print show are now online at  read through carefully as some things have changed

For more information contact: 061


Ballina Arts Centre - Exhibitions Programme 2012

Applications are invited for the 2012 visual arts exhibition programme at the redeveloped Ballina Arts Centre in Co. Mayo.

Ballina Arts Centre is fast becoming one of the ‘must-visit’ gallery spaces in the west and north-west region, with recent exhibitions including ‘Hughie O’Donoghue: North Mayo Retrospect’, Altered Images, ‘Jack B Yeats & the West of Ireland’, as well as numerous Irish artists such as Maria McKinney, Niall Kerrigan, Susan Tiger and many more

Individual & group submissions, across all media are welcome.

Applicants should provide the following:

4        Up to 10 visual examples of their work *

(photographs, slides, digital images on CD will all be accepted)

5        Current Curriculum Vitae and Artist’s Statement

6        Any other supporting material

An external, independent panel will assess applications.

Applications to arrive by 4pm, Friday 29th July 2011, to:

Visual Art 2012, Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo

(Please enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of visuals.)

For further information, please contact Ballina Arts Centre, T: +353 (0)96 73593, E:

Submissions will not be accepted by email.


Call for Submissions: Craft Exhibition at The Braid Museum & Arts Centre

Craft Northern Ireland and the Crafts Council of Ireland have designated 2011 as Year of Craft. During the month of August The Braid Museum and Art Centre will be celebrating this through a variety of events including a craft exhibition which will showcase the very best of craft in County Antrim.We would like to invite all craft makers living and working in Co. Antrim or from Co. Antrim to take part in this exhibition. Both emerging and established craft makers/ applied artists are welcome to apply. All craft forms will be considered.Your submission should include:- A CV which includes contact details, details of previous exhibitions, commissions and awards- An artist’s statement about the proposed work and dimensions of the work- 2 high resolution images of work to be selected- If you require return of images please submit a stamped addressed envelope

A short-listing of entries will apply and selections will be made according to our selection criteria:- Innovative use of materials and aesthetic vision- High standards of technical skill and design- Unique style/ signature of the individual makerTo take part in the exhibition please submit before 4pm on 10 June 2011 to:

Tríona White Hamilton, Assistant Curator, The Mid Antrim Museum at the Braid, 1-29 Bridge St, Ballymena, BT435EJ

T: 02825657161



Call for Submissions: An Tostal Art 2011, Leitrim

This year as An Tóstal celebrates it 59th year. We are pleased to announce that Art section of the An Tóstal which has been a part of the An Tóstal for many decades will this year be staged as a showcase for the regions creativity. Thomas G. Flynn a local architect, based in Drumcong, a previous winner at An Tóstal on many occasions during his school days hopes his sponsorship of ‘An Tóstal Art’ will help establish it as an integral part of the annual festivities. Giving encouragement to young artists & showcasing the creative artistic talents of not just the surrounding locality, but the wider region. The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 7pm on Friday 3 June followed by a wine reception.The art exhibition is open to all ages & all types of visual art from drawing, painting, printing, mixed media to sculpture, ceramics & glass. Category 2 is for artists aged 18 & upwards. There is an entry fee of E5 per piece (max 3 pieces). Submissions for the exhibition will be received at the exhibition space on Saturday 28 May between 12 noon & 4pm.Prizes: 18 & upwards category E250 for art work judged best in exhibition. The Prizes winners will be announced & presented with there prize on the Sunday evening after the parade. The Judging panel is made up of the sponsor & three invited artists based in County Leitrim: Marie Lee, Carmel Baker & Helen Pinoff.Please see for full terms and conditions.


The Picture Works Annual Art Competition

This the 3rd year of our annual art competition. The competition is open to all and is free to enter. 1st prize is a cheque for E500 as well as a City Card campaign worth over E9,000 and and i-Site campaign worth over E16,000.

City Cards are the free postcards you see in cafes and bars across Ireland. We have 300 racks and the winner will get 50,000 postcards of their winning image printed and distributed across Ireland. i-Sites are A1 poster sites in pub across Ireland and we have 1000 of them. The prize will provide great exposure to the winning artist.

Second prize will be chosen from a shortlist of 11 runners-up. The images will be put online and the public will vote for their favourite. The winner will also receive a City Card campaign of 50,000 postcards as well as an i-Site campaign of their winning images.

Only one entry per person is permitted.Deadline for entries: 21 June 2011, 12 noon.


Call for submissions for The Gallery at Mountmellick Library

Call for submissions for The Gallery at Mountmellick Library, Mountmellick, County Laois.

Calling all artists working in any and all materials, media, styles, genres, themes and concepts to submit proposals for exhibitions for The Gallery at the newly opened library in Mountmellick. The Gallery aims to provide exhibition space to local, national and international artists. Submissions are welcome from new and emerging artists as well as established artists. The Gallery is part of the innovative new library which was opened recently by Laois County Council. Housed in a public building, the Gallery offers an exciting opportunity for artists to bring their work to a new audience.

Offering three interlinked but separate spaces, the Gallery encompases almost 80m2 of exhibition space.

Artists wishing to apply should download an application form and guidelines from

T: 057 8644572E:


Arts & Cultural Projects at SHE-D, Dublin

SHE-D is looking for new members with innovative ideas to join its growing collective of creative voices in Dublin’s inner city. We are a centre with a strong environmental, holistic and creative, community focus. Current activities range from from photography, dance, workshops, cinema, cultural exchange, kitchen, garden, music and movement.We are looking for artists, facilitators, technicians, curious creatives to join SHE-D. We offer a friendly open space with support for new members and groups. We invite you to come along and visit this unique cultural centre. You can become a member of the collective and avail of the facilities and take part in, assist and develop the cultural, creative dialogue with like-minded artists.

If you have an idea for a workshop/event or if you want to see what we do, please get in touch or pop in this week for a visit: SHE-D, 43 Gardiner Lane, Dublin 1.

T: 0877954727



Claremorris Open Exhibition (COE) – Call for submissions

Submissions are currently being sought for the forthcoming Claremorris Open Exhibition (COE). This year's exhibition carries a prize fund of €8,000 and will be curated by Chris Hammond, Director MOT International.

From its humble beginnings in a school gym, the Claremorris Open Exhibition has evolved into one of the premier events on the Irish visual arts calendar. Founded in 1978, COE has served as a showcase for the very best in contemporary art, both Irish and international.

As both a competition and event the exhibition has proven to be fluid in nature, adapting to the constantly evolving nature of contemporary art and the changing contexts in which it takes place. From a traditional, gallery-based exhibition of painting and sculpture to a site-based, multimedia showcase of all that is exciting, challenging, weird and wonderful, COE has consistently remained a vital force in Irish art.

Both as a consequence of and a compliment to the consistently high standard of work showcased in the exhibition, COE has become renowned, both far and wide, for the calibre of curators seeking the pleasure of serving as both adjudicator and curator of the event. Indeed, the list of past curators serves as a roll call of some of the most highly regarded curators from both Ireland and the U.K. We believe that maintaining such a high standard in the selection of our curators has played an important role in ensuring the continuing high standard and success of the exhibition.

As we continue to strive towards bringing the most exciting, diverse, challenging and interesting contemporary art to the west of Ireland, we invite you to join us on our journey. Your journey may only be starting here; we hope it brings you to Claremorris next September.

Closing date for submissions is Friday, June 3rd. The selected works will be exhibited for three weeks in September, during which time the prize winners will be selected.


Tel: 087 6680107


Call for Entries: International Print Biennale 2011

The 2011 Print Awards is an open submission prize for British and international printmakers which encourages a broad spectrum of artists to gain exposure and exhibit with other leading artists in their field. The 2011 Print Awards is the centrepiece of the 2011 International Print Biennale.The International Print Biennale was created by Northern Print in 2009 as the first major project in the UK for 20 years concentrated on the diversity of contemporary printmaking. The aim is to reward and promote excellence through showcasing the very best in new British and international printmaking through an extensive programme in Newcastle Gateshead of exhibitions, events, activities and an international symposium. With over 95,000 visitors this inaugural Biennale was a huge success and we are delighted to announce the 2nd International Print Biennale.The 2011 Print Awards are open to all artists whose work encounters print. Works in any medium will be considered and is not restricted to 2 or 3 dimensional works.A panel of eminent artists, printmakers and curators will select approximately 40 artists to exhibit across major venues in Newcastle Gateshead. Exhibitions of the selected works will be shown at the Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery and Northern Print from 17 September to 19 November 2011.Artists are asked to submit a current CV, Artist’s statement and a maximum of 10 images. Entry fee is GBP25 or E30.Deadline for Entries: 6 June 2011

For further details and to apply please

For more information please contact Parker Harris on:T: +44 (0)1372 462 190E:


Moxie Studios: Call for Proposals

Moxie Studios is pleased to announce a new subsidized exhibition platform, and to put forth a call for exhibition proposals in the PLANE / SITE Galleries at Moxie Studios off Baggot Street in Dublin 2. Exceptional submissions will be offered waived gallery fees and related sponsorship packages as deemed fit.

Please send proposals for 2011-2012 to post applications will be accepted or returned.



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 poets and writers as well as artists working in any medium, 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 (apx. â,¬570) plus other prizes.

·      Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (apx. â,¬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


Artists-Led Exhibition Opportunity

To celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Cill Rialaig, former Cill Rialaig residents and other interested artists are invited to express their interest in participating in a series of artist-led exhibitions in partnership with the Urban Retreat Gallery in Dublin.For further information, contact or 01 478 5159.


Call for Submissions: Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards

The Mill Cove Gallery, Cork are calling for submissions for the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards. Submissions must be original and of a high standard, both in presentation and content. The work should not have been previously exhibited and created within the last 2 years.Submission forms must be accompanied by photographs/CD (digital images) of the actual work with 2-3 images of each piece. Up to 3 works may be submitted. The submission fee is €10 for one piece, €18 for two pieces and €25 for three pieces, payable by cheque or postal order.Forms must be completed and returned with images and fees to John Goode, Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, County Cork on or before 14 May 2011. Submission forms may be downloaded from the website but cannot be submitted online.

T: 02770393E:

Deadline: 14 May 2011


Apollo Gallery: Call for Submissions

The Apollo Gallery, Dublin, is currently accepting painter submissions. Please forward images of work / artist cv / website information to

T: 01 6712609


Call for Submissions: Via Firenze Gallery, Bray

Calling all artists working in any and all materials, media, styles, genres, themes and concepts to submit proposals for our 2011 exhibition programme. Submissions are welcome from new and emerging artists as well as established artists. There will be a non-returnable submission fee of E10 per submission. If selected to exhibit there will be a charge of E50 per week, this fee will go towards PR, marketing, the catalogue and invitations. We take 20% commission on work sold during the exhibition. The gallery is located in a well established jewellers on the Main Street in Bray.

For further information please contact


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.


Art and Poetry Competition - Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland is a national organisation promoting rights Independence dignity and equality for people with intellectual disabilities. This year we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary.  We want to use our anniversary as an opportunity to highlight the achievements of people with intellectual disabilities and the huge untapped potential they have.  As part of our celebrations we want to showcase their creative and artistic talents, which we believe, at its best, is worthy of National audiences.

We are holding an Art and Poetry Competition with a difference.  The Art Competition will be adjudicated by two internationally renowned artists, Guggi and Dorothy Cross.  They are going to select 40 to 50 works of art which will then be exhibited as part of the RDS Annual Art Fair in November.  Theo Dorgan, the award winning Irish poet, will be adjudicating the poetry which will be exhibited in the National Library in Dublin.

We would be grateful and delighted if you would encourage people with intellectual disabilities over 18 to submit their work, based on the theme of "Inclusion" to the competition.  All the rules and regulations for the competition are on our website


2011 Belfast Photo Festival: Call for Submissions

We are now accepting entries for the Belfast Photo Festival’s 2011 Open Submission Exhibition. The submission theme is left open and being keen to support all disciplines of photographic practice, we encourage entries from professionals, students and amateurs.Alongside opportunities to gain significant exposure in both Belfast and Derry City, many of those selected to exhibit will be awarded a published book of their work, courtesy of the photo book company Blurb.

For full details and terms & conditions, visit the festival

Entry fee for submissions: £7 per body of work (2 – 6 images)

Deadline: 1 June 2011


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:

Address: turn-berlin Gallery, Josetti Höfe, Rungestr 22-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany. Deadline: Open.


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:

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



Call for Submissions: The Braid Museum & Arts Centre, Ballymena

Call for Submissions for Craft exhibition at The Braid Museum and Arts Centre, Ballymena.Craft Northern Ireland and the Crafts Council of Ireland have designated 2011 as Year of Craft. During the month of August The Braid Museum and Art Centre will be celebrating this through a variety of events including a craft exhibition which will showcase the very best of craft in County Antrim.We would like to invite all craft workers living and working in Co. Antrim or from Co. Antrim to take part in this exhibition. Both emerging and established craft makers/applied artists are welcome to apply. All craft forms will be considered.Your submission should include:- A CV which includes contact details, details of previous exhibitions, commissions and awards- An artist’s statement about the proposed work and dimensions of the work- 2 high resolution images of work to be selected- If you require return of images please submit a stamped addressed envelopeA short-listing of entries will apply and selections will be made according to our selection criteria:- Innovative use of materials and aesthetic vision- High standards of technical skill and design- Unique style/ signature of the individual makerTo take part in the exhibition please submit before 4pm, 10 June 2011 to:Tríona White Hamilton, Assistant Curator, The Mid Antrim Museum at the Braid, 1-29 Bridge St, Ballymena, BT435EJT: 02825657161E:


Body Conscious - call for Expression of Interest from artists

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 debate within the health field.

Please send five j-pegs of relevant artwork, including work in progress, a one-page artist’s CV and a short artist’s statement (max 200 words) to Mary Grehan at the address below or email to  to arrive no later than Wednesday, 31st August 2011.


Call for Submissions: The Joinery

Two summer slots have become available in the Joinery’s Summer Programme. Ten days in both July and the end of August respectively are now open for submissions. Successful applicants will be invited to rent the space for the duration.Interested artists should send a full, detailed proposal, bio / statement, along with five or six good quality images or video to Niamh or Miranda at . Please write ‘Submissions July August’ in the subject box. 

KnockanStockan Art Trail: Call for Proposals

KnockanStockan is an independent music festival held every year at the end of July beside Blessington Lakes in Wicklow. This year, KnockanStockan would like to invite creative minded people to submit artworks and/or installations to feature on the festival site during the weekend of 23 – 25 July 2011.The design of the site this year is based on elements taken from ‘A Mid Summer’s Night Dream’. We aim to transform the festival site into a giant forest playground, with a hazy dream like atmosphere. This is just to give you an idea of the type of setting your work will sit in but we are open to any creations you might like to make. We would love to see sculpture made from natural and/or recycled material. Also art that appeals to more senses than just visual i.e installations that people can explore, interact with, make music with etc.The Art Trail will feature throughout the entire festival and will have a map that will lead you around to all the various artworks. Your name and information about you piece will feature on the map.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for work for the Art trail, please e-mail: Daisy at

Deadline: 1 July 2011

Call for Submissions: West Cork Arts Centre

West Cork Artists 2011West Cork Arts Centre is currently inviting submissions from artists living and working in, or connected to, the West Cork region to this annual open exhibition. The exhibition takes place from 17 June – 16 July 2011 and is a very popular exhibition in WCAC’s Visual Arts Programme.

Further information, submission forms and criteria are available from:

 and 028 22090

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre Call for Submissions

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 9297E:

Deadline: 4 July 2011

Call for Submissions: Butler Gallery 2012/2013

Programme The Butler Gallery specializes in one-person exhibitions for emerging and mid-career artists.• Submissions to include a concise, clearly written artist statement, CV & proposal if appropriate.• Labelled images and documentation in CD or DVD format only.• No group show applications accepted.• A return stamped addressed envelope is required.• Address submissions to:The Director,Butler Gallery,The Castle,KilkennyClosing date for submissions: Friday 1 July 2011

For further information & floor map visit


T: +353 (0)56 7761106


Open Call for Proposals: Radical Love II

An open call for proposals for ‘Radical Love II’; A Pilgrimage, Dublin city, September, 2011. Radical Love II will seek to expropriate historical forms of pilgrimage. A pilgrimage is a dedicated journey to a site or object of perceived importance. A person who makes such a journey is called a Pilgrim. Radical Love II will take place over 3 days and 2 nights in Dublin city, where the participants will collaborate in living and thinking together.This is an invitation to submit a proposal outlining your interest and viability for contributing.Participation in this event can happen in any way you deem appropriate (lecture/performance/presentation/sculpture/writing etc.). We ask that proposals consider the possibile forms of their presentation within a pilgrimage. The whole project will rely upon making these presentations happen via an occupation of potential and varied sites in the city. We have in mind some houses, buildings, bandstands and streets but we want you to use your own resources as well (kitchen/van/soapbox/megaphone?).

Your proposal could rely on a critical, systematical or formal use of ideas/forms relating to radicality or love, belief or commitment or it could revolve around your own research and its urgency for being made visible.

The deadline for proposals is 1 June 2011.

For more information, contact Joseph Noonan-Ganley & Sam Keogh:  E: E:



Kerry Film Festival (KFF), the biggest little film festival in the world, has issued a call for entries for the 2011 edition of its prestigious festival. KFF will run from October 29th to November 5th, and is offering thousands of euro in cash prizes to up and coming film makers.

The main feature of Kerry Film Festival is a short film competition that focuses on young film makers and awards prizes in a number of different categories including Best Irish Film, Best International Film, Best Documentary Film and Best Animated Film.  Winning films are selected by a world class panel of adjudicators, with KFF adjudicators including such leading lights as Jeremy Irons, Noel Pearson, Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne.  KFF also presents the Maureen O’ Hara award to a lady that has excelled in film, with Oscar winning actress Juliette Binoche picking up the award in 2010, which was presented by Maureen O’ Hara herself. 

KFF has, over the last four years, increased audience numbers from 1,500 in 2006 to close to 10,000 in 2010, making it one of the premiere film festivals in Ireland. KFF is celebrating its 12th birthday this year and will bring films and film makers to the most beautiful location. There has been particularly strong international interest in KFF over the past few years, with film makers from all over the globe submitting work. In fact entries for the 2011 edition have already come flooding in from as far away as Brazil and Korea and from as close to home as Ballina and Killarney. KFF director, Jason O’ Mahony, is delighted with the response so far and is hopeful that 2011 will be another bumper year for entries. “Last year we received 548 entries, which was fantastic for us. We’ve had a wonderfully strong response so far this year with close to 200 movies already received and we’re still months away from the deadline. I’d love to see an increase in the number of films submitted and would encourage all film makers to send in their work. KFF is a special little festival, we’ve screenings all over the Kingdom with films showing in Tralee, Killarney, Dingle, Listowel, Kenmare, Waterville and Caherciveen, which makes us one of the most geographically dispersed festivals, not only in Ireland, but in the whole world, but we’re still an intimate little festival and all the filmmakers that come have a wonderful time.”

The focus of Kerry Film Festival is, as always, on young, up-and-coming filmmakers, giving the KFF audience an opportunity to see and love the work of directors before they become widely known.  “Because the film making process is such an expensive one, and because the money for film making is so tightly controlled, most directors cut their teeth on the short film format,” said O’ Mahony.  “In 2009, for example we screened The Crush – it was the world premier of a film which went on to garner awards and accolades from festivals all over the globe – including being short listed for an Oscar.  Our audience here in Kerry had a chance to see the film before anyone else and the response to the film was phenomenal.” 

While KFF is an intimate little festival, the quality of both the films and the panel of adjudicators consistently punch above the festival’s weight.  Having such well respected adjudicators view and select the winning films is a huge advantage to winning filmmakers.  “It’s one of the unique strengths of KFF,” added O’ Mahony, “We offer young filmmakers a chance to have their work seen by respected pros and, if their film is selected, then the kudos which goes along with having their film selected will hopefully help them take the next step in their careers.”

For more information and to download an application form please log onto . The closing date for submissions is August 1st.


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.


Educational Shakespeare Company: Call For Freelancers

ESC are currently recruiting for upcoming projects and are looking for experienced creative people to go on a Register of Interested Freelancers for various roles including Drama facilitator and Youth facilitator.

ESC is an award-winning arts education charity working in drama and film. They work alongside people who are marginalized for many reasons. For more information on the work of ESC, for full list of facilitators required and to apply please see


Cologne International Video Art Festival: Call for Entries

Cologne International Videoart Festival – Calls for entries1 January 2011 – 31 December 20121. Football – Soccer – Fussball

In 2012, in Poland and Ukraine the European Football Championship will be held showing once again how deeply rooted football is in the contemporary society. Cologne International Videoart Festival is looking for work dealing with football as an artistic topic for its nomadic festival project CologneOFF (2011/2012) – videoart in a global context for experimental films and video art.Football is a complex social phenomenon, which is more than worth being reflected in new forms of contemporary art. Cologne OFF is inviting film- and videomakers all over the world to contribute and submit experimental films and video art by using the entry form on – Let’s Save the World !?Let’s Save the World!? – is the theme of a special selection to be made in the framework of the nomadic festival project “CologneOFF 2011/2012 – videoart in a global context” which is not only appealing to work actively for the survival of our blue planet, but dealing with the questions what can be done to save the world and how can it be done, with environmental issues & sustainability, social & global responsibility and much more.Artists working with “moving images” are invited to deal with all these and many more questions in their experimental films and videoart, to contribute and submit to this call by using the entry form on –

Deadline for both calls: 1 September 2011


Tuam Arts Festival: Call for Submissions

Earwig! Tuam Arts Festival 2011 is now taking submissions for its Visual Art Trail “sARTurday”. This will commence on Saturday 13 August and run until 21 August 2011.The theme this year is “Think outside the box and fill the void”. This year we hope to take the art to the streets, so we would like to invite creative-minded people to submit artworks and/or installations to feature in and/on the streets/buildings of the town of Tuam.Earwig! Tuam Arts Festival, is produced by award winning Earwig Arts. The 10 day festival, now in its 9th year, will feature some of the region’s best known and loved acts, as well as shows by some of the country’s top performers. The festival boasts itself as providing a great variety of local, national and international events, performing at a range of indoor and outdoor venues in the town, with a mix of theatre, music, comedy literature, visual arts and family events.If you are interested in submitting a proposal for work for the “sARTurday” art trail, please e-mail: or post to “sARTurday” Visual Art Trail, Earwig! Arts Festival, Arts Lab, Dublin Road, Tuam, Co.Galway.

Deadline: Monday 27 June 2011Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 4 July 2011.


Call for Applications: Lux Craft at Origin, London

Lux Craft: Invitation to ApplyCalls for MakersThe Crafts Council (UK) is inviting makers to exhibit in Lux Craft; a new show within Origin specifically conceived and designed to showcase lighting installations by the world’s finest craft makers. Enabled through the support of Nokia Design, the Crafts Council invites applications from new and established makers working in all disciplines, to submit proposals for installations which capture the beauty of light. Works submitted for selection can either include light emitting sources such as lamps or be conceived to celebrate the beauty of forms and surface finishes when lit. Application is open to all. Applicants need not to have designed lighting installations in their previous practice.

The deadline for applications is 7 June


Call for proposals for The Avant Festival

Now in its third year, the Avant is Cork's only festival oriented exclusively towards the experimental and the progressive arts. Conceived to provide a focus on the innovation of Cork based practitioners and institutions, the Avant engages with the exciting work that is already happening in the city, bringing it together to create new ideas and collaborations. The festival will feature visual art, dance, performance, poetry and soundart and has, in previous years, worked with some of the major arts institutions in Cork, including the Glucksman gallery, the National Sculpture Factory, the Black Mariah Gallery, and the Guesthouse. 

The Avant festival is seeking submissions for inclusion into its programme which will be on between the 1st and 17th of July. The festival works by people organising their own events that we promote in cooperation with the other involved institutions. People interested in having their events included in our programme, or with any queries, can contact us at More info can be found at


Think Carnival, Steam Punk, Travelling Show, Freak Show, Circus, Think much more, then, go wild with your submission!!  The Call Sheet

We are an international committee curating an alternative performance and exhibition tent at Flatlake Festival 2011. We are programming an exciting platform of projects celebrating alternative traditions and the avant-garde. For this tent we are looking for artists, performers, fashion designers/makers, and recent students from all over the world, interested in Live art, Performance, Burlesque, Steam Punk, Goth, Drag, Martial & Tattoo arts, Dancers (swing, contempory ect), Circus entertainment: Fire throwers, Acrobats, etc. Also, if you find yourself outside of genres, we'd particularly like to hear what you can do at Flat Lake Festival!

Do you have ideas and performances you’d like to deliver in a festival tent?


·         Performance (not requiring special technical conditions)

·         Audience workshops and interaction

·         Parades

·         Fashion catwalks

·         Readings/Lecture

·         etc 

If you can propose and deliver it – we are interested to hear from you. We welcome all proposals big, small, installation, performance, time duration, or longer interactive works for the duration of the 2011 Festival (Friday 03rd - Sunday 05th of June).

Submission Requirements:Maximum 500 words about your proposal (activity, time, resource requirements. Let us know what you do, how you deliver it, and what’s alternative about your work.)300 words about yourself, act, team or event; 6-8 digital images no bigger than 500K each of past events (w appropriate captions denoting venue and activity) Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 29th April 2011.

Email with proposal to:

A bit about the festival: Flat Lake Festival is situated in County Monaghan, Ireland on the stunning grounds of Hilton Park Estate. The festival takes place over one weekend, as an eclectic celebration of music, writing and visual arts. This year it’s pulling in big names from the US and beyond. We hope you can be part of this international troupe!

For your participation you’ll receive full access passes for the festival; (retail value €90 per person), on site accommodation (camping) and parking access plus one meals ticket, All selected artists are listed on the official Flatlake Festival website. And of course, You will have the opportunity to meet, and network with other artists, writers, performers, musicians, and organisers... or just chill by the bonfire and enjoy the live happenings. 

We will compile a list of confirmed participants on our website and promotional material so that audiences can start to find and look for their favorite performers at our tent.  

No direct sales of goods are allowed on the grounds, but you can promote your products and services.

Selected participants are responsible for all air and ground transport. The festival site is very easily reached by bus and flights to Ireland can easily be secured through various charter airlines to the following airports at Belfast, Dublin, Derry, and/or Cork.

We look forward to your proposals and seeing your work!

Contact information

Tel: Siobhan Harton 087 13 52 600



Galway Theatre Festival is now accepting submissions

Cometh the Spring, cometh the creativity! Galway Theatre Festival is now accepting submissions from theatre companies wishing to stage full productions at the 2011 Festival, which will be held from 25th - 31st October 2011. I have attached both the submission policy and the application form or alternatively you can click to see the details online.


Call for Artists: Arts & Crafts Summer Fair, Templeogue

An opportunity for artists, sculptors and photographers and craft makers to take part in an Art & Crafts Fair to be held in a busy pub/ golf/sports complex in Templeogue on Sunday 19 June 2011, from 11am – 5pm. Once started the fair will become an on-going monthly event. The room, which looks out onto the golf course is very large and has space for at least forty different participants. It has a stage and there will be live music throughout the day. The cost of each table is 30 Euros.Darcy McGees at the Spawell leisure complex, Templeogue,Dublin 6W.

T: 087 6673967 E:

Deadline: 12 June 2011


Call for proposals: European City of Sciences 2012

Dublin has been designated European City of Science for 2012. This prestigious designation means that the city will host a wide range of events and programmes over the year including the 5-day Euroscience Open Forum in July where 6,000 scientists, business leaders, government officials and international media will discuss the best of European science and address all of the major global challenges, including energy, climate change, food and health.

The organisers are keen that the relationship between the arts and sciences is fully explored during 2012 and have recently issued a call for outreach proposals (with a closing date of 30 June 2011).

Futher Information  


The Cavan Summer Festival 2011 is coming!!!

It’s YOUR Festival…Be Part of it…Be part of CAVAN!

Volunteers Needed

Cavan Summer Festival needs volunteers to help with the festival – in many areas – to take part in the pageant, for costumes, floats, rigs, events, stewarding etc etc…over 16 year olds only.   Sign up for a great weekend’s craic – get a group together and help the community bring a fantastic festival to the town. Please leave your contact details with Donal Keogan in The Imperial or phone 0860650908.


In Sight of Raftery Festival 2011 - The Raftery Award

This year, the festival is pleased to announce the introduction of a new poetry competition to be held during the festival in November 2011. 

The Prizes:

1st Prize 750euro

2nd Prize 500euro

3rd Prize 250 euro

There will be 10 shortlisted entrants who will be notified by the end of September 2011.  Shortlisted entrants will receive free accommodation plus 50euro expenses. 

N.B.  It is a condition of entry that all finalists will be available to read their work in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, on the night of Friday, November 11th, 2011, during which the winners will be announced.  In certain circumstances, the Coordinator and judges may consider an alternate reader.


Title:  Journeying

Maximum 80 lines

Each poem should be 1.5 or double spaced on one side of the paper only.

All poems should be original work, not published previously in any form/format.

Entry Fee: 5 euro per poem

Your name and contact details should be on a separate sheet and must not appear on the same page as the poems.

Alterations to poems, once submitted, will not be accepted.

The judges decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into regarding same.

3 copies of each poem must be provided to

Ms. Louise Lawrence,

33, Rathcluain Village,


Co. Mayo.

If you wish your work returned to you, please provide a S.A.E.

Deadline: August 31, 2011


2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition

Sponsored by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, McGinn’s Bar, Senator Niall Ó Brolcháin, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames& Mike Cubbard.

In 2011 Over The Edge is continuing its exciting annual creative writing competition. The competition is open to both poets and fiction writers. The total prize money is €1,000. The best fiction entry will win €300. The best poetry entry will win €300. One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the overall winner total prize money of €700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2011. The 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year will be a Featured Reader at a reading to be scheduled in Galway City Library in Winter 2011/12. Salmon Poetry will read without prejudice a manuscript submittied to them by the winner in the poetry category.

Entries should be sent to Over The Edge, New Writer of the Year competition, 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway, Ireland with an accompanying SAE. Entries will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name on your poem(s) or story. Put your contact details on a separate sheet.Criteria: fiction of up to three thousand words, three poems of up to forty lines, or one poem of up to one hundred lines. Multiple entries are acceptable but each must be accompanied by a fee. The fee for one entry is €10. The fee for multiple entries is €7.50 per entry e.g. two entries will cost €15, three entries €22.50 and so on. Fee payable by cheque or money order to Over The Edge. To take part you must be at least sixteen years old by September 1st 2011 and not have a book published or accepted for publication in that genre. Chapbooks excepted. Entries must not have been previously published or be currently entered in any other competition.

The closing date is Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011. A longlist will be announced in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. A shortlist will be announced at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library on Thursday, August 25th. The winners will be announced at the Over The Edge reading in Galway City Library on Thursday, September 29th, 2011.This year’s competition judge is Elaine Feeney. Elaine was born in Galway in 1979. In 2006 she won the North Beach Nights Grand Slam and in 2008 won the Cúirt Festival's Poetry Grand Slam. Elaine has performed at many venues including The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Electric Picnic, The Vilenica Festival and The Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Her work has been translated into Slovene. Elaine lives in Athenry with her partner Ray, and sons, Jack and Finn. Her first full collection of poetry Where’s Katie? was published last year by Salmon poetry.

For further details contact Over The Edge on 087-6431748,


or see


Closing date for entry to the The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2011.

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 a long term resident in Ireland . 

The award is now in its 40th year. Previous winners include Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, 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.

Closing date for entries is Friday 22nd July 2011.

The Award will be presented on the evening of Friday

30th September 2011 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 



National Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st Oct 11

Now in its 34th year, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry competitions. The judges this year are Colette Bryce, John Glenday and Jackie Kay. Winners include both established and emerging poets and for many the prize has proved an important milestone in their professional careers. Add your name to a roll-call of winners that includes Carol Ann Duffy, Ian Duhig, Philip Gross, Jo Shapcott and Tony Harrison – and have your work published in the Poetry Society’s leading international journal, Poetry Review. The prizes are: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,000 for the second, £1,000 for the third, with seven commendations of £100. The deadline is 31st October. Enter online or download an entry form at


International Travel Writers to converge on Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing 2011

Lismore Immrama once again announces a fine literary programme for the ninth annual Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writers. Award-winning travel writers including Conor O’Clery, Rolf Potts, Alex von Tunzelmann, Anthony Sattin, William Blacker, Theo Dorgan and Sara Wheeler and more have been lined up to speak at this year’s Immrama Festival, which takes place in Lismore, Co Waterford from June 9 to 12, 2011.

Tickets and further information can be found on or by contacting 058-53803.


Drama Competition - Call for unpublished one-act plays

Boyle Arts Festival is now accepting original unpublished one-act plays with a maximum length of 15 minutes  from amateur playwrights/directors and actors for the second Brass Shillelagh Drama Award. Five winning finalists will be selected to perform on the night of Saturday 30th July during the Boyle Arts Festival.

You will be required to stage the play with your own cast.  You need to have your own props.   On the final night an overall winner will be selected, based on that performance and the transformation from script to stage.

By using your own cast you can realise and perfect your vision.

We will provide

The audience, the Judges, advertising, prize money of €50 to the four runners up, €300 to the winner and the prestigious Brass Shillelagh itself.

Closing Date for entries:  17th June 2011         Tel 071 966 3085


Fire Station Artists' Studios - studio residencies

The closing date for the next studio residencies at Fire Station Artists' Studios is open call Thursday 16 June 2011.

The Fire Station has subsidised residential studios that provide self-contained, secure living and working spaces for professional visual artists. The studios are let for a period of between one year and two years nine months. International artists may apply for shorter periods. Rental includes utilities, waste disposal, parking, internet access, full use of high end computers and access at subsidised cost to digital equipment including digital still cameras, digital camcorders and mini disc recorder tripods and more. There is no application form but artists should follow the guidelines as outlined on their website.

Further information

·      Full details on application process can be found on:


The Schoolhouse - Artist Retreat and Studio

IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. has just finished reconstruction works on the building known as the Old Schoolhouse at Circular Road, Kiltimagh.  The works concerned involved complete refurbishment of the property, which is recognised as being one of the first schools in the area after the time of the hedge schools. 

The property has been reconstructed as a fully pledged artist retreat and studio, and is intended to attract artists who wish to lease a property for a short period of retreat and creativity.  The facility comprises two single bedrooms, either of which can be used as a small area.  It has a large open plan living area, which again can be used as a work area.  It has modern kitchen and bathroom facilities.  Whilst refurbishing the building to a very high standard, such that it is a modern, bright building, care has been taken to preserve as many of the original features as possible. 

The refurbishment has been made possible by grant aid from Mayo North East Leader Partnership, and Brendan O’Shea, in particular, is thanked for his help in bringing the project to fruition.  In addition to this, the building contract was carried out by Tarpey Construction, who did an excellent job.

We are now taking applications from artists who wish to undertake a period of retreat, work on a commission or prepare for an exhibition.

Further details on the building and the residencies are available from the IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. website, by following the links on the front page and also by visiting the IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. Facebook page.  A full album of photographs is available and the brochure for this facility can also be downloaded.

Call for Residency Applications & Proposals - Nida Art Colony, Lithuania

Nida Art Colony, the new subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), was opened in March 2011. The principal objective of the colony is to improve the quality of art education in Lithuania, create favourable conditions for creative contemporary art practices, facilitate international and local collaboration and experiment in both art and art education. Nida Art Colony is situated on the Curonian Spit, which is a 98km long peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea.

Call for Residency Applications

Deadline: 15 June 2011

The Nida Artist-in-residence Programme is intended for professional visual artists, designers, architects, curators, art critics and art historians. Nida residencies: between October 1 (2011) and January 31 (2012); duration: 1 to 4 months; 3 grants covering travel, living and materials expenses for Nordic and Baltic residents are available; for others studio rent fee is 312 Eur/month, including all taxes, use of equipment, bicycles and the minivan (selected candidates are issued a letter of support).

Residency Conditions: the Colony offers the necessary living and socialising facilities that ensure comfortable and unobtrusive coexistence of the five artists-in-residence. Each of the five residencies is set out on two floors, has 65 sq. m of floor space, and features all the necessary facilities; residents are welcome to use the Colony‘s communal spaces, equipment, bicycles and minivan; a 600-metre walk down a forest path from the Colony is a beach with sand dunes.

If you have any questions, please contact Vytautas Michelkevicius, artistic director:

T: +370 662 45216



Roscommon Arts Centre Visual Art Residencies 2012/2013

Roscommon Arts Centre now welcomes high-quality proposals from artists working in all forms to work with Roscommon Arts Centre – deriving from a new strand within our visual arts programme. Each residency will last for approximately three months, during which time artists will have the opportunity to develop their work in the centre’s gallery space. As part of the residency, artists will be required to identify and engage with members of the local community through a programme of workshops, talks or other means, which will assist the artist in developing their own practice and may feed into their show, while offering new opportunities for locals to engage with artists in a new and meaningful way. The final two weeks of the residency will be dedicated to an exhibition of work to the public.

Applications should include:

A written statement of intent of no more than 300 words. Your statement should include a brief paragraph of your current art practice, a summary of how you would use the residency time to develop your practice, outline summary of how you wish to engage with local community within your residency period and a summary of a proposed exhibition. A clear CV/biog & up to 15 good quality images of work (High Res JPEG / Tiff). Please Label all work. A large SAE with the value of the cost of posting the above back to you.

A selection panel will then convene to assess applications and artists whose proposals are short-listed may be contacted to meet with selection panel to discuss proposal further prior to final selection being made.Submissions should be clearly labelled: Visual Arts Programme Proposal, Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon.Applications deadline is Friday 29 July 2011 at 5pm.

For full details, contact: .


Open Call: SIM Residency, Reykjavik

Open Call SIM Residency – an internationl artist residency in Reykjavik The SIM Residency is an international residency located in Reykjavík and run by SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. The SIM Residency welcomes visual artists of all media to Reykjavík for residencies lasting one to three months. The artist pays a residency fee for the stay at SIM as well as his own travel expenses and all other personal living expenses during the residency.The main objective of the SIM Residency is to function as a direct link between visual artists, both nationally and internationally by bringing them together from different parts of the world to work in close company with each other. To be a venue for international artists to take part in the Icelandic art scene, thereby creating a broader context within which local and international artists can experience their own work. The SIM Residency seeks to promote an environment of reflection, study and play by providing artists with a working environment that supports the artistic process.Application deadline is 10 June 2011 for the period of January to June 2012.More information on the residency and the online application form can be found on the website:

DSNT Music & Arts Festival, 16 July 2011 – Call for artists

DSNT Music & Arts Festival (formerly Belfast Electronic Festival) are looking for visual & performance artists to participate and create work at our festival, we have a limited enough budget but I’m very keen to hear peoples’ ideas and suggestions and will be very flexible in trying to facilitate anything that will fit well with the festival.

The line-up for this festival will be a lot more diverse than the last time and it would great to expand the creative/visual aspect to reflect a wide spectrum of different visual/performances through out the day. One of the ideas is to set up a wall of visual pieces in one of the areas with 30+ television screens all showing different video pieces, through out the day, this is just one of the suggestions though we are keen on hearing any other ideas and very open minded in trying to make them happen.Another thing we’re considering is doing an hour of short films, playing in the Mandela hall itself. All these are just suggestions though and we would be keen on people doing installations and will try to facilitate these as much as possible and as much as the venue will let us.

The festival itself will take place in the Students Union in Queens with a current total of 5 areas, with different music in each room covering what we hope to be a complete spectrum of music. We’re working on an acoustic area out in the smoking area as well but we’re still to get the go ahead for this so at this point we have 5 spaces to work with. We’re keen on trying to expose people to a wide variety of different creative disciplines as we think that it’s good for people that wouldn’t be your average gallery attendee to experience a diverse range of art & performances.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions and would like to get involved creatively or just help out, contact:


Music Network seeks to recruit a Traditional Irish Group for 2011 Young Musicwide Award.   Andreas Ziemons,  (01) 671 9429

Music Network has announced the deadline for the YOUNG MUSICWIDE AWARD 2011. Young Musicwide is a unique professional development scheme designed to assist a selected group of Ireland’s brightest young groups at the beginning of their professional career. This year the scheme is open to traditional Irish music groups. Through an audition process, a young, traditional Irish music group with a proven interest in performance will be selected to participate in the Young Musicwide Award programme for three years. The closing date for completed applications is Friday 10th June 2011


Interference Online Journal, Call for Papers

Interference has launched a call for papers for its second issue, A Sonic Geography: Rethinking Auditory Spatial Practice, to go online in Winter 2011.Interference is a biannual online journal in association with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (Gradcam). It is an open access forum on the role of sound in cultural practices, providing a transdisciplinary platform for the presentation of research and practice in areas such as acoustic ecology, sensory anthropology, sonic arts, musicology, technology studies and philosophy. The journal seeks to balance its content between scholarly writing, accounts of creative practice, and an active engagement with current research topics in audio culture.Full brief can be found at

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 May 2011 to

Deadline for Full Paper Submissions: 20 August 2011

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

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Culture Night 2016

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