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Ideias do Levante - Lagoa's Cultural Association (Algarve, Portugal) and Crowntek, Lda. (Algarve, Portugal) are proud to announce that (an international choral classifieds and links directory Web site) is online!

The idea behind is to provide an online meeting place where people could exchange information regarding Choral Music via a modular online platform. Through, members will be able to post ads/links (related to Choral Music) regarding: Choirs, Performances, Organizations, Education, Choral related Market, Employment, Web, Conductors, Vocal, Soloists, Composers, Accompanists, etc.

We would like to invite you to visit at and post/share your Choral related ads/links.

Please feel free to leave any comment(s)/suggestion(s) at's "Contact" page.

This Web project was created by Crowntek, Lda. ( ) in a partnership with Ideias do Levante ( regarding a mutual agreement of IT development for cultural purposes.



Sunday 12th June. Make stunning lanterns with Tom Meskell.

This year’s theme is ‘Birds'.  This is a lantern making workshop using wire as a framework and covering this with tissue, Tom has mainly used willow frames in the past but after spending time with the Liverpool Lantern company last December he is excited by the sculptural possibilities of working with wire. This is a day long workshop and will involve - Introduction to the materials - Planning the piece (the theme is birds) - making the wire frame - installing lights - covering piece - arranging and documenting work. All materials are included, if you bring your favourite wire snips that is all you need. You can except to come out of the workshop with a finished lantern of a life size bird.

Tom’s work has appeared in the Kilkenny arts festival, Roula Boula Festival, Public art award with Mayo Co Co, Cosan Glas environmental sculpture trail, New ground environmental sculpture project, Raumers residency Finland,  to name but a few. Cost €85.00 Class limited to six students - Closing date for bookings 22nd May.

Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th July. Landscape Painting with Acrylics with Artist Jane Dunn. 

This acrylic painting workshop takes place amongst the stunning scenery of South Mayo and aims to inspire confidence and enjoyment in painting the landscape using colour, texture and form. In a friendly informal atmosphere we will learn to stretch paper, mix colours, use brushes, palette knives and fingers to create a range of simple, fun and effective images. We will practice some easy excerises and techniques to help you relax and become comfortable using the materials. Our intention is for you to learn to see and work in an exciting, creative way and to complete the course with finished paintings. Cost €150.00 – closing date for bookings 27th may.

Beginners and experienced are welcome and during the workshop each student will receive personal tuition to meet their individual needs.

Please bring - Please bring your own materials to include: - good quality cartridge paper- brown gummed paper strip (2” wide) for stretching paper - a board, 24” x 18” (approx) plywood or similar- pencils- acrylic paints, colour suggestions, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, raw sienna, alizarin crimson, hookers green, titanium white. - a selection of acrylic brushes, large and small, and a cheap 1” house paint brush and a palette knife - an old shirt or overall - toilet roll- cheap sponge- old white plates or mixing palettes- small A 6 sketch book

- charcoal and fixative

If you are on holiday or find it difficult to bring your own Jane can supply all the materials and equipment you will need for a fee of 15 Euros each. Please specify when booking.

Useful information

The cost of each course includes materials & light refreshments, please bring a packed lunch, and a note book will be useful.

All courses run from 10am to 4.30pm.

A 50% deposit is required with bookings. Deposits are non-refundable but your booking can be transferred with 7 days notice. Please pay online, credit card or send a P.O. or a cheque made payable  to Derryaun Crafts with your booking, to Derryaun Crafts, Sheefry House, Drummin, Nr. Westport, Co Mayo.

Any questions, please phone Suzie Sullivan 098 21888 or email;


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




Summer Workshops at Greenacres, Wexford

Running over four weeks in the run up to the Plein Air Festival, Greenacres Art Galleries have organised four established artists to conduct summer workshops for both experienced and aspiring painters.

The artists Eamon Colman, John Dinan, Gearoid Hayes and Mary M. O’Connor will each hold a week long course which will each vary on the artist’s particular style. All the artists have exhibited in Greenacres regularly, particularly well known Wexford abstract artist Mary M. O’Connor who held a very successful course last year. Another abstract artist Eamon Colman has been exhibiting with Greenacres since the gallery opened 10 years ago. Florence trained Gearoid Hayes specialises in portrait painting and also paints landscapes and still life, as does Backlane painter John Dinan.

To view full details and to book, check the gallery’s website .Any queries can be forwarded to  .


Mayo Fleadh Cheoil launched

Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo is returning to Claremorris on the second weekend in May. A special series of events is being organised to honour Comhaltas’s 60th birthday, and it looks like Fleadh Mhaigh Eo 2011 will be one of the best and biggest in recent times. Activities start on the Thursday night, May 5, i dTeach De Búrca igCnoc Mhuire with an evening of ceol, dánta agus scéalta. Friday night, May 6, sees the official opening of Fleadh Mhaigh Eo 2011 in the McWilliam Park Hotel. This will be followed by a session with Tom Cussons and Patsy McDonagh of the Shaskeen Céilí Band.Saturday is an action-packed day from early morning to the late hours. Fleadh competitions will take place throughout the day, with the emphasis on the younger age groups. Live outdoor entertainment will also be provided all day from the Gig Rig in the town Square. The Fleadh Mass in St Colman’s Church that evening at 8pm will be followed by a céilí in the Town Hall with the Glenside Céilí Band. There will also be a Singing Club in the Dalton Inn Hotel and a Session Trail in the local hostelries – with substantial prize money for the best session.Fleadh competitions, including the under 18 and the senior competitions, take place throughout the Sunday. Once again there will be live entertainment from the Gig Rig, and the Swallow’s Tail Céili Band will provide the music for an outdoor céili.Coiste Mhaigh Eo of Comhaltas Ceoiltóiri Éireann expect large crowds to come out to the various events. There is something there for everybody and the long weekend of festivities promises to be unforgetful. The programme is designed to provide entertainment for all ages. Mar sin bigí linn don deireadh seachtaine and bainigí taitneamh is sult as na h-imeachtaí go léir.


Glass Fusion Course in Westport

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the basics of glass fusion. From  cutting glass all the way to firing the pieces in the kiln and making plates, or wall hangings or tiles etc.

This course is on Fri/Sat 13/14th May from 10.00-5.00 and is at the Glasshouse, The Quay, Westport. Booking is essential and places. There are three places left.

Contact; Linda Mulloy 087 7981123


City Arts Officer - Dublin City Council

Deadline:          19 May

Category:          Job



For further information and details please contact: -

Human Resources Department, Dublin City Council

Ph: 00353 (1) 2223041.Email:  .


Young Irish Film Makers - Youth Film Project Administrator/Facilitator


Category:         Job

Artform:            Film



FAS - CE Scheme

Kilkenny based organisation, Young Irish Film Makers is a organisation which has combined film making with youth work successfully for the last 20 years. This position is an excellent opportunity to become part of an outreach team working with young people all over Ireland in the area of film training and youth development. Clients include primary & secondary schools, youth organisations and youth workers, and summer camps for young people aged between 8 and 18 years old.

Successful candidate needs a passion for film making and the ability to work & engage with young people. Must be a team player with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.


Call for applications: Step Up: Dance Project - a new initiative for dance graduates

Deadline:       6 May

Category:       Call



The Arts Council, University of Limerick and Dance Ireland have announced the launch of

a new initiative aimed at forming a bridge between dance education and professional dance practice in Ireland.  For further information on this initiative go to Dance Ireland's website.

Telephone: +353 1 855 8800


Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create: Information Session

Create in partnership with Clare County Arts Office

Date:          May 12

Time:         1.00 - 4pm

Venue:       Glór, Ennis

The information session will be an opportunity to ask questions about the application process andcriteria for the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme.

The Scheme is open to artists across all artforms who want to work collaboratively with communities of place or interest in different social and community contexts including arts and health, arts and older people, arts and prisons, arts and cultural diversity.

There are two phases to the Scheme: Research and Development and Project Realisation.

Phase One, Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000.

Phase One, the research and development award of up to €1,000, gives artists an opportunity to explore and develop a project in a community context. There is also A Research & Development/ Mentoring award of 1500, so an artist can work with another artist in the same artform or from a different discipline, on their professional development.

The Research and Development/ Mentoring award of the Artist in the Community Scheme, which was added last year,  aims to encourage the development and enhancement of artists' creative practice, offering an opportunity to work with a mentor in order to assist professional skills, take artistic interests in fresh directions and to acquire new approaches to art making with a community. In the last year through the Scheme's funding,   a sound artist and composer worked with female deaf students aged   4-20; a radio play was  produced collaboratively with a group of chronic illness patients; and an artist created a multi media installation and live art piece informed as part of her work with  a lung and heart transplant support group.


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  


Common ground seeks professional musicians for a unique music progamme for young people in Dublin 8

Common Ground are an arts development organisation based in Inchicore who work across the canal communities areas of Rialto, Inchicore and Bluebell on a wide variety of artists and community based projects.  Music for Me, is a unique music programme open to children who access community homework clubs and after schools in Dublin 8.

Common Ground seeks expressions of interest from a wide variety of professional musicians, as it begins to expand the delivery of Music for Me across the canal communities.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 6 May 2011.

Further Information

For further information on this scheme and details on how to apply go to the Common Ground website.


Upcoming deadline for the Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition

The aim of the competition is to give emerging writers the opportunity to publish their first collection of poetry.

The prize includes:

The publication of a first collection by the winning poet20 free copies of their collection

The competition winner and two runners-up will also be featured in Volume XV of the Cork Literary Review

This year’s judge is the poet Jean O'Brien, winner of the prestigious Arvon Competition 2010. 

The competition runs until Thursday 19 May 2011.

Futher information 

See   for entry form and details


“Cré na Cille” by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

As part of the European Grundtvig Programme “Language and Identity in National Art”

Adaption of the Novel “Cré na Cille” by Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Stuirthoir: Sinead Hackett


Melanie Cassidy, Teresa Cosgrove, Helen Green, Ian McAndrew, Jimmy Monaghan, Sean O Coisdealbha, Damian Ruddy, Aindreas Vogel

The Erris Performing Arts group are students from a FÁS LTI course based in Belmullet that have successfully performed two productions and are now taking part in the European Grundtvig programme representing Ireland with the Irish language. They have devised a piece from Mairtin O’Cadhain’s “Cré na Cille” as Gaeilge.

The group will be working with members of An Muintearas and are flying out to Paderborn in Germany on the 6th of May for four days where they will participate with 15 other European countries in the Grundtvig Programme.

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust has been busy working with Create the national development agency for collaborative arts, in developing a new independent national Arts and Health website. The development phase of the website is funded is by the Arts Council.

The new website will be launched in September 2011 and will provide a resource and focal point for the Arts and Health sector, providing information, support, advice and news, and generating discussion between artists, arts organisations, health service users, carers, healthcare professionals and others interested in the dynamic area of Arts and Health in Ireland.


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.


Outside: Insight Sculpture in the Gardens 2011

Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway in cooperation with Galway Arts Centre

10th July - 4th September 2010

Call for Submissions: closing date 23rd May 2010

Outside: Insight 2011 is the 4th annual arts event presented by Brigit’s Garden and Galway Arts Centre, designed to attract a high calibre of artists and present sculpture to a wide audience from Ireland and abroad. Brigit’s Garden offers a magnificent setting for an outdoor sculpture exhibition, and we expect the 2011 exhibition to be seen by at least 8,000 people. The exhibition begins in parallel with the Festival season in Galway and continues into September.

Brigit's Garden is a not-for-profit project in Roscahill, Co. Galway, with unique contemporary gardens set in 11 acres of woodland and meadows. The Gardens are open to the public daily from February to October.

We are now seeking submissions, and invite artists to create or submit work that responds to the natural and architectural landscape of the site. For descriptions and photographs of the gardens see  

Site-specific works will be accepted in a range of materials and forms. Video and photography will be accepted, subject to finding suitable indoor space.

This year we will have two awards of €200 each:

Adjudicator’s Award, selected by the Adjudicator for 2011 Annette Moloney, project manager at the Venice Biennale, Irish Pavilion, 2009

Audience Award, selected by the visitors to the Garden

Please submit your contact details, CV, artist’s statement and proposal to Jenny Beale & Maeve Mulrennan at Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway, or by email to  to arrive no later than 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2011. Please include a stamped addressed envelope with postal entries if you wish us to return your materials. Selected artists will be notified within two weeks of this date.

Artists are welcome to visit the site by arrangement to identify possible spaces in which to locate their work.


1. The proposal must show that the work(s) will be stable, robust, secure and safe. If a work is unstable or dangerous after installation it will be removed.

2. Work sold during and as a result of the exhibition is subject to 25% commission. Artists will be responsible for the delivery of works that are sold.

3. Brigit’s Garden reserves the right to use photographs of works for publicity purposes in relation to the exhibition.

4. Brigit’s Garden will provide Public Liability Insurance for works exhibited. Please note that All Risks insurance is the responsibility of the artist. While every care will be taken of works submitted, neither Brigit’s Garden nor the organisers will be responsible for any damage, loss of or destruction to any works for any reason whatsoever.

Installation of Works will take place on 7th and 8th July.

Selected artists will receive travelling expenses of €25 if located within 50km of Brigit's Garden and €45 if located further away €15 voucher for the Garden Café at Brigit's Garden free pass for the gardens plus 6 complimentary admissions for friends and family

For further information please contact either Jenny Beale at Brigit’s Garden (details below) or Galway Arts Centre intern Alicia Lydon on   

We look forward to hearing from you

Jenny Beale (Brigit’s Garden) & Maeve Mulrennan (Visual Arts Officer, Galway Arts Centre) Brigit's Garden Roscahill Co. Galway

Phone: +353(0)91 550905 Mob. 087 2206219

Exhibition email:   


Marketing / Development Coordinator at The Model, Sligo

The Marketing/Development Coordinator will report to The Director/Curator and will be responsible for steering the marketing and development activities of The Model. The Marketing/Development Coordinator oversees The Model’s marketing strategy, further implements the Model brand, manages The Model’s Friends/Patrons Scheme as well as private funding opportunities.

With high abilities in managing and promoting a wide variety of programmes of varying sizes, the candidate will have experience of managing budgets, teams and using creative and innovative means to deliver a message. Possessing excellent people skills, the candidate will be a motivated self-starter, and be used to working alone and as part of a creative team. A demanding position in a fast-paced environment, it requires excellent organisational and staff/time management skills. Demonstrable knowledge of Irish contemporary arts across multiple genres is a definite asset.For full job specifications, see:

T: 071 9141405


Deadline: 9 May 2011


Music & Events Internship at The Model, Sligo

The Model are looking for a Music and Events Intern to work on a 3-day per week basis for a period of three, six or twelve months. Reporting to: Tara McGowan (Music and events Manager)

Role: To assist the Music and Events Manager in the areas of event management, venue rental bookings, artist liaison, and event promotion (in conjunction with the Model Marketing Department).Responsibilities:• Dealing with venue rental queries and some artist queries• Artist Liaison in relation to technical details / press materials.• Certain aspects of event promotion in agreement with the Marketing Department• Monitoring Music and Event press coverage and archiving such.• Duty Management at some events.• Preparing press releases for press• Updating of Media databases• Supporting the day-to-day administration of the departmentAdditional projects can be tailored according to the successful applicants existing skills or interests.

This internship would suit a graduate who hopes to pursue a career in Music and Event Management or Arts Administration. Please note that the successful applicant may sometimes be required to work outside normal office hours. All placements are unpaid posts, The Model cannot offer travel expenses or accommodation, and if you wish to take up an internship offer you will be responsible for these areas yourself. Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like to avail of this internship, to Tara McGowan, Music and Events Manager –

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For full job specifications, see

T: 071 9141405

Deadline: 9 May 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.


Call for Artists from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Call for Artists from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown | Dundrum Contemporary Curators Announced

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that Annette Moloney and Maeve Mulrennan have been selected, from an open submission selection process, to curate the 2011 Dundrum Contemporary. This will take the form of an Open Submission exhibition and a direct invitation commission of temporary site-specific work, taking place in Dundrum, Co. Dublin in November 2011.

As part of this, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is currently compiling a database of artists living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Artists living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown should send their name; link to artist’s website (if available); email address; telephone number and a short biog (no more than 100 words) to:

Ciara King, Assistant Arts Officer-Arts Programme Development: .

Deadline for submissions of artists details is: 12 noon, 16 May 2011.

Please do not send copies of CVs or jpeg images of work at this stage. Please note that inclusion in the database is not a guarantee of inclusion in the exhibition.

Please refer any queries to Ciara King at E:  or T: 01-271 9529


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.

Call for Event Proposals

Nida Art Colony welcomes proposals from curators/institutions to collaborate or to rent the spaces for hosting events at the Colony.Deadline for October – December 2011 events is 31 May 2011.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: .


Arm yourself with a funding toolkit

Arts and Business offer a free fundraising toolkit for download from their website. The kit includes averything from the basic essentials that you need to know; like tips from industry experts and links to online funding opportunities.There are even useful case studies and examples of modern organisations using the toolkit to good effect.To download your own fundraising toolkit visit the arts and business website


A National Conference for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Dates: 26 May 2011 09:30-16:00

The Wheel's Annual Conference is one of the largest annual gathering of the community, voluntary and charity sector in Ireland. The conference - successfully hosted in Croke Park since 2004 - has consistently attracted the best regarded thinkers on civil society from both home and abroad.

This year’s theme, 'Innovating For Good', will explore how despite the devastating effects of public expenditure cutbacks, our charities have continued supporting people and communities across Ireland, demonstrating resilience and innovation in the process.This event will showcase the scale of civic society in Ireland, and explore how the services and supports provided by our charities can be even more flexible and innovative in the years ahead.


Traditional Arts Commissions Award

Deadline: 19 May 2011

The Traditional Arts Commissions Award supports fees paid to artists for commissions in the field of traditional arts (i.e. commissions involving traditional music, song, dance or oral arts). The award also supports collaboration between the traditional arts and other artforms that are in line with the Arts Council’s policy on the traditional arts.The primary purpose of this award is to facilitate creative partnerships between a range of commissioners and artists. The process must lead to some form of outcome or conclusion. This might be a public performance, a process of engagement with a community of place or interest or some other form of dissemination or presentation of the commissioned work in Ireland or abroad.In the context of this award the definition of a ‘commission’ is where one person or entity (the commissioner) supports and pays another (an artist or group of artists) to create or deliver an artistic work or project that takes place within a set of parameters agreed to by both partners.

The maximum amount awarded for this scheme is €10,000.


Life Drawing Courses

The Lismirrane Arts Resource Project proposes holding Saturday and Tuesday life drawing courses. Both sessions will be for a five week period starting Saturday 14th May and Tuesday 17th May, depending on demand. Class will begin at 11am finishing at 1.30, you are advised to bring your own drawing materials and plenty of paper.The cost for each five week course is €50, payment must be made in full before the start of the course to secure your place.

To Book please contact Gemma at the Lismirrane Arts Resource Project on e-mail

Telephone: 094 9384809


Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford Seeks Arts Manager

Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford wishes to appoint an Arts Manager to manage all aspects of planning, delivering and promoting the Cathedral’s arts programme.E: for a job specification.Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 13 May 2011


Call for Artists: Life's No Picnic On The Streets 2011

‘Life’s No Picnic on the Streets’ is a project that culminates in an exhibition/artistic event at Electric Picnic in September 2011. The artist team will be comprised of both pre-selected artists and artists coming from this open call process. The artworks will have evolved through a collaborative process between the artist and our service users within a series of workshops developed by the artist. Most importantly, the aim is to engage with our service users in a creative process. Service users include women coming directly from prison, emergency and long-term homeless and those with chronic alcohol issues. Artists will be given induction training and will have the practical support of Depaul staff and volunteers as well as an artistic director. Artists will have a budget for production/materials and workshops.

We are looking for artists within any art form. Ideally, we are looking for artists who have experience of working within a collaborative context and are able to work with a complex group of service users. This is a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic team and make a difference.

To apply, please send a very brief proposal (one paragraph) or sketches of a potential project along with your current CV with 4 slides/photos/CD/or a DVD to or 18 Nicholas Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 5pm.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to an information day on 12 May and will be interviewed the following week.


An Post Seeks Submissions for New Stamp Designers

An Post is keen to augment its existing panel of stamp designers and would welcome submissions from artists, designers, illustrators or photographers who would be interested in potentially designing stamps for Irish Stamps in the future.Any submissions received will be reviewed by the independent Stamp Design Advisory Committee (who commission designers for all stamp projects) and they will be added to the panel if deemed suitable. The process will hopefully provide An Post with a database of suitable artists/illustrators and designers who can be considered for future design projects within the area.Anybody wishing to submit examples of their work should forward same (ideally electronically, if possible) to:

Anne O’Neill, Secretary Stamp Design Advisory Committee, An Post, Ground Floor, GPO, Dublin 1.T: 01 7058368E:

Deadline: 31 May 2011


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


TBG+S Studio Membership Applications - Deadline Extended

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios have extended their deadline for studio membership applications. Temple Bar Gallery + Studios offers subsidised working spaces for visual artists in a secure, comfortable and professional environment.

Apply for a studio by sending:• Application Form• CV and Supporting Documentation

TBG+S advertises annually for submissions from professional working artists via our website and e-databases, Visual Artists Ireland e-bulletin services and website and other platforms for advertising the visual arts. A selection committee will review the applications competitively and will award available studios according to set criteria. Each committee is different and panellists rely solely on your application form and material submitted.

For full details and to download an application form, see

Extended Deadline: 5:30pm, Tuesday 10 May 2011


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.


Fíbín ag cuartú Aisteoirí Óga!                                 

Tá Fíbín ag cuartú aisteoirí óga ó cheann ceann na tíre chun páirt a ghlacadh sa SárScoil Dhrámaíochta Fíbín.  Is comhlacht drámaíochta Gaeilge é Fíbín, atá lonnaithe i nGaeltacht Chonamara, agus tá an comhlacht ag iarraidh deis a thabhairt do Ghaeilgeoirí óga ón nGalltacht agus ón nGaeltacht sárchúrsa drámaíochta trí mheán na Gaeilge a dhéanamh an samhradh seo.  Gheobhaidh na daoine óga taithí fhíorluachmhair agus iad faoi oiliúint an scríbhneóra/stiúrthóra Paul Mercier (Stiúrthóir den sraith Aifric ar TG4) le linn na ceardainne a chuirfear ar fáil, beidh deis acu feabhas ar a gcuid scileanna aisteoireachta. Gheobhaidh na daltaí deis iontach teacht le chéile chun drámaíocht as Gaeilge a dhéanamh in aon áit amháin.  Beidh Fíbín ag socrú éisteachtaí timpeall na tíre, chun na haisteoirí óga is fearr a roghnú don gceardlann samhraidh.  Beidh an chéad bhabhta ar siúl ar fud na tíre i Mí na Bealtaine  , beidh na héisteachtaí deireanacha i lár Mhí Meithimh agus beidh an Sár-Scoil Drámaíochta ar siúl idir 5 – 16 de Mhí Iúil.

Eolas Riachtanach faoin Sár-Scoil Drámaíochta

Beidh an Sár-Scoil Dhrámaíochta ar oscailt le haghaidh mac léinn idir 15 – 17 mbliana d’aois ar an 1 Meán Fómhair.  Caithfear Gaeilge líofa a bheith ag na mic léinn, agus suim mhór sa drámaíocht ar ndóigh!


Beidh éisteachtaí ar siúl i gConamara, i nGaillimh, i Sligeach, i mBaile Átha Cliath, i gCorcaigh, i gCiarraí agus i nDún na nGall idir 10 -27 Bealtaine. 

Wed 11/5/11


Seanscoil Sailearna


Thursday 12/5/11


Seanscoil Sailearna


Sat 14/5/11


Town Hall Theatre


Wed 18/5/11


An Lab, Sráid Eoin, AN Daingean


Thurs 19/5/11


Jurys Inn


Fri 20/5/11

Baile Átha Cliath

Conradh na Gaeilge


Sat 21/5/11

Baile Átha Cliath

Conradh na Gaeilge


Sun 22/5/11

Baile Átha Cliath

Conradh na Gaeilge


Thurs 26/5/11


Sligo Park Hotel


Fri 27/5/11

Dún na nGall

An Chúirt, Gaoth Dobhair



Tuilleadh Eolais

Beidh air gach mic léinn CV a sholáthar dúinn le griangraf agus aon taithí drámaíochta mas féidir.  Is féidir leo an CV a sheoladh chuig: Méabh NicAlastair, Fíbín Teo., na hAille, Indréabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe.  Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil ar an Sár-Scoil Fíbín, déan teagmháil le Méabh NicAlastair ar nó glaoch a chur ar an oifig ar 091-505855.


Metal Fabrication Workshop & Woodturning Workshop

Metal Fabrication

Dates:               Sat 21st & Sun 22nd May

Trainer:             Michael O’Hara

Course Fees:    €120 (two days) - 10am to 5pm

Participants:      6

Experience: No experience required

An intensive two day tuition in metalwork with a particular focus on welding, cutting and metal fabrication (Arc, gas & TIG). The intent of the workshop is to tailor it to the specific needs and requirements of the participant and to show the versatility and application of the materials to practice. All relevant health & safety issues will also be covered. No previous experience is required.



Dates:     Sat 21st & Sun 22nd May - Spindle               

Trainer:             Dave Spence

Course Fees:    €110 (two days)  - 10am to 5pm

Participants:      6

Experience:       No experience required

Traditional woodturning presented in two different formats, the first workshop will be in spindle turning and the second workshop in bowl/faceplate turning. Through demonstration and practical examples participants will be given a good grounding in the primary woodturning techniques.   

If you are interested in this course please contact us at the details below:

Leitrim Sculpture Centre

New Line


Co Leitrim

Telephone: 071 985 5098


Anuna international choral summer school

The 1st Anuna international choral summer school takes place at the National Concert Hall, Dublin this year, 5-9 July, and  includes lectures and workshops by international facilitators such as Matthew Oltman (of Grammy award winning ensemble Chanticleer) and Dr Stacie Rossow (Florida Atlantic University).  
We warmly invite singers and choral directors to participate in this exciting event.
Please don't hesitate to contact Stella Konik ( | or Carol Ann McKenna (National Concert Hall Dublin, Tel 01-4170077) for an application form or any further queries.


Breaking the rules! A Youth Arts Summer School for Youth Workers

University College Cork , Wednesday 15th-Saturday 18th June 2011

Delivered by NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme, Breaking the Rules! is a 3-day residential youth arts practice summer school in Cork ’s UCC, running from the 15th-18th of June 2011. Breaking the Rules! is about approaching your work with young people in a fresh way, it is an opportunity to be inspired, use new art forms and break out of your everyday routine and get creative!

€150.00 for early bird bookings by May 15th.

For more information see below or visit our website

To book a place Download the Application Form and

Please complete and submit to The Training Administrator
( by 15th May 2011 for the early bird booking price

For any queries contact

or on 01 4784122 Online Community Manager - Fás Graduate Scheme
Kids’ Own an all Ireland children’s arts organisation and publishing house. Invite applications for the position of online community manager. The successful applicant will work at Kids’ Own office in Carrigeens, Ballinful, Sligo. This is a nine-month position and is open to those eligible for the Fás Work Placement Programme, Graduate Placement. Kids’ Own are looking for a highly motivated individual who has an excellent understanding of online audience development and marketing an interest in and understanding of arts practice with children.
The successful applicant must be able to work as a team member and have excellent communication skills. Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form. Hold a BA in communications or related degree.
Submit a cover letter and CV via email by the closing date Thursday 26 May 2011.
T. +353 71 91 24945

The Douglas Hyde Gallery Studentship 2011-2012
Candidates should have a background in Fine Arts, Art History or a related discipline. Some experience of office work and other relevant fields will be an advantage. This training position, intended for someone who wishes to pursue an administrative career in the arts, will run for a fixed term of 10 months. The successful applicant will learn to handle all aspects of administration, installation and general gallery duties. He or she will be expected to help in every area of administrative work, whether it be modest or demanding, and to demonstrate unusual commitment and attention to detail.
The Studentship, which attracts a stipend of E12,000, will start at the end of June.
Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to:
John Hutchinson, Director, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Applications must be received by Friday 27 May 2011

e v+ a Seeks Director
e v+ a is an open international exhibition of contemporary art, centred on Limerick City, Ireland, with a 35+ year tradition of working with international curators of very high calibre. It has a reputation for its artist centred approach that encourages experimentation and innovation in a uniquely personal and local context that transcends national and international boundaries. Its mission is to host an exhibition of contemporary art of international significance through the collaboration of artists, place and curator.
e v+ a is now seeking a full time Director who will be responsible for working with a newly formed board of directors to build on the success of e v+ a to date by enhancing its reputation, expanding its audience and improving its organizational structure.
Further information on this opportunity including a full list of duties and responsibilities are available on or from ev+a secretary on email at
Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 27 May 2011
For further information on the history and culture of e v+ a visit
Tech Assistants Needed for Public Art Install
Two assistants need to help out on a public art installation in Dublin for 3 days work, 16 – 18 May. Lifting required and general runner duties. Safe Pass holders preferred. Site is on DART line. Contact by email for further details. Paid work.
Deadline: 14 May 2011

Summer Internships at Cill Rialag Arts Centre, Kerry
Summer internships available in Kerry at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Ballinskelligs. Good computer skills and knowledge of art, public relations, experience with Adobe Create Suite, experience working with children and knowledge of Irish are advantages. Must be available for at least 4 weeks. Housing provided. Please email CV and cover letter to by 15 May.
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
T: 066 947 9297
Deadline: 15 May 2011

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 2011
West 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

Call for Submissions: Belfast Print Workshop Gallery
We are now taking submissions for our third technique dedicated exhibition.
Deadline for submission 20 May 2011.
For further details please see website or contact the gallery.

30-42 Waring Street
Cotton Court
, BT12ED
T: +44 (0)28 90230323

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 9297
Deadline: 4 July 2011



Tír na nÓg play The Wyatt Hotel, Westport on Saturday May 21st with Tríur in support

Irish Trad by Tommy Keane, (uillean pipes), Jacqueline McCarthy, (concertina) and Ado Morris, (guitar) in support.

Support included - 8pm - 12pm - admission is €20 or €15 for unwaged at the door or tickets in advance from the venues and from with free postage.


Barnstorm are looking for actors!

Over the past two years Barnstorm has developed an Acting Ensemble that has produced an exciting programme of work that has toured Ireland; and appeared at festivals here, Belfast and Wales .

Our next production is the world premiere of a specially commissioned piece from world renowned playwright Mike Kenny. We developed the play "A Grimm Tale" over 18 months and Mike took the material and created a truly wonderful script - A Murder of Crows. The play is a gothic tale based on the Hansel & Gretel story but without gingerbread or sweets!!

We are now looking to audition to find four actors to join the Ensemble for this production; and wish to spread the word through colleagues around the country.

We are looking for both male and female actors for this production which will involve highly physical performance in multi-faceted roles. Those with musical ability (singing essential) will be particularly welcome to audition.

The play will rehearse for five weeks from 05th September in Kilkenny and open for two weeks in the Watergate Theatre, with a showcase performance in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Dublin .

The production will tour nationally in spring 2012; and it is hoped to follow this with a short international tour.

Auditions will be held in Dublin on 08th & 09th June with recalls on 16th June.

It is imperative that those interested send an up-to-date CV with photo and a cover letter to reach us no later than Wed 25th May 

For more information please contact Barnstorm on Tel: +353 56 7751266 or 7770495           


Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School, 11-15 July 2011

Kildare County Council invites you to join us for the 5th bi-annual Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School, 11-15 July 2011. This year we're once again offering an exciting and diverse 'pick and mix' programme of workshops exploring approaches to choreography, applying Laban to your professional work, and creative dance sessions.

We welcome people of all backgrounds. This programme will enhance the work of teachers, dancers, actors, social workers, academics, therapists and many others who wish do develop expression and communication through movement. 

Previous experience of Laban's work or other dance techniques is not essential. All workshops will be facilitated by experienced tutors, including Anna Carlisle, president of the Laban Guild, Cathy O'Kennedy, who has extensive experience of dance in education and disability contexts, and Wendy Hermelin, who will once again lead the unique experience of a Movement Choir.  

A special addition to this year's programme will be the inclusion on Wednesday 13 July of a day dedicated to dance and older people including a showcase of work by older dancers. If you know older people who may be interested in attending workshops or the showcase on this date, please contact us.

For those who can't attend the full five day programme, we also offer the option to attend one day of the Summer School. 

BOOKING/INFORMATION: Nicola Dunne, Email: or Tel: 045 44 8328.


Short Film shot in Castlebar to be Screened on RTE

Local Writer/Director Orlagh Heverin, a native of Castlebar, (daughter of photographers/publicans Paul & Joy Heverin), won an RTE/Galway Film Centre Short Script Award in 2008 for the short film that she wrote Losing Memories.  In March 2009, Orlagh directed the short film, which was shot in Castlebar, Ballintubber and Louisburgh.  Since then the film has done the festival circut, playing in film festivals in Galway, Cork, Waterford, Belfast, Clones, Wales, South Africa.  The short picked up awards at the International Film Festival Ireland (Clonmel) where it won Best Irish Production and it won Jury’s prize at the Earwig, We like Shorts in Tuam.

The short film is about an Elderly Lady who is losing her memories, this mood piece shows her life through her eyes, her past and present merge into each other.  She slips into being the young girl she once was and people and memories from her past surround her.  The short is based on the memory of Orlagh’s Grandmother Rhona Heverin and Orlagh hopes it is a fitting tribute to her Grandmother who in her later years lived with Alzheimers.

Orlagh was blessed with a fantastic cast and crew and would like to thank all the local businesses that helped towards the making of the film.  The short film is under 10 minutes in duration and it will be screened on RTE 2 on Monday 23rd of May at11.55 pm as part of the RTE Short series. 


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 



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


Join the ‘we are more’ campaign

Do you still believe in the power of culture?

ECF does. And we are now calling on you to actively join the we are more campaign.

An initiative of Culture Action Europe in partnership with ECF.

In July, the European Commission will officially launch its discussions on how much will be spent on culture in the next EU budget. They will also be questioning the shape and content of the EU Culture Programme

The resulting decisions by national governments and EU policymakers will influence the next ten years of support for cultural activities. It will directly affect everyone who lives in Europe.

Currently, direct support for arts and culture represents 0.05% of the total EU budget.

we  are more believes this does not properly reflect the importance of arts and culture in the development of all European societies. We seek increased support for culture in the next EU budget.

We cannot wait another decade. We need as many signatures as possible before July to have our voices heard by governments and policymakers. Make a difference by actively supporting we are more!

Read more about the goals of the campaign at

General enquiries: Jeske van Vossen Press enquiries: Mascha Ihwe


Visual Artists Ireland Launches New Online Events and Deadlines Calendar
Visual Artists Ireland launched today a new events and deadlines calendar feature in its comprehensive guide to what’s on in the Visual Arts in Ireland .
The new calendar features details on forthcoming deadlines, visual art exhibitions, events, festivals, talks and conferences across Ireland .  The calendar is broken down across regions, and provides details of exhibitions openings and what’s on across Ireland on a day to day basis.
The feature is yet another free service provided by Visual Artists Ireland to increase awareness of the visual arts across Ireland .
Visual Artists Ireland’s information is also available through Twitter (@VisArtsIreland), Facebook (Visual Artists Ireland), an eMailing list, and Newsfeeds so that people can easily find out what is going on around the country.


Liverpool Biennial Seeks Director
Artistic Director/Chief Executive
Salary: circa £60,000
Following the decision of current Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Lewis Biggs, to move on after more than 10 successful years at Liverpool Biennial, the Board of Trustees is looking to appoint an experienced, confident and inspirational artistic leader to build on his legacy and enthuse and challenge artists and audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
The 6th edition of Liverpool Biennial attracted 628,000 visitors and the company’s ongoing public realm commissions generate audiences of tens of thousands each year. Liverpool Biennial is a vital element of Britain ’s arts offer, driven by partnerships with key organisations and institutions in the city and across the world.
The Board is looking for a candidate with a successful track record of curating shows and working with artists at the highest level, with well established connections both nationally and internationally. In addition they are looking for someone who has the vision, energy and skills to offer new thinking and ideas about the future direction and organisation of the Biennial in the longer term.
If you would like further details of this post, please reply to our HR consultant:
Application should be made by letter and CV submission. Final interviews for this post will be held on 18 July 2011 in Liverpool.


Down Community Arts Seeks Project Manager
Down Community Arts is seeking a full-time (subject to funding) project manager with experience in managing community arts projects, staff and business management, excellent I.T and communication skills and fundraising.
For more information and an application pack please contact:
T: 028 44616006

Lower Market Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ

Closing date for applications is 12pm, 13 May 2011


Invitation to Tender: Evaluation of Artist in Youth Work Residency Scheme
The National Youth Council of Ireland Youth Arts Programme invites tenders from qualified individuals and organisations to undertake an evaluation of the Artist in Youth Work Residency Scheme. The Artist in Youth Work Residency Scheme is an initiative of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and is a critical element of NYCI’s work in the area of youth arts which is funded by the Arts Council and the Office of the Minsiter of Children and Youth Affairs.
NYCI’s Artist in Youth Work Residency Scheme has been in existence since 2004 and is offered as a means of extending and enhancing opportunities for young people to experience and participate in the arts. The aim of the scheme is to encourage artistic collaboration between professional artists and young people. Young people have the opportunity to work with and learn from practitioners of excellence in their field. Equally, artists will have the opportunity to enrich their own professional practice through the contextual experience of working with young people. There are two awards under this scheme; the Artist in Residency award and the Youth Arts Development award.
A list of all appropriate questions received regarding the tender together with answers will be circulated to everyone who has registered 1 week before the deadline. After this date we will be unable to take questions on the process.
To download the full tender request pack please click here.
For any queries regarding the scheme please contact
All parties should register their interest in tendering by Thursday 19 May 2011. Register your interest by email to
The deadline for receipt of completed proposals is Thursday 9 June 2011 at 5pm.


DLR Call for Curator: Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites applications for the curation of a contemporary craft exhibition in the Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin in February 2012. This exhibition is inspired by the Year of Craft 2011.
The curator will be asked to directly invite a selection of designers/makers for inclusion in the exhibition. S/he will have the scope to invite both local and national exhibitors; however, the County Council is keen to celebrate the local context. The curator will be required to consider, in conjunction with the Arts Office team, opportunities for the public to engage with the exhibition and its theme. This mediation strand will form an integral part of the exhibition and is intended to develop and enhance opportunities for audiences to view and experience high quality craft.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 16 June 2011 at 12 noon.
Further information and a detailed brief is available from:
Ciara King, Assistant Arts Officer-Arts Programme Development,
T: 01 2719529


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:

Aerial Blue International Summer School, Mayo
22 – 31 July 2011
Aerial Blue is a themed summer school for contemporary artists. This year’s focus is on islandism and the notion of insularity as a gateway to radical difference. Aerial Blue invites artists from across the world to come to Ireland for eight days of touring workshops, guest lectures and island survivalism.
The fellows for Aerial Blue will be the sole habitants and caretakers of this island during their residency and will be invited to present workshops, collective actions or propose ideas and concepts for investigation. Following this island residency, the touring summer school travels along the west coast, being hosted on the way by different communities. Aerial Blue is the second edition of an annual summer school that began with Mercedes Fire in 2010.
Aerial Blue will take place for eight days from 22 – 31 July 2011 and is open to applications from artists, architects, film-makers, researchers and associated disciplines. Applicants are asked to offer a short statement of interest (approx. 200 words), samples of previous work and CV. It is important that the statement of interest clearly demonstrates an engagement with the theme of the summer school.
Application to be sent to: before 5pm, 2 June 2011.
For more information visit:


Research Questionaire

Christopher Rippingale is a student of the Masters of Science in Business Information Systems at NUI Galway, Ireland. As part of his studies, he is researching people’s habits, interests, likes and dislikes as regards arts and entertainment and the relationship these have with the use of computers and the internet.

Please complete a short questionnaire which will take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The questionnaire can be accessed at…

Please be assured that…

  1. All information received will be completely confidential and used only for the purpose of this research
  2. This is a research experiment so there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer completely and truthfully as your answers are of the utmost importance.
  3. All respondents will remain completely anonymous within the context of the questionnaire
  4. Your response will be compiled along with all others to provide an overall result. Therefore no individual responses will be reported within the context of the research.
  5. You will not receive any spam or advertisement emails should you decide to fill out the questionnaire. 

Your input is extremely important and would be greatly appreciated.


Sky Arts Ignition

Sky is to expand further its support for the arts in the UK and Ireland with the launch of a major new programme to support new arts projects and emerging artists. The programme involves the creation of a new arts fund, Sky Arts Ignition, with two distinct and complementary strands: The Sky Arts Ignition Series and Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund.
The Sky Arts Ignition Series will seek to collaborate with six arts organisations over the next three years in the creation of brand new works. For each of the chosen projects, Sky Arts will provide a cash investment of up to £200,000 and work with the arts partners to bring their projects to a wider audience, using Sky's platform. The Series is the latest development in Sky's ongoing commitment to broadening access to the arts across the country, and will represent an investment of over £1million.
The Sky Arts Ignition Series seeks to work closely with as yet unselected artists and arts organisations, in order to equip both organisations and broadcasters with a true understanding of each other's process, combining their expertise to produce the best possible work and offering a unique support system in which to develop and produce brand new projects. Sky Arts, in partnership with the organisations, will determine how best Sky can give the project prominence on-air, on demand, online and on the ground, as well as providing marketing, publicity and new media support for each project.
Applications are now open at Further details of the Series are outlined on the site, along with full guidelines for entries.
In parallel, the Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund is designed to help young talent to bridge the development gap from school or college to becoming a working artist. Each year, the fund will support five individuals with a bursary of £30,000 each, enabling Sky Arts to back the creation of new works of art as well as nurture emerging talent.


Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI) Mentoring Programme 2011.
As part of our annual studio award for an artist with a disability, Fire Station and ADI have developed a mentoring programme. This programme gives visual artists with a disability based in Ireland an opportunity to engage in a mentoring programme (as mentee or co mentor), with 2011 Studio award winner Ruth le Gear from June – Oct 2011.
Mentoring offers professionally focused development for artists. It opens the potential for knowledge, sharing and gives artists the opportunity to observe and formally review aspects of their own practice in action.
A budget of €500 will be awarded towards expenses of the selected artist.
Closing date for applications: Fri 20th May 2011.
To apply please send:
• A letter expressing your interest;
Explain why you think you would benefit from this mentoring programme and/ or how you might contribute to it.
(max 500 words)
• CV
• Documentation of work;
Photos/ jpegs 6-8 images, DVD (max 5 mins).
Please include list with images including title, year, context, materials etc.
Applications can be sent to or
Fire Station Artists’ Studios,

9-11 Lwr Buckingham St, Dublin
For further information on this mentoring programme and artist in residence see; or


Internship, Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Midsummer Festival is one if Ireland 's most dynamic, multidisciplinary arts festivals, producing a 16 day festival at the end of June each year. Cork Midsummer Festival presents, commissions and produces original new work from local, national and international artists. The intern will get the opportunity to see how this rapidly growing festival operates and will undertake a variety of work within the areas of Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development.
This is an unpaid position but will provide exciting, valuable experience in arts management. Suitable candidates will be motivated individuals with initiative who have a passion for the arts and have the ability to sell this passion to potential sponsors and audience members. Candidates should have strong proven administrative skills, organisational ability and excellent interpersonal skills. Previous experience in the fields of Marketing, PR and Business Development either professionally or educationally is desirable but not essential.
The expected duration of the internship is 3 months on a part time basis to begin as soon as possible.
Apply: with a CV and Cover Letter to Jane Twomey, Communications Manager at
For more information phone 021 4215134


Theatre Manager

Deadline: 13 May 2011

Pavilion Theatre, the Municipal Theatre for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, is seeking applicants for the position of THEATRE MANAGER, who, as leader of a small and dedicated team, is tasked with achieving the strategic, artistic, financial and developmental objectives of the theatre as it enters its second decade.
Pavilion is a key venue for performing arts in the Dublin area, presenting work that entertains, enriches and is relevant to all its target audiences through:
• Sound financial management and governance
• Artistic excellence
• Quality varied programming
• Outstanding service to artists
For a full job spec go to


Social Media Tip: 5 Ways to Promote Your Offline Event Using Social Media

Promote your event with some smart social media marketing. Here are five ways you can maximize exposure of your event using online tools. If you don't have the time or resources to use all of these tools, using one of two of them can also be very effective.
1. Put it on YouTube:
Recent findings show that video content is the most effective way of reaching your audience. If you have some home-made videos of previous events you have run, post it up on YouTube and Facebook. If you don't, make sure you video some short clips of your event on the day as these will allow people who were not able to make it feel connected and will be more likely to attend future events. Having this content will also give you something to use to help promte your event next year.
2. Use Flickr:
Everyone loves seeing photos of themselves (as long as they’re flattering). By posting photos of your event on Flickr and tagging them with people’s names, you can generate interest in your event from the people who attended and those who follow them on various social media channels.
3. Put it on Facebook:
You can also post the photos and tag them on Facebook. The added benefit of doing so on Facebook is that when you tag someone, it appears on their wall. Anyone who is a friend of someone you tagged can see the photo. The idea is that it will lead them to want to learn more about the event (because hey, they want their photo put on Facebook from a cool local event too). Note that you’ll only be able to tag people that you’re connected to.
If your event or company has a Facebook Page, you can include highlights from the event, like quotes from keynotes, activities, awards or even faux pas from speakers.
4. Tweet the event:
Don’t overlook the best real-time tool in social media for your event. Sending tweets out to your followers is a great way to keep everyone updated on what’s happening. Twitter is a great tool for connecting people online and offline to your event.
5. Use hashtags:
The easiest way to track tweets and other mentions of your events on social media platforms is to ask all participants to use a # with a designated keyword or phrase when discussing it.
For example, Voluntary Arts Ireland used the hashtag #ArtsHustingsNI to help track all mentions of the recent Arts Hustings event we helped organise in Belfast . For those unable to attend, following the hashtag was a great way to stay updated and to join the debate
If you are running a small event and would like some guidance on how best to use social media to help promote it get in touch with us. Alternatively if you have any feedback on this tip, or suggestions for future social media tip's, you can email us at


Calling All Businesses, CommunityGroups, Artists and Musicians!

Mayo County Council with the Western Development Commission are working on a new and innovative website initiative which aims to reach out and connect with people worldwide who have a connection to Mayo. The website is set to be the home of All Things Mayo, which will bring together loads of information on Mayo and give the three million `Mayo Global Clan’ an opportunity to connect and interact with each other.

Mayo Businesses and Community Groups can add themselves free of charge to the business listings from today. Artists and musicians are especially encouraged to register themselves in our listings. will be live for everyone from 16th of May 2011 and is a unique project which aims to connect and build relationships between Mayo people worldwide.

Why not register your group or business on


Inclusion Ireland Art and Poetry Competition

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


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.

‘Along the is the theme of Immrama 2011 and this festival will explore travellers and writing through the ages up to the 21st century. The Saturday keynote presentations will be given this year by award-winning writer (former Irish Times foreign correspondent) Conor O’Clery at 3pm and world-famous travel blogger Rolf Potts and acclaimed author and historian, Alex von Tunzelmann at 8pm.

In addition to the literary presentations, the 2011 festival programme is packed with a variety of fringe events, including an International Visual Arts Exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts, exhibition and events at Lismore Library, Writers Workshop in association with the County Arts Office and Artlinks, a kayaking event with Jasper Winn (author of Paddle – A Long Way Around Ireland) with Blackwater Boats, Festival Bookshop hosted by Eason Dungarvan, creative writing workshops, book readings, a Family Fun Day on the Sunday and much, much more. A full programme of events, including fringe events, plus details of the main speakers at this year’s Immrama can be found at and  further details are also on the attached flyer.

Other main presentations include polar explorer, Sara Wheeler and poet and sailor Theo Dorgan, in conversation with Pól Ó Conghaile, and a closing presentation from William Blacker, whose publication ‘Along the Enchanted Way’ (about a period of his life spent in a remote rural area of Transylvania, living among the local people and falling in love) was praised by no less than Patrick Leigh Fermor upon publication in 2009. The annual Literary Breakfast, at 8.30am on Sunday June 12, will be hosted by acclaimed author Anthony Sattin, who is an authority on all things Egyptian – from historical times to the present day.

On Saturday, June 11 the keynote presentation will see author and former Irish Times journalist Conor O’Clery speak about his experiences as a foreign correspondent. Conor’s newest book is Moscow , December 25, 1991/The Last Day of the Soviet Union. He worked for over 30 years in various positions with the Irish Times, including stints as a staff correspondent based in LondonMoscowWashington DCBeijing and New York City. Conor has won several awards, including "Journalist of the Year" twice - first for his reporting from the Soviet Union, and, later, for his reporting of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, which he witnessed from his office three blocks away.

Rolf Potts (photo attached) has reported from more than sixty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveller, the New York Times Magazine and Conde Nast Traveller. A veteran travel columnist, his adventures have taken him across six continents, and include piloting a fishing boat 900 miles down the Laotian Mekong, hitchhiking across Eastern Europe, traversing Israel on foot and cycling across Burma . The San Francisco Chronicle describes Potts as “one of the best travel writers to emerge in the last decade. Intrepid and thoughtful, he's a Paul Theroux for the backpacker generation.”

International travel writer and author Alex von Tunzelmann writes an online weekly film column, Reel History, for The Guardian and writes travel pieces for Lonely Planet magazine and contributes to Daily Beast. Her first book ‘Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire’ was published worldwide in summer 2007 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of independence from Britain in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh . Her widely anticipated second book, Red Heat, has just been published to critical acclaim, and she has written for Sunday Times magazine; New York Times; Los Angeles Times; Daily Telegraph and Conde Nast Traveller.

A brand new addition to the programme this year is a ‘Blogger’s Forum’ facilitated by Manchán Magan, with special guests Rolf Potts, Áine Goggins of the TG4 Couchsurfing programme “Ó Tholg go Tolg”, and Darragh Doyle of the on-line blog

The phenomenon of a little town in County Waterford that manages to attract the world’s greatest travel writers made quite an impression on international Travel Writer and contributor to National Geographic Michael Shapiro last year.  Michael’s awe of the festival was captured in conversation with Arthur and Pauline Frommer, publishers of Frommer’s Travel Guides, the world’s largest selling series of travel guides and hosts of The Travel Show on WOR, a major New York radio station. Commenting on the New York radio show Michael Shapiro said, “The town of Lismore attracts some of the best travel writers in the world, it is a four day celebration of travel writing and it’s a festival that loves books.”

The Immrama Festival of Travel Writing will be held in Lismore from June 9 to 12, 2011 and is generously supported by Failte Ireland, Waterford County Council, Eason Dungarvan and Waterford Airport , the Arts Council.  Tickets and further information can be found on or by contacting 058-53803.


NATIONAL NETWORKING DAY FOR ARTISTS, in partnership with Kildare Arts Office is hosting a national networking and professional development day for artists working with children and young people, at CAKE Contemporary Arts in Kildare on Saturday 11th June.
This day presents an exciting opportunity for artists to come together to share thoughts and information about their practice with children and young people. A number of artists will talk  about different aspects of practice, from planning and facilitation, to peer support and documentation. We're delighted to announce that our April/May Guest Editor, Christina MacRae will join us online from the UK for a presentation about documenting practice. A panel discussion will also enable participants to discuss themes arising from the presentations. There will also be information about upcoming Practice events and funding opportunities.
To register for this day, or for more information, please contact us at:
There will be a €10 fee for participants, payable on the day. is the national network for artists working with children and young people.


Core Theatre College will be auditioning for their Main Course

After an exciting and rewarding start last year Core Theatre College is opening their doors again for 10 students to participate in their 11 week intensive part time Main Course starting the 19th of September – 4th December 2011.

This highly focused, part-time professional theatre training course is based in Galway. Experienced theatre professionals will be teaching core theatre skills such as voice, movement, acting technique, text analysis, masks, theatre production and theatre history which concludes with a presentation of work.

The course is for people over 18 who are interested in developing a career in theatre or have serious commitments to theatre.

Students will have to audition for a place. The auditions will be held on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June and require the prospective student to prepare two short contrasting pieces; one from Shakespeare and one contemporary piece.

To apply please email us on for an application form. Deadline for applications is the 5th of June. For more information on the course please go to

Cork Opera House: Marketing Manager (Maternity Leave Cover)
At a time of economic challenge and creative opportunity, Cork Opera House seeks an energetic and dynamic individual who will have a deep knowledge and successful track record of sales and marketing within the retail consumer service industry. Ideally experience gained within the arts sector but not essential. S/he will be required to demonstrate an impressive record of achievement in sales and marketing, together with the communication skills required to lead and manage a small but dedicated staff.
Work Competencies / Skills: Strong IT Skills Knowledge of Ticketsolve system desirable.
Qualifications: Primary Degree, Marketing degree desirable
Minimum of five years managing staff desirable
Experience in arts, music, entertainment or similar background desirable
Closing date: 5:30pm, Tuesday 17 May 2011
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application together with CV:
Mary Hickson, Chief Executive Officer, The Cork Opera House PLC., Emmet Place, Cork.
T: +353 (0)21 4905239

FAS Cultural Work Placement at Donegal County Council
Donegal County Development Board Cultural Forum is seeking applications under the FAS Work Placement Program. Eligible Candidates must have an interest in Arts and Culture; have graphic and web design qualifications, be a self-starter, highly motivated and flexible. The position will be full time, be for nine months duration and will start in mid June 2011. The position will be based in the Public Services of Donegal County Council Public Services Centre and will report to the Public Art Manager of Donegal County Council. Duties will include administration of County Development Board Cultural Forum, co-ordination of ‘what’s on’ Donegal, Web Design and production of Web Content, graphic design, research on Cultural Projects, curation and installation of new exhibition and general office duties.
Letters of application including current CV and further information to Ms. Terre Duffy, Public Art Manager on or Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 25 May 2011. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1 June.
Public Art Manager, Donegal County Council, Public Services Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
T: 087 2508373

Arts & Disability Awards Ireland 2011
Round 1 of grant programme opens May 2011
Deadline: 4pm, Wednesday 22 June 2011
Managed by the Arts & Disability Forum on behalf of the two Arts Councils of this island, the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme is a dedicated tool to support individual deaf or disabled artists. Through this funding, artists with disabilities have developed unique artwork of extremely high artistic quality, some progressing to a level where international recognition is won. Advice is available from the initial idea through to the submission of the application. The scheme’s purpose is to identify, encourage and nurture individual talent amongst disabled practitioners. Individuals can apply for up to GBP5,000 (or the Euro equivalent).
You may think you don’t know anyone who could apply but this scheme is for all types of disabled people and all artforms. It isn’t always possible to tell who is disabled and some people feel so stigmatised that they try to hide their condition. So please help your contacts towards an opportunity by spreading the word about the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme.
Grant forms can be downloaded from or we can email them to you. For access reasons we prefer you to submit the form as an electronic document if possible but we can supply standard print hard copies if required. Alternatively formatted information can also be made available, for example large print or Braille, and if you are a British Sign Language or Irish Sign language user, we can give you a dvd introduction to the scheme in BSL or ISL.
For an answer to queries, or for further information, contact Gillian Porter at the Arts & Disability Forum:
T: (028) 9023 9450, from RoI (048) 9023 9450;
Round 2 will open in September


Jim McNaughton/TileStyle E10,000 Bursary for Commissioned Artists
Nominations for the Jim McNaughton Bursary for Commissioned Artists close on Friday 20 May. As part of the Allianz Business to Arts Awards, the Bursary is awarded to an artist who is gaining experience in the field of commissioning or partnering with a business or other organisation to deliver innovative art programmes to a community. The award is intended to contribute to the development of the artist’s craft or practice.
If you have worked on a corporate or State commission between March 2010 and May 2011, then you are eligible for entry. If you have worked with a company or State-funded organisation to deliver art programmes to a community in the same period, then may be eligible for entry. The nomination will take the form of a personal statement about your work and what you would use the bursary for in order to further your practice,  along with information on the commission or project you worked on and the organisation you worked with.
Closing date for applications is Friday 20 May, 5pm
For more information on eligibility and an application form contact Rowena Neville
T: 01 672 5336

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,
Closing date for submissions: Friday 1 July 2011
For further information & floor map visit
T: +353 (0)56 7761106

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:


Coca Cola Launches New Fund for Ireland

Coca Cola has established the 125 Years Thank You Fund in partnership with The Wheel and the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA).

The fund was launched on 8 May 2011 to commemorate the selling of the first Coke in Atlanta, Georgia 125 years ago and will support non-profit organisations in Ireland to support initiatives that improve the quality of life.

Projects must address the following objectives:

  • Social and Education Programmes aimed at young people:

    • Improving access to education for young people and supporting those at risk from economic and social issues.

  • Healthy and Active Lifestyles:

    • Improving access to exercise physical activity, encouraging attitudinal changes to lifestyle and educating people about nutrition.

  • Environmental Leadership:

    • Encouraging recycling and educating people about sustainability.

Coca Cola is donating €125,000 to the fund.

Ten applicants will receive €10,000 and five applicants will receive €5,000

Eligible applicants include:

  • Charitable organisations with a registered charity number.

  • Voluntary organisations working within the community.

  • Not for profit community organisations.

  • Local sports club e.g. GAA Club.

  • A foundation or a trust.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 30 June 2011.


June Deadline for Dublin City Public Art Programme

The Dublin City Public Art Programme was launched on 12th April, 2011.  The Programme offers opportunities for artists to engage with the city, making new work that responds to the context of Dublin as the capital of Ireland , international city, and a city of communities and localities.

The intention is to offer opportunities across many art forms, such as architecture, dance, film, literature, music, opera, theatre, verbal arts, and visual art; including all aspects of contemporary arts practice such as performance, live art, multimedia, video art, sound art, etc.

Proposals are sought for Strand 2 – Interaction with the City .

Strand 2 intends to create connections and collaborations between different areas of Dublin City Council’s work as well as interconnections between art, city and the public. The emphasis is on making new work and proposals are invited from artists, curators, creative producers and artistic directors.

A briefing day is taking place on Tuesday May 3rd @ 1.00 p.m, at the LAB,

Foley Street, Dublin 1.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

The closing date for proposals is June 27th June @ 4.00 p.m .

For further information and the brief for Strand 2 see: and for an interview with Ruairí Ó Cuív, Dublin City Council Public Art Manager about the public art programme see


Sparánacht | Bursary

Tá Ealaín na Gaeltachta agus Theatre Forum ag tairiscint deich sparánacht le deis a thabhairt do rannphairithe ón Ghaeltacht clárú saor in aisce do Chomhdháil Náisiúnta an Fhóraim.

Is é seo an t-ochtú bhliain, go bhfuil an ócáid seo á reachtáil ag Theatre Forum agus aithnítear é mar phríomh imeacht d’earnáil na dtaibh ealaíon.  Tugtar deis do dhaoine casadh ar a chéile agus aithne a chur ar chomhleacaithe ag an ócáid seo, gurb é an t-aon cheann dá shórt in Éirinn.  Tá an comhdháil, a mhairfidh dhá lá, á eagrú sa Ghaillimh don gcéad uair agus táthar ag súil go bhfreastalóidh idir 250 agus 300 duine air.  Ina measc beidh daoine ó chomhlachtaí léiriúcháin, féilte, agus ionaid ealaíon ó gach aird den tír.

Beidh an comhdháil Ar aghaidh Leis an Seó, ar siúl in Ollscoil Éireann Gaillimh (le béile tráthnóna agus siamsaíocht sa Radisson) ar an 9ú & 10ú Meitheamh.  Beidh painéal cainteoirí náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta páirteach chomh maith le cairn ama le casadh ar dhaoine agus le smaointí a mhalartú.  Is féidir breis eolas ar an gcomhdháil a fháil anseo     

Tá 10 n-áit saor in aisce á dtairiscint do rannphairtithe ón Ghaeltacht, a bhuíochas le tacaíocht ó Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

San áireamh anseo tá lón ar an dá lá, caifé agus dinnéar tráthnóna chomh maith le deis freastail ar gach seisiún le linn na comhdhála.

Nóta :  ta na háiteanna ar fáil don té is luaithe a ghlacann an deis agus ní miste an áirithint a dhéanamh trín nasc seo.

Cuirfear ceist ort an cód a úsáid, sé sin ealain11. 

An t-aon rud a iarrtar ort ach go mbeidh tú go hiomlán rannphairteach don dá lá.     


Ealaín na Gaeltachta is working with Theatre Forum to facilitate 10 bursaries for Gaeltacht participants to attend the conference for free .  

Now in its eighth year, the Theatre Forum conference is the key networking event for the performing arts sector and the only event of its kind in Ireland

2011 sees the two-day conference taking place in Galway for the first time and Theatre Forum is expecting between 250 and 300 delegates to including practitioners from all the production companies, festivals and venues around the country.
The  conference On with the Show is taking place in NUIG (and evening dinner and ents in the Radisson) on June 9 & 10.  It will feature a host of national and international speakers as well as plenty of time to network and exchange ideas.  You can read more information about the conference here.   
10 free places are being offered to Gaeltacht arts practitioners thanks to funding from Ealaín na Gaeltachta.
These places include lunch on both days, scheduled coffee breaks and evening dinner as well as access to all sessions at the conference.

Note these are being issued on a first-come-first-served basis and can only booked through this link. You will be asked to enter a promo code to complete your booking and it’s ealain11. The only thing that we ask is that you commit fully to the conference for the two days.     


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 Choral Conducting Summer School 14-19 Aug 2011 - Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

AOIC's 32nd International Annual Choral Conducting Summer School will take place from Sunday 14th to Friday 19th August 2011.
Based in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Limerick , this year’s summer school will include the usual exciting menu of choral conducting classes given by dynamic and inspirational tutors. The wide mix of workshops will cover essential and stimulating topics including vocal production, repertoire and reading sessions, developing sight reading for choirs, the use of technology in the classroom and choir and working with young choirs. Masterclasses, daily choir sessions, group warm-ups, an open discussion forum and open rehearsals will round off the week to ensure a varied, vibrant and valuable course is enjoyed by all.
The only one of its kind in Ireland, this six-day intensive course offers a wealth of expertise from international and Irish course tutors, all of whom are active conductors and experienced teachers of conducting.

With courses designed to meet the needs and abilities of each student — from beginner to the experienced, established conductor — participants at all levels will develop and refine their core conducting skills, with more advanced classes focusing on areas such as rehearsal technique, interpretation, vocal technique, style, and language.

Workshop schedule 2011

An integral part of the course is the workshop programme, which sees course tutors and invited experts sharing their insights and experience on a range of topics, including:

  • The use of technology for the classroom music teacher and choral conductor

  • Working with and developing a youth choir 

  • Vocal production and vocal health for choristers

  • Developing sight reading skills in your choir

  • Selecting repertoire for the school choir

  • Repertoire for adult choirs

  • Essential skills for the choral conductor

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8 July 2011. Applications received on or before that date will attract the early bird fee.

Early application is advised as places at each level will be strictly limited to 12. To secure your place, compete and return the application form along with the appropriate fee payable by cheque, postal order or bank transfer.
Applications may be accepted after the closing date subject to availability of places
Please contact AOIC at or 061 234823 for further information.



Culturefox is a new Irish cultural events website and app which functions globally on PCs and all mobile phone platforms. It is extremely user friendly and is aimed to appeal to individuals and families, across all age groups. Culturefox has been designed to recognise that trends show that tourists are increasingly travelling with a 'cultural experience' in mind, that they are taking more frequent, shorter breaks and that they want instant information on the move which they can view at with ease. They also want to be able to go to a single reliable and authoritative source and that is our ambition for Culturefox.
In practical terms, Culturefox now replaces the What’s on Guide, which the Arts Council has managed to date. What this means for your organisation is that we now require you upload details of your events and activities onto the Culturefox site, for which a guideline manual is attached. The success of this site is dependent upon your co-operation; upon the systematic uploading of all your events so that we can make sure the guide is comprehensive.
A user handbook with details of how to do this is attached. In order to ensure consistency and that the site becomes the most comprehensive available, I would ask you to bring it to the attention of the person who is responsible for marketing and promoting the activities of your organisation, so that they can now use it as a resource in this regard. You might find it useful to log onto the prelaunch address and the mobile site is: for an initial review of the website. The official launch date is 1 June, details of which will follow.
The Arts Council would also encourage feedback on this resource between now and the launch date at


Le Chéile Family Resource Centre (FRC) is running four storytelling workshops for older members of the community.

I would be grateful if you could advertise these workshops in your newsletter. The cost is €10 for the programme. The workshop times are as follows:

·           Tuesday 17th May 2pm – 4:30pm

·           Thursday 19th May 10:30am – 1pm

·           Tuesday 24th May 2pm – 4:30pm

·           Thursday 26th May 10:30am – 1pm.


The workshops will take place in Le Chéile FRC,

Tucker Street
, Castlebar.  Further information can be received from the centre at 094 – 902 5126.


Training in 21st Century Media

Would you like to learn how to use 21st century media? As part of Tógra na Meáin, Aras Inis Gluaire, in conjunction with Greasán na Meán Skillnet and the CISNET Creative Industries Network, are hosting a series of training workshops over the coming months on using new media such as video, podcasts, blogging, web T.V. etc.  No previous experience necessary. 

The workshops are 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

The first information evening is being held in Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet on Thursday 26th May from 5.00 – 6.30 pm.  The speaker is editor and director Justin McCarthy.  Justin is Project Director for the web TV channel GAF TV or Galway Arts Festival TV ( 

All welcome. For further information Tel (097) 81079 or Tel (097) 27945. 


Breaking the rules! A Youth Arts Summer School for Youth Workers

University College Cork , Wednesday 15th-Saturday 18th June 2011

Delivered by NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme, Breaking the Rules! is a 3-day residential youth arts practice summer school in Cork ’s UCC, running from the 15th-18th of June 2011. Breaking the Rules! is about approaching your work with young people in a fresh way, it is an opportunity to be inspired, use new art forms and break out of your everyday routine and get creative!

€150.00 for early bird bookings by May 15th.

For more information see below or visit our website

For any queries contact

or on 01 4784122



The annual Cork Summer School in Art Therapy celebrates 21 years this July when the event is once again hosted at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design from July 2nd to 6th.
Participants are offered the chance to explore the therapeutic potential of art through experiential workshops. A series of related lectures during the week allows participants the opportunity to process their content in a structured way.
For the past twenty-one years the Cork Summer School in Art Therapy has welcomed up to sixty participants annually, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn about, and experience, the Art Therapy process.
For some this Summer School may be the first steps on the road to a career in Art Therapy. For others it may be an opportunity to re-engage with their creative identity. Every year this course has proved to be an invaluable personal encounter, whatever one’s motivation for attending.
The intensive workshop and lecture series will provide a stimulating, challenging and ultimately rewarding experience for everyone. Application forms and further details about the Art Therapy Summer School may be downloaded from
CIT Crawford College of Art and Design will also host a Portfolio Preparation Course from 12th - 20th July. This course is designed to assist and advise those developing a portfolio of work for entry into all Art, Design and other related courses. The course is suitable for both mature and Leaving Cert students. The students are taken through a number of set projects involving areas such as: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Construction and Life Drawing.
The course directs students on how to construct a well-balanced and individual portfolio. Places on this course are secured on a first come first serve basis on receipt of the fee. The course runs from 10am - 5pm each day. The Course fee is €395 and the application deadline is June 11th. For application forms visit < >
For further Press Information: Please contact Jean Kearney on 087 2527495 or Ivor Melia on 087 2234194 email:


Benita Stoney Wins Royal Society of Portrait Painters Award
Irish artist Benita Stoney wins prize at Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2011.
The Society’s annual exhibition features new works by Society members and also selected works by non-members. While the majority of work is by members this is an open exhibition and it also features work by non members. Benita Stoney won the Changing Faces Award – for the portrait that is most powerful on the way that the subject communicates with the viewer beyond the canvas. Benita’s award winning portrait is entitled ‘Nicola’ (2009). (egg tempera. 20 x 30cm, 8 x 12″ ). Changing Faces is the leading UK charity that offers support and information to people with disfigurements to the face, hands or body, and their families. The prize is a E2,000 commission to produce a portrait of a person with an unusual looking face for the Changing Faces Collection.
The exhibition continues every day until 20 May 2011 at The Mall Galleries London. Selected works from the exhibition including Benita’s will be on view at the Catmose Gallery and Art Centre, Oakham, Rutland from 25 May – 25 June.


Cow House Studios Announces 2011 Artists in Residence
Cow House Studios is pleased to announce their 2011 Artists in Residence. Hilary Wilder (USA), Sabina Mac Mahon (Ireland), Antony Clarkson (UK) and Shiro Masuyama ( Japan ) will participate in the residency from 18 September until 27 November. During the autumn of 2012, all four artists will exhibit in a group show that will travel to the Wexford Arts Centre and Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin .
To read more about the artists visit


The Model: Call for Interns/Volunteers
The Model is looking for a dynamic team of interns and volunteers to work on a complex visual art installation during the month of June. The team would work in a fast-paced contemporary art gallery, on a major installation of the work of international film-maker Harun Farocki. The positions would enable participants to gain experience in both the technical and curatorial preparation of a major exhibition. Positions would suit those studying for a Fine Art Degree or MA. A small rewards package is available on completion of the installation.
For further details please contact

The Back Lane Gallery Artist Collective Seek Artists
Kerry artists are wanted to join The Back Lane Gallery Artist collective. The Back Lane Gallery is located on

New Market Lane
. This is fast becoming the artist quarters of Killarney. Interested artists should send 3 images of their work along with a bio to

Call for Proposals: Cork Art Trail 2011
Call for Proposals: ArtTrail Festival 2011 – ‘National Interest’
18 November – 4 December 2011
Projects (open, invited, suggested) / Events, Talks, Workshops / Publications / Studios
In this current cultural and economic climate, we invite proposals that might consider what “National Interest” is, was, or could be. The interpretation of this theme, and nature of the proposal is completely open.
The festival will take place over 2 weeks from 18 November – 4 December 2011,
Deadline: Proposals will be accepted up to Thursday 30 June 2011, 5pm.
Direct Proposals or Suggestions:
This year, we welcome both direct proposals for the presentation and/or production of your own work, and suggestions of work you have seen or experienced elsewhere.
For further details, and to download a proposal form, go to
Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2011, 5pm

Open Call for SuperMassiveBlackHole Issue 8
The theme for Issue #8 will be “Scarred Landscape”. For this theme we are looking for images of landscapes that have been physically altered by either natural or man-made interventions. Work that deals with the theme in a conceptual, political, historical or documentary style are of particular interest. See the Submission Guidelines for details.
Deadline: 1 July 2011

Call for Submissions: RUA 130th Annual Exhibition
The Royal Ulster Academy’s 130th Annual Exhibition, which aims to highlight the best in contemporary and traditional visual arts practice, will take place from 21 October to 20 November 2011 in the Ulster Museum, Belfast . Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two works in any medium for consideration. Work will be selected anonymously by a jury and a range of prizes will be awarded by an independent adjudicator.
Adjudicator: Barbara Rae RA
Jury: Julian Friers PRUA, Jack Pakenham RUA, Terry Gravett ARUA, Marie Louise Muir, Art Journalist & Broadcaster, Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland .
There are two stages to the submission process. Firstly, a completed entry form and fees must be received by 16 July. Secondly, you will need to deliver your work to one of the RUA’s drop points, either in Dublin (13 August) or Belfast (14 August) with labels attached.
You can process your form and fees online using PayPal or alternatively you can download a form, complete and return to the RUA office together with your cheque/postal order. To receive a hard copy of the entry form by post please contact the RUA office.
Notification regarding the outcome of the selection process will be circulated between 5–9 September via post. For further information visit the RUA website.
9th Floor, River House,

48 High St, Belfast, BT1 2BE

T: +44 (0)28 90320819
Deadline: 16 July 2011

Call for Submissions: Claremorris Open Exhibition
Submissions are currently being sought for the forthcoming Claremorris Open Exhibition (COE). This year’s exhibition carries a prize fund of E8,000 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.
Closing date for submissions is Friday 3 June 2011. The selected works will be exhibited for three weeks in September, during which time the prize winners will be selected.
T: 087 6680107

Call for Unrealized Art Projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain of a contingent future.
You are invited to contribute your own unrealized projects to AUP’s growing archive. Contributions can include text (DOC) and image files (two JPEGs or PDFs up to 2MB each), and can be submitted online at Please include one paragraph describing your project.
The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) will be opening a temporary office in Basel this June, comprising of an archive of unrealized art projects. This will present projects collected through this open call and those collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa following several years of international research conducted in the late 90s. AUP follows the exhibition of the book project Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects, presented as a public archive at e-flux in 2009.
AUP is a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery devised by Julieta Aranda, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones and Anton Vidokle. Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) identity is designed by Liam Gillick.
Submission deadline: 25 May 2011

Fire Station Artists’ Studios – Open Call for Residential Studios
3 Residential Studios Available from April 2012
Closing Date for Applications: 16 June 2011, 3pm.
· Fire Station Artists’ Studios offers subsidised residential studios for professional visual artists in Dublin city centre.
· The studios are let from a period of between one year and two years nine months.
· International artists are welcome to apply for shorter periods.
· Resident artists have free access to high end computers, software, WiFi, technical expertise & support and also subsidised access to sculpture workshop and digital equipment.
This is a competitive selection process. Selection panel includes Fire Station representatives, 2 external curators and an independent artist.
Full details on applying for a studio are outlined on our website
T: +353 1 8069010

Pallas Projects Seeks Submissions for Summer Programme
Submissions are being sought from emerging artists/groups for four two-week artist-initiated exhibitions in the new Pallas Projects gallery space. We are seeking proposals from highly motivated and professionally minded groups and individuals. Successful applicants will be selected via competitive process. Ideal for groups or two/three person presentations, but solo exhibitions will also be considered.
Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with presenting their work in the context of an established gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards do-it-yourself initiatives and the professional development of emerging artists.
Gallery rental for two weeks is E700 for groups, with discounts for individuals. The rental fee contributes to the summer running costs of the gallery and administrative costs of running the summer programme only. Rental will include full invigilation, a press and email invite, listing and image on gallery website.
Submissions should include: a Word Document / pdf including 1 page of text outlining your proposal, a brief biog for each participant and/or group biog, maximum of 6 images; individual CV for each participant. Please also indicate a preference for July or August if required, though ideally participants should be flexible within those two months.
Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 1 June.
Exhibitions will take place between 1 July and 23 August.
Please send submissions to:

23 Lower Dominick St, Dublin1
Deadline: 1 June 2011

An Tostal Art 2011

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 3rd 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. There are two main Categories: (1) Junior artists under 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 16, 18. (2) Artists 18 & upwards. An entry fee for under 18s of €2.50 towards framing & a fee of €5 per piece (max 3 pieces) for 18 & upwards.

Submissions for the exhibition will be received at the exhibition space on Saturday 28th May between 12 noon & 4pm. Size restrictions apply see for terms, conditions & entry forms.

Prizes: under 4-10 €25 prize in each category, under 12-16 €50 prize in each category & under 18 €100 prize . 18 & upwards category €250 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.

The exhibition will take place in Unit 2 Drumshanbo Business Park & will run from Friday 3rd June till Sunday 12th June. Daily from 12 noon to 8pm Fri- Mon & 1-5pm Tue.-Thur.    

Queries contact Thomas G. Flynn Art Event Co-ordinator 087 9874 178


UCD Seeks Two Art History Lecturers
Applications are invited for two fixed-term academic posts lecturing in Art History whilst the current post holders are on sabbatical leave (i.e. one 9 month post and one 6 month post). The successful candidates will be expected to offer modules in Art History on the BA and MA programmes and to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
Applicants should have previous experience in teaching at tertiary level, in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, and a specialist knowledge of Irish art and local sources of research.
Note: As two appointments will be made following interview, applicants are requested to specify in their covering letter whether or not they would be interested in a six month appointment if not recommended for the longer 9mth appointment. In either case, applicants should note it is anticipated both appointments will commence on 1 September 2011.
2010 Salary Scale: E35,355 – E81,452 per annum
2011 Salary Scale: E31,820 – E73,307 per annum
Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 1 January 2011
Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 20 June 2011
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 11:30pm on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
For full details and to apply, see here:

Sessional Facilitators Required at Ionad na Fuiseoige, Belfast
Ionad na Fuiseoige is currently seeking to build a bank of sessional arts facilitators with relevant experience and qualifications, to deliver workshops to adults and children at the Parents Centre. Although the Centre normally delivers adult courses, the Centre would like to deliver integrated family learning workshops to promote co-learning experiences between parent and child. Experience in both adult and child-friendly workshops is highly sought.
Courses of interest would be in and around, but not limited to:
• Fashion Design
• Poetry and Creative Writing
• Sculpture
• Claywork and Pottery
• Jewellery Making
• Fabric and Textile Art
• Film and video
• Digital photography
• Mask-making
• Graffiti
• Drawing and Illustration (eg. Comic Books)
The Centre also runs non arts-based courses such as; yoga, DIY/ Home Maintenance, Makeup and Beauty, Basic and Advanced IT, Anger and Stress Management, and Parenting Programmes. This programme is part financed by the Castlereagh Borough Council and Lisburn City Council under the Peace III Programme. If you are interested in becoming part of our team please apply in writing or via email with your CV indicating your qualifications and experience, costs and course breakdown and availability. These posts will be on a part-time basis, normally for 6-8 week period.

6 Summerhill Road
, Twinbrook, N. Ireland, BT17 0RL
T: 028 9062 0373
Deadline: 10 June 2011


The Douglas Hyde Gallery Studentship: Deadline 27 May
Candidates should have a background in Fine Arts, Art History or a related discipline. Some experience of office work and other relevant fields will be an advantage.This training position, intended for someone who wishes to pursue an administrative career in the arts, will run for a fixed term of 10 months. The successful applicant will learn to handle all aspects of administration, installation and general gallery duties. He or she will be expected to help in every area of administrative work, whether it be modest or demanding, and to demonstrate unusual commitment and attention to detail.
The Studentship, which attracts a stipend of E12,000, will start at the end of June. Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to:
John Hutchinson, Director, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Applications must be received by Friday 27 May 2011.

Talbot Gallery Studios: Call for Interns
Talbot Gallery Studios is now accepting applications for internships for 2011/2012. The internship will commence on 1 September 2011 and run for a duration of ten months.
The aim of the Talbot Gallery Studios is to provide recent graduates and emerging artists working in all visual art disciplines with affordable studios and the resources which they need to sustain a professional art practice. In keeping with this ethos, the internship programme offers those interested in working in the arts a bridge between third level education and a career in the field.
The successful applicants will gain valuable experience in all areas of gallery administration from daily clerical duties to curating, art handling and installation. There will also be scope for the interns to use their own initiative and work on personal projects. Of particular interest are candidates with backgrounds in business who wish to apply this knowledge to the cultural sector.
Please send a cover letter and CV to
Closing date for applications is 20 June 2011.

Call for Artists to Tender for Community Mural, Limavady
On behalf of Limavady Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership Groundwork NI wishes to commission one piece of public art to re-image an area in Limavady, to create a more welcoming and inclusive image.
An artist will be commissioned to deliver a community mural. It is envisaged that the design of the mural would involve a series of design workshops with various groups from the local community.
Project timeline
· July 2011 – artist appointed
· August – September 2011 – consultation (x6 weeks)
· September 2011 – final design agreed
· October 2011 –Completion and launch of project
For further information, or to receive a full project brief detailing how to apply see or contact Sean Curran, Senior Project Officer:
T: 028 71341844 / 07736131259
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 17 June 2011
This project is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland but is supported by a number of statutory agencies including Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Big Shots: Film Competition Open for Submissions
This event is set to take place around 10 July 2011 and will be followed by a closing party with surprise guest DJs. Super8 Shots features a short film competition. Prizes includes over E1000 worth of Super8 equipment, Filmstock, processing coupons and telecine services offered by Super8 Ireland, Kodak, Andec Film and the Dublin Camera exchange. The full list of prizes and winners will be announced very soon.
For full terms and conditions, see:
Entries can be sent (registered post advised) to the following address:
Julien Dorgere, Super8 Shots Film Competition, 1 Stonewater, Dominick Street, Galway.
Entries will be selected by a film jury. All applicants will be notified by early July.
Submissions are free of charge.
Deadline: 5pm, 17 June 2011

Glass & Bronze Casting Workshop at Leitrim Sculpture Centre
Advanced Refractory Mouldmaking for Kiln Cast Glass & Bronze Casting Workshop
Saturday 4 – Monday 6 June 2011
Trainer: Keith Seybert
Course Fees: E200 (three days) – 10am – 5pm
Participants: 8
Experience: Some basic experience required
The workshop will cover in depth, the techniques and the theory involved in casting glass and bronze. Model making, mould construction, investment type refractory moulds, and ceramic based mould materials will be discussed with an aim towards enabling participants to “customise” their approach to fit their vision. A range of Primary model materials will be demonstrated, working through to the final refractory moulds, thus some previous knowledge of, and experience with: clay, wax, or plaster work is essential to qualified participants. All pertinent aspects of Kiln-cast glass will be covered. Participants will need to come with both sketch book and note book; ready with ideas to pursue, and open to learn. Large amounts of material will be covered in a relatively short time. Participants will need to come with a wax positive or rubber mould. This can be made on the “Mouldmaking for Artists & Architects Workshop”.
T: 071 985 5098

Freeform Sculptural Forging Course at Castleview Mills, Clonakilty
8 & 9 July 2011, 9:30am – 4:30pm
This course is aimed at students with little or no experience of blacksmithing. The course is run over 2 days with the objective of making a sculptural piece of artisitc metal work. The emphasis is on artisitc expression and students will be encouraged to add their own creativity to the piece. The following skills will be learned:
Total cost of course (excluding bed and breakfast): E250
A nonrefundable deposit of E100 is required to secure a place on the course.
A lunch main course will be provided on both days at a local restaurant.
A local B&B is providing bed and breakfast at E25 per night.
Health and safety requirements: Gloves and safety glasses will be provided. Students are expected to wear their own safety shoes/boots.
Contact Joe O’Leary:
T: 087 9170301

Acrylic Landscape Painting at Derryaun Crafts, Westport
Landscape Painting with Acrylics with Artist Jane Dunn
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2011
This acrylic painting workshop takes place amongst the stunning scenery of South Mayo and aims to inspire confidence and enjoyment in painting the landscape using colour, texture and form. In a friendly informal atmosphere we will learn to stretch paper, mix colours, use brushes, palette knives and fingers to create a range of simple, fun and effective images. We will practice some easy excerises and techniques to help you relax and become comfortable using the materials. Our intention is for you to learn to see and work in an exciting, creative way and to complete the course with finished paintings.
Cost E150
Closing date for bookings 27 May 2011.
Contact Suzie Sullivan
T: +353 (0) 98 21888

The Design Tower Summer School, Dublin
Housed in an old sugar refinery in Dublin’s’ Grand Canal Basin, The Design Tower is home to a variety of award-winning designers, artists and craftspeople. This June you will be able to learn skills directly from the professionals in their studios, in small intimate classes. These classes are aimed at artists and those with creative backgrounds. We welcome the chance to challenge and widen students creativity in a range of disciplines. Classes are small so please book now to avoid disappointment. Contact details are specific to each class. Free parking available.
Portrait Sculpture Using Live Model with sculptor Liz O’Kane.
11/12 & 18/19 June, 10am – 5pm. Price: E390 Places: 4 Deposit 50%.
Contact: 087 9174947
Leather Workshop 1 – Make a Laptop Bag / Workshop 2 – Make a Handbag with Roisin Gartland.
25 & 26 June / 2 & 3 July, 10am – 6pm. Price: E300 incl materials per 2 day workshop. Places: 5 per workshop. Deposit 50%.
Contact: 087 2490984
Silversmithing – Making a Bowl with silversmith Seamas Gill.
18 & 19 June, 10am – 5pm. Price: E230 incl materials. Places:4 Deposit 50%.
Contact: 01 6775701
Jewellery Design and Handskills with Da Capo Goldsmiths.
18/19 June & 25/26 June, 10am – 5pm. Price: E335 incl materials per 2 day workshop. Places: 3 per workshop. Deposit 50%.
Model and Cast in Cement Fondue with sculptor Ayelet Lalor.
18/19 & 25/26 June, 10am – 5pm. Price: E230 incl materials per 2 day workshop. Places: 5 per workshop. Deposit 50%.
Contact: 087 6485856
Design and Jewellery Making Skills with jeweller/designer Breda Haugh.
18/19 & 25/26 June, 10am – 5pm. Price: E280 incl materials per 2 day workshop. Places: 3 per workshop. Deposit 50%.
Contact: 01 6705738
Papermaking with paper conservationist Pat McBride
25/26 June, 10am – 4pm. Price: E250 incl materials Places: 5 per workshop. Deposit 50%.
Contact: 086 2451318
The Design Tower, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2
T: 01 6729799

Etching Classes at Lorg Printmakers, Galway
A one-to-one class which will provide an introduction to hard/soft ground etching, aquatint and spitbite techniques. If you have any questions or would like to book a class please contact Jennifer on 086 1254953.

Video and Spatial Mapping Workshop at Block T
Jaygo Bloom (UK): Video and Spatial Mapping Workshop
Saturday 28 May 2011, 11am – 5pm
In this workshop participants will be introduced to video and spatial mapping software, techniques and approaches. The focus will be on exploring how the architecture of a space and objects, surfaces measurements can be traced and used to create and design playful environments. The final outcome of the workshop will be the creation of a shared coordinated and spatially mapped projection, which combines pictures, text, video and 3D animation.
Jaygo Bloom is a visual artist born in Manchester in 1972. He was awarded a first class at Glasgow School of Art in 1996 and studied an MSc in Electronic Imagery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2006. Currently Jaygo divides his time between personal art practice and the production of tour visuals and live visual performance for Franz Ferdinand and 1990′s seminal Techno Act – Planetary Assault Systems. Over the past year in support of a Paul Hamlyn award Jaygo has been collaborating with partners from Londons Voicelab Orchestra (Major Havoc. 2010).
Pre-booking for this workshop is essential, as numbers are limited (15 participants). To book your place email: Workshop cost: E25 (to be paid in advance before 25 May). Participants will be required to bring their own laptops with a demo version of Isdora. Download Isdora via: (for Mac and Windows).
Full programme details:


New Site Goes Live are delighted to announce that their new site goes live today Friday 20 May 2011. The new is the space for artists promoting their work with children and young people. It provides a platform for artists to share all their work and give it greater visibility.
New functionality:
The largest sources of data include the member profiles and project profiles. Pages with improved search capacity will make it easier for people to find projects they are interested in and make conceptual and professional connections. The new design will make it easier to see and demonstrate best practice, highlighting the work in a more appealing and visual way. In addition, new areas will allow members to select and feature projects.
The new members page will recognise the effort that members put in, showcasing their projects, images, and recent updates all in one place. Members will also be able to track projects and also ‘follow’ and contact other members.
What you need to do:
-Check that any videos you have on are linked from

vimeo. Other video providers will not be accepted on the new site.
-Wait! Please do not post any information from 2.30pm – 10.00pm on Friday. Information posted during this period will not pass to the new site.
-We will email members with orientation videos about the new site and more information on updating your profile, when the site goes live.


Seamus O'Muineachain releases his debut EP

Seamus O'Muineachain is a minimalist composer living in Belmullet Co Mayo. He had worked with many musical groups over the years (Kumari, Music for Dead Birds), but has just released his debut EP as a digital download. The music draws inspiration from life in Western Ireland and is strongly influenced by the weather.
The EP will be available as a free download for the first 200 people.


Cups and Crowns Announces Details of first ever ART COMPETITION for National Schools  

Cups and Crowns, Theatre in Residence with both Galway City and County Council for 2011 / 12, are delighted to announce the details of their first ever Art Competition for National Schools. To celebrate the launch of their year of residency, Cups and Crowns are holding a competition to find the perfect artwork for their new show – An Capall agus an Caisleán!                                           

The Art Competition

Calling all 1st class pupils… Get out your paper, paints, crayons, and imaginations! Cups and Crowns need a CLIPPY CLOPPY HORSE and an OVERSIZED CASTLE!

To be in with a chance of winning a FREE visit from Cups and Crowns, including a performance of  An Capall agus an Caisleán  and accompanying creative workshops for Senior Infants, 1st class and 2nd Class, all 1st class pupils are invited to draw/make/paint their response to the following words:

  • An enormous Castle
  • A small grumpy Horse
  • A chessboard of black and white squares   

Pupils have until the end of June to submit artwork inspired by these words for An Capall agus an Caisleán. Entries should be posted to:

CUPS AND CROWNS Educational Theatre Company,



Co. Galway

The competition runs till June 30th 2011. The free visit to the winning school / pupil will take place during the school year 2011 / 2012. Results will be announced over the summer holidays on the Cups and Crowns website and on Twitter. Get tweeting and submitting!

Selected Programmes:

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Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

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John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

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