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Mayo International Choral Festival.

May 20th -24th 2015

Please note both International and National Choirs -

2015 festival entry closing date is January 31st 2015.



The 2015 course will take place from 28th June-6th July at the University of Limerick.

IYC auditions

January 17th Galway & 24th Cork

February 7th Dublin, 14th Kilkenny & 21st Limerick

Choir members are selected following auditions held annually in a number of centres nationwide. Following successful audition, membership lasts for two years, after which time the singer must re-audition to join that year's intake.

Contact for more information.

Download the application form from

Singers presenting for audition for the Irish Youth Choir prepare a song of their own choice and can expect to be asked to sing some vocal exercises and to demonstrate a high level of musical ability. An accompanist is available to all singers and candidates are asked to provide two spare copies of their chosen piece of music at audition.



The Galway Film Fleadh 2015

Call for Entries 2015

The 27th Galway Film Fleadh wghich will run from July 7th to the 12th 2015 are now accepting entries for the Feature Films category. The deadline for entry is Friday March 27th 2015  along with an earlybird deadline of February 27th 2015.

Check out Galway Film Fleadh for further details.

Cuirt International Festival of Literature

The Cuirt International Festival of Literature is now open for submissions for both poetry and fiction. The deadline is 5pm Monday 2nd February 2015.

Young Cuirt 2015, for those aged 12yrs to 17yrs, is also accepting applications with the opportunity to read at the Cuirt Labs Events in April 2015.

For more information on how to submit work, check out:


2015 Phase One Electronic Music and Arts Festival at The Dock Arts Centre | Call for Submissions

We are delighted to announce a call for artists working with new media to participate in the 2015 Phase One Electronic Music and Arts Festival at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, April 3-5 2015.

Now in its third year, Phase One has been granted use of the full and expansive gallery space at The Dock, and we are accepting proposals from artists at all stages of their career to use this spectacular space.

The Dock is a former courthouse, and using this as a concept we are asking artists to respond to the history of the space by looking at the idea of law (or digital law), the practice of reinventing places, and the relationship between art and the history of a place. We are looking for engaging and interesting proposals for our audience of over 200, and this can include (but is not exclusive to) interactive media art, illustration, print, mobile art, pervasive art, projection/video or any other work that uses digital media as a theme or medium.As the space is very large the scope for scale of work is broad, and there is the potential to stage artworks off-site.

A panel will assess every entry on its merit and on its relevance to the theme. They will look at past exhibition experience as a guide to the level of quality of the artist’s practice. New works are very welcome, but we would appreciate a detailed description with sketches and evidence of past work that demonstrates an ability to create the proposed artwork.

This festival is voluntarily run and there is a limited budget. We are very conscious of the Visual Artists Ireland visual arts payment guides, and would hope to be able to properly fund the exhibition. No proposal will be refused based on an artist’s proposed budget if supplied. As a small token of thanks we offer a free pass to any exhibiting artists to the events over the weekend, and there is a range of equipment available at the gallery for experimental works, including computers, projectors and video screens if artists would like to experiment with new works. We welcome this sort of proposal and look forward to seeing all entries.

Please provide: A CV, a project proposal (if relevant), and a short portfolio in any digital format (up to 10 works, links to online digital work/documentation or online portfolios are perfectly acceptable). Provide any other supporting documentation you feel will assist your application. If proposing a new work please provide sketches and a description of work.

E-mail submissions only to, with “Visual Arts Submission 2015″ in the subject bar. Further questions can also be directed to Shane or Edel at this email address.

Deadline for entries is January 15, 2015, but please apply early as works will be assessed at intervals between now and the closing date.

The David Burland Poetry Prize 2015

Welcome to our 9th Annual Competition | Closing date: 31 May 2015

Winning Writers will have their work published in the Second volume of ‘Poetic Art’ 2015 / 2016, and the Winning Poem will also be published on this website.

Submit your unpublished and original work and forward by post to Anna Burland Services UK.

Submissions open to Poets worldwide writing in English, and poems may be in free style and any length.

Competition Rules/application form and further information available at

UCD Commission: Call for Interest from Artists Working in Glass

UCD is inviting expressions of interest from artists working in glass.

One of UCD’s most prized art works is ‘The Kevin Barry Window’ 1934 by Richard King. As an acknowledgement of this legacy and to commemorate UCD’s involvement in the historical events from 1913 to 1923 we would like to commission a significant artwork in glass.

Artists interested in being considered for this project should send images of previous work and biographical details to –
Ruth Ferguson, Curator, UCD Newman House, 86 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Closing date for applications is December 19th 2014.

The David Burland Poetry Prize 2015

Welcome to our 9th Annual Competition | Closing date: 31 May 2015

Winning Writers will have their work published in the Second volume of ‘Poetic Art’ 2015 / 2016, and the Winning Poem will also be published on this website.

Submit your unpublished and original work and forward by post to Anna Burland Services UK.

Submissions open to Poets worldwide writing in English, and poems may be in free style and any length.

Competition Rules/application form and further information available at

Third Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition

The Third Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Competition is open for submissions. Submit an essay of no more than 1,600 words in length by 31 January 2015 for the following contests:

Hektoen Grand Prix- $1,000

Participants should write a Famous Hospitals essay about a historical or current hospital for the Hektoen Briefs section. One prize will be awarded. Please see the Famous Hospitals section of the Hektoen Briefs for examples.

The Hektoen Silver Prize – $1,000

Participants may write an essay for any of the Hektoen Briefs sections other than Famous Hospitals, namely:

Art Flashes: art and disease, and medical themes in the visual arts.
Literary Vignettes: essays about medicine and literature.
Moments in History: notable events relating to medicine.
Physicians of Note: portraits of famous or notable physicians.

One prize will be awarded. For examples please see the Art Flashes, Literary Vignettes, Moments in History, and Physicians of Note sections of the Hektoen Briefs.

Click here for more information.



Ormston House Call for Members and Submissions

Ormston House has launched its annual Membership Scheme for 2014-2015!

This year we have changed the format of the members’ exhibitions. For the first round, we are inviting members to submit proposals for their own exhibition. We are delighted to welcome Viviana Checchia (YAYA 2014 curator for A.M. Qattan Foundation, Palestine) to select an exhibition with Marta Slawinska (Ormston House Arts Programmer) for our Spring-Summer 2015 programme.

Ormston House will provide administrative, logistical and technical support to the successful member(s) in delivering their proposal. We will also offer a budget of €2,000 to the successful member(s) towards exhibition costs.

Deadline: Monday 15 December, 6pm

Submission guidelines:

Detailed proposal

Documentation of work

Biographies and CVs

Timeline for delivery

Budget outline

Technical requirements

Any other relevant supporting material

Please note the exhibition can be a solo or group exhibition, involving any medium, and new or existing works. The principle contact must be a member of Ormston House. A gallery floor plan is available on request.

Submissions should be sent in one email (not exceeding 20MB) with the subject title “2015 Proposal” to

Annual membership runs from September to September and costs €15 or €10 for returning members & students. To join or for further information, please contact Eilísh Murrihy

RTÉ A Poem for Ireland

RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years. The campaign will run from now until March 2015, starting with the current nominations phase, which invites the public to nominate the Irish poem(s) of the past century they feel the Poem For Ireland Jury should include on a list of ten poems that will go forward for public debate and discussion in January 2015. 

A dedicated website on RTÉ.ie allows people at home and abroad to suggest poems for inclusion on the final list of ten poems. Once the nominations close, a jury of poetry experts and lovers will be tasked with compiling a list of ten Irish poems that tell the story of Ireland over the past 100 years in the words of its great poets. 

Poetry Ireland has also partnered with RTÉ for RTÉ A Poem For Ireland through our Poetry Aloud project. Presented in partnership with The National Library of Ireland, Poetry Aloud is our nationwide poetry reciting competition for secondary school students. The students taking part in this year's Poetry Aloud competition will be encouraged to choose Irish poems from the past 100 years to recite. And the 2014 Poetry Aloud winners and runners-up will be filmed reciting one of the ten poems from the final list. Their performances of the shortlisted poems will be broadcast on RTÉ One during the six-week final stage of the campaign.

The shortlisted ten poems will be announced on 30 January 2015 and over the final stage of the campaign, the public will have the chance to engage with all ten shortlisted poems, across television, radio, online and mobile, and vote for their RTÉ A Poem For Ireland. The RTÉ A Poem for Ireland winner will be announced live on RTÉ One on 13 March 2015 and published by An Post on a free postcard.

Nominate your poem for Ireland now

Calibre Prize Seeks Submissions

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the ninth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, which is now worth a total of AU$5,000. 

All essayists writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live.

The Calibre Prize is one of Australia's most lucrative and respected awards for an essay.

Essays must be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and must be written in English.

Judges: Delia Falconer and Peter Rose

Deadline for entries is 19 January 2015

First Prize: $5,000 and publication in Australian Book Review

All details here



Number Eleven Magazine Submission Details

Submissions can be sent to Please enter the word ‘submission’ and your own name in the subject field. Attach a bio as well (100 words or so, nothing epic) just so we know a little about you. We will endeavour to reply to your submission within 8 weeks (but if we don’t then don’t hate us).

Please submit your pieces as Word documents ONLY. Submissions in any other format will not be read.

Please use size 12 fonts and double-space your submissions; I wear glasses so please go easy on my eyes.

At present we are NOT accepting submissions of photography or poetry, but this could quite possibly change so keep an eye on the Facebook page. Our word count for short stories is 3,000 words (we are flexible though) and 800 words for flash fiction.

Please submit one piece of short fiction at a time. If submitting flash fiction, please don’t submit any more than two at a time.

Please include all your contact details such as twitter, blog, website details etc so we can point readers to other examples of your work.

If you have a submission accepted by Number Eleven then please wait two issues before submitting again.

Now get writing, create and share it with us. As Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”


Literature Today – Call for submissions

Literature Today is a new literary Journal. It is an effort to bring poets and writers around the world on one platform. We focus and strive to present creative works of poets and writers around the world in print form. We shall publish theme based issues. At Present we are inviting poems and short stories for our Second issue.

Theme of our January 2015 issue is 'Relationships'. You

 can send us poems and short stories on :

1. Man-Woman relationship.

2. Parent-child relationship.

3. Man's/Woman's relationship with animals.

4. Man's/Woman's relationship with birds.

5. Lover-beloved relationship.

6. Man's/Woman's relationship with God.

6. Any other themes relating to relationships.

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send not more than 4 poems.

2. Send not more thank 2 short stories.

3. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished.

4. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome.

5.Send all submissions to

6. Please send a cover letter and short Bio-data with your submission.



Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2015

Open for Submissions until: 28th February 2015

Results: 10th April 2015

This is an opportunity to attempt what is one of the most difficult and rewarding tasks - to create, in a tiny fragment, a completely resolved and compelling story in 300 words or less. The Flash Fiction Stories are wonderfully entertaining to read and challenging to write, but we love it and so do the readers of our Anthology. This is a chance to get a story, however small, into this year's Fish Anthology.
The Fish Flash Fiction Prize has been an annual event since 2004. To view our catalogue of anthologies containing the winning stories from previous flash fiction competitions and to read extracts, click Fish Books.

Bret Anthony Johnston, short story writer and author of the internationally acclaimed Corpus Christi: Stories (Random House, 2004), is the judge of the 2015 Prize.

If you would like to refine your flash fiction writing skills, you might like to take advantage of the Flash Fiction Writing Course.

Critique Service is for writers who require an appraisal of their work prior to entering a writing contest, or at any time.

Summary Flash Fiction Contest

Prizes Flash Fiction Contest

Rules Flash fiction Contest

Entry Fees Flash fiction Contest

How to Enter Flash Fiction Contest



The Fish Poetry Prize | Open for Submissions until: 30th March 2015

Results: 15 May 2015

The Fish Poetry Prize was established in 2006. Previous judges include Billy Collins, Brian Turner, Leanne O'Sullivan, Michael McCarthy, Peter Fallon, Matthew Sweeney and Paul Durcan.

This year's judge, Nick Laird, novelist and author of three books of poetry: To a Fault, On Purpose and most recently, Go Giants. Nick will be selecting the 10 poems to be published in the 2015 Fish Anthology. 
The anthology will be launched during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

Fish Anthologies containing the winning poems from previous poetry competitions.

Read poems published in previous Fish Anthologies.

The Mentoring Service is for poets who require dedicated of their work prior to entering a writing contest, or at any time.

Critique Service is for poets who require an appraisal of their work prior to entering a writing contest, or at any time.

We also run a ten week online Poetry Writing Course.



2015 Peter Porter Poetry Prize 

Deadline: 15 December 2014 

Entries are now open for the 2015 Peter Porter Poetry Prize (with a first prize of AUD5,000). The Prize is for an original poem of no more than 75 lines, written in English. In the past this competition has only been open to Australian citizens and permanent residents, however the Prize is now open to all writers. More info 



Comórtas Scríbhneoireachta 2014!

An Comórtas

Tá Nua-Ealaín ag tabhairt cuireadh arís do scríbhneoirí na Gaeilge páirt a ghlacadh i gComórtas Scríbhneoireachta Ealaíne! Spriocdháta 14 Nollaig 2014. Má tá spéis agat a bheith i do Chriticeoir Ealaíne, seo é do dheis.  Tá muid ag lorg léirmheas gearr uait ar aon thaispeántas comhaimseartha ealaíne, ar siúl faoi láthair. 400 focal ar a mhéid.
Tá dhá chatagóir againn i mbliana:  Daoine Fásta / Daltaí Dara Leibhéil.
Duaiseanna: €200 / €50.

Féach thíos i gcomhair cur síos ar na rialacha agus na duaiseanna!

I mbliana tá dhá chatagóir againn:
Chatagóir 1: Daoine Fásta
€200 le fáil ag an mbuaiteoir, €50 don dara háit

Chatagóir 2: Daltaí Dara Leibhéil
€50 le fáil ag an mbuaiteoir

Foilseofar na hiontrálaí is fearr ar an suíomh idirlíne Nua-Ealaín. Tá na rialacha simplí agus níl aon chostas iontrála i gceist. Tá liosta iomlán se na rialacha le fáil thíos. Bí i dteagmháil linn ag má tá aon cheist agaibh!

An Moltóir

Tá áthas orainn a rá gur é an Dr Lillis ó Laoire a bhéas ag déanamh scrúdú ar na h-iontrálachaí i mbliana! Scríbhneoir agus amhránaí é Lillis ó Laoire, a d’éirigh aníos  i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill. Is léachtóir le Gaeilge é i Scoil na dTeangacha, na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh. I measc réimsí taighde eile bíonn sé ag déanamh staidéar ar chomhthéacs, taibhléiriú agus cur i láthair an chultúir. 

 Na rialacha:

Fad an léirmheas: 400 focal ar a mhéid.

Dáta deiridh Iontrála: 5pm Dé Domhnaigh, 14 Nollaig 2014

Ar ríomhphost amháin a ghlacfar le hiarratais. Seol do léirmheas chugainn ag roimh 5pm 14/12/2014.

Caithfear teideal an taispeántais a thabhairt, chomh maith le ainmneacha na n-ealaíontóirí atá páirteach, seoladh an ghailearaí agus dátaí an taispeántais.

Glacfar le léirmheas ar aon taispeántas amharcealaíne comhaimseartha – dealbhadóireacht, fís, péintéireacht, grianghrafadoireacht, ealaín suiteála &rl, ar siúl  idir 1/10/14 – 15/12/2014. Ní ghlacfar le léirmheas ar dhrámaí ná scannáin.

Caithfidh an léirmheas a bheith i nGaeilge.

Eolas eile:
Má tá sibh ag lorg taispeántais i bhur gceantair fhéin, tá neart treoir le fáíl ar an idirlín. Féach ar Nua-Ealaín i gcóir eolas i nGaeilge ar thaispeántais reatha tímpeall na tíre. Nó caith súil ar an suíomh idirlín Culture Fox, áit a bhfuil liosta cuimsitheach de thaispeántais ar siúl in Éirinn.


Yeats Reborn: the EFACIS Yeats Anniversary Project

The EFACIS Yeats Anniversary Project

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yeats’s birth EFACIS, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, devised a typically European project in the sense that it wants to illustrate the characteristic qualities of our different languages. The project addresses students of literatures in English, translators and of course Yeats specialists and consists of two parts, one for students, one for colleagues, professional translators, poets and other enthusiasts. 

Click here for the poems and for the titles of plays and essays that you can translate.

NOTE: There are two sets of poems: one is the whole range of 34 poems, the other is a selection of 10 poems which are Yeats’s very best but also the most difficult to translate. If, either as a student or a professional, you want to translate these, that would be warmly welcomed, first because they are core texts of the Yeats universe, second because providing translations of the same 10 poems in 20 languages will offer translators and scholars in comparative literature very useful material for further study.

Further information available at


Shower of Kunst | Call for Submissions

Shower of Kunst seeks to support artists and writers in developing new discourses around visual art in Ireland. Those which find some shared ground or agreement with our ethos are particularly encouraged.

Shower of Kunst is a critical online journal founded in 2009. We believe in developing a strong and healthy discourse and community in the Visual Arts.

Recognising the vacuum that exists in Irish visual arts writing, our goal is to challenge the prevalent mode of art criticism. We place a strong emphasis on the political and embrace an approach to reviewing that is more akin to the academic critique. We are not interested in the default position of arts writing as essentially advertising copy for the artist and gallery, i.e. the conventional positive read of the artists intentions dressed loosely in philosophy. But instead offer a candid gaze that asks questions and makes suggestions.

What we publish:
Primarily reviews of art exhibitions in Ireland, but also international ones. We are open to opinion pieces, rebuttals to other writing, and responses to events that affect artists or our community. In fact we’d like to encourage it. We are looking for new content, so usually don’t publish pieces that are already published, or are about to be. Look over the variety of previous articles at

House style:
We appreciate an honest opinion. We think your insight and candor is going to be more important to the development of Irish Visual Art than just another well written piece. Of course getting both right is best.
We prefer pieces around 1500 words, although understand that this can vary in either direction if appropriate. Concision is hugely appreciated, so please try to be straight forward and to the point. Walk us through the show; assume we know nothing and literally re-view the exhibition. Feel free to make comparisons to other disciplines outside of art (movies, architecture, music, books, blogs, etc.).
We are open to new approaches, styles, and formats, especially those which utilise online tools, technologies, and potentials.

Technical guidelines:
• Use .doc or .odt format.
• Spellcheck before sending us anything.
• Italicise all titles of works.
• Use a serifed font like Times New Roman.
• Begin your article using the following template:
• Use a serifed font like Times New Roman.
• Begin your article using the following template:
Show Title: subtitle
Artist, or Artists Names. Curated by a Curator
Venue or Location, City
1 – 15 Month 2016
Review by [Your Name] Start of your article….
• If suitable, we will send you an edited version with a new file name (e.g. yourfile-edit1.doc). The feedback on your piece will be in comment form ( Corrections will be made to the text as needed for clarity. Please respond to the comments within the document and make changes directly to the text, before returning it back to us. Again with a correspondingly updated file name (e.g. yourfile-edit2.doc).

Application process:
Email your article or review to and we’ll get back to you.
Unfortunately, at present we cannot pay writers. Shower of Kunst has been an a non-funded and voluntary organisation since its founding 5 years ago.


The Library Project Programme 2015 | Call for Proposals

The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

PhotoIreland invites local and international individuals and organisations to submit proposals for The Library Project Programme 2015.

The deadline is midnight on Sunday 11th of January 2015.

What are we looking for?
We welcome individuals, collectives and organisations involved in the Visual Arts in Ireland and abroad to come forward with proposals to use the gallery space or the whole venue of The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2.

We are interested in promoting contemporary Photography and any practice that engages with, emphasizes, and challenges Visual Culture. Nevertheless, proposals from all disciplines will be considered and accepted on the basis of artistic quality and critical engagement, regardless of the medium used.

What are the costs?
The cost for renting the gallery space is €400 per week. It includes all the bills, invigilation, marketing and curatorial support, and the opening night event.

You should also consider these two other available options:
– One night hiring, from 6pm till late: €350
– Full venue per week €1000

How to submit?
To submit your proposal, email us a document to including:
– Name and description of the event.
– List and background of those involved.
– Preferred dates during 2015.
Add 'TLP Programme 2015′ to the subject line, please.

If you have any questions about the submission of proposals, do contact us by email at or by phone at 087 6856169
To see how others have used the space before, check the albums in our Facebook page.



The Excel Gallery – Artistic Programme | Call for Submissions

The Excel Gallery, Excel Centre, Mitchell Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary

The Excel Gallery is now looking for submissions for exhibitions to take place in its gallery space from April 2015-March 2016. The gallery welcomes innovative and challenging proposals from established artists and from artists who wish to present a debut exhibition. Group submissions are also welcome.

Submissions should include:
A) 8 slides (or a CD with six images) of recent or previous work
B) an Arts-related C.V.
C) and an exhibition proposal relating to the artists intention for the show
D) submissions should be marked ‘Gallery Submission’ and posted to the above address.

We are taking submission on an ongoing basis

A floor plan of the Gallery and further details available at 062-80520


‘Affordable Art’ Exhibition at Gallery Revival | Call for Submissions

Gallery Revival, Moneygall, Co. Offaly

Submission Call for ‘Affordable Art’ exhibition from the 7th of November to the 4th of January.

5 euro wall space rental for any work, any medium up to 150.00 euro are welcome, 25% gallery commission. maximum 10 works, no size restriction, open theme, must have wire ready for hanging and label attached to the back of each work indicates title, artist’s name, year created, medium, price and edition if required.

Work must be dropped off at the gallery between 21st of October and 6th of November. Contact:



Irish painters are invited to submit works for exhibition in Duke Street Gallery, Dublin 2.

Each submission must include a current C.V and 5-10 images, or a link to the artist’s website.

Duke Street Gallery specializes in the work of Irish art on an international scale, and selected artists will benefit from having their work presented to this vast audience.

Email your submission to:


Exhibit at Leixlip Library Gallery Space

Exhibit your work at Leixlip Library gallery space! Come and visit us Leixlip Library, Captains Hill Leixlip Co. Kildare, ring 01 6060050 or email


Luan Gallery

Athlone’s Luan Gallery opened its doors to the public on 30th November 2012 following its official opening by Mr Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  Luan Gallery is a purpose built modern facility incorporating the sympathetically restored Fr Mathew Hall.  The new site juxtaposes the late 19 century build with a modern glass section extending over a boardwalk area. The Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of acclaimed Irish and International artists from the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s (IMMA) permanent collection. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Luan Gallery caters primarily but not exclusively for the visual arts, with an emphasis on meeting local audiences’ needs in terms of art exhibitions and engagement.  It targets both national and international projects ensuring a varied and engaging arts programme is delivered to the people of Athlone.

Luan Gallery aims to champion innovative, challenging and engaging arts practice.  The space is dedicated to progressing, strengthening and inspiring audiences’ engagement, perception and appreciation of traditional and modern approaches to the arts.  The exhibition and education programmes reflect this commitment. 

As an institution dedicated to nurturing the engagement with and understanding of visual art, Luan Gallery operates on a broad spectrum seeking to achieve its objectives through the provision of high quality collections, exhibitions, programmes and services. 

This facility represents a progressive and sustainable measure for the development of the arts in the region and aims to make positive contributions to the living culture of Athlone and beyond. 

Luan Gallery and the intrinsically linked Abbey Road Artists’ Studios work closely together, particularly in regard to educational initiatives and in the areas of access and inclusion.

The gallery is now taking open submissions from professional artists and curators as well as the amateur arts community. Full details are available on the website.

Gallery Opening Times:
Tuesday—Saturday 11—5pm
Sunday 12 noon—5pm

Contact: / T: 09064 42154.
Luan Gallery, Grace Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath


Bainnlann Chúil na nGabhar Art Gallery | Open Call

Bainnlann Chúil na nGabhar Art Gallery, 66 O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Submissions need to include: A concise, clearly written artist statement, CV and a proposal. Gallery does accept group applications.

Address submissions to: Open Submissions, Bainnlann Chúil na nGabhar Art Gallery, 66 O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.


Duke Street Gallery, Dublin | Open Call for New Artists

The Duke Street Art Gallery are looking for some talented artists to promote in our gallery. This is a unique opportunity for new and emerging artists to get known and to get their work out there. You'll be in the capable hands of one of Dublin's best-loved galleries, with an experienced gallery team working hard to promote and sell your work.
If chosen we'll promote your work not only in our gallery which is located in the heart of Dublin City, but on our website (you'll have your very own listed section in our online gallery), and across our social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Applications are submitted via email to: art@dukestreetgallery.iePleaseinclude a short bio and a selection of your work (a minimum of 6 images) and any other links to your website or online portfolio. If you have an queries please get in touch, by email or by phone: 01-6139005.
Deadline for applications is the 30th of November 2014.


The Hyde Bridge Gallery

Exhibition Rates:

Payment of €150.00 per week, or, in the event of sales of exhibited items exceeding €600.00, 25% of the payment received, will be paid to the Yeats Society (Sligo) Incorporated, on or before the first day of the Exhibition, any additional amount from sales, to be paid on the last day of the Exhibition.

Hyde Bridge Gallery 2015 Submission Call

The Hyde Bridge Gallery has launched the 2015 Submission Call. Local, National and International artists (solo/group) are invited to sendsubmissions to the Gallery by Friday 12th September 2014 and there is an admission fee of €15 per submission, which will be deducted from your deposit if selected.

Please send an Artist CV, Artist statement and 6-8 images of work (jpeg) with each work labelled with size, medium, date and title. In the case of a group show each artist must submit CV, statement and images.

The Hyde Bridge Open – 150 x 150

A special 150th Yeats exhibition that will take place next year during the 2015 celebrations. Artists are invited to send their Yeats inspired work, dimensions - 150mm x 150mm, that can be 2D or 3D (including frame) to the Gallery committee. The deadline to submit is January 30th 2015 and there is an admission fee of €10 per submission.

Please send an Artist CV, an explanation of the work and two images (jpeg), one of the complete piece and the other a close up. Please provide work details such as title and medium.

Payment options

-Cheque / Postal Order payable to The Yeats Society, Sligo.

-Paypal via our website –(Go to Hyde Bridge Gallery, Information for exhibitors, support our work, Donation)

-Payment may be made by Credit Transfer to:

(IBAN: IE04 AIBK 9372—5848 7010—66 BIC: AIBKIE 2 D)

(Please label payments with Hyde Bridge Gallery and your name)

Submissions are to be sent to:

Hydge Brigde Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)71 9142693


Exhibiting at Turn-berlin
Turn-berlin is an artist funded space, with a large gallery in the middle of the biggest concentration of art in Europe. We are working to find the most effective ways of progressing an artists name and reputation. By introducing a more integrated approach we can be more effective and develop wider opportunities.
The intense experience of showing work in a gallery is the best way to have work seen. To get the most from  exhibiting which can be a relatively short event, to include it as part of a comprehensive package gives more considered exposure. Developing a name is the only way forward, it takes time and a lot of determination. This is why many artists are finding new ways of being seen. If you don’t exhibit you are only doing half of the job, but taking a positive approach to exhibiting should include other forms.
We are now big enough to be a representational gallery offering a full promotional package. More information on turn-berlin’s long term approach to developing artists is on the following link:
Address: turn-berlin Gallery, Josetti Höfe, Rungestr 22-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany.
Deadline: Open.


Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre: Call for Submissions

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


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


Deadline: Ongoing



La Galerie de Noisy-le-Sec: Residency for Foreign Curator

“Live in Noisy-and-Dry”
Residency for a foreign curator
Call for applications 2015 and 2016

Since 2006, La Galerie, a contemporary art centre located in the suburb of Paris, hosts each year a foreign curator in residence for a period of three months. The aim of the residency is to put on an exhibition at La Galerie within the context of a public art centre, to meet artists and professionals from the contemporary art field in France.

This call concerns the next two residencies for curators, for the 2015 and 2016 sessions.

Please indicate which session you wish to apply for: spring 2015 or spring 2016. You have the possibility of applying for both.

2015 session
Residency dates : 8 April – 6 July 2015
Exhibition dates : 7 May – 18 July 2015
Deadline : application is to be emailed at the latest November 30th 2014 included.

2016 session
Residency dates : April – July 2016
Exhibition dates : May – July 2016
Deadline : application is to be emailed at the latest November 30th 2014 included.

Download full details here


Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program

Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.

Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning or printing for a specific project or book, and so on. Artists are not obligated to lecture at our facility, though we hope that the artists are friendly and accessible to local artists and students. Work by each Artist-in-Residence becomes a part of the Light Work Collection and is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work.

Questions? : Questions about the facility may be directed to and questions about the application process or residency can be sent

Deadline 1 July 2015

For information about our facilities, see


Cló & The Living Archive: Call for Applications for Artist in Residence Programme

Artist in Residency Autumn Programme at Cló & The Living Archive Print Studio

Cló & The Living Archive invites applications for the following:

Artist in Residence Programme.
This programme offers accommodation in Cló Ceardlann’s artist-in-residence house and full technical facilities at their workshop based in scenic North West Donegal, IRELAND. This residency is offered on a self-funded basis. We will help interested applicants to apply for funding.

Interested applicants should forward their C.V. and a detailed proposal to

For an information pack please contact Leanne Mc Laughlin at 07495 – 31271 or e-mail

UK/Irish Printmaker Residency at BPW | Call for Applications

Belfast Print Workshop, Waring St, Belfast BT1 2ED

This Artist-in-Residence Program is seeking an artist printmaker with at least 2 years’ professional experience from the UK or Ireland. The residency will conclude with a month-long exhibition in October 2015 in BPW Gallery.

Duration: The residency will last between 2-4 weeks. (Commencement date negotiable from August the 1st 2015 to September 30th 2015)
Artist Stipend: £150 sterling per week. The residency does not include accommodation or travel expenses. Whilst Belfast Print Workshop will endeavour to assist the artist in every way to secure affordable accommodation, the selected artist must make their own travel and living arrangements. All expenses incurred are the responsibility of the selected artist.

The recipient artist will be required to give a demonstration and provide a talk on their practice during their residency,
The recipient will donate one work from each edition produced to Belfast Print Workshop’s Archive and editions for fund raising.
The selected artist will not be an employee of the studio or its funding bodies, and any taxes or contributions that may be due from any fees paid are the sole responsibility of the artist.

For a list of BPW equipment & resources please visit for further info.

All applications and accompanying materials must arrive by 4.00pm Friday 6th February 2015.

How to Apply: Application form is available to download from




Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Programs
Banff Artist in Residence programs offer independent periods of study where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are free to experiment and explore. Participants are provided with an individual studio accessible 24 hours a day, as well as use of Visual Arts facilities including printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. BAIR offers short and long-term opportunities to work at a remove from the constraints of everyday life. For more information and to apply: Office of the Registrar | Email: |


Artists Residencies

The Gyreum in tandem with Foras na Gaeilge is offering Arts Residencies to speakers of Irish or those working through Irish or bilingually.  The Gyreum is a round wooden  hilltop "arts fortress," "acoustic perfect" with easy access to inspiration.  
This suits sculptors, painters, ceramicists, composers, song writers, choreographers, calligraphers, dramatists + actors, puppeteers, poets, prose writers, film directors, editors, academics and architects.  There are two well lit spaces for painting etc.  There are five rooms that can be used as single/ double or triple usage.  As a workshop accommodation space we can roof 25 people.
Cost of Arts Residency is €30 per day with all meals covered, €150 per five day week.
A team of two or more or couple who can share a room would be €25 per day each. €125 per week.

Colum Stapleton
Gyreum, Corlisheen, Riverstown, Co Sligo
+353 71 9165994
087 3280 789


The Schoolhouse - Artist Retreat and Studio, Kiltimagh

IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. is taking applications from artists who wish to undertake a period of retreat, work on a commission or prepare for an exhibition, in our modern tastefully refurbished Schoolhouse Artists Retreat and Studio. The facility is let on a self catering basis and applications for tenancy are welcomed from all disciplines particularly visual and literary Artists.  Applications for Tenancy should be by way of Covering Letter and CV. The Covering Letter should specify in detail, when and how you propose to use the studio, emphasising work being undertaken on a commission, preparing for an exhibition or other works. Each Application will be assessed on its merit by a selection committee.

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


New service for VAI Members - International Studio Exchange with fellow artists around the world

We are pleased to announce a new service available to paid members of Visual Artists Ireland.  In partnership with Artquest, VAI has negotiated places for members on their Artelier international studio exchange.  Artelier is for professional visual artists to arrange free studio exchanges with their peers anywhere in the world.

Membership of Artelier is by 'invitation only' to ensure it is only used by professional visual artists and is safe for members. Members can request an invitation by contacting us through our Artelier webpages.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow artists around the world and potentially find artists with studios looking to exchange with the city you live in.  You can also find and arrange free accommodation or a studio on holiday or when working overseas, or indeed, find someone to look after your studio or apartment while you are away.

Artelier keeps your exact location and personal contact information private until you choose to let individual artists know where you are.

For more information see:




Creative Enterprise Offices

As part of the Northwest’s creative hub, The Model, home of The Niland Collection houses six Creative Enterprise Office Spaces.

Suitable for media, film, design, music or other creative industries, these workspaces are available for rent. Professional creative enterprises are prioritised but all interested parties are welcome.

All Creative Enterprise Office Spaces have access to broadband.

For more info contact
Emer McGarry
Deputy Director
The Model,
The Mall

(071) 914 1405

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Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 6.00pm

National Concert Hall, Engineering Library 

Tickets: €15 (€10 student ticket, limited availability) | National Concert Hall Box Office,, 01 417 0000

‘Scoring History’ is a series of four concerts curated by internationally-acclaimed composer, Ian Wilson, and featuring DIT Conservatory’s ensemble-in-residence, The Vanbrugh Quartet. The concerts take audiences on a journey through 200 years of the string quartet canon. Focused on four individual themes - Folk, Distant Lands, Conflict and Solitudes - each of the four concerts is devised to “connect with some of the most important and transformative events in human history,” says Wilson. The series promises world-class performances of landmark pieces in fascinating combinations including works by Schubert, Dvorák, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Wilson and more.



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