Carlow County Council – Public Art Working Group wish to commission an artist(s) under the FÁILTE IRELAND DEVELOPED & EMERGING DESTINATION TOWNS CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (2019) to create a compelling, artistically excellent, contemporary series of interactive artworks that are incorporated into the indicative Town Trail located across Carlow Town.
Timescale Stage 1 deadline for applications:
12noon 17th February 2021, Stage 2 deadline: 12noon 12th March 2021
Budget Available: €50,000 fully inclusive of VAT, all materials and all groundwork if required and installation costs.
We also wish to commission an artist(s) to develop a suitable public artwork that marks the life’s work of John Tyndall as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of his birth. Tyndall was the great 19th century climate scientist, educator and mountaineer, who was born on Main Street, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow.
Timescale: Deadline for Applications – 12noon 4th March 2021
Budget Available: €98,000 fully inclusive of VAT, all materials and all necessary installation costs.
Applications are sought from highly experienced artists with a proven track record of public art commissions. We ask that artists respond to the agreed aims of the commission and read the Artist Brief carefully for each commission as all information is contained within this. Artists may choose to respond to just one or both commissions.
Artist Brief can be downloaded from: www.carlow.ie/arts under ‘Arts Documents & Forms’.
Please submit your application via email to PAWG@carlowcoco.ie.
All supporting materials attached to your proposal must be clearly labelled and have the artists name at the top of each document. All links and supporting material provided must open and be accessible to the assessment panel – any material that is not will be deemed ineligible. Emails larger than 25mb will be rejected by our Firewall. If your email is going to be larger than 25mb please email us three days prior to closing. Electronic applications only.
Creative Heartlands is a new project developed by Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon Arts Offices and Local Enterprise Offices in partnership with a number of cultural organisations and stakeholders in the three counties. The project is designed to strengthen the regional creative sector and to provide insight and expertise to plan for development within the three counties. Continuing to build on the work undertaken under the SLR film project (www.slr.ie), one of the key areas identified for development is the film sector and applications for the position of ‘Creative Heartlands Project Manager- Film’ are now sought.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape this new project and work across the region to support filmmakers and to foster and grow the film sector in the region. This is a three-year part-time position on fixed term contract which will commence in early 2021. The position will be based in Carrick-on-Shannon, but it is expected that remote working may be a feature of the contract. Travel across the region will be required (subject to relevant Covid-19 guidance). This role offers an exciting opportunity to develop projects that support the professional development of film professionals in the region, encourage diverse opportunities for filmmakers; and encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary activities across the creative sector.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26 January at 12pm. Completed applications must be returned to email@example.com
Applicants may be shortlisted for interview based on information supplied in their application.
Queries relating to the post can be made to Rebecca Farrell, Economic Regeneration Officer, Leitrim County Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
#DroicheadConnects: Our doors might be closed but the creativity continues. Droichead is delighted to announce our first strand of ARTIST BURSARIES for 2021. Three bursaries of €4,000 are available for professional artists who are based in Louth and East Meath. Part of our strategy, enabling arts and artists, supporting the work and development of artists in this region.
These bursaries are open to artists working in all disciplines and art forms, and we welcome applications from all artists in Louth and East Meath. So if you have an idea that you would like to develop, a piece of work that you want to complete, apply! We will also offer support in kind including space and mentoring as required and we will assist with documentation of the project. The bursaries are for three artists to work over a six-month period from March – August 2021.
How to apply.
– A one page outline of your idea /project including the time frame (500 words max).
– One page on who you are and what you do.
– Two examples of previous work and your CV.
– Please email to email@example.com
Deadline: 5:00pm Fri 5 February 2021
Decisions: A panel, which will include the Droichead director and two external arts professionals, will assess all submissions. Successful artists will be notified on Friday 19 February 2021. If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Louth Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund will provide support to local and community event organisers in the research, planning and delivery of creative projects within the community context such as workshops, projects, presentations or events. These creative projects can include music, literature, fi lm, video, community arts, drama, dance, visual arts, architecture, archives and heritage.
Applications must include a contingency plan and solutions as to how the project can be delivered should you be faced with further Covid-19 restrictions during the timeframe of the project.
There are two types of grant assistance available:
1. 1. Up to €500 for projects in development for 2022.
2. Grants up to €5000 are available for projects that can be completed and
delivered by 1st Nov 2021.
Applications by email only to email@example.com
Applications must be received by Louth County Council by Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 4pm
Information support on the application process will be provided if needed, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for assistance.
Opportunity for Irish Artists. Apply for Artist Residencies and the Romilly Walton Masters Experimental Performance Bursary.
Closing Date 5pm on 12th January.
Click here for more details.
A Nationwide Season of Arts Events Sharing The Resilience, Creativity And Connection At The Heart Of The Arts
The Grand Stretch / Coiscéim Coiligh is a unique artistic response to a unique chapter in Ireland’s history. This season of arts events, ambitious in purpose, scale and scope will be brought to life by artists and cultural organisations across Ireland in June 2021.
Brought to you by The Arts Council as a way to share our resilience, creativity and connection through the arts following a recommendation by the report Survive, Adapt, Renew, The Grand Stretch is an open call for ambitious and excellent arts-led projects to be considered for programming as part of a nationwide season over 10 days in June 2021. Artists, producers, technicians, audiences and communities will come together for a programme diverse in form, perspective and location.
Conceived and designed to bolster ambition in and for the arts, the programme will re-invigorate us across the country as we emerge from the impact of COVID-19.
The Grand Stretch / Coiscéim Coiligh aims to:
- Spark ambition in the arts, and for the arts, to show that the arts can respond and lead the way with confidence.
- Expand understanding by showing who we are as a nation and presenting art and arts experiences that reflect modern Ireland; our diversity of identities, perspectives, artforms, approaches and locations.
- Embrace adaptability by responding to the challenges of the moment to deliver, reinvent, reimagine and collaborate regardless of disruptions.
- Encourage participation by committing to ensuring the work and projects are seen and experienced by diverse audiences, participants and onlookers, whether in real life or through digital channels.
Curated via an Open Call process, the programme will encourage applicants and participants to be ambitious in how they create their ideas and work; and invite the public to experience excellent art in unique locations across Ireland.
Selected arts-led projects will be programmed into an ambitious season which will take place in locations across Ireland over 10 days in June 2021.
The Open Call application form, along with guidelines on how to apply, selection criteria, assessment information and FAQs, will be accessible from www.thegrandstretch.com from 10am, Monday 11 January 2021 until 12 noon, Monday 8 February 2021.
The Grand Stretch
Brought to you by the Arts Council, funded by the Government of Ireland and produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn.
11 – 20 June 2021
Musicians at all stages of their career who are interested in work with or for children, are warmly invited to participate in this half day professional development opportunity presented by The Ark and Improvised Music Company.
As we look towards 2021 and beyond, this event aims to give inspiration and support to musicians who already work with children, as well as those who are new to this area of work and would like to start considering how to develop this as a part of their practice. The aim is to show different ways in which music with or for children can be both artistically satisfying for the musicians as well as exciting and engaging for young audiences.
The day will begin with an inspirational presentation from three pairings of Irish and international producers and artists, outlining their process and what they learnt through creating work for children.
We will hear from:
- Percussionist Adriano Adewale and producer Martel Ollerenshaw who collaborated on Catapluf’s Musical Journey for EFG London Jazz Festival.
- Drummer Simon Segers, a member of Belgian jazz trio De Beren Gieren, and Producer Cleo Janse will join us to discuss Mile(s)tones – a show commissioned by Big Bang Festival, a music festival for young audiences.
- Dublin-based musician Mary Barnecutt, together with Aisling O’Gorman from The Ark, will discuss Mary’s participation in the Fun Size Jazz artist development programme from IMC and The Ark and how that led to the development of show String Play.
Learn more about the Guest Speakers HERE.
Following this, the second part of the morning will focus on practical matters concerning Irish-based artists regarding funding, opportunities and planning in work for children.
The final section of the day will be an opportunity to discuss any and all ideas participants may have around creating new work for young audiences. We will split into small groups for an informal brainstorming session where artists and participants are welcome to discuss any early seeds of an idea in a supportive environment.
This half day event is a great opportunity to get up close and personal and learn from artists and producers successfully working in this area, find out what opportunities are available and generate new ideas that you can take forward into 2021.
As there is a limit to the number of places on a video call, we need you to register to book your place HERE.
Platform 31: A nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council
The Association of Local Authority Arts Offices (LAAOs), in collaboration with the Arts Council, present PLATFORM 31 – a national opportunity for artists to develop their practice and test new ideas of collaboration, research, audience development, place-making and sharing their work.
Designed to support and offer career development for 31 mid-career artists (one artist in each of the 31 local authorities around Ireland), there are two elements of support for participating artists in the scheme: financial and developmental. Participating artists will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in themselves and their practice, combined with participation in an advisory and developmental framework and a peer network.